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  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Earnings beats lift Wall St at open Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:35 AM ET

    April 21- U.S. stock opened higher on Tuesday as a spate of companies beat lowered expectations, helping to ease fears of a disappointing earnings quarter.

  • PARIS, April 21- Proxy advisory firms are threatening to block key financial resolutions at French aerospace group Safran, opening a second front in a battle between the French government and institutional investors over a new corporate law. Safran has been able to sidestep the row over "one share, one vote" at companies such as Renault because it already has a...

  • LONDON, April 21- AstraZeneca's recently approved ovarian cancer drug Lynparza, or olaparib, can also help men with prostate cancer, according to new clinical trial results on Tuesday. AstraZeneca has flagged olaparib as a potential $2- billion- a-year seller, based on ongoing Phase III studies in ovarian, breast, gastric and pancreatic cancers.

  • April 21- Baker Hughes Inc, which is being bought by Halliburton Co for $35 billion, said it expects "unfavorable market conditions" to persist in the second quarter as drillers turn off more rigs, intensifying a glut in oilfield services. The rig count in North America, a region that accounts for 44 percent of Baker Hughes' revenue, has halved to 1,000 so far this year.

  • SHENZHEN, China, April 21- China can only ensure its information security in the long run if it keeps its market open to the best technology products, be they foreign or domestic, Huawei's rotating chief executive Eric Xu told Reuters on Tuesday. Xu's remarks are a rare example of a top Chinese CEO openly questioning the direction of Beijing's information...

  • April 21- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, reported a better-than-expected profit as revenue from its digital business soared. Gannett said in August that it would spin off its print operations, including USA Today, joining a host of media companies separating slower-growing publishing assets from TV and digital properties. Net income attributable to...

  • EU's Juncker wants greater Greek effort in debt talks Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    VIENNA, April 21- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged Greece on Tuesday to step up efforts to strike a deal with its international creditors, warning that talks had not reached a stage at which they could come to a quick positive end. "We are absolutely not satisfied with the course of talks so far. There is urgent need for greater efforts on the...

  • *Gazeta Wyborcza daily reports Raytheon won $5 bln tender. WARSAW, April 21- Poland looks set to award a total of $8 billion in military contracts to Raytheon of the United States and Europe's Airbus, local media and industry sources said on Tuesday, striking a transatlantic balance as it faces rising tensions with Russia. And in what seems likely to be its biggest...

  • Released just days before the April 24 deadline for public comment on newly proposed FAA drone regulations, the report's sponsors include companies that are involved in drone technology or hope to use the devices to cope with hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires and other disasters. The sponsors include Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp, United Parcel Service...

  • UPDATE 1-Teva makes $82 per share offer for Mylan Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    TEL AVIV/ NEW YORK, April 21- Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said on Tuesday that it had proposed buying rival Mylan for $82.00 per share in a mix of stock and cash.

  • April 21- U.S. miner Arch Coal Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and cut its full-year production forecast for both power-generating and steel-making coal. The company, which mines coal in various regions in the United States such as Powder River Basin, Appalachia, Colorado and Illinois, said average sales price fell to $19.18 per ton in the...

  • ATYRAU, Kazakhstan, April 21- Kazakhstan's leading oil producer has slowed its expansion plans further and cut planned spending this year in response to lower oil prices, a senior executive at Chevron's joint venture Tengizchevroil said. Kazakhstan's government reviewed Tengiz's expansion project in October 2014 and was unhappy with TCO's plans to...

  • Midwestern firm Wealth Enhancement Group as Lightyear seeks another windfall good investment in the wealth management market. Marron said Wealth Enhancement Group has strong leaders and a team-based approach that will enable it to grow quickly to the scale of a firm like Cetera. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lightyear will purchase the stake...

  • USA Today publisher Gannett's revenue rises 5 pct Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    April 21- Gannett Co Inc, publisher of USA Today, reported a 5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by increased broadcasting revenue. Net income attributable to Gannett rose to $112.9 million, or 49 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 29, from $59.2 million, or 25 cents per share, a year earlier. Gannett's broadcasting revenue rose 3.8 percent to...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges above $1,200 as dollar pares gains Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:23 AM ET

    *India celebrates gold-buying festival of Akshaya Tritiya. LONDON, April 21- Gold edged back above $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar pared early gains, though prices remained under pressure as a rally in global equities diverted some interest from the metal. "Gold is consolidating above its 50- day moving average after yesterday's test of it at the close."

  • Baker Hughes reports quarterly loss on $772 mln charge Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 8:17 AM ET

    April 21- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc, which is in the process of being acquired by Halliburton Co for $35 billion, posted a quarterly loss compared with a year-earlier profit as it recorded a $772 million charge related to restructuring and other items. Baker Hughes said it would cut 10,500 jobs, or 17 percent of its global workforce, up from 7,000...

  • April 21- Under Armor Inc reported a 13.4 percent fall in first-quarter profit as costs rose following a pair of acquisitions and the sports apparel maker issued an updated full-year revenue forecast that fell short of market expectations. The company, which recently dislodged Adidas AG as the No. 2 sports footwear and clothing brand by sales in the United...

  • BENGALURU, April 21- Wipro Ltd, India's third-biggest software services exporter, has appointed the son of billionaire founder Azim Premji to its board, in a long awaited promotion that moves the chairman's heir apparent closer to the top spot. Rishad Premji, eldest son and a Harvard Business School graduate, was already Wipro's chief strategy officer.

  • MOSCOW, April 21- Russia's VTB bank will apply for 300 billion roubles in government bonds as part of its capitalisation plan, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseev said on Tuesday.

  • April 21- Kimberly-Clark Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit as it cut costs and raised prices for its personal care products, such as Huggies diapers and Poise and Depend adult diapers. Kimberly-Clark also benefited from cost savings of $10 million due to a restructuring program started in 2014.. Net income attributable to...