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  • MEXICO CITY, April 25- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's telecoms company America Movil posted a sevenfold increase in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday, beating analyst expectations as the peso appreciated against the dollar and euro. America Movil said revenue was 264.16 billion pesos for the quarter, up from 222.99 billion pesos in the same...

  • LONDON, April 26- The London Metal Exchange wants to attract funds and reverse falling volumes by boosting liquidity on monthly settled contracts using prices from trading on other dates, Matt Chamberlain, the LME's new chief executive, told Reuters. The LME is under pressure to build volumes after they fell 7.7 percent last year and 4.3 percent in 2015..

  • LONDON, April 26- The London Metal Exchange wants to attract funds and reverse falling volumes by boosting liquidity on monthly settled contracts using prices from trading on other dates, Matt Chamberlain, the LME's new chief executive, told Reuters. The LME is under pressure to build volumes after they fell 7.7 percent last year and 4.3 percent in 2015..

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ SmartFinancial Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.6 million. The bank, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, said it had earnings of 19 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Facebook faced backlash over video showing Cleveland murder. BANGKOK, April 25- A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child's murder on her father's Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down...

  • MINNEAPOLIS _ CyberOptics Corp. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $214,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Minneapolis- based company said it had a loss of 3 cents. CyberOptics shares have decreased 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 25- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's telecoms company America Movil posted a sevenfold increase in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday on the back of foreign exchange gains as the peso appreciated against the dollar and euro. Quarterly net profit at Latin America's biggest telecom company jumped to 35.85 billion pesos, up from 4.798...

  • DALLAS _ United States Lime& Minerals Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $4.6 million. The Dallas- based company said it had profit of 83 cents per share. Keywords: United States Lime& Minerals, Earnings Report.

  • It said it lost 191,000 postpaid subscribers, who pay bills monthly, in the United States on a net basis in the first quarter ended March 31. "Obviously, this has made an already competitive market even more so, and our response to the unlimited data plans was probably a little slow," Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said on the company's post-earnings conference...

  • Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico was watching to see if plans by U.S. Trump has vowed to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement that underpins the bulk of Mexican exports if he cannot rework it in his homeland's favor, and talks between the signatories- Mexico, the United States and Canada- on modernizing the accord are expected to start...

  • Some Washington policy analysts viewed the White House plan as likely to fall well short of a full-scale tax reform and as damaging to prospects for a thorough tax code overhaul in 2017.. One veteran tax lobbyist said Congress and the White House still were likely to strike a tax deal this year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council...

  • ITASCA, Ill. _ First Midwest Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $22.6 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 34 cents per share. First Midwest Bancorp shares have decreased slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BOSTON _ Boston Properties Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.50 per share. Boston Properties expects full-year funds from operations to be $6.15 to $6.23 per share.

  • OTTAWA, April 25- The United States and Canada faced off on Tuesday in a renewed battle over softwood lumber that threatened to spill over into multiple other sectors, though President Donald Trump said he did not fear a trade war with Canada. The heated rhetoric came amid fresh attacks from the U.S. president against Canada's dairy industry, and just months after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 25- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Tuesday reported a sharp rise in sales at its restaurants as it recovers from food safety lapses that drove away customers but disclosing a data breach erased some of the stock's after-hours rally. Chipotle shares leaped 7 percent in extended trading after first-quarter profit also blew past Wall Street's...

  • *Russia may lift output- Russian deputy PM tells Interfax. NEW YORK, April 25- Oil prices settled slightly higher on Tuesday in volatile trading, then were mixed after hours when an industry group's preliminary report showed a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories. Weve seen rigs increase for the last 14 weeks and if we continue to see that it could put pressure on...

  • LOS ANGELES— Hollywood is facing a cliffhanger after members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike that could begin as soon as next week. Negotiations resumed Tuesday as the union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers grapple over issues including compensation and health care.

  • HAMILTON, Bermuda _ Bank of NT Butterfield& Son Ltd. on Tuesday reported net income of $35.9 million in its first quarter. Bank of NT Butterfield& Son shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank of NT Butterfield& Son, Earnings Report.

  • MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. _ Horizon Bancorp on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Horizon Bancorp shares have decreased almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TUPELO, Miss. _ Renasant Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $24 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Renasant shares have climbed 2 percent since the beginning of the year.