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  • TOKYO, April 23- Japanese manufacturing activity contracted in April for the first time in almost a year as domestic orders and output fell, which could fuel concerns that the country's modest economic recovery is losing momentum. The Markit/ JMMA flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to a seasonally adjusted 49.7 in April from a final 50.3...

  • Family Endowment Partners LP and its head, Lee Weiss, steered the couple, James and Jane Sutow, to a $9 million investment in Biosyntec Polska, according to an American Arbitration Association ruling on Tuesday. The firm, which also has offices in Pennsylvania and Maryland, manages $335 million in assets, according to a regulatory filing. The Sutows lost a total of...

  • Aaron Hernandez convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Former National Football League player Aaron Hernandez (R) waits for a verdict in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 14, 2015.

    Aaron Hernandez, the former star tight end for the New England Patriots, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. NBCNews reports.

  • Manufacturing in New York state contracts in April Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Manufacturing activity in New York shrank in April for the first time in four months, a sign that the strong dollar and sluggish consumer spending may be holding back factories. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that its Empire State manufacturing index fell to negative 1.2 reading from a plus 6.9 in March. The latest reading is the...

  • SHANGHAI, April 1- CHINA HSBC MARCH FINAL MANUFACTURING PMI 49.6. The final HSBC/ Market China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 49.6, slightly higher than a preliminary "flash" reading of 49.2 but still below the 50- mark which separates contraction from expansion. Meanwhile, company downsizing contributed to a further decline in...

  • *HSBC/ Market flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. BEIJING, March 24- Activity in China's factory sector dipped to a 11- month low in March as new orders shrank, a private survey showed, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy that will likely fuel calls for more policy easing to support growth. The flash HSBC/ Markit...

  • *HSBC/ Market flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. BEIJING, March 24- Activity in China's factory sector dipped to a 11- month low in March as new orders shrank, a private survey showed, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy that will likely fuel calls for more policy easing to support growth. The flash HSBC/ Markit...

  • BEIJING, March 24- Activity in China's factory sector dipped to a 11- month low in March as new orders shrank, a private survey showed, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy that will likely add to calls for more policy easing. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index dipped to 49.2 in March, below the 50- point level that...

  • CNBC Explains: Quadruple witching Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    Today's a witching day. It may sound ominous, but it's really just the alignment of some important time periods for the markets.  CNBC explains ....

  • FEDERAL JURY IN TEXAS ALSO SAYS CORE WIRELESS LICENSING DID NOT BREACH OBLIGATION TO LICENSE PATENTS ON FAIR TERMS.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 27- Brazil's Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, said on Friday it had agreed to a revised naphtha supply contract with shareholder Petrobras, staving off a threatened shutdown of its Brazilian plants. The contract with Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known, extends the supply agreement until Aug. 31,...

  • Feb 27- Mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp said it received a notice from a trustee terminating its services for two pools of securitized mortgage loans. Moody's Investors Service downgraded Ocwen's credit rating to' B2' from' B1' after the New York Department of Financial Services alleged that the company sent backdated foreclosures letters to...

  • Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region last year underscored the need for Brussels to do more to safeguard the EU's energy supply. Europe relies on Russia for about a third of its gas, almost half of which is piped via Ukraine. While EU deliveries were not disrupted after Russia cut off Ukraine's supply, ongoing tensions with Moscow, including its plans...

  • *UAE signs $1 bln satellite contract with Airbus, Thales. *UAE spends 9.5 bln dirhams on defense contracts at IDEX. ABU DHABI, Feb 23- The United Arab Emirates is still in talks with both BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation over the possible multi-billion-dollar purchase of fighter jets, a spokesman for a major UAE defense organization said on Monday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 21- Canadian National Railway Co on Saturday again urged Unifor, the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff, to agree to binding arbitration and renewed its threat to lock out those workers on Monday. Canada's No. 1 railway had called for binding arbitration on Friday when it first announced it was preparing to lock...

  • TORONTO, Feb 21- Canadian National Railway Co on Saturday again urged Unifor, the union representing 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff, to agree to binding arbitration and renewed its threat to lock out those workers on Monday. Canada's No. 1 railway had called for binding arbitration on Friday when it first announced it was preparing to lock...

  • Feb 20- Two former Barclays stockbrokers can keep nearly $4 million in signing bonuses, an arbitration panel has ruled, handing down a rare rebuke of a controversial recruiting practice common among brokerage firms. Barclays had tried to claw back the bonuses from brokers Ileana Platt and Rafael Urquidi after the pair filed a claim with Financial Industry...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Britain agreed an 859 million pound contract with BAE Systems on Friday, giving the green light to the British defence company to continue with the next phase of design for a new fleet of warships. BAE Systems has been working on plans to provide Britain with 13 new Type 26 complex warships since 2010. The new contract paves the way for it continue to...

  • Feb 13- The United Steelworkers union and refinery owners were set to resume contract negotiations next week as the largest U.S. refinery strike since 1980 reached its 13th day on Friday. "We're still fulfilling the information request from the USW and looking forward to resuming negotiations next week," said Ray Fisher, spokesman for Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 10- The United Steelworkers union said little progress was made in talks with oil companies on Tuesday for a new U.S. refinery workers contract as a strike at 11 plants completed its 10th day, according to a text message issued by the union. The USW said lead oil company negotiator Royal Dutch Shell Plc failed to bring experts and information as...