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  • WASHINGTON, April 2- A rare burst of good news on President Barack Obama's healthcare program has given Democrats their first glimmer of hope in months on an issue that has helped drag the party down ahead of November's U.S. congressional elections.

  • The IPOs raised $3.27 billion, more than four times the amount in the first quarter of 2013, according to the National Venture Capital Association. Those included Twitter Inc, which raised $2.1 billion in November, Facebook Inc's $16 billion in May 2012 and Yandex NV raising $1.3 billion in May 2011.

  • March technology losses burn hedge funds Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Andreas Halvorsen, chief executive officer of Viking Global Investors LP.

    Betting on technology companies proved to be a dangerous game in March as sharp stock declines burned some prominent hedge fund investors.

  • How to run or ruin a company in 140 characters Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    *Nat Rothschild's Twitter insult becomes a global story. LONDON, April 2- When Nat Rothschild, the co-founder of troubled miner ARMS, insulted his former investment partner on Twitter last week, he showed the power of social media for business leaders seeking publicity- but also the perils of saying the wrong thing.

  • You’re only a rich Brit if you’ve got $17 million Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    How do you know when you're rich? According to a survey, most people reckon it is when you are worth over £10 million ($17 million).

  • FEATURE-YouTube sees money in gaming-video eyeballs Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 1- To imagine how YouTube might one day become a money-spinner for content producers, consider the power of the irreverent video gamer and online star PewDiePie over his young, free-spending audience.

  • We knew someone was stealing: Ex-Galleon trader Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    Ex-Galleon trader Turney Duff said they "knew somebody was stealing" from them but for Michael Lewis to call the market "rigged" isn't quite right.

  • *Turkey and EU bound by mutual interests despite tensions. BRUSSELS, March 31- Sunday's resounding victory by the ruling AK Party in Turkey's local elections, undiminished by what some call an authoritarian turn by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, is likely to put already cool relations between Ankara and Brussels in the chiller.

  • *Ukraine denounces visit as "crude violation". *Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine, Moldova by phone. SIMFEROPOL, Crimea, March 31- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev flaunted Russia's grip on Crimea by flying to the region and holding a government meeting there on Monday, angering Ukraine and defying Western demands to hand the peninsula back to Kiev.

  • 'Like the mafia,' patent trolls find new targets Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    Long the domain of tech companies and start-ups, more patent trolls are using aggressive tactics to target Main Street businesses.

  • For skyscrapers, size isn't only thing that matters Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    The Empire State Building (L) and One World Trade Center are seen from the top of Rockefeller Center on March 21, 2014 in New York City.

    Tourist are more savvy than they used to be and demand the best technology, even atop some of the world's tallest buildings.

  • Is Turkey a safe bet after Erdogan poll win? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 6:35 AM ET
    Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets supporters from the balcony of Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara, Turkey

    Turkish stocks traded higher and the lira hit a two-month high Monday after Prime Minister Erdogan's party claimed victory in local elections.

  • Investors beware: The hidden risks of Chinese IPOs Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Baidu headquarters, Beijing, China

    Chinese IPOs are lining up to list on U.S. exchanges. Forget the hype, check to be sure the companies are not involved in related-party transactions.

  • March 28- Payment processor Mercury Payment Systems Inc, backed by private equity firm Silver Lake Group LLC, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise about $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

  • Dropbox inks new credit line ahead of IPO Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    As cloud storage company Box eyes a public offering in the coming weeks, its No. 1 competitor, Dropbox, is not far behind.

  • Stocks trimmed their gains Friday as investors positioned for the end of the quarter on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's "Game of Thrones" unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history.

  • LONDON, March 28- Asia Resource Minerals, the Indonesian miner emerging from years of bitter shareholder in-fighting, said on Friday it would now focus on restructuring its business to combat weak coal prices.

  • At the Reuters ASEAN Summit, two of the country's largest companies, Siam Cement PCL and Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, outlined growth strategies that are now firmly focused outside their home country.

  • BANGKOK, March 28- Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL, Thailand's largest meat and animal-feed producer, aims to have foreign operations contribute three-quarters of revenue within five years, to meet demand in quick-growing emerging markets and offset a slowdown at home.