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  • BEIJING _ China Life Insurance Co. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $892.5 million. The Beijing- based company said it had net income of 15 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON, April 28- Phillips 66 expects its refineries to run in the mid-90 percent range of their combined capacity in the second quarter, according to a document prepared for a Friday morning conference call with Wall Street analysts to discuss first quarter earnings. Phillips 66' s refineries ran at 84 percent of capacity in the first quarter, primarily due to...

  • BEIJING _ PetroChina Ltd. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $827.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Beijing- based company said it had net income of 44 cents per share. PetroChina shares have decreased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 28- Apple Inc asked the state of California to make changes in its proposed self-driving car policies, the latest sign the company is pursuing driverless car technology. In a letter made public Friday, Apple made a series of suggested changes to the policy that is under development and said it looks forward to working with California and others "so that...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink on Friday sounded another warning on the U.S. economy after the government reported anemic growth in the first quarter. "We're actually decelerating," Fink, whose firm is the world's biggest asset manager, said during a talk at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago.

  • WASHINGTON/ TAIPEI, April 28- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, is planning a "capital-intensive" investment in the United States, Chairman Terry Gou said as he exited the White House on Friday. It was unclear if Gou had met personally with Trump, who had already departed the White House for a trip to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 28- A funny thing happened on Wall Street in Donald Trump's first 100 days in the White House: Shares of companies that got closest to the president lagged the market's march higher. Since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, representatives from nearly 100 publicly-listed companies have visited the White House, with carmakers, healthcare...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 697 rigs sought oil and 171 explored for natural gas this week. Texas added 11 rigs, Oklahoma gained three and Wyoming gained one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who sided with the previous administration's EPA to defend the Clean Power Plan, brushed off the court's move, saying it simply puts the litigation on hold for 60 days. Todays temporary pause in the litigation does not relieve EPA of its legal obligation to limit carbon pollution from its largest source:...

  • LONDON, April 28- Ratings agency Standard& Poor's said Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap national election on June 8 could increase the chances of a good Brexit deal for Britain, but there were risks of a surprise outcome from the June 8 poll. S&P, which has long said Brexit poses a threat to Britain's economy, said the expected bigger...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC's "Saturday Night Live," will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America goes on strike next week in a stoppage that media analysts say could send viewers flocking irreversibly to streaming services. "A strike of any duration will drive audiences off broadcast and cable...

  • *Lawmakers must settle $1 trillion in spending priorities. The Senate passed the stopgap measure by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. The measure now goes to Republican President Donald Trump to sign into law, preventing a shutdown of many parts of the federal government on Saturday, his 100th day in office.

  • LONDON _ Lloyds Banking Group PLC on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $1.1 billion. The London- based bank said it had earnings of 5 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • MILAN, April 28- Milan tax police have told Amazon they believes the world's largest online retailer has evaded around 130 million euros of taxes in Italy, a source close to the matter said on Friday. The allegedly unpaid taxes refer to the period between 2011 and 2015, when Amazon made revenues of around 2.5 billion euros in Italy, the source said.

  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Waterstone Financial Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $6.6 million. On a per-share basis, the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin- based company said it had profit of 24 cents. Keywords: Waterstone Financial, Earnings Report.

  • *Russia confident of meeting end-April output cut target. NEW YORK, April 28- Oil prices were little changed on Friday in a see-saw session, retreating from session highs and headed for weekly declines on lingering questions about whether OPEC will extend output cuts at its May meeting and whether it will reduce a global crude glut enough to boost prices.

  • *MSCI World index poised for best month since 2006. NEW YORK, April 28- World stock markets dipped on Friday, with U.S. equities losing ground after a soft reading on first-quarter economic growth, while the euro strengthened as euro zone inflation rose to hit the European Central Bank's target. "The GDP numbers today are questioning the robustness of the economy...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 28- Nationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer's austerity measures hobbled public transport in several major cities and closed schools, car factories, banks and other businesses across the country. But the government argues economic reforms are needed to pull Brazil out of its worst recession on...

  • BERLIN, April 28- Deutsche Bank shareholders should not ratify the actions of its top executives and supervisory board members for last year because of the legal uncertainties surrounding the bank, shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis said on Friday. While transparency at Germany's biggest bank has improved under CEO John Cryan, the scale and scope of...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 28- Mexico's economy cooled slightly in the first quarter as industrial output stagnated, according to preliminary data released on Friday, but growth during the start of U.S. The election of Donald Trump last year raised the specter of recession in Mexico as he threatened to shred the North American Free Trade Agreement.