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  • April 21- Yahoo Inc missed Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts as slight growth in its online advertising businesses was outweighed by higher payments to websites which send readers to Yahoo. Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has revamped products and acquired a string of companies in the past two years, without reviving revenue growth.

  • April 21- Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd said it reduced its global workforce by more than 18 percent since the end of 2014 as the slump in oil prices hurt drilling activity. Nabors said on Tuesday it cut its workforce by 41 percent in its U.S. drilling operations and 26 percent in Canada. The company's revenue fell 10.5 percent to $1.42 billion in the first...

  • April 21- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to exclude a type of sage-grouse found only in California and Nevada from protection under the Endangered Species Act because of conservation plans to protect the bird, U.S. It has sound science behind it, that's the only way we can make these decisions "Jewell said at an event in Reno, Nevada, where she was...

  • TORONTO, April 21- Canadian activist firm West Face Capital Inc on Tuesday launched a proxy battle against Gran Tierra Energy and outlined plans to put up a slate of six nominees for the energy firm's board, saying that its current four-member board has failed investors. West Face, whose managed funds control roughly 9.8 percent of Gran Tierra's shares, said the...

  • LONDON, April 21- The European Union will mount a fresh bid to persuade the United States to free up the billions of euros in collateral it requires foreign reinsurers to set aside against policies. EU states agreed on Tuesday to give the bloc's executive European Commission a mandate to negotiate a regulatory pact with the United States. European reinsurers,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider, and pass, on Wednesday a long-awaited bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government without fear of lawsuits. The Senate Intelligence Committee passed its version of the legislation 14-1 in March and aides said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- To generate $40 million in gains over a period of four years, including nearly $1 million in the May 2010 U.S. stocks "flash crash," Navinder Singh Sarao used a couple of fairly simple techniques that let him push futures prices down, buy the contracts on the cheap, and then profit from the sale. Sarao never intended to make good on the orders, a...

  • April 21- Virtualization software maker VMware Inc reported its slowest revenue growth in seven quarters as IT spending remained sluggish and a stronger dollar reduced the value of overseas sales. VMware's shares fell about 2 percent to $83.60 in extended trading on Tuesday. Reuters had exclusively reported in February that its parent EMC Corp decided...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- When iconic motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc warned on Tuesday that discounting from foreign rivals would dent its profits, the message resonated beyond the motorcycle business. Honda Motor Co Ltd and Suzuki Motor Corp both currently offer $1,000 cash back on selected models. "They are taking a reasonable long-term view of the market,"...

  • BRUNSWICK, Maine, April 21- Maine Governor Paul LePage on Tuesday proposed amending the state's constitution to eliminate the income tax, telling lawmakers the strategy was the best way to make the tax cut he desires permanent. The proposal, opposed by Democrats who control the state House of Representatives, would insert language in the state's 195- year old...

  • April 21- Amgen Inc reported higher first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, driven by price increases for its biggest-selling drugs, as well as lower spending on research and development. Amgen shares, which rose 1.5 percent in regular trading, were up another 2 percent at $171.85 after hours. Amgen raised its full-year outlook for adjusted earnings per share to...

  • April 21- Yum Brands Inc, owner of KFC and Pizza Hut chains, on Tuesday said business in its biggest market China is recovering from a meat scare at one of its minor suppliers and that the division would finish the year strong. Yum is making "continued progress" in China, Chief Executive Greg Creed said in a statement. "We will deliver full-year EPS growth of at least 10...

  • *Banks to lend $100 bln for "technological renovation" in Hebei. BEIJING, April 22- Days before Beijing cut bank reserve requirements to boost lending to China's slowing economy, officials in Hebei province met with dozens of banks and steel mills to find financing to revive local industry and tackle chronic environmental problems. "Hebei is enjoying favorable...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- In a last-ditch effort to avoid trial, former American International Group Inc Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is seeking permission to ask New York's highest court to throw out the state's accounting fraud case against him. On Tuesday, Greenberg's lawyers asked that court for permission to appeal its unanimous decision to the top state...

  • April 21- Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday. Currently, Oklahoma is recording 2-1/ 2 earthquakes daily of a magnitude 3 or greater, a seismicity rate 600 times greater than observed before...

  • April 21- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc reported the slowest growth in quarterly same-restaurant sales in more than a year, hurt by the removal of pork products from some of its restaurants. The company's net income rose to $122.6 million, or $3.88 per share, from $83.1 million, or $2.64 per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected a profit of $3.66 per...

  • *Greece default worries keep investors on edge. NEW YORK, April 21- Major U.S. stock indexes lost ground on lackluster earnings reports on Tuesday, while oil fell on concerns about U.S. crude stockpiles and Saudi Arabia's announcement that it ended its military campaign in Yemen. But many investors held back as they waited for more quarterly reports and 2015...

  • April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by strong sales of its WiFi and broadband chips to handset makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Broadcom forecast revenue of $2.10 billion, plus or minus $75 million, for the second quarter ending June 30. Broadcom's net income...

  • *OIL PRICES EXTEND LOSSES AFTER API DATA Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:32 PM ET
  • Travelers, DuPont and IBM shares weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average. IBM also mentioned currency effects when it reported a fall in revenue late on Monday. DuPont ended the session 2.95 percent lower at $70.69 and IBM fell 1.14 percent to $164.26.