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  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • TOKYO- Bank of Japan will release the minutes of its March monetary policy meeting. YOKOHAMA, Japan Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao will speak at Global Think Tank Summit ahead of ADB's annual meeting in Yokohama. OSLO- Norges Bank Governor Oystein Olsen and Chief Executive Officer Yngve Slyngstad...

  • BOSTON, April 28- The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial Corp on Friday, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices that harmed thousands of homeowners in the state. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, came a week after the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Florida attorney...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • The House Transportation Committee has summoned United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz to testify at the hearing aimed at determining "what can be done to improve the flying experience." The Chicago- based carrier also said it aimed to reduce overbooking and decrease instances of involuntary denied boarding to "as close to zero as possible. David Dao, 69, who was...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Don't look for the outperformance of growth stocks to fade any time soon, as long as corporate earnings continue to improve and hopes remain for stronger economic growth. Growth stocks- whose profits are expected to grow at a faster pace than the broader market- are also outperforming their value counterparts in Asia and Europe.

  • HOUSTON, April 28- Phillips 66 expects its refineries to run in the mid-90 percent range of their combined capacity in the second quarter, according to a document prepared for a Friday morning conference call with Wall Street analysts to discuss first quarter earnings. Phillips 66' s refineries ran at 84 percent of capacity in the first quarter, primarily due to...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink on Friday sounded another warning on the U.S. economy after the government reported anemic growth in the first quarter. "We're actually decelerating," Fink, whose firm is the world's biggest asset manager, said during a talk at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal on April 9 of a passenger from a Chicago flight, an incident that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The chief executive of United Airlines Inc will testify before a House panel on Tuesday in the aftermath of the forced removal of a passenger from a Chicago flight on April 9 that drew international condemnation. The House Transportation Committee will hear from United chief executive Oscar Munoz, along with the airline's president,...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- U.S. corn and soybean futures fell on Friday on the prospect of dry weather for key Midwest production areas in early May which would give farmers access to fields during a crucial planting window, traders said. "Nearly week of drying ahead then allows recovery in most of Midwest, limits risk for standing water in corn/wheat," Commodity Weather...

  • CHICAGO— Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery was 9.40 cents higher at $4.1640 a bushel; May corn was off 2.40 cents at $3.58 a bushel; May oats was up 3.40 cents at $2.26 a bushel while May soybeans fell 6.80 cents to $9.4140 a bushel. April live cattle was 4.28 cents higher at $1.3718 a pound; April feeder...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • TREASURY YIELDS HOLD AT HIGHER LEVELS AFTER SURPRISE INCREASE IN CHICAGO PMI IN APRIL, 10- YEAR YIELD AT 2.314 PCT.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, April 28- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Friday, on track for their biggest weekly gain since early February, with worries about freezing temperatures in U.S. wheat belts fuelling a rebound from price lows this week. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active wheat contract was up 0.5 percent by 1146 GMT at $4.33-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • PARIS/ SINGAPORE, April 28- Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Friday, on track for their biggest weekly gain since early February, with worries about freezing temperatures in U.S. wheat belts fueling a rebound from price lows this week. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most active wheat contract was up 0.5 percent by 1146 GMT at $4.33-1/ 4 a bushel.

  • CHICAGO _ Ventas Inc. on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Chicago, said it had funds from operations of $351.7 million, or $1.04 per share, in the period. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.02 per share.

  • CHICAGO _ Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $34.4 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 79 cents per share. Hill-Rom shares have increased 32 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SINGAPORE, April 28- Chicago wheat futures were on track on Friday to end the week with the biggest gain since early February, with prices underpinned by concerns over freezing temperatures threatening the U.S. winter crop. The Chicago Board Of Trade's most-active wheat contract is up 2.7 percent this week, the biggest gain in 11 weeks. Low temperatures in...

  • SYDNEY, April 28- U.S. wheat edged higher on Friday as unfavourable weather forecasts stoked fears of production losses, pushing the grain towards it biggest one-week rise in nearly three months. *The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday reported net corn export sales hit a three-week high last week and soybean sales hit a one-month peak, with old-crop...