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  • BOWLER, Wis.— In a story April 23 about a dispute over a proposal by the Ho-Chunk Nation to expand a northern Wisconsin casino, The Associated Press reported that in 2015, Gov. Scott Walker refused to give the Menominee Nation permission to build a second casino on trust land in Kenosha after rival tribes complained. Walker blocked the land from being placed in...

  • PARIS, April 24- For investors and pundits it is the big question-mark hanging over Emmanuel Macron; the 39- year-old centrist looks certain to win a runoff for the French presidency, but how can his one-year-old upstart party win the parliamentary majority six weeks later that he needs to implement his programme? Jean-Paul Delevoye, the political veteran in...

  • HANOVER, Germany, April 24- German sporting goods company Adidas and engineering giant Siemens are teaming up to improve the production of custom-made sportswear such as trainers and speed up the process from design to finished goods. Munich- based Siemens is accelerating growth in its digital expertise, buying a string of software companies in the hope of...

  • HANOVER, Germany, April 24- German sporting goods company Adidas and engineering giant Siemens are teaming up to improve the production of custom-made sportswear such as trainers and speed up the process from design to finished goods. Munich- based Siemens is accelerating growth in its digital expertise, buying a string of software companies in the hope of...

  • HANOVER, Germany, April 24- German sporting goods company Adidas and engineering giant Siemens are teaming up to improve the production of custom-made sportswear such as trainers and speed up the process from design to finished goods. Munich- based Siemens is accelerating growth in its digital expertise, buying a string of software companies in the hope of...

  • HANOVER, Germany, April 24- German sporting goods company Adidas and engineering giant Siemens are teaming up to improve the production of custom-made sportswear such as trainers and speed up the process from design to finished goods. Munich- based Siemens is accelerating growth in its digital expertise, buying a string of software companies in the hope of...

  • CHICAGO, April 24- Chicago soybean futures climbed for a second session on Monday on short-covering and as a weaker U.S. dollar raised hopes for fresh export sales. The U.S. dollar fell on relief over Emmanuel Macron's victory against anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections. Chicago Board of Trade July soybeans...

  • NEW YORK— Samsung's latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. The new phones have received positive reviews from The Associated Press and other outlets. The S8 starts at $750, which is about $100 higher than the S7.

  • LONDON, April 24- U.S. activist investor Elliott Capital Advisors disclosed on Monday it has taken a 6.8 percent stake in WS Atkins after the British engineering and construction consultancy firm agreed to be bought in a C $3.6 billion deal. Shares in Atkins last traded on Monday at 2,100 pence a share, above SNC's offer price of 2,080 pence. After SNC made an...

  • *Dramatic policy changes in U.S., Europe have global impact. ZURICH/ LONDON, April 24- Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by uncertainty over the...

  • SAO PAULO, April 24- Johnson& Johnson, Novartis AG and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd are in talks with the controlling bloc of Brazilian drugmaker Hypermarcas SA for a buyout, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Families owning investment vehicles Igarapava Participações SA and Maiorem SA de CV, which hold a combined 34 percent of...

  • GENEVA, April 24- China has proposed tightening the rules on when countries can impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, saying their use was rising and that such charges were often misused and distorted international trade. The United States told the WTO in 2014 that China had 30 undeclared fisheries support programmes, and it has repeatedly demanded...

  • Republicans control both chambers of Congress, but a White House- backed bill to gut former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, failed to gather full party support and imploded last month. Trump is demanding that Congress include funds for the construction of the wall, which he made a key theme of his 2016 presidential...

  • LONDON, April 24- Britain's top share index jumped on Monday as banking stocks surged after centrist Emmanuel Macron came out on top in the first round of France's presidential election. Polls pointed to Macron easily beating Le Pen in the run-off on May 7, calming market fears in light of the UK's Brexit vote and Donald's Trump's election in the United States.

  • *Macron, Le Pen to face off on May 7 in final vote. Polls showed pro-EU Macron is expected to beat right-wing rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote on May 7, allaying some fears of a breakup of the Eurozone after Britain's shock exit vote last year. "Having seen the results of the French election over the weekend, investors are now taking a disaster-avoided view of...

  • Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right Marine Le Pen advanced to the second round, driving sharp gains for the euro as investors took heart from opinion polls showing Macron would soundly beat Le Pen- who has threatened to pull France out of the euro zone. Having rallied almost 2 percent last week to hit four-month highs against the euro after...

  • The province of Alberta alone has 1.2 million to 1.5 million acres left to harvest, much of it canola and wheat, said government crop specialist Harry Brook. ICE Canada canola futures have gained about 10 percent in the past three weeks. Barrhead, Alberta, farmer Ken Degner can see the reason for rising prices through his window, where 1,350 acres of canola, wheat and...

  • LONDON, April 24- A surge in buying of Britain's pound last week put only a small dent in record net market bets against the currency and sentiment remains finely balanced, official data and capital flow reports from major banks showed on Monday. Sterling rose by almost 4 cents trough to peak around the announcement, racking up its second biggest daily gain...

  • April 24- German healthcare conglomerate Fresenius SE& Co KGaA is close to acquiring generic drugmaker Akorn Inc in an all-cash deal valuing the company at more than $4 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The deal values Akorn in the region of $33 to $35 per share, said the sources. Akorn shares were hovering around $32 on Monday afternoon in New...

  • **Lilly shares up 1.3 pct Monday after positive data on breast cancer drug, but vols muted ahead of Q1 report due on Tuesday. **Lilly says interim data showed its combination breast cancer drug met main goal of late-stage study. **Lilly has reported disappointing data on Alzheimer's medicine in Nov and on last week said FDA declined to approve its arthritis drug.