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  • April 4- Moelis& Co, the advisory firm set up by veteran investment banker Ken Moelis, said it expects to price its initial public offering of 7.3 million Class A shares at between $26 and $29 per share, valuing the firm at up to $1.50 billion. The firm was founded in March 2007 after Ken Moelis left UBS.

  • PARIS, April 4- Airbus dropped behind U.S. rival Boeing in the race for new airplane deals in the first quarter after a pair of wide-body order cancellations, while Boeing finalised a major Canadian sale, company data showed on Friday.

  • LONDON, April 4- GlaxoSmithKline, facing allegations of bribery in China, has dismissed some employees in the country over failure to comply with expenses rules, a person familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of payrolls report Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    *Mylan up on report of Meda AB buy. *Boeing considers Mercury Systems acquisition. NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to hold near its record high, ahead of the monthly payrolls report.

  • April 4- CarMax Inc, the largest retailer of used cars in the United States, reported a 9 percent jump in quarterly revenue as easier availability of credit helped more Americans buy cars. CarMax's net income fell to $99.2 million, or 44 cents per share, in the quarter, from $107.2 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 4- Moelis& Co, a boutique investment firm set up by investment banker Ken Moelis, said it expects to price its initial public offering of 7.3 million class A shares at between $26 and $29 per share.

  • CHICAGO, April 4- The largest players in the global agriculture trading industry are likely to be cut out of a growing share of world crop trade following the recent move by China's trading arm COFCO to acquire majority stakes in Nidera and Noble Group Ltd's agriculture businesses.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- We all start somewhere. Reuters has proven this edict since last August, when we started asking some of America's greatest achievers about the first jobs they had. "I was 14 and living in Boston, and grew up in a poor neighborhood.

  • LONDON, April 4- European shares edged higher on Friday, heading for a ninth straight day of gains, as investors bet a jobs report would show recent weakness in the U.S. economy was caused by a harsh winter and its recovery was on track. Societe Generale predicted that better weather and demand for workers led employers to add 275,000 jobs.

  • MOSCOW, April 4- Russia's Finance Ministry will publish a schedule for its planned foreign currency purchases on Monday, Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said on Friday. The ministry plans to buy 3.5 billion roubles worth of foreign currency a day, but the amount will be reduced if there is market turbulence.

  • *Copper down 9 percent in year to date. LONDON, April 4- Copper rose on Friday, lifted by rising speculation that a recovery in the U.S. jobs market will help spur economic growth and demand for metals while aluminium was set for its biggest weekly gain in 16 months after hitting a five-month high.

  • The company said in December that it received a $30 million investment from Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital. The company's investors include venture capital firm Upfront Ventures, billionaire Jeff Skoll's Capricorn Investment Group and insurer USAA.

  • LONDON, April 4- Exceptionally cold weather coupled with fuel shortages and equipment failures pushed the U.S. electricity grid close to emergency conditions repeatedly during January and February, according to a bleak assessment issued by regulators.

  • TrueCar files for IPO of up to $125 mln Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are the lead underwriters to the offering, the California- based company told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.

  • *Libya sees "good intentions" in oil port talks. LONDON, April 4- Brent crude oil rose towards $107 a barrel on Friday as investors cast doubt on the possibility that Libya's major oil ports were about to reopen, boosting dramatically supply of high quality fuel to world markets.

  • *Deal could create a $23 billion drug company. STOCKHOLM, April 4- Shares in drug maker Meda AB were halted on Friday following a media report that Mylan Inc is looking to acquire its smaller Swedish rival in a move that would create a $23 billion company.

  • YATSENIUK CONCEDES DIFFICULT "UNDER CURRENT RUSSIAN PRESENCE" TO UNDO "CRIME" OF SEIZING CRIMEA.

  • *Ukraine ready for harsh IMF medicine in return for bailout. KIEV, April 4- The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures "as the price of independence" as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destabilise it, including by raising the price of gas, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told Reuters.

  • UKRAINE PM YATSENIUK SAYS WILL STICK TO UNPOPULAR AUSTERITY MEASURES "AS THE PRICE OF INDEPENDENCE".

  • YATSENIUK: "THE BIGGEST DISASTER OF THIS CENTURY WOULD BE THE RESURRECTION OF THE SOVIET UNION".