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  • April 26- Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear. The Echo Look "opens up a new realm of shopping experiences," said Werner Goertz, a Gartner Inc analyst. For now, the $199.99 Echo Look, which is not yet available to the general public, allows for full-length photos and video.

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The conservative House Freedom Caucus is prepared to support a reworked U.S. healthcare reform bill even though it would not fully repeal former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Boeing Co on Wednesday reported a 19 percent rise in first-quarter profit and lifted its full-year profit forecast, as lower taxes offset declining revenue and lower-than-expected margins in its commercial airplane unit. But its decision to increase its full-year profit forecast by 10 cents reflected a lower tax rate, which tempered...

  • April 26- Lockheed Martin Corp will announce the U.S. Air Force and Navy have approved installation of the newest version of the F-35 fighter jet's computer-based logistics system incorporating engine data for the first time, people familiar with the program said.

  • Trump signed the order at the Interior Department in Washington, saying that his predecessors' use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to create monuments marked an "egregious abuse of federal power" allowing the federal government to "lock up" millions of acres of land and water. The monuments covered by the review will range from the Grand Staircase created by...

  • TORONTO, April 26- Shares in Home Capital Group, Canada's biggest non-bank mortgage lender, plunged more than 60 percent on Wednesday, wiping out nearly $500 million in market value, after the company agreed to tap a high-interest credit line to shore up finances. Home Capital said it would tap a C $2 billion credit line with an unnamed institutional investor...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Mexican and Canadian stocks and currencies fell on Wednesday after reports that the White House was considering withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a long-standing trade deal between both countries and the United states. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 0.11 percent and Mexico's IPC...

  • LONDON, April 26- French blue chips hit a fresh 9- year high on Wednesday, helped by a surge in the shares of luxury group Kering after it reported strong sales, while European regional indexes hovered near a 20- month peak. France's CAC 40 rose 0.2 percent, building on gains made earlier this week after the investor-friendly centrist Emmanuel Macron progressed to...

  • Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip. Blue Cross- Blue Shield insurer Anthem says that it's planning to return next year to the exchanges, but its...

  • VIENNA, April 26- Airbus was plunged deeper into legal wrangling over past business dealings on Wednesday when Vienna prosecutors announced a fraud investigation into its chief executive in connection with a $2 billion fighter order over a decade ago. Airbus called the accusations against CEO Tom Enders "completely unsubstantiated" after Reuters...

  • *Business tax rate to be cut to 15 pct- Steven Mnuchin. President Donald Trump is proposing to slash the corporate tax rate and offer multinational businesses a steep tax break on overseas profits brought into the United States, officials said late on Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that business tax rate would be cut to 15 percent under the...

  • CARACAS, April 26- Demonstrators injured in Venezuela's often violent street protests are facing additional hardship: how to get treatment in a crisis-hit country where basics like antibiotics and painkillers are running short. Venezuela's state prosecutor says 437 people were hurt in nearly a month of protests against leftist President Nicolas Maduro,...

  • LONDON, April 26- Nickel prices hit 10- month lows on Wednesday as worries about demand from top consumer China were reinforced by its trade data, which showed falling imports of the metal used to make stainless steel. SP Angel analyst John Meyer said he expects nickel to be supported by concern about supplies of ore from the Philippines, which last month ordered...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- Charter Communications Inc will develop and produce original programming with AMC Networks Inc, which is known for the show "The Walking Dead," to differentiate its content offerings, the cable company said on Wednesday. In November, John Malone, whose Liberty Broadband Corp is Charter's largest stakeholder, said at an investor meeting: "I think...

  • Interest in grid security has intensified amid the increased use of cyber weapons by nation states, including two high-profile cyber attacks in Ukraine that authorities in Kiev have blamed on Russia. Three New York University security experts are scheduled to discuss the issue at the Las Vegas Black Hat hacking conference in July. GE is not aware of any cases...

  • OTTAWA, April 26- Canada and the United States have made progress in recent days on a dispute over Canadian lumber exports "but we are not there yet", Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday. Freeland, speaking to reporters on a conference call, also said the United States should treat Canada with respect, given that Canada is a major supplier...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday struggled over whether to speed up the time it takes to bring to the market copycat versions of biologic drugs, expensive medicines that can generate billions of dollars in sales for drug makers. The nine justices heard arguments in an appeal by Novartis AG of a lower court decision that prevented the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is considering a dispute between rival drug companies that could affect how quickly life-saving generic medicines are available to the public. The case before the justices on Wednesday involves biologics— drugs made from living cells instead of chemicals. The drugs have led to major advances in treating diseases, but come at...

  • April 26- Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, a week after network parent Twenty-First Century Fox Inc severed ties with its biggest star over unrelated sexual harassment complaints. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. A Fox News spokesperson in a statement said the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The U.S. Congress moved closer to a deal to avoid a government shutdown at the stroke of midnight on Friday, as negotiators worked to clear away remaining disputes in a massive spending bill. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Wednesday that he hoped there would be no need to pass a short, stopgap bill continuing...