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  • *UK tax rise will cost pair $2 bln/ yr and may rise again. LONDON, April 19- HSBC and Standard Chartered are looking at the viability of quitting London for a new home in Asia because a big jump in a tax on UK banks makes staying in Britain increasingly painful. "There is a very clear risk that HSBC and StanChart reach a pain threshold where they think it is no longer worth...

  • In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise Saturday, 18 Apr 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York is increasingly becoming chain store city. "To me, the streetscape of New York City is what sells New York City. "Yes, they go to Times Square, but then they get so excited when they go to Little Italy or Chinatown.... that's what makes New York."

  • BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.— A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success— including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture— was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. Taubman, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, died Friday...

  • April 17- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co has agreed to buy Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC, in a deal that values the network security company at $1.9 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Raytheon will combine Websense with its own cybersecurity operations and have an 80 percent stake in the combined...

  • Vencore's owner, private equity firm Veritas Capital Management LLC, has hired Stone Key Group LLC and Wells Fargo& Co to advise on an auction for the company, three people said on Friday. Veritas Capital and Wells Fargo declined to comment. Veritas Capital bought the company, which was previously called SI Organization Inc, from Lockheed Martin Corp for $815...

  • Equities lost ground after industrials Honeywell International and General Electric took hits from the strong dollar, while concerns over new trading regulations in China and Greece's place in the euro zone dented sentiment. "Our markets will get kind of quiet again as we wait for some of those earnings and what is going to happen on the 24th with Greece," said...

  • A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

  • NEW YORK— Sprint's Boost Mobile business is offering prepaid calling cards for Miami customers who want to call Cuba. Cuba charges some of the world's highest rates for long-distance calling, and calls into Cuba are also among the world's most expensive. The two nations announced a prisoner exchange, and on Tuesday the White House said President Obama will...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume decreases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. BRT Realty Trust: Approximately 100 shares changed hands, a 97.0 decrease from its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 08 or 1.2 percent to $6.90.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. The shares fell $1.70 or 7.7 percent to $20.29. Celanese Corp.: Approximately 6,642,500 shares changed hands, a 577.1 percent increase over its 65- day average volume.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. fell $2.30 or 1.2 percent, to $194.82. Northrop Grumman Corp. fell $3.22 or 2.0 percent, to $160.16. United Technologies Corp. fell $2.37 or 2.0 percent, to $115.11.

  • Final Glance: Insurance companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Aflac Inc. fell$. 50 or. 8 percent, to $63.98. MBIA fell$. 20 or 2.0 percent, to $9.57. MGIC Investments Corp. fell$. 20 or 2.0 percent, to $9.91.

  • Final Glance: Machinery companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Caterpillar fell $1.06 or 1.3 percent, to $83.28. Deere& Co. fell $1.43 or 1.6 percent, to $87.51. Terex fell$. 37 or 1.3 percent, to $27.27.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kroger fell $1.53 or 2.1 percent, to $71.84. Supervalu fell$. 26 or 2.3 percent, to $11.10. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 55 or 1.1 percent, to $48.81.

  • Final Glance: Homebuilders companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    DR Horton fell$. 19 or. 7 percent, to $28.27. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. fell$. 08 or 2.2 percent, to $3.48. Lennar Corp. fell $1.57 or 3.1 percent, to $48.58.

  • Final Glance: Airlines companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Delta Air fell$. 23 or. 5 percent, to $44.76. JetBlue Airways Corp. fell$. 14 or. 7 percent, to $19.42. Southwest Airlines Co. fell$. 46 or 1.1 percent, to $41.79.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A fell$. 22 or 1.3 percent, to $17.22. Korn/Ferry International Inc. fell$. 42 or 1.3 percent, to $32.12. Robert Half International Inc. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $58.72.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. fell $2.54 or 1.7 percent, to $144.57. Target fell $1.90 or 2.3 percent, to $80.02. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell $1.36 or 1.7 percent, to $77.88.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 22 or 1.3 percent, to $17.82. Career Education Corp. fell$. 05 or 1.0 percent, to $4.87. DeVry Education Group Inc. fell$. 15 or. 4 percent, to $35.88.

  • Final Glance: Beverages companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Coca-Cola Co. fell$. 30 or. 7 percent, to $40.30. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $1.38 or 1.8 percent, to $76.98. Molson Coors Brewing Co. rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $76.97.