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  • MELBOURNE, April 7- London copper climbed on Tuesday as markets returned after an extended break, but buying was capped by persistent concerns over slowing growth in demand in the world's top metals user. *LME copper plumbed its weakest since March 20 at $5,952.50 last week, as it struggles to regain momentum from more than 5- year lows below $5,400 tipped in late...

  • SEOUL, April 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects January-March profit to be its highest in three quarters, beating expectations and suggesting that the tech giant is on track for an earnings recovery ahead of the launch of new flagship smartphones. Operating profit likely reached 5.9 trillion won in the first quarter, the South Korean manufacturer said on...

  • MEDIA- WEILOS HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY WEIGHT WATCHERS-.

  • SINGAPORE, April 7- Gold steadied on Tuesday below a seven-week high reached the session before as the dollar regained momentum, although uncertainty about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike kept bullion above $1,200 an ounce. *Spot gold was flat at $1,213.40 an ounce, after hitting a session high of $1,224.10 on Monday, its loftiest since Feb. 17.

  • *Goldman sees little upside for $40 a barrel US crude outlook. SINGAPORE, April 7- Oil prices fell in early Asian trading on Tuesday after Goldman Sachs said that prices needed to remain low in coming months to achieve a slowdown in U.S. production growth. Brent May crude had dropped almost half a dollar to $57.65 a barrel by 0017 GMT.

  • MEDIA-KLEINER PARTNER MATT MURPHY TO LEAVE AFTER TRIAL- WSJ@.

  • TOKYO, April 7- Asian stocks followed a positive lead from Wall Street to rise on Tuesday, while the dollar held its gains after rebounding against the euro and yen on higher U.S. The region's focus fell on the Reserve Bank of Australia's policy decision due later in the session. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 percent and South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.5 percent.

  • MEDIA-INTERNAL AMERICAN APPAREL DATA SHOWS SALES ARE SLUMPING.

  • *Dollar bounces off post-payrolls troughs, euro back below $1.10. SYDNEY, April 7- The dollar firmed in Asia on Tuesday, having recovered almost all of its payroll-inspired losses as the euro came under renewed pressure. The common currency last stood at $1.0936, recoiling from Monday's $1.1036 peak.

  • SEOUL, April 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects January-March profit to be its highest in three quarters, beating market expectations and suggesting gathering earnings momentum amid firm chip sales and signs of recovery for the mobile business. Operating profit likely reached 5.9 trillion won in the first quarter, the South Korean manufacturer said on...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 20 Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BISMARCH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a breakfast meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce- 1250 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting. WASHINGTON- Federal Open Market Committee to publish the minutes of March policy meeting- 1800 GMT.

  • Argentina's securities regulator says Citibank Argentina violated local laws by striking a deal with the hedge funds. Argentina on Monday appealed a U.S. federal court order that it said "erroneously modified and extended" a ruling preventing payment on its restructured bonds under Argentine law. The case stems from a decade-long legal feud between...

  • SEOUL, April 7- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday operating profit likely fell 30.5 percent in the January-March period to 5.9 trillion won, beating expectations. The guidance, released ahead of full first-quarter figures due around end-April, compared with a 5.3 trillion won mean estimate of 41 analysts surveyed by Thomson...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- The University of Virginia fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone's retracted article "A Rape on Campus" said on Monday it planned to sue the magazine for what it called "reckless" reporting that hurt its reputation. Phi Kappa Psi's announcement came a day after a team from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism concluded in a...

  • SINGAPORE, April 7- U.S. crude futures dipped on early Asian trading on Tuesday following a sharp rally the previous session and as Goldman Sachs said it saw little upside for its $40 a barrel forecast over the next three months. Following soaring prices on Monday, the market eased in early trading on Tuesday after Goldman Sachs said in an overnight note that "U.S....

  • SAO PAULO, April 6- Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it would halt five drilling rigs under contract with Schahin. Petrobras, as the company is known, said it was informed by Schahin on April 2 that the financially strapped oil services company was planning a controlled shutdown of drilling activities at five of its rigs.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve could hold off longer on raising U.S. interest rates offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak monthly jobs report. U.S. stock markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday. "The weekend allowed market participants to see the positive side of the weak Friday number, which is...

  • Data published last week showed Britain's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the October-December period. A first official estimate of how Britain's economic fared in the initial three months of this year is due to be released on April 28, the week before May 7' s national election. A slowdown could make it harder for Prime Minister David Cameron to argue that the...

  • April 6- Starbucks Corp is expanding its employee college tuition assistance program to cover the entire cost of getting an online bachelor's degree, the chief executive of the coffee chain said on Monday. The enhanced tuition reimbursement program from Starbucks comes at a time when an improving U.S. labor market is forcing major restaurant chains and...

  • April 6- United Technologies Corp on Monday won the reversal of a $657 million judgment imposed over decades-old claims accusing its Pratt& Whitney unit of overcharging the federal government on jet engines for the military. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the government did not prove damages from false statements allegedly made by...