Jack Markell nominated James Vaughn, a 15- year veteran of the state's Superior Court, to the Delaware Supreme Court, which plays a key role in interpreting U.S. corporate law. Vaughn has served since 2004 as president of the Superior Court, which hears criminal and civil cases and appeals from the Court of Common Pleas.» Read More
BRASILIA, April 9- Brazil's inflation rose at the fastest pace for March in 11 years, challenging a potential central bank plan to stop raising interest rates soon and complicating President Dilma Rousseff's chances of re-election. Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price index jumped 0.92 percent from February, topping all 37 forecasts in a Reuters poll.
*Alcoa higher in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks were set for a modestly higher open on Wednesday, putting the S&P 500 on track for a second straight advance, in the wake of earnings from Alcoa and ahead of the minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN TELLS GAZPROM TO HOLD OFF ON DEMANDING UKRAINE PAY IN ADVANCE FOR GAS.
DAKAR, April 9- South Africa should be able to snatch back the top spot in global ferrochrome production from China within five years thanks to cost-cutting, says one of Africa's biggest producers, International Ferro Metals.
EPS $3.95- $4.15 vs est $3.95. April 9- Constellation Brands Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of beers such as Corona and Modelo in the United States.
DUBAI, April 9- Iran should continue talks with world powers to end a long-running nuclear dispute, but without ceding any of the gains made by its nuclear programme, the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader was reported as saying on Wednesday.
April 9- Halozyme Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered a halt on a study of its drug delivery system in pancreatic cancer patients, barely a week after the company voluntarily stopped the trial. The company's shares fell about 3 percent to $8.06 in trading before the bell.
MUMBAI, April 9- India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd plans to begin phasing out sales of generic drugs branded as Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd products in the United States after completing a $3.2 billion takeover of its loss-making rival, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
TOKYO, April 9- Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings slashed the estimated price of its initial public offering by as much as a third on Wednesday, leading its top shareholder Cerberus to forego an exit from an often fraught relationship.
TORONTO, April 9- Barrick Gold Corp's push to improve governance has won the approval of proxy advisor ISS, which is recommending that clients vote with the board at the miner's annual meeting, according to a report obtained by Reuters. Institutional Shareholder Services is recommending a vote in favor of Barrick's revamped executive compensation plan.
BEIJING, April 9- Microsoft Corp has partnered Lenovo Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to provide software security services for Windows XP users in China, after the U.S. tech firm stopped updating the operating system.
MOSCOW, April 9- A surge in capital outflows from Russia underscores how international tensions over Ukraine are adding to the woes of Russia's already struggling economy. "Of course it's the conflict with Ukraine and the uncertainty about potential operations in eastern Ukraine that triggered such big outflows," said Alexei Devyatov, economist at Uralsib.
*Russia seeks to reassure West, Ukraine over troops. LONDON, April 9- Brent crude rose towards $108 a barrel as rising tension between Russia and Ukraine overshadowed the bearish impact of a steep rise in crude oil stockpiles in the United States.
MOSCOW, April 9- Russia's biggest gold miner Polyus Gold is considering delisting from London, Kommersant newspaper said on Wednesday, which would make it the first Russian company to heed a call by officials to bring assets home to survive Western sanctions.
Families, on average, expect to spend $978 this year on the prom, the annual rite of passage for American high schoolers, which is basically just a big dance, according to a survey released today by Visa Inc. That's down 14 percent from last year.
NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.
*Dollar gains foothold after biggest one-day fall in months. *Crown hit by signs central bank to cut rates. LONDON, April 9- The Swedish crown was the major mover on developed currency markets on Wednesday, falling half a percent against the euro after the Riksbank signalled it was moving closer to cutting interest rates.