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  • U.S. 10-YEAR, 30-YEAR TREASURY YIELDS HIT SESSION LOWS.

  • *Q1 adj. profit of $0.94/ shr vs est $0.92. April 26- PepsiCo Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat estimates on demand for its healthier drinks and snacks and higher pricing in North America, but a contraction in the company's gross margins weighed on shares. Shares of the company, which also warned that margins will remain under pressure in the current quarter,...

  • PARIS, April 26- Airbus has delivered 35 A320neo aircraft so far this year, industry sources said on Tuesday, bringing to 103 the number of upgraded medium-haul jets placed in service since deliveries began in January last year. The widely watched deliveries, which as of Monday totalled 9 so far in April, include the first aircraft for Icelandic budget carrier WOW...

  • The average U.S. vehicle is now 11.6 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Markit. Forward collision warning systems, for example, can reduce the risk of a crash by 27 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To get blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane departure warning on a new, 2017 Altima SL, you have to spend...

  • April 26- General Electric Co said on Wednesday it is fixing a bug in equipment used in electric power systems after three New York University researchers said they identified a vulnerability that could be exploited to shut down parts of the electric grid. "GE has been in contact with the researchers and are working with them to address this issue," company...

  • U.S. 10-YEAR, 30-YEAR TREASURY PRICES TURN POSITVE.

  • FRANKFURT, April 26- Volkswagen is considering options for its motorcycle brand Ducati as it seeks to streamline its portfolio, two people familiar with the matter said. Europe's largest carmaker has tasked investment banking boutique Evercore with evaluating possible options including a sale of the thoroughbred brand, which VW unit Audi acquired in 2012,...

  • TORONTO, April 26- Canada's main stock index slipped on Wednesday, weighed by a plunge in shares of Home Capital Group Inc after the mortgage lender agreed to a major credit line, while energy stocks moved higher as oil prices reversed losses. Other influential decliners included Burger King and Tim Horton parent Restaurant Brands International, which fell 4.5...

  • April 26- Shares of Twitter Inc soared on Wednesday after the microblogging service reported better-than-expected user growth in the first quarter, although its revenue fell for the first time since the company's market debut. The surprising acceleration followed several quarters of stalled user growth that raised questions about Chief Executive Jack...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- JPMorgan Chase& Co is not liable to a group of former customers of Bernard Madoff who blamed the bank for being actively involved in his Ponzi scheme and ignoring red flags of fraud, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the customers failed to show that JPMorgan had enough "control" over...

  • *Q1 adjusted EPS 25.0 pence vs consensus 24.5 p. LONDON, April 26- GlaxoSmithKline's new chief executive aims to improve returns in drug development, and wants fewer but bigger new medicine launches. In her first comments since taking over on April 1, Emma Walmsley, 47, said on Wednesday that her priority was the pharmaceuticals unit, where she wants commercial...

  • *Shares hit a record high of $165. April 26- Factory automation systems maker Rockwell Automation Inc on Wednesday raised its revenue and profit forecasts for fiscal 2017, citing improving outlook for industrial production growth, sending shares to a record high of $165. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin- based company also raised its full-year adjusted profit...

  • focus@ NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. Treasury prices were little changed on Wednesday after paring steep losses sustained in the last few sessions, as investors looked to President Donald Trump's announcement on tax reform later in the day, with some market participants remaining skeptical that it can get done. "Yesterday afternoon, the broad strokes of the tax reform...

  • April 26- Walt Disney Co' s ESPN television unit is laying off about 10 percent of its 1,000 on-air staff, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a memo to employees on Wednesday, ESPN President John Skipper announced changes to ensure the company is quicker to respond to the changing viewing patterns of sports fans. Our content strategy- primarily...

  • April 26- Walt Disney Co' s ESPN television unit is laying off about 10 percent of its 1,000 on-air staff, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a memo to employees on Wednesday, ESPN President John Skipper announced changes to ensure the company is quicker to respond to the changing viewing patterns of sports fans. Our content strategy- primarily...

  • April 26- Walt Disney Co' s ESPN television unit is laying off about 10 percent of its 1,000 on-air staff, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a memo to employees on Wednesday, ESPN President John Skipper announced changes to ensure the company is quicker to respond to the changing viewing patterns of sports fans. Our content strategy- primarily...

  • April 26- Walt Disney Co' s ESPN television unit is laying off about 10 percent of its 1,000 on-air staff, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a memo to employees on Wednesday, ESPN President John Skipper announced changes to ensure the company is quicker to respond to the changing viewing patterns of sports fans. Our content strategy- primarily...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, April 26- En+ Group, which manages Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska's aluminium and hydro power businesses, plans to raise $2 billion in an initial public offering in London and Moscow, sources familiar with the deal said. A flotation of 20 to 25 pct of En+ split between the two capitals would value the company at up to $10 billion, a valuation some industry...

  • April 26- Anthem Inc, which has 1.1 million customers in individual Obamacare plans, said it is moving ahead with its 2018 insurance filings but telling state regulators that it could increase premiums sharply and exit some markets. President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers have vowed to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, which is often called Obamacare,...

  • TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ First Financial Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $9.4 million. First Financial Corp. shares have dropped nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: First Financial Corp., Earnings Report.