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  • AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 18- A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees.

  • US city sues firms over stock trades Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    The city of Providence, Rhode Island, is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading. The federal complaint was filed Friday in New York on behalf of city investment funds that traded stocks in the U.S. since April 18, 2009.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Dozens of the largest U.S. stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a class action lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the U.S. securities markets.

  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

  • President Barack Obama has said he will have the final say on whether to allow the pipeline connecting Canada's oil sands region to Texas refiners, and several government agencies had been given until May to weigh in.

  • April 14- Mark Karpeles, the chief executive of Mt. Gox lawyers cited a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, which has closely monitored virtual currencies like bitcoin. The court papers also said a Japanese court had been informed of the issue and that a hearing was scheduled on Tuesday in Japan.

  • *Japan, U.S. say big differences remain on key issues. *Negotiators meet again on Monday before U.S.- Japan summit. Breaking a U.S.- Japan deadlock over access to Japan's farm and auto markets is seen as key to finalising the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12- nation trade bloc that would stretch from Asia to Latin America.

  • Senate to debate rideshare regulations Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft. The Senate on Monday is expected to debate a bill that aims to regulate Uber and others.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Judge says American can't end retiree benefits yet Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    DALLAS— A federal judge has rejected an attempt by American Airlines to quickly cut off benefits for many of its retirees. On Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Sean Lane in New York rejected a request made by American's former parent, AMR Corp., for the right to immediately eliminate retiree benefits for former pilots, flight attendants and other union workers.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- Next week's meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a good opportunity to give impetus to trade negotiations but will not seal a deal, a senior U.S. administration official said on Friday.

  • Correction: Restaurant Sales story Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story April 17 about restaurant sales, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the average sales in a Starbucks location in 2013 was $13.1 million. NEW YORK— Chipotle restaurants are ringing up more sales than ever before.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday denied a request by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd to stay a lower-court ruling in a patent case that favored the developers of generic versions of Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug.

  • A pro-Russian soldier stands guard outside an administrative building in Slavyansk, Ukraine, on April 16, 2014.

    A day after a deal to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists vowed not to end their occupation of public buildings and Washington threatened further sanctions on Moscow if the stalemate continued.

  • MEETING BETWEEN ABE, OBAMA NEXT WEEK WOULD AIM TO GIVE EMPHASIS TO TRADE TALKS.

  • SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL NOT LOOKING TO CONCLUDE AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN TOKYO, IT'S AN ONGOING EFFORT.

  • SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAYS CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCES REMAIN WITH JAPAN ON TRADE, ON SET OF DEFINED BUT IMPORTANT ISSUES.

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month. Teva claims the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit wrongly overturned five of its patents for the drug.

  • NEW YORK, April 18- Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, on Friday lost a bid to dismiss some of the insider trading charges leveled against him last year. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled that the indictment adequately alleged the essential elements of the crimes charged.

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