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  • NEW YORK, April 28- The yen surged on Thursday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets by declining to boost its stimulus, battering Japanese stocks and briefly weighing on markets in the United States and Europe. "I think the odds of were half and half, but the most surprising point is that the markets seemed to have been surprised," said Masashi Murata, a currency...

  • NEW YORK— What's in your 401? For more of us, the answer is just a single fund. A record $69 billion flowed into target-date funds last year, giving them $763 billion in total assets, according to Morningstar.

  • Southwest Airlines generally keeps to its schedule but American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines make many changes during that time. Let's say a family is flying from Orlando home to Boston. But that flight is $60 more per person than the 9 a.m. flight.

  • April 28- Viacom Inc has narrowed the number of bidders for a minority stake in its Paramount Pictures movie studio from more than 40 to a handful and expects to begin negotiations late next month, Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman told analysts on Thursday morning. The owner of networks including Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon said domestic ad...

  • LONDON— Christie's is selling a Lucian Freud painting of his pregnant daughter as part of a sale representing centuries of British portraiture. Other lots include Joshua Reynolds' 1778 "Portrait of Lucy Long," valued at up to 3 million pounds and Lord Leighton's "Golden Hours" from 1864. The works will be exhibited in London, Hong Kong and New York before the sale.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- The U.S. dollar pared losses against the yen on Thursday, but was still on track to notch its biggest daily loss against the Japanese currency in eight months, after U.S. consumer spending data provided some optimism on the U.S. economic outlook. The euro was last down 2.6 percent against the yen at 122.98 yen, also after hitting a 10- day low of 122.56...

  • NEW YORK— The Kindle Oasis is Amazon's sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet— and at $290, unnecessary unless you're a die-hard reader. Though the Oasis has a lot going for it, I didn't find any feature that sucked me in or won me over after a few days toting around three Kindles in New York. Here's how the Oasis compares with the $100 Paperwhite and the $200 Voyage:.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Oil markets steadied on Thursday after scaling 2016 highs for a third day in a row on the back of a weak dollar as investors looked beyond record high U.S. crude inventories and relentless pumping by major producers to the prospect of future demand. Brent futures were up 36 cents at $47.54 a barrel by 10:49 a.m. EDT, after setting a year-to-date...

  • April 28- AbbVie Inc placed another bet on new cancer drugs on Thursday with a $5.8 billion deal, as it seeks new sources of revenue ahead of patent expirations on its flagship $14 billion- a-year Humira arthritis drug. Shares of AbbVie fell 7.3 percent immediately after it announced the deal but pared losses to trade down only 1.7 percent at $59.64 later on...

  • *Says integration of Freescale going well. The company, which completed its nearly $12 billion acquisition of Freescale last year, told investors it expects to outperform its peers until 2019 by growing at a compound annual rate of between 5 and 7 percent. The world's top maker of automotive electronics had earlier said it expected Freescale to be accretive to...

  • Just weeks after the collapse of Pfizer's controversial deal to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan and move its headquarters to Ireland, company executives faced sharp criticism from shareholders at their annual meeting. Rules issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on April 5 eliminated most of the Allergan deal's financial incentives and forced New York-...

  • NEWARK, N.Y. _ Ultralife Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $299,000. On a per-share basis, the Newark, New York- based company said it had net income of 2 cents. Ultralife shares have dropped 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Warren Buffett, who pitched newspapers as a teenage delivery boy, may be entering the final stretch of his " Woodstock for Capitalists," after cutting back his involvement in the event and opening it up for an online audience. In 2015, the world's third-richest person celebrated perhaps his final milestone anniversary at Berkshire, as more than...

  • *U.S. to sell $28 bln 7- year debt, $15 bln floating-rate notes. NEW YORK, April 28- Longer-dated U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department will sell $15 billion in two-year floating-rate notes at 11:30 a.m. and $28 billion seven-year fixed-rate debt at 1 p.m..

  • NEW YORK _ Hudson Global Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.5 million in its first quarter. For the current quarter ending in July, Hudson Global said it expects revenue in the range of $105 million to $115 million. Keywords: Hudson Global, Earnings Report.

  • April 28- JetBlue Airways Corp said Thursday that it will start six round-trip flights per weekday between New York's space-constrained LaGuardia airport and Boston, in a bid to capture business travelers on the heavily trafficked route.

  • BROOKLYN, N.Y. _ Dime Community Bancshares Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $50 million. On a per-share basis, the Brooklyn, New York- based company said it had profit of $1.36. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DreamWorks stockholders will receive $41 for each share they own. DreamWorks will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures. "In addition to the cartoon franchises, DreamWorks also owns what Comcast called a" thriving TV operation "with its AwesomenessTV network of online video creators and a lengthy...

  • NEW YORK _ Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $27.8 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 75 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BEIJING, April 28- China Eastern Airlines on Thursday placed an order for 35 wide-body jets from Boeing Co and Airbus Group, as the Shanghai- based carrier continues to build its long-haul fleet amid the country's outbound travel boom. Chinese airlines are adding flights to New York, Paris and Sydney from inland cities, while opening new routes to smaller cities...