The shutdown of Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline, which carries Canadian crude through the U.S. *U.S. crude for May delivery had fallen 18 cents to $96.89 per barrel at 0041 GMT on Tuesday. *Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline, which can carry more than 90,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil through the U.S.
*$1.5 billion in asset sales so far. HOUSTON, April 1- Chesapeake Energy Corp is on track to stay within its budget for the year, Steve Dixon, the natural gas company's newly appointed interim chief executive officer, said on Monday.
DETROIT, April 1- General Motors Co on Monday touted the superior fuel economy of its redesigned full-size pickups, shifting the front of its long-running battle with Ford Motor Co in a segment where profits can exceed $12,000 per vehicle.
TOKYO/ SYDNEY, April 2- The yen shot to a one-month high against the dollar on Tuesday after softer-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data prompted investors to sell the greenback. Further gains for the Japanese currency could be limited as investors wait to see what the Bank of Japan will deliver at its April 3-4 policy meeting.
April 1- A Manhattan federal judge on Monday signaled he will not rubber-stamp Citigroup Inc's proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets.
ZURICH, March 25- Delays in developing copies of Roche's top-selling biotech drug are justifying the Swiss company's decision to stay out of biotech generics to focus on improved, patented versions of its medicines.
April 1- Airline holding company International Airlines Group could order Airbus' new A350 long-range aircraft for its British Airways arm as soon as this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan inches up 0.3 pct, Nikkei opens down. *Reserve Bank of Australia seen standing pat. TOKYO, April 2- Asian shares inched higher but were capped on Tuesday with the dollar vulnerable after unexpectedly weak U.S. factory data raised investor caution ahead of new indicators that could flag falling economic momentum.
In a reversal, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.
*Rengan Rajaratnam charged with fraud, conspiracy. NEW YORK, March 25- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Monday pleaded not guilty to insider trading charges.
*Asian shares, base metals fall on Italy, Cyprus worries. *Cyprus reopens banks, under strict restrictions. SINGAPORE, March 28- Brent crude held near $110 a barrel on Thursday on hopes of a revival in demand growth in the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer, after a surprise fall in product inventories, while Europe's debt worries capped gains.
*Silver's drop sends market to bear territory from Oct high. NEW YORK, April 1- Gold rose on Monday in light holiday trade, after a lackluster U.S. manufacturing report stirred economic worries ahead of the nonfarm payrolls report later this week. Silver fell nearly 1 percent.
LISBON, March 28- Portugal's premier Pedro Passos Coelho has told his closest colleagues his government may fall if the country's constitutional court rejects some of his austerity measures, Publico newspaper said on Thursday.
BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 1- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook apologised to Chinese consumers on Monday and altered iPhone warranty policies in its No. 2 market after more than two weeks of condemnation of its after-sales service in the state-run media.
BOSTON, April 1- Portfolio manager Will Danoff, whose $92 billion Fidelity Contrafund is the largest active shareholder in Apple Inc, cut the fund's stake in the iPhone maker 10 percent during the first two months of 2013..
NEW DELHI, April 1- The Indian government hailed as "historic" a Supreme Court ruling on Monday against a plea by Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG to protect the patent on its drug Glivec.
NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks opened flat on Monday as investors found few reasons to keep pushing shares higher with both the Dow and S&P 500 coming off record closing highs. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 16.29 points, or 0.11 percent, to 14,562.25. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.24 point, or 0.01 percent, to 3,267.76.
April 1- Electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc said it expects to report a first-quarter profit on both a net and adjusted basis following stronger-than-expected sales of its Model S sedan, sending its shares soaring more than 19 percent in early trading on Monday.
March 31- Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three-day weekend starting March 29, led by "G.I. $41.2 million 2 The Croods.......................... $26.5 million 3 Tyler Perry's Temptation............
March 30- Occidental Petroleum Corp chairman and former chief executive Ray Irani is pushing to replace the oil company's current CEO, Stephen Chazen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing "investors and people familiar with the company's operations."