KIEV/ DONETSK-IZVARINO BORDER CROSSING, Russia, Aug 22- T he United States demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission on Friday, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions.» Read More
ROME, May 6- There is no quick fix for Europe's energy dependence on Russia, Germany's Economic Affairs and Energy Minister said on Tuesday as G7 energy ministers readied a statement on the need to diversify energy supplies.
May 6- Western Refining Inc and HollyFrontier Corp said they expect refining margins to grow in coming quarters due to lower crude costs. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil for delivery into Midland, Texas, which Western Refining and HollyFrontier access easily, is lower than the price for the benchmark crude in Cushing, Oklahoma.
*Barclays blames fall partly on strategy changes. LONDON, May 6- Barclays Plc said a collapse in investment bank revenue had hit first-quarter profit and was still hurting income in April, throwing a spotlight on an overhaul of the flagging business due to be unveiled in two days by the British bank.
May 6- Office Depot Inc raised its forecast for full-year adjusted operating income and said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States over two years, sending the office supply retailer's shares up about 10 percent before the bell. Office Depot had 1,900 U.S. stores as of March 29.
PARIS, May 6- European safety officials on Tuesday proposed tougher rules for' black box' flight recorders in the strongest regulatory reaction yet to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
*Pledges 0.25 Sfr dividend for swap to new holding. ZURICH, May 6- UBS will revamp its corporate structure to ensure it can be broken up more easily in a crisis, cutting the amount of money it must set aside for potential losses and allowing it to pay shareholders a special dividend.
*Apple shares in spotlight after closing above $600. *Shares of Office Depot Inc jumped 8 percent in premarket trading even as it reported a quarterly loss and said it would shut at least 400 stores in the United States, hurt by competition from e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores.
LONDON, May 6- Britain will continue to speak with U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca about any potential takeover but any deal is a commercial decision, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said.
CHICAGO, May 6- CBOE Holdings Inc, which runs the largest U.S. stock-options market, reported higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Tuesday due to rising trading volume. Chicago- based CBOE Holdings said net income rose to $48.5 million, or 56 cents per share, from $41.8 million, or 48 cents, a year earlier.
ROYAL MAIL REMUNERATION COMMITTEE SAYS WILL NOT PROPOSE ANY BASE PAY INCREASE OR NEW INCENTIVE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CEO MOYA GREENE.
May 6- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported a larger-than-expected 43 percent drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday as prices of phosphate and potash dropped. Transportation problems in North America also dogged the industry during the winter, as frigid conditions froze rivers in the United States and backed up railways in western Canada.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO ENGAGE WITH ASTRAZENECA AND PFIZER OVER JOBS AND R&D, BUT ANY POTENTIAL DEAL IS COMMERCIAL DECISION FOR FIRMS- PM CAMERON'S SPOKESMAN.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS "SIGNIFICANT" THAT PFIZER HAS CHOSEN TO ENGAGE WITH BRITAIN OVER POTENTIAL TAKEOVER DEAL- PM CAMERON'S SPOKESMAN.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAYS MAKES' NO APOLOGY' FOR GETTING INVOLVED IN POTENTIAL PFIZER TAKEOVER OF ASTRAZENECA ON ISSUES OF JOBS AND SKILLS BASE- PM CAMERON'S SPOKESMAN.
*Wheat down after peaking near 13- month high. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 6- Chicago soybeans fell to a three-week low on Tuesday due to plentiful supplies in South America, slowing demand and rising stocks of rival oilseed canola.
May 6- John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp filed with regulators to spin off its 22 percent stake in travel website TripAdvisor Inc and 100 percent ownership of online retailer BuySeasons. A new company, Liberty TripAdvisor, which will hold the stakes, will offer 72.6 million series A common shares valued at up to $3.07 billion.
May 6- Discovery Communications Inc reported a 22 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong advertising growth in its international networks. Net income available to Discovery Communications fell marginally to $230 million, or 66 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31 from $231 million, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier.
LONDON, May 6- Senior management from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca will be called before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on a potential takeover deal, the committee chairman said on Tuesday.
May 6- Office Depot Inc said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States as shoppers shift their office supply purchases to e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores. Office Depot, which also reported a quarterly net loss, said it expects to close 150 stores this year.
LONDON, May 6- Euro zone business activity picked up at its fastest pace in almost three years at the start of the second quarter, surveys found, while retail sales showed a surprise pick up in March.