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  • CARACAS, April 14- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has offered to buy Harvest Natural Resources Inc's stake in the Petrodelta joint venture, according to a source close to PDVSA, but the Texas- based oil and gas producer later said no "fair" proposal had been made. Venezuela has twice blocked Harvest, which says on its website that it holds 32 percent of Petrodelta,...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, April 14- Labor union officials say they could postpone a vote seeking to organize 3,000 workers at Boeing Co's factory here in South Carolina if their campaign fails to gain enough traction against fierce opposition from the company and local politicians. Organizers for the International Association of Machinists are...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • Delek said it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares, valuing each share at $16.985, which is a premium of more than 8 percent to the stock's Tuesday close. Alon USA's shares were up 5 percent at $16.50 in trading after the bell on Tuesday, while Delek's shares rose 3.2 percent to $39.10. For a year after that, Delek can acquire up to 49.99 percent of Alon USA at its...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Negotiations between Puerto Rico's troubled electric power authority and a group of its creditors turned into a testy public exchange on Tuesday as an agreement to prevent a possible messy default by Wednesday's deadline proved illusive. The public dispute, highly unusual in restructuring negotiations that are normally conducted...

  • UPDATE 1-Aduro IPO pricing values drugmaker at $1 bln Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 6:23 PM ET

    Aduro, which counts Johnson& Johnson and Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG among its investors, is selling all the 7 million shares in the offering. To gain access to Aduro's cancer immunotherapy technology, Novartis last month entered into a tie-up worth about $750 million with the company. Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Inc, an affiliate of Novartis,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- AstraZeneca Plc's diabetes drug Onglyza and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.' s rival product Nesina should carry information about the risk of heart failure, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. The panel reviewed safety data on AstraZeneca's Onglyza and Takeda's Nesina. The studies were requested by...

  • President Barack Obama dropped his opposition on Tuesday to a bill giving Congress a voice on a nuclear deal with Iran after members of his Democratic Party negotiated changes to the bill that had won strong support from both parties. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama, who had said he would veto the proposed bill because it could scuttle the...

  • *India's urban population to rise to 814 million by 2050. GANDHINAGAR, India, April 15- India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western India. With an urban population set to rise by more than 400 million people...

  • Government Accountability Office identified the danger as one of several emerging cybersecurity weaknesses that the Federal Aviation Administration must address as the air traffic control systems move toward next generation technology. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta concurred with the GAO's findings and said the aviation regulator has begun...

  • April 14- A federal appeals court on Tuesday lifted an injunction that would have required Wal-Mart Stores Inc to let shareholders vote on a proposal to tighten oversight of its sale of guns with high-capacity magazines. District Judge Leonard Stark that would have required a vote at Wal-Mart's annual meeting in June. The church's proposal would have...

  • *Exor offering $130 per PartnerRe share. *PartnerRe says to review Exor proposal. MILAN, April 14- Italian holding company Exor, which controls carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, offered $6.4 billion in cash to buy Bermuda- based reinsurer PartnerRe, trumping an all-share deal with Axis Capital Holdings Ltd..

  • April 14- Aduro Biotech Inc's initial public offering has been priced at $17 per share, an underwriter said, valuing the cancer immunotherapy drug developer at about $1 billion. Aduro, which counts Johnson& Johnson and Novartis AG among its investors, is selling all the 7 million shares in the offering. The company had previously planned to sell 5 million shares...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Crude oil futures rose on Tuesday on signs of falling U.S. oil production, weakness in the dollar and tensions in the Middle East, particularly Yemen. "Today's led crude spike was spurred primarily by supportive supply side headlines suggesting a quicker production response to rig declines than previously anticipated," said Jim Ritterbusch,...

  • Delek said on Tuesday it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares and that the deal value was based on Delek's closing price of $37.90 on Tuesday. Delek said it would pay $200 million in cash, 6 million in stock and issue Alon Israel an unsecured $145 million promissory note maturing in January 2021. Delek has refineries in Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas while...

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The White House on Tuesday said Democratic President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend that he veto a pending Republican-authored bill to repeal the estate tax. The White House said in a statement that the bill to repeal the tax is a "fiscally irresponsible" measure that would "endorse the principle that the wealthiest Americans...

  • April 14- Shopify Inc, a Canadian e-commerce software maker, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of Class A common stock in Canada and the United States. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are among the major underwriters for the IPO, the company said in a filing with the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • CHICAGO, April 14- The number of U.S. poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu rose on Tuesday as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Twenty-two commercial turkey flocks in Minnesota, the leading U.S. turkey-producing state, have been infected with the H5N2 flu in...

  • Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million, based on expectations of stronger demand for its personal computer chips and continued strength in its data center business. For the full year, Intel forecast flat revenue, also in line with Wall Street's estimates. Intel said it would cut 2015 capital expenditures to $8.7...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- BlackRock Inc chief Larry Fink has asked the top executives of the 500 largest publicly listed U.S. companies urging them to take a long-term approach to create value for shareholders or risk losing his firm's support. BlackRock is the world's largest asset manager. Through March, buyback authorizations totaled $257 billion, the fastest...