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  • May 14- ExOne Co reported quarterly revenue much below analysts' expectations as the company sold fewer 3 D printers and micromachinery. ExOne's machines, which cost anything between $100,000 and $1.5 million, can print on diverse materials such as stainless steel, bronze, glass, silica sand and ceramics.

  • May 14- When the world's leading cancer doctors meet in Chicago next month, new treatments from Merck& Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Roche Holding AG that help the immune system fight disease are expected to capture much of the spotlight.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- Six U.S. senators have asked antitrust regulators to take a hard look at Pfizer Inc's plan to buy rival AstraZeneca PLC if the two companies are able to reach a deal, saying they had "significant concerns" about the proposed transaction's effect on consumers.

  • DENVER, May 14- Wal-Mart has settled lawsuits with the families of 23 people who died from a 2011 listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupe grown at a Colorado farm and sold by the retailer, both sides said on Wednesday. "Both Wal-Mart and my clients are pleased to get this behind us," Marler said.

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday denied a request by industry groups to delay the implementation of a new rule that requires companies to determine if their products may contain "conflict minerals" from a war-torn part of Africa.

  • *Sears Holdings says it may put Sears Canada up for sale. Sears Holdings, which operates more than 2,300 stores in the United States and Canada, said it will hire an investment bank to explore options for its share of Sears Canada. The move comes as Sears Holdings, which operates Sears and Kmart discount stores, tries to engineer a turnaround.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 14- Palladium hit 2-1/ 2 year highs on Wednesday as platinum group metals continued a sensational run higher spurred by continued concerns about supplies from major producer South Africa, while gold rose on expectations of more stimulus measures in Europe.

  • LONDON, May 14- AstraZeneca's boss said on Wednesday he would engage with Pfizer if the price was right and the risks posed from forcing the British drugmaker's operations into the U.S. company's new three-unit model were addressed.

  • TOKYO, May 15- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to outline plans to improve corporate governance as part of an updated economic strategy next month, aiming to overturn Japan's reputation for neglecting shareholders and salvage his reform credentials.

  • CISCO EXPECTS Q4 NON-GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE AT 51- 53 CENTS.

  • BEIJING/ BANGALORE, May 15- As China's economy continues to cool, companies are waiting longer and finding it harder to get paid for goods and services they've already sold, leading to record amounts of receivables- and potential write-offs- on corporate balance sheets.

  • SINGAPORE, May 15- Malaysian Airlines will report first-quarter earnings later on Thursday that are set to provide confirmation of just how badly the already loss-making carrier's finances have been hit by the vanishing of flight MH370 on March 8.

  • May 14- When the world's leading cancer doctors meet in Chicago next month, new treatments from Merck& Co, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Roche Holding AG that help the immune system fight disease are expected to capture much of the spotlight.

  • MELBOURNE/ HONG KONG, May 15- The days when Australian mining magnates could dictate terms to Chinese buyers are over. "This may get the wheels turning where other Chinese companies are sitting with big stakes and have an inside track," said Paul Donnelly, executive director at JPMorgan, who works on metals and mining deals.

  • Japan's working poor left behind by Abenomics Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 15- Last Christmas Eve, Ririko Saito and her 11- year-old daughter gathered some plastic bottles, pots and a kettle and made several trips to a nearby park to get water.

  • *CISCO EXPECTS Q4 REVENUE TO DECLINE 3 TO 1 PERCENT YOY Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
  • May 14- ExOne Co reported an 8 percent drop in quarterly revenue as revenue from printers and micromachinery almost halved, sending the 3 D printer maker's shares down 13 percent in extended trading.

  • *Russia backs off demands for gas payment from Ukraine. NEW YORK, May 14- Global oil prices rose on Wednesday as a draw on U.S. crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, contract delivery point and gasoline stocks pushed Brent and U.S. crude to three week highs.

  • NEW YORK, May 14- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 retreating from recent record highs, as small caps resumed their sell-off and consumer discretionary shares lagged. Retailer Fossil Group Inc was the biggest percentage decliner on the S&P 500, a day after it gave a second-quarter profit outlook that was much lower than expected.