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  • AstraZeneca acquired drug after buying Omthera in 2013. LONDON, May 6- AstraZeneca Plc has won U.S. approval for Epanova, a new pill for heart disease, providing a welcome- but relatively minor- piece of good news as it fights a $106 billion takeover approach from Pfizer Inc.

  • AstraZeneca wins U.S. approval for heart pill Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, May 6- AstraZeneca Plc said on Tuesday it had won U.S. approval for Epanova, a new pill for heart disease, providing a welcome piece of good news as it fights a $106 billion takeover approach from Pfizer Inc..

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian share markets shuffled higher on Tuesday after promising U.S. economic news helped Wall Street to a firmer finish, though activity was again light with Tokyo still on holiday. Stock markets in India and China led the way with modest gains, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of such assaults that have raised jitters around the country.

  • SANAA/ DUBAI, May 6- Yemeni prison and interior ministry authorities had information as early as two months beforehand that al Qaeda militants were planning a prison break in the capital's main prison, documents seen by Reuters showed.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- The dollar hovered near a three-week low versus a basket of currencies on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields struggled to pull away from their recent troughs, with moves subdued in holiday-thinned trade. Against the yen, the dollar slipped 0.1 percent to about 102.02 yen, staying within sight of Monday's two-week low of 101.86 yen.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine added to geopolitical risk supporting a market that might otherwise sag due to expectations weekly data will show higher inventories in the United States.

  • *Trade data due May 8, CPI on May 9 and activity data on May 13. BEIJING, May 6- Growth in China's factory output and investment likely stabilised in April as the government uses targeted policy measures to underpin growth, while the pace of declines in exports and imports may have eased, a Reuters poll showed.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a railway station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of such assaults that have raised jitters around the country.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian share markets shuffled higher on Tuesday after promising U.S. economic news helped Wall Street to a firmer finish, though activity was again light with Tokyo still on holiday. Stock markets in India and China led the way with gains of 0.5 percent each, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party's establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals.

  • POLL-Indian services downturn eases in April - PMI Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BANGALORE, May 6- Activity in India's services industry contracted for a tenth straight month in April, pushing firms to put hiring plans on hold for the first time since November, a business survey showed on Tuesday. This points to still subdued service sector activity, "said Leif Eskesen, chief economist for India and ASEAN at HSBC.

  • China shares up on railway sector, property mixed Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:44 AM ET

    BEIJING, May 6- China shares steadied on Tuesday, with gains limited by weakness in the property sector as investors braced for any signs of financial distress among developers as the market cools.

  • SHANGHAI, May 6- China's yuan hit its strongest point in two weeks on Tuesday, as traders detected signs of central bank intervention to support the currency after it touched an 18- month low last week.

  • BEIJING, May 6- Four people have been injured in a knife attack at a railway station in southern China's Guangzhou city, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday. The police shot one of the attackers while another is on the run, the official Yangcheng Evening News reported.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine added to geopolitical risk supporting a market that might otherwise sag due to expectations weekly data will show higher inventories in the United States.

  • YOUR MONEY-How wealthy families blow their assets Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 6- The basis of modern financial management rests on the promise that you can pass along what's left to future generations. A new survey from Merrill Lynch of wealthy families who have more than $5 million in investable assets attempts to find the obstacles in the road to sustainable wealth.

  • Fiat Chrysler bets on Jeep, Alfa revamp to go global Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    DETROIT, May 6- Fiat Chrysler will build Jeeps in China and Brazil and is expected to invest billions of euros to revamp its battered Alfa Romeo sports-car brand in a bid to convince investors it can turn the newly merged automaker into a thriving global business.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, May 6- Baosteel Resources' motivation for a hostile $1 billion takeover of Australia's Aquila Resources is to jumpstart a stalled iron ore project. Baosteel is seeking to gain control of Aquila in order to get the junior company's half-share of the $7 billion West Pilbara Iron Ore Project, located in the north of Western Australia state.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- London copper edged lower on Tuesday in thin trading as markets reopened after a long holiday weekend, while dwindling nickel supplies after Indonesia's ban of ore exports pushed that metal to its loftiest in more than a week on the LME.