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  • Brent, U.S. crude futures turn lower in choppy trade Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 13- Brent and U.S. crude futures gave up early gains and turned lower in choppy trading on Monday, with brokers and analysts pointing to profit taking after earlier gains. Brent May crude was down 17 cents at $57.70 a barrel at 11:59 a.m. EDT, after reaching $59.54. May crude was off 3 cents at $51.61 a barrel, having reached $53.10 intraday.

  • TOKYO, April 14- A Japanese court will rule later on Tuesday on an injunction request against reactors owned by Kansai Electric Power, in a case that could derail Japan's slow return to nuclear power after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. A panel of judges is due to rule on the injunction request against Kansai Electric's Takahama reactors west of Tokyo at 0500 GMT.

  • A global development financier's Silicon Valley foray Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- San Francisco- based startup Planet Labs, a company that aims to blanket the skies with low-cost satellites, has raised nearly $140 million from investors that include Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and SpaceX backer Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Now, the company has raised an additional $20 million from an unlikely contender: the venture...

  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 13- U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Inc said Monday it had successfully prevented a Chinese hacker group from targeting a U.S. technology firm for the first time, offering promise for other companies facing cyber attacks. Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, told Reuters his company had...

  • US STOCKS-Nasdaq near all-time high on lift from tech Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    *Qualcomm rises after investors urge spinoff of unit. *Netflix to raise share authorization in step to split stock. Big banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America, are due to report results, providing an expected bright spot in an otherwise gloomy first quarter.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- A sharply divided U.S. appeals court on Monday cleared the way for the European Union to pursue its lawsuit accusing R.J. By an 8-5 vote that prompted four written dissents, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York let stand an April 2014 ruling by a three-judge panel of the same court in favor of France, Germany, Italy and 23 other European...

  • MOSCOW, April 13- Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signalling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran. The moves come after world powers, including Russia, reached an interim deal with Iran this month on curbing its nuclear...

  • BERLIN, April 13- Germany has not heard of any complaints from the United States so far over "currency dumping" or that the euro is too weak, a German government official said on Monday.

  • April 13- New York's attorney general has questioned 13 national retailers, including Gap Inc, Target Corp and JC Penney, about "on-call shifts," a staffing practice that requires workers to find out just hours before their shift whether or not they need to report to work. Letters were also sent to Abercrombie& Fitch, J. Crew, L Brands Inc, Burlington Coat Factory, TJX Cos,...

  • Northeast this past winter could shave 1 to 1.6 percentage points off first quarter same-store sales of Dunkin Brands Group Inc, said Nick Setyan, a senior vice president of equity research at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles. Weather will have an impact on the U.S. economy as a whole- Goldman Sachs cut its first-quarter GDP outlook by 0.2 percentage points in...

  • *Lukoil involved in Empty Quarter gas search. KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/ MOSCOW, April 13- Lukoil will likely pull out from Saudi Arabia where the economics of its search for gas have been crushed by the collapse of the oil price, three industry sources said. Lukoil was the last company left active in the consortia of international oil firms Saudi Arabia invited in...

  • Senator Marco Rubio of Florida told top donors on Monday that he will run for the White House because he is "uniquely qualified" to represent the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential race, the Associated Press reported. Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants who rode the Tea Party wave of 2010 to national prominence, will formally announce his presidential bid...

  • April 13- Apple Inc is likely to quickly ramp up production of the Apple Watch after strong pre-orders outstripped limited supply, analysts said on Monday. But Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said this may not happen this time because of the supply issue. For comparison, about 720,000 Android-powered smartwatches offered by companies including Samsung...

  • *Shares shrug off surprise fall in China exports. *China trade data shock hits Australian dollar. NEW YORK, April 13- Crude prices on Monday added to last week's gains on bets on a slowdown in U.S. oil production, while stocks on major markets drifted higher despite a surprisingly large fall in Chinese exports that heightened concern over demand for commodities.

  • TREASURIES-Yields steady before heavy data week Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    *Prices steady before heavy week of data. NEW YORK, April 13- Treasuries were steady on Monday before a busy week of data that will be scrutinized for further signs that U.S. economic growth is slowing. "The general sense is that between the disappointing non-farm payrolls release and the minutes expectations have been pushed back further into the year, so if you...

  • *Australian dollar hit by shock fall in China exports. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in the coming months, while the yen edged higher on uncertainty surrounding the Bank of Japan's easing policies. The dollar's strength against the euro was a "spillover" from last week's commentary from the Fed, said Alan Ruskin, global head of currency strategy at...

  • *Qualcomm rises after investors urge spinoff of unit. Gains on the Nasdaq outpaced the two other major Wall Street indexes, buoyed by gains in Qualcomm, up 1.6 percent at $70.28, and Apple, up 0.8 percent at $128.16. Activist investor Jana Partners asked chipmaker Qualcomm to consider spinning off its chip unit from its patent-licensing business to boost its...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- A U.S. appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its April 2014 revival of a European Union lawsuit accusing R.J. By an 8-5 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York let stand a ruling by a three-judge panel allowing the EU to pursue claims that R.J. Reynolds is now part of Reynolds American Inc, the 2nd- largest U.S. tobacco company,...

  • LONDON, April 13- The European Commission will meet bond market players in the next few weeks to discuss how to avert potentially disorderly market "flash crashes" when interest rates start to rise, EU and industry sources said. Although plans by the European Union executive for a Capital Markets Union to help companies access market funding include measures to...