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  • *Germany's DAX index hits one-month high. *Volumes seen thin as UK, U.S. markets shut. LONDON, May 30- Germany's DAX share index climbed to a one-month high on Monday, with some investors betting that the euro's relative weakness against the U.S. dollar would underpin German exporters.

  • *European stocks rise, Germany's DAX hits 1- mth high. LONDON, May 30- European shares hit one-month highs on Monday, while the dollar index rose to a two-month peak after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States may be around the corner. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was 0.1 percent higher, while...

  • LONDON, May 30- European shares steadied in thin trading on Monday, with the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike coming sooner rather than later prompting investors to avoid strong bets. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was flat by 0710 GMT, while Germany's DAX was up 0.07 percent and France's CAC fell 0.1 percent. Trading volumes were expected to be...

  • *Wall Street rises ahead of U.S. TOKYO, May 30- Asian shares edged down on Monday while the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States could be around the corner. Financial spreadbetters predicted Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to each open up 0.7 percent, after Friday's gains on...

  • *OPEC meeting not expected to impact output. SINGAPORE, May 30- Oil prices dipped on Monday as a strong dollar weighed on markets and Canadian oil sands production was expected to increase this week. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $49.21 per barrel at 0453 GMT, down 12 cents from their last settlement.

  • BEIJING— China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV...

  • *OPEC meeting this week not expected to impact output. SINGAPORE, May 30- Oil prices edged up in early trading on Monday as the peak demand U.S. summer driving season officially kicks off just as its crude production falls to its lowest level since September 2014. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $49.44 per barrel at 0108 GMT, up 11 cents from...

  • *Boeing mulls offering larger LEAP engine on largest 737 MAX. *Boeing looking at pair of mid-market jets with 220-260 seats. PARIS/ NEW YORK, May 29- Boeing is considering a plan to put a larger engine on its biggest narrowbody airliner in an effort to blunt the runaway success of a rival Airbus jet that outsells it by four to one, industry sources said.

  • TORONTO, May 29- Suncor Energy Inc's facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, are expected to partially restart by the end of the week, the company said on Sunday, the latest sign Canadian oil sands producers are coming back online after a massive wildfire. The start-up of Suncor's base plant and MacKay River sites is under way, with "initial production" expected...

  • NEW YORK, May 29- ConAgra Foods' stock could climb up to 30 percent in the coming months as the U.S. packaged food company seeks to shed businesses, improve existing brands and achieve lower overheads, Barron's said in its latest online edition. Without Lamb Weston, the Omaha- based company would remain the second biggest U.S. frozen entree producer and top maker of...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— Tenants at a Salt Lake City apartment complex are not giving "likes" to a Facebook-centric condition to their lease. KSL-TV reports that tenants at City Park Apartments received a notice on their doors late last week about a contractual add-on involving Facebook. A message left at the office of City Park Apartments was not immediately returned...

  • That's what New York real estate experts have dubbed a lineup of a half-dozen new superluxury skyscrapers overlooking Central Park that are home to some of the world's most expensive apartments. One penthouse on the 89th and 90th floors of a skyscraper near Carnegie Hall that went for more than $100 million seems almost a bargain compared to what will appear...

  • LENEXA, Kan.— A Lenexa- based jewelry company that was one of the Kansas City area's more successful startups when it was founded about two decades ago has announced its plans to close. Silpada Designs Inc. says its business model that involved jewelry-sales parties hosted at home has become outdated. Andrea Carroll, the company's vice president of design,...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's treasurer is accusing the governor of killing a signature bill in 2014 that would have assured the future of his online database of government spending. Mandel, a former and likely future U.S. Senate candidate, also backed a different White House contender this year. Marco Rubio while all Ohio's other GOP statewide officials supported...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Beer-buying Pennsylvanians are seeing a growing number of options where they can pick up a six-pack or two, though Pennsylvania still remains home to some of the nation's most restrictive beer sales laws. The evolving options for buying beer in Pennsylvania— primarily at convenience stores and supermarkets— aren't the result of more liberal...

  • NEW YORK— Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while "X-Men: Apocalypse" debuted on top with an estimated $65 million. The anticipated showdown of the two big-budget films turned out to be little contest for 20th Century Fox's latest "X-Men"...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 29- Fox's "X-Men: Apocalypse" and Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" squared off over Memorial Day weekend, but both blockbuster hopefuls emerged bruised from this box office clash of the titans. The fantasy adventure will try to staunch the bleeding overseas, where "Alice Through the Looking Glass" grossed an estimated $65 million from such...

  • Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a bill to improve access to Small Business Administration programs for members of the National Guard and Reserves. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, would restructure the programs so that they are not limited to periods of conflict, reflecting the shift reserve forces have experienced over the past decade from a strategic reserve to an...

  • Candice Kashani graduated from law school debt-free this spring, thanks to a modern twist on an age-old arrangement. Now, almost three years and several sugar daddies later, Kashani is set to graduate from Villanova University free and clear, while some of her peers are burdened with six-digit debts. Lynn Comella, an associate professor of gender and sexuality...

  • Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Bismarck, ND, on May 26.

    A judge ordered the release of Trump University documents in a lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by Donald Trump.