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  • TOKYO, May 17- The western Japanese city of Osaka could have a casino resort up and running by 2019, in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, if a bill to legalize casinos is approved by parliament this year, executives of MGM Resorts International said on Saturday.

  • The best—and worst—excuses for calling in sick Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Uh, hey [cough, cough], boss. I'm not going to be able to, uh, [cough] make it in today.

    Ah, summer Fridays! Former trader Raj Mahal offers up the best and worst excuses for calling in sick.

  • German official threatens to break up Google Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Google signage is displayed in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    A senior German official has warned that Google may have such a dominant market position that a breakup of the company 'must be seriously considered.'

  • Hackers target Indian election with malicious tweets Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Hackers are attempting to exploit the buzz on social media about Narendra Modi's BJP win in the Indian elections through malicious spamming.

  • UPDATE 1-Twin blasts kill four in Kenyan capital Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    NAIROBI, May 16- At least four people were killed on Friday in two explosions in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the National Disaster Operations Centre said.

  • NAIROBI, May 16- Several people were injured on Friday when at least one explosion rocked a market in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the country's National Disaster Operations Centre said. "Explosion occurred in the vicinity of the Gikomba market. Emergency vehicles have been dispatched, "NDOC said on its official Twitter handle.

  • NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in 30 years.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years.

  • *Congress faces worst-ever result, Rahul Gandhi may lose seat. NEW DELHI, May 16- Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years.

  • *Turkey declares national mourning for three days. SOMA, Turkey, May 14- Furious Turks heckled Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and jostled his entourage on Wednesday as protests erupted in several cities over a coal mine disaster in which at least 274 people died, making it the worst industrial accident in the nation's history.

  • Twitter takes aim at 'retail politics' in Latin America Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 14- After seeing explosive growth across Latin America, Twitter Inc is now tapping into the region's other big passion besides soccer- politics. "The Latin American market is growing, and elections are good opportunities for Twitter," Adam Sharp said in an interview.

  • May 14- Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will need to be more diversified to win the attention of one of the youngest, yet conservative, fund managers at Aberdeen Asset Management. Facebook is trading at 37.9 times its forward earnings and LinkedIn Corp at 71.1 times.

  • SEOUL, May 14- Unassuming, media-shy and, as yet, unproven, Jay Y. Lee is the unofficial heir-apparent to lead Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, as the world's biggest technology group by sales approaches a crossroads after years of explosive growth.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 13- Goldman Sachs Group Inc technology investment banker Anthony Noto, who helped orchestrate Twitter Inc's successful IPO in November, is leaving and joining Coatue Management, according to a source familiar with the matter.

  • SEOUL, May 14- Unassuming, media-shy and, as yet, unproven, Jay Y. Lee is the unofficial heir-apparent to lead Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, as the world's biggest technology group by sales approaches a crossroads after years of explosive growth.

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 13- Goldman Sachs Group Inc technology investment banker Anthony Noto, who helped orchestrate Twitter Inc's successful IPO in November, is leaving to join private equity firm Coatue Management, according to a Goldman memo and a source familiar with the matter.

  • May 13- BuzzFeed President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Steinberg is stepping down after four years at the online entertainment and news start-up and will become an adviser to the company. Steinberg, 37, will join Lerer Ventures, one of BuzzFeed's financial backers, as an adviser.

  • *Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. Biogen Idec jumped 4.8 percent to $300.54 and TripAdvisor Inc rose 5.8 percent to $89.51. Twitter gained 5.9 percent to $33.94 after news reports that brokerage SunTrust raised its rating on the stock to "buy."

  • *Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion. Biogen Idec jumped 4.8 percent to $300.54 and TripAdvisor Inc rose 5.8 percent to $89.51. Now people are trying to pick up bargains, and some of those stocks have been going up, "said Giri Cherukuri, head trader at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks opened higher on Monday, lifting the S&P 500 to within reach of record territory.