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  • China stocks ease off seven-year highs, but banks firm Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 28- China stocks ended lower on Tuesday, easing off a new seven-year high, as a tumble in start-up board ChiNext soured investor sentiment despite strength in banking stocks. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 1.4 percent, to 4,741.86, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent, to 4,476.21...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Global stock markets were dented Tuesday by downbeat economic data from Europe ahead of major earnings reports and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 0.8 percent to 7,049.37 and Germany's DAX declined 0.7 percent to 11,955.50. BRITISH GDP: Britain's economic growth slowed to a quarterly rate of...

  • TOKYO, April 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday helped by hopes of better shareholder returns after Fanuc Corp doubled its dividend payout ratio, but gains were limited ahead of a two-day U.S. The Nikkei 225 ended 0.4 percent higher to 20,058.95. The broader Topix gained 0.5 percent to 1,627.43 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 percent to...

  • China stocks ease as small caps slump, Hong Kong slips Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:03 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, April 28- Chinese shares fell early on Tuesday led by a tumble in small-cap stocks, but banks surged amid speculation that China's central bank is considering buying commercial bank assets. The People's Bank of China could offer more funds for state banks to buy local government bonds, some analysts suggested, a move that would be targeted more at...

  • Nikkei rises on dividend optimism, Fanuc soars Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 10:24 PM ET

    *Fanuc rises sharply, lends strong support to Nikkei. TOKYO, April 28- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday morning on hopes of better shareholder returns after Fanuc Corp doubled its dividend payout ratio at its earnings release. Bucking the strong market, Tokyo Electron Ltd plunged 15 percent to a six-month low and was the most traded stock by turnover...

  • TOKYO, April 28- Asian stocks scaled fresh seven-year peaks on Tuesday as Apple's upbeat earnings offset underlying caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting scheduled to start later in the session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent in early trading to touch its highest level since January 2008.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:46 PM ET

    U.S. stocks slumped on Monday as investors looked ahead to a flurry of earnings reports this week. Health care companies led the declines. It was a downbeat note after strong gains last week, capped by a record in the Nasdaq composite, 15 years after its dot-com era peak.

  • *Amgen's fall drags downs biotech stocks. April 27- U.S. stocks ended down on Monday, led by losses in biotech shares after disappointing news from several companies including Amgen. Amgen shares led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq's decline, dropping 3.3 percent to $162.38 after U.S. regulators said Amgen's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered for an...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends down as biotechs drop 4 pct Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    *Amgen's fall drags downs biotech stocks. April 27- U.S. stocks ended down on Monday, led by losses in biotech shares after disappointing news from several companies including Amgen. Amgen shares led the S&P 500' s decline, dropping 3.3 percent to $162.38 after U.S. regulators said Amgen's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered for an accelerated review...

  • C.H. Robinson misses Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. _ C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $106.5 million. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. C.H. Robinson shares have dropped almost 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased...

  • Plum Creek Timber tops Street 1Q forecasts Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    SEATTLE _ Plum Creek Timber Co. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $42 million. Plum Creek Timber expects full-year earnings to be $1.05 to $1.30 per share. Plum Creek Timber shares have declined 1 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 2 percent.

  • *Amgen's fall drags downs biotech stocks. Amgen shares dropped 3.2 percent to $162.53 after U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers said Amgen's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered for an accelerated review at this time, citing concerns over the design and results of a key study. The healthcare sector is being dragged down by reports on...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. rose. 2 percent to $34.09 with 21,248,400 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. rose 1.7 percent to $13.45 with 28,193,600 shares traded.

  • *Amgen's fall drags downs biotech stocks. April 27- U.S. stocks reversed course to move lower in early afternoon trading on Monday as healthcare stocks led by Amgen dragged on the three major indexes. The S&P Healthcare index was down 1.32 percent, with Amgen's 3 percent drop to $163.02 the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing lower as health care companies weigh on the market and investors await a flood of earnings reports. Stocks appeared headed for new highs in the morning Monday, but then drifted lower, led by declines in health care. Mylan, a maker of generic drugs, slumped nearly 6 percent, after rejecting a $40 billion buyout offer from Teva...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A measure of equity markets worldwide hit record highs on Monday as optimism over Greece supported European stocks while U.S. shares added to last week's gains ahead of Apple results and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. MSCI's all-country world stock index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, extended a multi-year rally to a fresh record...

  • *Applied Materials falls after merger called off. *Celladon nosedives on lead drug's trial failure. April 27- U.S. stocks rose on Monday morning with the S&P touching a new intraday high and the Nasdaq inching closer to its record intraday high ahead of Apple's results after the close.

  • NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is opening moderately higher as investors prepare for a busy week of company earnings news. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 73 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,154. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose five points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,122. The Nasdaq composite climbed 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,104.. More than 150 companies in the...

  • April 27- Wall Street opened higher on Monday after the Nasdaq and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday and ahead of Apple's results after the close.

  • *Applied Materials falls after merger called off. April 27- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Monday after the Nasdaq and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday and ahead of Apple's results after the close. "So far, both the economic data and earnings data has been weaker-than-expected and so that means that an imminent rate hike...