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  • NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. private employers added 189,000 jobs last month, below economists' expectations and the lowest since Jan. 2014, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. February's private payrolls were revised up to an increase of 214,000 from the previously reported 212,000. The manufacturing sector in March showed a decrease of 1,000 jobs,...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- As the bull market in U.S. stocks enters its seventh year, the 2015 U.S. "We wanted to highlight consistency over multiple time periods this year," said Tom Roseen, head of research services at Lipper, a division of Thomson Reuters. Five socially screened funds received Lipper Awards, including the Calvert Global Water Fund, the Guidestone...

  • STOCKHOLM/ TOKYO, March 31- Hedge fund Elliott Management has raised its stake in surveillance camera maker Axis AB, a disclosure notice showed, possibly putting pressure on Japan's Canon Inc to sweeten its 23.6 billion crown takeover bid. Canon, the world's leading camera maker, in February launched a friendly offer to buy Axis shares to expand in the...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. authorities investigating potential manipulation of Herbalife Ltd's shares by consultants working for billionaire investor William Ackman will find it difficult to prove that false statements were deliberately made to drive down the company's value, securities lawyers said. Attorney Preet Bharara have been examining whether the...

  • March 13- Billionaire investor Bill Ackman said some people hired by a consulting group working for his hedge fund had received subpoenas from federal agencies investigating possible manipulation of Herbalife Ltd's stock. Herbalife's shares rose more than 15 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported late on Thursday that federal prosecutors and...

  • The Boston Consulting Group said last month mobile money transfers in sub-Saharan Africa alone could generate fees of up to $1.5 billion by 2019.. "If you take out air-time, you have a true view of mobile money, and it's not a good story, more than a decade on," says South Africa- based Johan de Lange, who works with banks and phone companies. In Afghanistan, for example,...

  • *Markit, ISM services data on tap. *Shortly after the opening bell, two readings on the services sector are expected with the final February reading of financial data firm Markit's Purchasing Managers Index at 9:45 a.m.. The Institute for Supply Management's gauge on the services sector in February is scheduled for a 10 a.m. release.

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp drew buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between CSC and the consortium of Cap Gemini and Carlyle started late last year but have since fizzled, the sources said on Tuesday.

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp has drawn buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. CSC, which has a market capitalization of around $10 billion, is now working with Royal Bank of Canada as it reviews its options, the people said.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Cash flows from the Canadian oil sands will fall by $23 billion and turn negative in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low crude prices make it less economical to extract tar-like bitumen from the sands. The oil sands of northern Alberta hold the world's third-largest proven crude...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Oil sands cash flows will fall by $23 billion in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low global petroleum prices make it less economical to extract bitumen from northern Alberta. Canada's oil sands hold the world's third-largest proven crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Oil sands cash flows will fall by $21 billion in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low global petroleum prices make it less economical to extract bitumen from northern Alberta. Canada's oil sands hold the world's third-largest proven crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but...

  • Feb 12- The federal judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy case ruled on Thursday that the nearly $178 million charged to the city by law firms and consultants for fees and expenses was reasonable. The biggest bill in the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy came from law firm Jones Day, which had employed Kevyn Orr before he was tapped by Michigan...

  • Deloitte names first female CEO of a Big 4 firm Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 9- Deloitte LLP has named veteran Cathy Engelbert as chief executive officer, making her the first woman to become CEO of a major U.S. accounting and consulting firm. Engelbert, 50, was formerly chairman and chief executive of Deloitte& Touche LLP, the U.S. auditing subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is the U.S. arm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of...

  • BOSTON, Feb 8- These are nervous times at the top of North America's oil companies. "2014 is going to look like a pretty good year for most," said Mike Halloran, senior partner and executive compensation specialist at the Dallas office of consulting firm Mercer. In dollar terms, energy company CEOs made an average of $7.3 million in 2013 compared with an average of $5.3...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- America's vast staffing industry knows it's time to jack up wages when it becomes difficult to find enough workers. While 2014 was the strongest year of job gains in the recovery from the 2007-09 recession, rising output is not yet translating into substantial wage gains for the workers Kelly Services, one of the country's largest providers of...

  • CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The CNBC Crowdfinance Services Index represents private service industry companies raising the most capital through equity crowdfunding.

  • Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
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    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.

  • Jan 30- Xerox Corp, best known for its printers and copiers, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent. Restructuring and better productivity led to higher margins, Xerox said on Friday. Xerox said last month it was selling its information technology outsourcing arm to French IT services firm Atos SE for $1.05...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters. The emailed memo from Chavonda Jacobs-Young, head of the agency's Agricultural Research Service, was sent to all Animal Research...