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  • WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for March, 8:30 a.m.. MADRID— National Statistics Institute releases 1st- quarter economic growth figures.

  • MADRID— Spain's unemployment rate edged up to 21 percent in the first quarter from 20.9 percent the previous quarter— negative economic news as the country looks headed toward its second general election in six months. The release comes as Spain heads almost certainly toward fresh elections June 26 as the May 2 deadline for a new government to be in place...

  • WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.. BERLIN— Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases April unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

  • *Spaniards angered by need for repeat elections. MADRID, April 27- Spaniards expressed dismay on Wednesday at the failure of their politicians to form a coalition government after four months of haggling, forcing new elections that opinion polls suggest may not break the deadlock. With no stable government in sight, a state-controlled Spanish airport...

  • *Net profit in Brazil falls 25 pct. Overall group profit at the euro zone's biggest bank beat average analyst forecasts, despite it reporting a near 5 percent slide in net profit in the first quarter due to a deepening recession and falling currency in Brazil, its second-biggest market. Profit also dipped in Britain, the Madrid- based bank's largest market, once...

  • *Spain, Britain and Mexico units struggle. MADRID, April 27- Spanish utility Iberdrola posted a 6 percent drop in first-quarter core profit to 2 billion euros, hit by declines in Spain, Britain and Mexico that more than offset growth in the United States. For now, however, EBITDA at the regulated business was down 8 percent in Britain, 0.6 percent in Spain and 28.9...

  • *Net profit in Brazil falls 25 pct. MADRID, April 27- Spain's Banco Santander, the euro zone's biggest bank, posted a near 5 percent fall in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, hit by a deepening recession in Brazil, but beat analysts' forecasts and boosted its capital ratio. The bank makes about a fifth of its profit in Brazil, its second-biggest market, and a falling...

  • Treasury Under Secretary Nathan Sheets participates in "U.S.- China Economic Engagement in 2016: A Conversation on China" before the 7th Annual China Business Conference hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce- 2130 GMT. NEW YORK- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech to the Investment Industry Association of Canada and Securities Industry and...

  • BRUSSELS, April 25- EU competition regulators will veto CK Hutchison Holdings's 10.3 billion-pound deal to buy O2 UK from Spanish group Telefonica to become Britain's biggest mobile network operator, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Hutchison, controlled by Asia's richest man Li Ka- shing, had always faced an uphill battle getting EU...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 24- With a rusting steel mill in its center, this Pennsylvania city would seem fertile ground for Donald Trump's campaign and its vision of a declining America that only he can fix. Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley region around it have filled new industrial parks with e-commerce companies, white collar businesses fleeing New York's high...

  • European stocks down

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including European autos dragging down the region's market.

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m.; Standard& Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set...

  • European markets close post-ECB

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the ECB's news conference and agitation in the euro/U.S. dollar.

  • Spain and Ireland are two countries in the euro zone that have gone months without a government, raising concerns for the country's economy.

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 21 NEW YORK- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to deliver remarks at the United Nations' How the financial system can support delivery of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals, including for employment and growth, investment, and climate action'- 1400 GMT. Speakers: Czech National Bank Governor Miroslav Singer, European Central...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, April 20- Ck Hutchison Holdings will not offer EU regulators further concessions to secure a takeover of Telefonica's O2 and is ready to challenge a rejection of its bid, sources familiar with the matter said. The Hong-Kong- based group still hopes to persuade the European Commission to allow its 10.3 billion pound bid to become Britain's biggest...

  • European stocks flat ahead of ECB

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including markets awaiting the ECB meeting on Thursday and the EU levying antitrust charges against Google.

  • MADRID— An official with Spain's tax authority says Germany has provided a list of Spaniards with Swiss bank accounts and that officials are investigating to determine whether those on the list complied with income tax laws. Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia state said last week it gave Spain and more than 20 other European nations the list of people and...

  • MONTECRISTI, Ecuador— A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador before dawn Wednesday morning, a 6.1 magnitude jolt that was the strongest aftershock since a lethal earthquake killed hundreds of people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was centered offshore, 25 kilometers west of the devastated beach town of Muisne, at 3:33 a.m. local time.

  • Europe stabilizes, Carney on Brexit risks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including Bank of England Governor Mark Carney saying "Brexit risks may be manifesting."