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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 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.

  • 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.

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

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.9 percent, to $1.04. Consol Energy Inc. unchanged at $31.14. Peabody Energy fell$. 10 or 1.9 percent, to $5.19.

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

    BP PLC rose$. 34 or. 8 percent, to $42.89. ConocoPhillips fell $1.32 or 1.9 percent, to $67.69. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 80 or. 9 percent, to $86.93.

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

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.5 percent, to $15.56. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 95 or 1.8 percent, to $53.07. Goldman Sachs fell $2.86 or 1.4 percent, to $197.35.

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Akebia Therapeutics Inc.: Approximately 4,649,100 shares changed hands, a 3,675.2 percent increase over its 65- day average volume. The shares fell$. 36 or 4.2 percent to $8.31. The shares rose$. 23 or 1.9 percent to $12.63.

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

    Autozone Inc. fell $8.97 or 1.3 percent, to $683.43. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell $1.16 or 1.6 percent, to $71.46. Best Buy fell$. 73 or 2.0 percent, to $36.46.

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

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $69.91. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.3 percent, to $18.40. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $99.58.

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

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies were down at the close of trading:. Fluor fell$. 60 or 1.0 percent, to $59.52. Quanta Services Inc. fell$. 41 or 1.4 percent, to $29.11.

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

    eBay fell $1.25 or 2.2 percent, to $55.79. Google Inc class A fell $10.78 or 2.0 percent, to $532.74. Groupon Inc. fell$. 15 or 2.0 percent, to $7.20.

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

    Comcast Corp. fell $1.25 or 2.1 percent, to $58.42. Walt Disney Co. fell $1.41 or 1.3 percent, to $106.69. Gannett fell $1.00 or 2.8 percent, to $34.95.

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

    American Express Co. fell $3.59 or 4.4 percent, to $77.32. Capital One Financial Corp. fell $1.01 or 1.2 percent, to $82.00. Discover Financial Services fell$. 34 or. 6 percent, to $59.08.