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  • SAO PAULO, March 30- Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas SA expects positive operating income in 2015 and an operating margin of between 2 and 5 percent, the company said in a securities filing on Monday. The airline may revise its outlook for the year because of "an adverse macroeconomic scenario," the filing said. Gol also reiterated its expectations for stable...

  • SAO PAULO, March 30- Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said in a securities filing on Monday that Mauro Gentile Rodrigues da Cunha, the board member elected by minority shareholders, had decided not to run for another term.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 30- Mergers and acquisitions this year reached their highest first-quarter level since 2007, as companies defied headwinds such as currency and oil price volatility and sought growth-boosting deals amid favorable financing conditions. "The deal activity in the first quarter was driven by continuing cash accumulation at companies,...

  • LONDON/ HONG KONG, March 31- Global equity issuance rose by a fifth to $231.5 billion in the three months through March, a record high for a first quarter, as a sharp rise in secondary share sales outweighed a drop in company flotations, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. Money raised from flotations, or initial public offerings, fell a fifth to $37.2 billion,...

  • Jay Z brings the A-list for Tidal music streaming Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
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    Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a new streaming service.

  • BRASILIA, March 30- Brazil's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy told journalists on Monday he is increasingly confident there will be a solution for state debt woes after meeting with Senate President Renan Calheiros. The Senate may vote on Tuesday on a bill that would give 30 days for the federal government to change the way the debts of states and cities are...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Tax collections from individual Americans last year reached their highest share of the U.S. economy in seven years while corporate tax revenue again lagged historical averages, a new congressional report showed on Monday. The Joint Committee on Taxation said in a review of the tax system that individual federal income tax receipts were...

  • US pharmacist group moves to block execution drugs Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
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    A national pharmacists' group has adopted a policy discouraging its members from providing death-penalty drugs.

  • MEDIA-NBC TO STOP AIRING' NIGHTLY NEWS' ADS DURING THE WEE.

  • March 30- Canadian financial technology firm D+ H said on Monday it agreed to acquire global payment services provider Fundtech for $1.25 billion in cash, in a bid to expand its service offerings aimed at global financial institutions and large U.S. banks. The deal comes nearly two years after it acquired U.S. rival Harland Financial Solutions for about $1.2...

  • FOREX-Yen, Aussie hit hard as dollar gains traction Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET

    *Dollar posts biggest one-day gain in over a month vs yen. SYDNEY, March 31- The dollar was firmer against most of its peers early on Tuesday, having posted its biggest one-day rally in over a month against the yen and notching up solid gains on its Australian counterpart. The dollar fetched 120.15 yen, well off Monday's trough of 119.105.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to settle a lawsuit by Johnson& Johnson accusing it of using false advertising at the start of the U.S. allergy season to grab market share. The settlement was disclosed during a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Monday in which two Johnson& Johnson units were expected to ask a judge to block Glaxo from making...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission sided with Wal-Mart's assertion that it could be omitted on the grounds that it had already been "substantially implemented" in other ways by the company, according to the ruling posted on the SEC's website. "The SEC agreed that it could be excluded again this year on that basis," Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove said,...

  • J&J, Glaxo settle U.S. lawsuit over allergy ads Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 30- GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to settle a lawsuit by Johnson& Johnson accusing it of using false advertising at the start of the U.S. allergy season to grab market share. The settlement was disclosed during a hearing in Manhattan federal court on Monday in which two Johnson& Johnson units were expected to ask a judge to block Glaxo from making...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30- Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp said on Monday it had reported Ternium to Brazil's CVM market regulator for transferring to third parties shares in steelmaker Usiminas, which they jointly control, before a vote to elect a new chairman next week. The Japanese steelmaker said Ternium's move was an attempt to influence the vote for a new...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Hedge fund mogul William Ackman, who has spent more than two years accusing Herbalife Ltd of running a pyramid scheme, said on Monday that shutting down the company is "one of the most important things" he can do. Speaking at a meeting of the Council of Institutional Investors' in Washington, Ackman said again that Herbalife has caused "enormous...

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Bank of Montreal's former top natural gas trader was ordered to pay $14.2 million in restitution on Monday after pleading guilty to charges that he inflated the value of his portfolio and conspired with others to deceive the bank. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan in light of his years of cooperating with authorities investigating...

  • WASHINGTON/ ZURICH, March 30- Swiss private bank BSI SA avoided prosecution for suspected tax-related offenses by paying a $211 million penalty, becoming the first bank to reach a deal in the U.S. Department of Justice's voluntary disclosure program, the department said on Monday. The agreement is expected to be the first of a flood of settlements by...

  • OTTAWA, March 30- Canada will stop issuing three-year bonds to concentrate more on the two- and five-year sectors, and it may also issue more ultra-long bonds in the coming fiscal year given strong demand and low rates, the Department of Finance said on Monday. The department said the benchmark-bond target range size would be C $10 billion to C $14 billion for the...