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May 6- Discovery Communications Inc reported a 22 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong advertising growth in its international networks. Net income available to Discovery Communications fell marginally to $230 million, or 66 cents per share, in the quarter ended March 31 from $231 million, or 63 cents per share, a year earlier.
LONDON, May 6- Senior management from U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca will be called before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions on a potential takeover deal, the committee chairman said on Tuesday.
May 6- Office Depot Inc said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States as shoppers shift their office supply purchases to e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores. Office Depot, which also reported a quarterly net loss, said it expects to close 150 stores this year.
LONDON, May 6- Euro zone business activity picked up at its fastest pace in almost three years at the start of the second quarter, surveys found, while retail sales showed a surprise pick up in March.
*Group of European countries to commit to transactions tax. BRUSSELS, May 6- France and Germany led a group of countries on Tuesday in pushing for a tax on financial trading although the levy is set to fall far short of what was pledged at the height of the financial crisis and may be pared back further.
Net income attributable to the company's shareholders slid to $152.1 million, or 76 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $333.7 million, or $1.63 per share, a year earlier.
*Violence in Odessa spreads unrest across south. KRAMATORSK/ ODESSA, Ukraine, May 6- Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine each accusing the other side of tearing the country apart.
May 6- BCE Inc, Canada's largest telecommunications company, reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit, helped by its acquisition of TV and radio content producer Astral Media and strong growth in its wireless business.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 6- In the shadow of Internet monoliths such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, it's easy to forget that Silicon Valley got its start from hard-scrabble tinkerers building radios, microchips and other devices. Google in January acquired four-year-old smart thermostat maker Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.
NEW YORK, May 6- Hedge fund mogul David Tepper had a case of deja vu when he ranked as the best paid hedge fund manager for the second year running by earning $3.5 billion in 2013 with a savvy bet on airline stocks, according to a new ranking. Tepper, who runs Appaloosa Management, was followed in second place by Steven A. Cohen, who earned $2.4 billion.
Inland refiners such as Western Refining, HollyFrontier Corp and Marathon Petroleum Corp are benefiting from easy access to cheap shale crude, boosting their refining margins.
BRITISH PARLIAMENT'S SCIENCE COMMITTEE WANTS TO SPEAK TO PFIZER AND ASTRAZENECA BOSSES NEXT WEEK ON POTENTIAL TAKEOVER- COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.
BRITISH PARLIAMENT'S SCIENCE COMMITTEE TO CALL PFIZER AND ASTRAZENECA TOP MANAGEMENT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON POTENTIAL TAKEOVER- COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.
UK SCIENCE COMMITTEE WANTS' A LOT MORE INFORMATION' ON IMPACT ON UK SCIENCE BASE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FROM POTENTIAL PFIZER TAKEOVER OF ASTRAZENECA- COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN.
LONDON, May 6- AstraZeneca Plc laid out its defence against Pfizer Inc's $106 billion takeover approach on Tuesday, painting a bullish picture of its new drug pipeline and forecasting sales above $45 billion by 2023..
LONDON, May 6- Nickel rebounded on Tuesday after two days of losses as worries persisted about supply from Russia and Indonesia while stainless steel buyers were also fuelling the rally.
LONDON, May 6- Britain's dominant services sector grew in April at its fastest pace so far this year, suggesting the broader economy is picking up more speed and raising questions about the Bank of England's determination not to raise interest rates any time soon. "All the signs are that Britain is booming," said Michael Saunders, an economist with Citi in London.
CATIA LA MAR, Venezuela, May 1- The neighborhood of El Chaparral began receiving cash from the Venezuelan government in 2005. The windfall came courtesy of the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's plan to fight poverty by transferring billions of dollars in oil revenue to communities around the country.
*Barclays, Aberdeen weigh after weak updates. *DSM, Solvay boosted by brighter outlook. LONDON, May 6- European stocks were flat on Tuesday as upbeat outlook statements from chemical groups Solvay and DSM were offset by sharp falls in Barclays and Aberdeen Asset Management after weak results.
*Two years after election, Hollande says should have acted more decisively. *Radio listeners challenge him over unemployment, taxes. PARIS, May 6- France's most unpopular president in decades said on Tuesday he had some regrets and understood voters had doubts at a time of crisis- and pledged to respond by accelerating reforms to put the country back on track.