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  • SAN FRANCISCO— David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday. "Dave Goldberg was an amazing person, and I am glad I got to know him," Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

  • Police in Portland, Oregon, say an initially peaceful May Day demonstration turned violent Friday evening as a splinter group hurled chairs and other objects at officers. The Burnside Bridge over the Willamette River was closed for about a half-hour during the height of the evening commute when protesters tried to force their way across.

  • Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through a Seattle neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers. That brought the day's Seattle demonstration arrest total to four. Hundreds of people earlier joined in May Day marches in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, in...

  • LOS ANGELES— The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said at a Japan-U.S. economic forum in downtown Los Angeles attended by visiting Japan Prime Minister...

  • April 30- CME Group Inc on Thursday suspended two traders from its markets for allegedly colluding to enter orders repeatedly with no intention of trading, a strategy that has been fingered as a key contributor to the 2010 Wall Street flash crash. Heet Khara and Nasim Salim, both traders of CME Group's gold and silver futures contracts on its Comex exchange in New...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • Nektar tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:09 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Nektar Therapeutics on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $33.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 41 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $20.2 million.

  • CAI misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:09 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. _ CAI International Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $13.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, April 30- Stock markets worldwide posted a second straight session of losses on Thursday after more weak earnings reports, with all three major U.S. indexes plunging more than 1 percent. Celgene led a fall in U.S. biotech stocks, while shares of Harman International Industries fell 7 percent after the maker of audio systems cut its 2015 profit forecast.

  • Glaxo gets OK to expand marketing of inhaler drug Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— GlaxoSmithKline plc says it has received U.S. approval to sell its once-a-day respiratory inhaler Breo Ellipta for a new use in asthma patients ages 18 and older. The expanded approval from the Food and Drug Administration will help Glaxo replace sales of its best-selling product, Advair, which faces generic competition in Europe and pricing...

  • NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to ban plastic foam containers such as to-go cups and meal trays was politically motivated, out of step with a New York City law and should be stopped by a state supreme court judge, according to a coalition of restaurant, manufacturing and lobbying groups that filed a lawsuit Thursday. The ban would make New York the...

  • Correction: Twitter-Nasdaq story Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story April 29 about the premature release of Twitter's first-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the research firm Selerity uses computers to search websites for information that humans wouldn't be able to find. NEW YORK— Nasdaq Stock Market said Wednesday that its Shareholder.com investor relations service...

  • Rather than settle for garages of antique cars or a museum's worth of paintings, billionaires are increasingly willing to pay $100 million for homes that can serve as showcases for their fortunes, according to an analysis issued Thursday by Christie's International Real Estate. Sales in Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and other global hubs are...

  • NEW YORK— A $126 million investment from a Chinese gaming company sent shares of Glu Mobile soaring almost 30 percent before the opening bell Thursday. Tencent Holdings Ltd., based in Shenzhen, a booming city that borders Hong Kong, acquired 21 million shares at $6 each. With Tencent's backing, it appears that Glu is going to broaden its presence in China, said...

  • CHICAGO, April 30- Should you stay or should you go? A new online tool from AARP can help with answers. The new AARP tool adds value by making it possible to score any neighborhood and community in the country- and drill down into the details.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students. The offer of free e-books comes as low-income households still lag far...

  • Prime minister wants Japan to learn from Silicon Valley Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:42 AM ET

    On a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, Abe will speak with Stanford University experts about innovation and also work to build relationships with tech firms and investors. Brown has pushed for a $68 billion rail project that would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles. He will go to Stanford for a speech and meetings with Japanese foreign exchange...

  • NEW YORK, April 29- Twitter Inc's efforts to reassure disaffected ad buyers may hinge on the success of two deals that were announced along with its bleak forecast on Tuesday, advertisers and analysts said. As a result, Twitter cut ad rates, impacting quarterly revenue by $4 million to $5 million, Costolo said. The San Francisco- based company also missed Wall Street...

  • Glu Mobile beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Glu Mobile Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.1 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Glu Mobile expects its results to range from a loss of 5 cents per share to a loss of 3 cents per share. Glu Mobile expects full-year earnings in the range of 20 cents to 24 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $262 million to $287...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is making it easier for apps written for rival Google Inc's Android and Apple Inc's iOS systems to work on Windows phones, in a bid to attract users to its unpopular mobile devices, the company's operating systems chief said on Wednesday. Microsoft has found itself in a circular trap, as many developers will not build apps for...