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  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:33 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m..

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Restaurant Brands International Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates. WASHINGTON— Commerce...

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co sales fell for the fifth straight quarter as a stronger dollar took its toll, with curreny fluctuations likely to hurt 2015 sales by 6-7 percent. The world's largest household products maker, which gets roughly two-thirds of sales from outside the United States, reported a steeper-than-expected 8.3 percent fall in quarterly sales...

  • April 23- Procter& Gamble Co reported a steeper-than-expected 8.3 percent fall in quarterly sales, blaming a strong dollar and said currency fluctuations would hurt 2015 sales by 6-7 percent. Net income attributable to P&G fell to $2.15 billion, or 75 cents per share, in the third quarter ended March 31, from $2.61 billion, or 90 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK— Angie's List swung to a first-quarter profit as it boosted membership and reaped more revenue from service providers, topping Wall Street expectations. At the end of March, Internet retailer behemoth Amazon.com Inc. said it is introducing a referral service, which would mean more competition for companies like Angie's List and Yelp.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- In a last-ditch effort to avoid trial, former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is seeking permission to ask New York's highest court to throw out the accounting fraud case against him. Greenberg made his request the day before closing arguments are expected in the federal Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., in a...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- In a last-ditch effort to avoid trial, former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is seeking permission to ask New York's highest court to throw out the state's accounting fraud case against him. On Tuesday, Greenberg's lawyers asked that court for permission to appeal its unanimous decision to the top state...

  • Berkshire Hathaway Media Group said Monday that it had acquired six weekly newspapers and the daily Tulsa Business and Legal News from Community Publishers Inc.. Terms of the deal— which includes The Broken Arrow Ledger, The Sand Springs Leader, The Coweta American, The Wagoner Tribune, The Owasso Reporter and the Skiatook Journal— weren't disclosed.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact the 2012 insider trading conviction of former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta. The court rejected Gupta's appeal of a March 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld the conviction. The U.S. government used wiretap evidence to show that Gupta...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- A New York state appeals court rejected former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an accounting fraud at the insurer he ran for nearly four decades. Greenberg and co-defendant Howard Smith, a former AIG chief financial officer, are accused of having...

  • GE Capital deal shows 'focused is beautiful': CEO Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    The General Electric Co. (GE) logo is displayed during the company's annual meeting.

    Conglomerates are coming to the conclusion that they should stick to businesses in which they have a competitive advantage, Harry Wilson tells CNBC.

  • Why Warren Buffett is wrong on car-dealer model Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett said the car-dealership model isn't going to change anytime soon. Here's why he's wrong, says auto-industry consultant Daron Gifford.

  • Stock picks: Why analysts see upside in transports Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Workers prepare to offload an incoming FedEx plane in Newark, New Jersey.

    It's been a rocky road for transports. But for those willing to ride out the volatility, there are good buying opportunities.

  • Want a stock windfall? Bet on these big brands Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Coca-Cola

    These 6 consumer stocks have phenomenal 25-year returns, proving why investors like Warren Buffett stick with them in good times and bad.

  • SEATTLE, April 7- A Native American community in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against BNSF Railway to prevent trains carrying crude oil from using tracks on reservation land, saying the transport violates a long-standing agreement. The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community says BNSF has been using tracks that cross reservation land in...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up on deals, biotech boost Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    *FedEx to buy Dutch peer TNT; Informatica to go private. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, extending two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. Shares of FedEx rose 3.3 percent to $172.14 as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company TNT Express for $4.8...

  • Buffett's Berkshire just bought a big stake in this Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $560 million for a nearly 10 percent stake in Axalta Coating Systems.

  • *Canada to sell its GM stake to Goldman Sachs. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday, following two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. *Shares of FedEx rose 5.1 percent in premarket trading as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company...

  • April 7- Paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd said Berkshire Hathaway Inc would buy an 8.7 percent stake in the company from controlling shareholder Carlyle Group for $560 million. Berkshire bought lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for about $9 billion in 2011.. Carlyle had considered selling Axalta, which went public in November, to Dutch paint maker Akzo...

  • Asian stocks advanced amid choppy trade on Friday as traders looked ahead to the release of the closely-watched U.S. jobs report.