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  • MEXICO CITY, May 2- Mexico's federal competition commission approved Aeromexico's $1.5 billion joint venture with Delta Airlines with certain conditions, Aeromexico said in a filing on Monday. One of Cofece's conditions is that eight pairs of slots in the Mexico City airport must be given up, Aeromexico said in a filing to Mexico's stock exchange.

  • THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $1.03 billion in its first quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.19 per share. Anadarko Petroleum shares have climbed nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has increased...

  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $35.6 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Texas Roadhouse shares have risen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $38.5 million in its first quarter. The Cambridge, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 33 cents per share. Keywords: Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Earnings Report.

  • MONTREAL, May 2- The leader of the separatist party in Canada's French-speaking province of Quebec stepped down on Monday less than a year after being elected, saying he needed to choose family over work. The abrupt resignation of Parti Quebecois leader Pierre Karl Peladeau, 54, a former chief executive of Quebec's largest media company, Quebecor Inc, led to...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Extra Space Storage Inc. on Monday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 84 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in July, Extra Space Storage expects its per-share funds from operations to range from...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass. _ Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $103 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.08 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.6 million.

  • OLATHE, Kan. _ NIC Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $12.9 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $75.3 million.

  • A study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs includes a list of the 10 U.S. hospitals with the highest profit from patient care services in fiscal year 2013.. To calculate the rankings, co-authors Ge Bai of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and Gerard F. Anderson of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore,...

  • CHICAGO— Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital tax exemptions are headed for a contentious court battle that soon could determine whether medical facilities are paying their fair share of taxes. The research comes as cities in New Jersey, Michigan and Wisconsin...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The more protectionist trade policy being pushed by U.S. presidential candidates could deal a heavy blow to the global economy, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Monday. While not naming candidates by name, Guajardo referred to a proposal by Republican front runner Donald Trump to levy a 35 percent tariff on many Mexican...

  • "Beans were down early... but came roaring back higher, lead by the meal, and backstopped by a weaker U.S. dollar," Charlie Sernatinger, global head of grain futures at ED&F Man Capital, said in a note to clients. Analysts were waiting for reports from the Wheat Quality Council's annual tour of Kansas this week for confirmation that ample moisture was bolstering...

  • *Dollar steadies after touching 18- month low of 106.14 yen. NEW YORK, May 2- The dollar edged up against the yen on Monday following its biggest weekly loss in more than seven years, but it declined against other major currencies, particularly the euro, which was helped by stronger German manufacturing data. "It's a difficult process for the BOJ to manage," said...

  • *Apollo Education jumps on raised buyout offer. May 2- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, rebounding from losses last week, with gains in Berkshire Hathaway boosting the financial sector. "What we're seeing now is the market bouncing back after selling off on disappointment on the central bank front late last week," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New...

  • *Rising share prices reduce demand for Treasuries Yields rise as jobs data, Fed policy in focus. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. "I think perhaps people were positioning for a weaker number, given the weakness in some of the regional indicators," said Gennadiy Goldberg, an interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— The most expensive lunch in the world will go on sale again next month when Warren Buffett auctions off a private meal. Buffett has raised more than $20.2 million for the Glide Foundation that helps the homeless in San Francisco over the past 16 years. The winner can invite up to seven friends to join the lunch at Smith& Wollensky steakhouse in New York...

  • The familiar campaigns are overseen by USDA but paid for by the industries that vote to organize them. In a non-binding report accompanying the agriculture spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee urged USDA to recognize that the campaigns are "not agencies of the federal government" and therefore should not be subject to information requests...

  • SYDNEY/ LONDON, May 2- Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided over whether he really was the elusive person who has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto until now. But Wright made no reference to the row in a BBC interview identifying himself as...

  • EXCLUSIVE-THE JBG COMPANIES IS IN NEGOTIATIONS TO MERGE WITH NEW YORK REIT- SOURCES.

  • The previous Conservative government, which the Liberals defeated in October, had promised before the last election to compensate dairy, poultry and egg farmers a total of C $4.3 billion over 15 years for losses under the European Union trade deal as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Under Canada's free trade deal with the European Union, which the...