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  • *Police in Paris fire tear gas during May Day protests. PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen attacked each other's visions of France and the role it should play in Europe on Monday against a background of May Day rallies and protests. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front...

  • *Trading volume to be light; many Asia, Europe markets shut. The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday, as must President Donald Trump, to keep the government funded through the end of Sept. 30. "We have some renewed optimism that the market strength will continue helped by strong earnings and as a government shutdown was...

  • SEOUL/ OSLO, May 1- Six people died and more than 20 were injured when a crane collapsed at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea on Monday, Yonhap News Agency said. The incident took place during the construction of an oil platform for French energy company Total's Martin Linge field off Norway. The extent of any damage to the platform was not...

  • May 1- Wall Street looked set to open higher on Monday after U.S. Congress negotiators averted a government shutdown later this week by hammering out a federal funding deal late on Sunday. The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday, as must President Donald Trump, to keep the government funded through the end of Sept. 30.

  • PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded campaign blows across Paris on May Day, as France's most crucial election in decades entered its final week. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front candidate Le Pen as an extremist, while she portrayed him as a clone of unpopular...

  • PARIS, May 1- Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded campaign blows across Paris on May Day, as France's most crucial election in decades entered its final week. Macron sought for a third successive day to paint National Front leader Le Pen as an extremist, while she portrayed him as a clone of unpopular...

  • May 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday after U.S. Congress negotiators hammered out a federal funding deal late on Sunday that would avert a government shutdown later this week. *The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday, as must President Donald Trump, to keep the government funded through the end of Sept....

  • May 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday after U.S. Congress negotiators hammered out a federal funding deal late on Sunday that would avert a government shutdown later this week. *The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday, as must President Donald Trump, to keep the government funded through the end of Sept....

  • May 1- Five people died and about 20 were injured when a crane collapsed at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea during construction of an oil platform for French energy company Total, the two companies said on Monday. The yard in Geoje is building the platform for Total's Martin Linge field off Norway. Total's Norwegian subsidiary said none of its...

  • *Oil supported by OPEC- led output cuts, possible extension. LONDON, May 1- Oil edged below $52 a barrel on Monday as rising crude output and drilling in the United States countered OPEC- led production cuts aimed at clearing a supply glut. Crude output in the United States has hit its highest since August 2015, government data shows.

  • *Markets closed for holiday in much of Asia, Europe. Many financial markets in Asia and Europe are closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. Asian stocks shook off a sluggish start and edged up on Monday, with Japan outperforming on upbeat earnings, while the dollar regained traction as the U.S. government looked likely to avoid a shutdown.

  • *Elliott to meet BHP shareholders in Australia- sources. SYDNEY, May 1- Elliott Management will meet with BHP Billiton's Australian shareholders this week as the activist investor pushes for strategic changes at the world's biggest miner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Elliott, led by U.S. financier Paul Singer, demanded BHP spin off its U.S....

  • Rupert Murdoch leaves the News Corporation building with his son Lachlan Murdoch (R) on July 21, 2016 in New York City.

    Blackstone would provide the cash, while Fox would provide the TV stations for the joint venture.

  • A file photo inside the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City.

    The Nasdaq hit record highs last week and rally doesn't look like its ending anytime soon.

  • *Elliott to meet BHP shareholders in Australia- sources. SYDNEY, May 1- Elliott Management will meet with BHP Billiton's Australian shareholders this week as the activist investor pushes for strategic changes at the world's biggest miner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Elliott, led by U.S. financier Paul Singer, demanded BHP spin off its U.S....

  • TOKYO, May 1- Short-term Japanese government bond prices edged slightly down on Monday after the Bank of Japan trimmed its buying in the three- to five-year zone, while the overall mood was languid in thin trading ahead of holidays. Several markets across Asia and Europe are also shut on Monday for holiday. The fall was in line with market expectations after the...

  • TOKYO, May 1- Asian stocks shook off a sluggish start and edged up on Monday, with Japan outperforming on upbeat earnings, while the dollar regained traction as the U.S. government looked likely to avoid a shutdown. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.1 percent. Asian shares initially took their cue from Wall Street, which dipped on...

  • *Investors warily monitor developments in North Korea. Several markets across Asia and Europe were closed for the May Day holiday. The House of Representatives and the Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013..

  • TOKYO, May 1- Asian stocks shook off a sluggish start and steadied on Monday, with Japan outperforming on upbeat earnings, while the dollar regained traction as the U.S. government looked likely to avoid a shutdown. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was largely flat. Many markets in Asia and Europe are closed for Labour Day.

  • *Spot gold dropped 0.3 percent to $1,264.06 per ounce, as of 0236 GMT. *U.S. gold futures eased 0.2 percent to $1,265.20 an ounce. Hedge funds and other money managers increased their net long position in COMEX gold for the sixth straight week to April 25, lifting it to a 5-1/ 2- month high, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed Friday.