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  • SAO PAULO, April 27- Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP agreed on Monday to pay 1.75 billion reais for a stake in Rede D'Or São Luiz SA, Brazil's largest hospital chain, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. Washington, D.C.- based Carlyle acquired the stake through a capital increase, with controlling shareholder and Chairman Jorge Moll and Grupo BTG...

  • Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:22 PM ET

    The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.020 percent, down from 0.025 percent last week. Another $24 billion in six-month bills was auctioned at a discount rate of 0.095 percent, up from 0.090 percent last week. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,999.49, while a six-month bill sold for $9,995.20.

  • WASHINGTON— Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers led by the No. 2 Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, released a letter Monday urging the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees Senate services, to provide a preference to contractors that pay...

  • *Euro gains on Greece optimism. *Gold jumps more than 2 percent. NEW YORK, April 27- Wall Street shares fell on Monday, dragged lower by biotech and healthcare stocks, while European shares and the euro advanced on optimism over talks between Greece and its lenders after Greece reshuffled its negotiating team.

  • WASHINGTON— The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet. Adam Smith, D- Wash., the ranking...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration says Medtronic must stop most sales of its implantable drug pumps after years of uncorrected problems. The FDA has filed a court order against Medtronic that says the medical device giant must halt most production and distribution of its Synchromed II drug pumps, which are implanted devices used to treat patients...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- The euro scaled a three-weak peak against the dollar on Monday, on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout negotiating team as the cash-strapped country seeks to avoid a default. Greece looks set to run out of funds in the coming weeks. "There was probably a view that Varoufakis was an obstacle to...

  • The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight. Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes down, they don't want their fingerprints on the murder weapon.

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and...

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • *Greece reshuffles bailout negotiating team. NEW YORK, April 27- The euro climbed to three-weak peaks against the dollar on Monday, on optimism about Greece's prospects after the government reshuffled its bailout negotiating team to forge a deal with lenders about more aid for the cash-strapped country and avoid a default. Greece looks set to run out of funds in...

  • WASHINGTON— House and Senate GOP negotiators neared agreement Monday on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans controlling Congress to more easily target President Barack Obama's signature health care law while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon. The emerging plan relies on deep cuts to domestic agency budgets and...

  • WASHINGTON— For 6½ years, the Federal Reserve has held its key interest rate near zero, and for nearly that long the financial world has speculated about when the Fed will start raising it. Don't look for it soon. Yet at a news conference later, Chair Janet Yellen stressed that while the Fed had removed "patient" to describe its approach to raising rates, it still...

  • On this score my feeling is no different from my predecessor prime ministers, "he told students at Harvard's John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Abe was visiting Boston ahead of a meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday in Washington and a high-profile speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday, the first by a Japanese leader.

  • *Fed, other central bank meetings key to week ahead. NEW YORK, April 27- The dollar firmed on Monday, recovering from recent losses in the wake of some weak U.S. economic data, but gains are expected to be contained ahead of the Federal Reserve's key monetary policy meeting this week. "Any sense from the Fed that a rate hike appears on a further horizon could mean a weaker...

  • High court to consider lawsuits over personal data Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether websites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm. Thomas Robins, a Virginia resident, sued Spokeo after viewing a profile on him that was riddled with errors. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

  • The Denver- based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but was working on making final changes to its tortillas. The Food and Drug Administration maintains that GMOs are safe, and most of the country's corn and soybean crops are genetically modified to have certain traits like resistance to herbicides and plant diseases.

  • WASHINGTON— The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever." Pally said the Clinton Foundation expected to refile some of its tax forms,...

  • WASHINGTON— The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign as the presume Democratic frontrunner. Pally also described the foundation's work with the Clinton Giustra Enterprise...