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  • May 21- Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had hired Vernon Sanders to help run its television productions, tapping a former NBC executive who oversaw shows such as "The Blacklist," "Friday Night Lights" and "30 Rock" for the U.S. network. The action bolsters the ranks of Amazon's original content division and marks the latest touch of Jennifer Salke, who became head of...

  • *U.S., China agree to drop tariff threats, boost risk appetite. SYDNEY, May 22- The dollar hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday on renewed optimism about global growth as the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats, while oil stayed at multi-year peaks over potential sanctions in Venezuela. Beijing and Washington both claimed victory on...

  • *Asian shares extended gains on Tuesday on renewed optimism about global growth as the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats, while oil climbed to multi-year peaks over political uncertainty and potential sanctions in Venezuela. *Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back...

  • *Asian shares extended gains on Tuesday on renewed optimism about global growth as the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats, while oil climbed to multi-year peaks over political uncertainty and potential sanctions in Venezuela. *Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back...

  • *Asian shares extended gains on Tuesday on renewed optimism about global growth as the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats, while oil climbed to multi-year peaks over political uncertainty and potential sanctions in Venezuela. *Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back...

  • *Asian shares extended gains on Tuesday on renewed optimism about global growth as the United States and China agreed to drop their tariff threats, while oil climbed to multi-year peaks over political uncertainty and potential sanctions in Venezuela. *Washington and Beijing both claimed victory on Monday as the world's two largest economies stepped back...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI Music Publishing, as it seeks to boost entertainment content assets and shift away from low-margin consumer electronics. Wholly owned unit Sony Corporation of America will buy all of the roughly 60 percent stake in EMI Music held by Mubadala Investment Company, lifting...

  • SHANGHAI LEAD FUTURES JUMP 3.6 PCT TO 20,465 YUAN A TONNE, HIGHEST SINCE OCTOBER, TRACKING LME PRICES.

  • *Oil markets tight on OPEC cuts, looming U.S. sanctions on Iran. SINGAPORE, May 22- Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid worries that Venezuela's crude output could drop further following a disputed presidential election in the country and with potential sanctions on the OPEC- member. "The markets' positive take on' no trade war' and Venezuela's political woes are driving...

  • *Oil markets tight on OPEC cuts, looming U.S. sanctions on Iran. SINGAPORE, May 22- Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid worries that Venezuela's crude output could drop further following a disputed presidential election in the country and with potential sanctions on the OPEC- member. "The markets' positive take on' no trade war' and Venezuela's political woes are driving...

  • May 21- Some Boeing Co workers at the planemaker's factory in South Carolina will vote on union representation later this month, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/2xav6Px on Monday, citing U.S. labor regulators. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that 178 technicians at the Boeing facility, which produces the 787 Dreamliner jets...

  • True, the London Metal Exchange price has retreated from April's three-year high of $16,690 as panic that U.S. sanctions on Russia might be extended to Norilsk Nickel has dissipated. In China the Shanghai Futures Exchange contract largely ignored London's Russian jitters but has also just notched up its highest trading level in three years.

  • TOKYO, May 22- Japanese shares dropped on Tuesday morning from 3 1/ 2- month highs hit the previous day, with financial shares leading declines as investors booked profits on signs of an apparent peak-out in U.S. bond yields. The Nikkei dipped 0.1 percent to 22,979 while the Topix fell 0.3 percent to 1,808.30, weighed down by financial sectors.

  • HONG KONG, May 22- Bitcoins are worth less. than half of what they were in December. Why, then, is Canaan Inc, a leading cryptocurrency mining rig supplier, looking to raise up to $2 billion, according to two sources with knowledge of the deal, in the world's biggest bitcoin-focused initial public offering to date?

  • May 21- Some Boeing Co workers at the planemaker's factory in South Carolina will vote on union representation later this month, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/2xav6Px on Monday, citing U.S. labor regulators. The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that 178 technicians at the Boeing facility, which produces the 787 Dreamliner jets...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to raise its stake in EMI Music Publishing to about 90 percent, resulting in a valuation gain of about 100 billion yen. Wholly owned unit Sony Corporation of America will buy all of the roughly 60 percent stake in EMI Music held by Mubadala Investment Company, making it a consolidated subsidiary,...

  • MEXICO CITY— The latest on the crash of an airliner in Cuba:. Nineteen-year-old Mailen Diaz and 39- year-old Emiley Sanchez are hospitalized in Havana. Both are from the eastern Cuba city of Holguin.

  • LAS VEGAS— Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. They work at properties on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas, including Caesars...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 22- May United States Sale of 2- year notes 22- May Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- May Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury bills 23- May United States Sale of 2- year floating rate notes 23- May United States Sale of 5- year notes 23- May Germany Auction of 2- year Treasury notes 24- May United States Sale of...

  • BERLIN, May 22- The German government will help German firms with business in Iran where it can, but cannot entirely shield them from the U.S. decision to quit the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran, the economy minister told a newspaper. European companies conducting business in Iran face U.S. sanctions after President Donald Trump...