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  • April 15- Target Corp said it had agreed to reimburse about $19 million to financial institutions that had issued MasterCard- branded cards that were a part of the massive data breach at the retailer in 2013.. The amount under the settlement with MasterCard Inc covers costs that banks incurred to reissue credit cards and debit cards to customers as a result of...

  • London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:57 PM ET
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    London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

  • April 15- SanDisk Corp forecast a steeper-than-expected fall in full-year revenue and said it plans to cut jobs to reduce costs, as the data storage products maker struggles to meet demand for its flash-based memory products. Shares of SanDisk, which makes products for cloud computing and datacenters as well as for smartphones and other mobile devices, fell 6...

  • Panera Bread to sell cafes, increase buyback Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:40 PM ET

    April 15- Bakery cafe operator Panera Bread Co said it would sell and refranchise 73 company-owned cafes and increase its share buyback program to $750 million. The St. Louis- based company recently launched a program called Panera 2.0 in an effort aimed at delivering faster, more accurate service, particularly at peak hours when long lines can drive away...

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- A Republican lawmaker pushing to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday he was confident the export credit agency would get a lifeline before a June 30 deadline, based on "positive interactions" he has had with Ex-Im critic Jeb Hensarling. Hensarling, chairman of the House of Representatives committee with jurisdiction...

  • April 15- Texas- based Internet provider Alamo Broadband Inc filed a lawsuit on Wednesday asking the federal appeals court based in New Orleans to block new web traffic regulations from the Federal Communications Commission.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- Iraq has decided to issue $5 billion in international bonds and is negotiating the terms, Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Wednesday, in an effort to relieve the pressure of low oil prices on the government's finances. "We are negotiating with Citibank and Deutsche Bank on that," Zebari said at a meeting with reporters in...

  • April 15- Target Corp said it had agreed to reimburse about $19 million to financial institutions who had issued MasterCard- branded cards that were a part of the massive data breach at the retailer in 2013.. The amount under the settlement with MasterCard Inc covers costs that banks incurred to reissue credit cards and debit cards to customers as a result of the...

  • Payout from BP oil spill settlement tops $5 bln Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    April 15- The administrator overseeing a BP Plc fund to compensate people and businesses claiming they were harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said on Wednesday more than $5 billion has been paid out. A total of $5.037 billion has been paid to 62,162 claimants, the administrator, Patrick Juneau, said in a statement on his website for spill claims.

  • WASHINGTON, April 15- The United States will further engage China to encourage a Beijing- led development bank to embrace high governance standards, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. Beijing aims to use the AIIB to boost its global clout, and Washington's warnings failed to avert a diplomatic blow suffered when European allies such as Britain, France and Germany...

  • APPEALS COURT IN NEW ORLEANS SEEKING TO BLOCK FCC INTERNET RULES- COURT PAPERS.

  • Walgreens said it will improve pricing and promotions while driving the performance of brands such as No7, Boots Pharmaceuticals and Well at Walgreens. Walgreens also emphasized strategic advantages from its pharmaceutical wholesale business, which allows the company to enter new markets more rapidly than its retail business. "In November our senior...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Creditors of Puerto Rico's troubled power authority, PREPA, will give the utility another 15 days leeway under an agreement aimed at staving off a messy default, PREPA confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. Creditors accepted that proposal, PREPA said, as the sides debate how to restructure PREPA's $9 billion in debt. Earlier PREPA said the...

  • *EU sends Google antitrust charge sheet over shopping searches. *Google says its products foster competition, help consumers. It also started another antitrust investigation into the Android mobile operating system, a key element in Google's strategy to maintain revenues from online advertising as people switch from Web browser searches to smartphone...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- Shares of Virtu Financial Inc, an electronic market maker that postponed its IPO a year ago amid the furor over Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys," are slated to begin trading on Thursday in a possible sign that public angst over "high-frequency" trading is waning. The New York- based company was thrust into a firestorm in April 2014 after Lewis' book...

  • April 15- Party City Holdco Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $17 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the largest U.S. party goods retailer at about $1.97 billion. The company's IPO will raise about $372 million at that price, the high end of an expected range of $15- $17 per share. Operating in the $10 billion retail party goods industry, the...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The European Union launched an antitrust probe on Wednesday into Google Inc's Android system, and if recent history is any indicator, the shares of the Internet services company might have trouble until the issue is resolved. Intel Corp fell about 35 percent during an EU investigation between July 2007 and May 2009. The EU initiated three...

  • April 15- Party City Holdco Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $17 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the largest U.S. party goods retailer at about $1.97 billion. The company's IPO will raise about $372 million at that price, the high end of an expected range of $15- $17 per share. Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley...

  • April 15- Hudson City Bancorp faces a U.S. government investigation into discriminatory lending practices, Bloomberg reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Justice Department and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are examining whether the bank violated the Fair Housing Act, Bloomberg reported, adding that a preliminary CFPB...

  • April 15- Etsy Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $16 per share, a market source told Reuters, valuing the online retailer of handmade goods and craft supplies at about $1.78 billion. The New York- based company's IPO raised about $266.66 million at that price, the top end of its expected range of $14- $16 per share. Besides Accel Partners, the company's...