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  • The path to a wearable future lies in academia Monday, 4 May 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    May 5- For a glimpse of what is, what might have been and what may lie ahead in wearable devices, look beyond branded tech and Silicon Valley start-ups to the messy labs, dry papers and solemn conferences of academia. Any academic interested in wearable technology would look at today's commercial products and say "we did that 20 years ago," said Aaron Quigley, Chair of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission. Lafarge said previously that it would sell its Davenport cement plant in Iowa and seven terminals along the Mississippi River to Summit Materials for $450 million in...

  • Treasuries prices fell on Monday, with the long-end of the curve suffering the most of the sell-off and extending the prior week's declines amid low trading volumes because of holidays in Tokyo and London. Analysts said a combination of factors affected the 30- year Treasury, including negative yields in Europe and a drop in demand for new bonds, plus hints of...

  • Europe trades higher; FTSE shut; Syngenta jumps Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    European equities were trading slightly higher Monday, although the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index was closed for a public holiday.

  • May 4- Wall Street ended higher on Monday as corporate earnings came in better than feared, although shares of McDonald's declined after the fast-food chain's turnaround plan left investors wanting more. "This is being driven by a lack of substantial negative news," said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- Holcim Ltd, a Swiss company, and Lafarge S.A., which is based in Paris, on Monday won U.S. antitrust approval to merge after they agreed to divest assets, the Federal Trade Commission.

  • May 4- XPO Logistics Inc reported a smaller quarterly loss and struck its second deal in a week by agreeing to buy U.S.-based Bridge Terminal Transport for $100 million. XPO, which signed its biggest-ever deal last week by agreeing to buy France- based Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.5 billion including debt, has become a one-stop shop in transportation...

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, May 4- Wide differences over pension and labour reforms continued to dog intensive negotiations between Greece's leftist government and its international creditors despite progress in other areas as the country's cash position becomes increasingly critical. Government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis sounded the alarm on Monday,...

  • *Corn falls for third day on fast planting pace. "I've heard some talk that China has an increased appetite for oil, said Bill Gentry, broker at Risk Management Associates." Corn was anchored by expectations that a U.S. Department of Agriculture report on Monday afternoon will show that farmers seeded huge chunks of their acreage in the past week.

  • ATHENS/ BRUSSELS, May 4- Wide differences over pension and labour reforms continued to dog intensive negotiations between Greece's leftist government and its international creditors despite progress in other areas as the country's cash position becomes increasingly critical. Government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis sounded the alarm on Monday,...

  • *Volcafe raises Brazil coffee crop forecast. NEW YORK, May 4- Raw sugar futures on ICE tumbled 3 percent on Monday, pressured by the weak currency in Brazil, the world's biggest sugar producer, while arabica coffee fell to a seven-week low after an influential trade house raised a key crop forecast. It makes the ethanol price fall so sugar's basically tracking it, "...

  • BERLIN, May 4- European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather. In one such accident, an Air France jet flying between Rio de Janeiro and Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean during a storm in June, 2009, killing all...

  • May 4- McDonald's Corp's new chief executive officer said on Monday he would reorganize business units, sell restaurants to franchisees and cut costs in a bid to turn the fast-food chain into a "modern, progressive burger company." Shares were down nearly 2 percent in premarket trading, then retraced losses to stand off 0.1 percent at $97.70 on the New York Stock...

  • *Sacked former CEO's 4.44 million euros exit deal approved. *Brandicourt also gets extra 4 million euros golden hello. Investor advisory group ISS had recommended a vote against both resolutions, prompting the Sanofi board to appeal for loyalty and call ISS's advice "a real error in analysis."

  • BERLIN— Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. He said it was the largest-ever cocaine seizure in Berlin. The drugs were found in 14 different branches of the Aldi chain in and around Berlin.

  • Treasuries prices turned slightly negative while hewing to narrow ranges on Monday, marking a mixture of consolidation from last week's sharp decline and low trading volumes given holidays in Tokyo and London. I think the market is looking for some stability and toward Friday's payrolls data, "said Justin Lederer, an interest rate strategist at Cantor...

  • BRUSSELS— A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital. The service, which allows consumers to break free of rigid fare structures criticized as protectionist and inefficient in many major cities, has been banned in...

  • *Upbeat German data helps push Europe shares higher. NEW YORK, May 4- Global equity markets rose on Monday, lifted by the biggest gain in U.S. factory orders in eight months and solid manufacturing data in Germany, while German bund yields rose as investors shook off deflation fears that had gnawed European bonds. When viewed with a report from the European Central...

  • BRUSSELS, May 4- General Electric's CEO will meet the European antitrust chief on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the EU investigates the U.S. company's 12.4- billion-euro bid for an Alstom business. GE is seeking to convince the Commission to approve its proposal to buy French company Alstom's power equipment business, without...

  • NEW YORK, May 4- The dollar edged higher on Monday in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing following a soft patch in the first quarter. The greenback moved in tight ranges against major currencies as trading was thinned by market holidays in Britain and Japan. The dollar should tread water or soften going...