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  • FOREX-Dollar trades mixed at end of winning month Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:43 AM ET

    *Euro ahead on Greece hopes. NEW YORK, May 29- The dollar was mixed on Friday with month-end selling after a recent rally, as traders saw little in weak first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product data to discourage bets the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in 2015.. "Underlying sentiment remains positive but the dollar is seeing some profit taking...

  • May 29- Intel Corp has resumed negotiations to buy smaller chip maker Altera Corp and is close to a $15 billion acquisition agreement, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. Intel and Altera did not respond to requests for comment. In April, Altera rejected an unsolicited $54 per share offer from Intel following months of negotiations, sources told...

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Oil rose 3 percent on Friday, as a rally in the dollar faded and after data from a day ago showed a fourth straight weekly draws in U.S. crude oil stockpiles. With the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries widely expected not to cut production at its June 5 meeting, prices could see more pressure, especially if the dollar surges again,...

  • *Service Corp International shares up nearly 30 percent this year. Service Corp International, which operates funeral homes and cemeteries, has been a prime beneficiary of the aging population. "The demographic trend will probably last a couple of decades," said Charles Sizemore, chief investment officer of Sizemore Capital Management in Dallas, who owns...

  • NEW YORK— Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company. Others, such as Heidi Klum and Padma Lakshmi, were already famous. CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's and Hardee's, is privately held and doesn't disclose financial results.

  • *U.S. first-quarter GDP shrinks at 0.7 pct annual rate. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. "The market simply doesn't believe the data will be strong enough to let the Fed this year," said Aaron Kohli, interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.

  • BOISE, Idaho— A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist now facing memory loss and potential medical bills has sold for $765,002. The online auction went into overtime Thursday evening until a final bid went unchallenged for half an hour in the competition for the gold medal won by Leon Lederman. "I'm shocked it sold at all," said his...

  • NEW YORK— Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.' s global chief information officer, Tim Theriault, is resigning for personal reasons. The company's portfolio includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare. Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Illinois, had considered moving its headquarters to Switzerland following the buyout.

  • NEW YORK— A plug from "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts sent a flood of customers to one small business. Barbara Galbraith started Cast Cover Fashions in 2006 after her 5- year-old daughter broke her arm and didn't want a white cast. When she learned Roberts was having an IV tube implanted in her arm in June 2012 as part of a treatment for a blood disorder,...

  • *Altera up on report of Intel takeover interest. May 29- U.S. stock futures were largely unchanged, keeping the market on course to open lower on Friday, after data showed that the economy contracted in the first quarter. "Monetary policy from the Fed is forward looking and GDP by definition is a rear view mirror and the important thing now is that it wasn't a big miss,"...

  • NEW YORK— Sally Beauty Holdings, as part of an ongoing investigation into a data breach, said that malware was deployed against some of its point-of-sale systems, or cash registers, over a six-week period beginning in early March. It was the second data breach disclosed by Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. in just over two years. Sally Beauty had a security breach in March...

  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:11 AM ET

    Marissa Mayer, the head of Yahoo, was the highest-paid female chief executive in the Equilar/AP pay study. No. 1: Marissa Mayer, Yahoo, $42.1 million, up 69 percent. Yahoo's stock price has climbed 177 percent since the technology company hired Mayer from Google in July 2012.

  • *Syngenta boosted by speculation about higher bid. LONDON, May 29- European shares fell on Friday, setting them on course for a weekly loss, as investors were unnerved by conflicting signals from Greece's debt talks and data showing private loan growth in the euro zone stalled last month. "It's just Greece, Greece and Greece," David Madden, a market analyst at IG, said.

  • LONDON, May 29- U.S. data center company Equinix Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy British peer Telecity Group in a deal worth 2.35 billion pounds which ends Telecity's pursuit of smaller Dutch firm Interxion Holding NV. Telecity, which runs some of the huge computer centers which process traffic on the Internet, said in a statement its board had recommended...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 29- Swedish builder Skanska said on Friday its LaGuardia Gateway Partners consortium had been selected as preferred bidder in a $3.6 billion project to build a new terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport. Skanska said its share of the equity investment would be up to 40 percent, while its share of the construction contract is 70 percent.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year. A Chicago manufacturing survey fell to 46.2, well below the 53 that economists were anticipating, and a measure of consumer sentiment fell to a six-month low in May. Along with the disappointing economic data, investors continued to watch developments...

  • NEW YORK— There's a new bird's eye view of New York City. Visitors will get a view of the city and its surroundings from above 1,250 feet, with sight lines stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty to the Atlantic Ocean. Tickets are $32 for adults and $26 for children ages 6 to 12 and $30 for seniors.

  • Nothing was said about running a loan program for Atlantic City. But as Drummon negotiated with Thigpen to purchase the Tennessee Business and Industrial Development Corp., Drummon was working with former Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford to get $3 million from the city to launch a community loan program. Atlantic City is suing to get the $3 million back,...

  • NEW YORK— A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed. Ulbricht's 2013 arrest shut down what prosecutors described as an unprecedented one-stop online shopping mall where the supply of...

  • *First-quarter GDP seen revised down to show contraction. GDP forecast shrinking at a 0.8 percent annual rate. WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. economy likely contracted in the first quarter as it buckled under the weight of unusually heavy snowfalls and a resurgent dollar, but activity since has rebounded modestly.