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  • TOKYO, April 22- Crown Prince Naruhito, set to become Japan's emperor on May 1, is known as an earnest, studious man who wooed and won his ex-diplomat wife, Crown Princess Masako, with a pledge to protect her. A student of medieval European river transport, Naruhito spent two years at Oxford University, a time he has described as some of the best years of his life.

  • April 24- Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk suggested on Wednesday a capital raise could be imminent, as the electric vehicle maker lost $700 million in the first quarter and predicted a return to profit in the third. On a call following results, Musk also stepped back from an earlier prediction that the company's Shanghai factory, which is currently being...

  • April 24- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, as the restaurant chain's marketing efforts and aggressive investments in online ordering and deliveries attracted more customers. Shares of the company were up 1 percent to $717 in extended trading. The company has rolled out ad campaigns that...

  • April 24- Tesla Inc on Wednesday reported a 36 percent slide in solar installations and said it had implemented a new selling strategy months after ending a partnership to sell the rooftop systems in busy Home Depot stores. U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla, which reported an overall $702 million loss in the first quarter, inherited the solar business in its $2.6...

  • SEOUL, April 25- South Korea's economy unexpectedly shrank in the first quarter, marking its worst performance since the global financial crisis, as government spending failed to keep up the previous quarter's strong pace and as companies slashed investment. A worse-than-expected downturn in the memory chips sector hit first quarter capital investment,...

  • April 24- Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business. The Redmond, Washington- based company beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue, powered by an unexpected boost in Windows revenue and brisk growth in its cloud business...

  • TOKYO, April 25- Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife, Masako, represent a lot of firsts for an imperial couple: university-educated, multilingual and with years of experience living overseas, during which Naruhito even did his own laundry. As they prepare to carve out identities as Japan's emperor and empress, hopes are high they will make the office both...

  • April 24- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, as the restaurant chain's marketing efforts and aggressive investments in online ordering and deliveries attracted more customers. The company has rolled out ad campaigns that showcased the fresh ingredients used in its tacos and burritos and...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday. Democrats, whose support the White House would need to advance any kind of immigration legislation through Congress, have...

  • Total transaction volumes in Europe fell to $536 billion in the reported quarter from $558 billion a year earlier. However, overall revenue rose 8 percent to $5.49 billion, beating analysts' average estimate of $5.47 billion, largely helped by higher transaction volume in the United States, its largest market. Growth in the United States for the world's biggest...

  • April 24- Tesla Inc lost $700 million in the first quarter but predicted it would return to profit in the third quarter as it cuts costs and improves delivery after facing issues ramping up shipments outside the United States. The company, which many analysts predict will need to raise funds for its expansion, said it ended its first quarter with $2.2 billion in...

  • April 24- The United States has recorded 695 measles cases from 22 states as of April 24, the largest number of cases reported in the country since measles was eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

  • CHICAGO, April 24- U.S. live cattle futures fell to a six-week low on Wednesday as lower cash beef prices and bearish technical signals prompted a round of long liquidation, traders said. Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed mixed, with nearby contracts turning higher and gaining against back months. CME June live cattle futures settled down...

  • April 24- Tesla Inc lost $700 million in the first quarter but predicted it would return to profit in the third quarter as it cuts costs and improves delivery after facing issues ramping up shipments outside the United States. The company which is ramping up production of its Model 3 electric sedan, the vehicle Tesla sees as the key to future success, stood by its...

  • HHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR- CDC CONFIRMED ONGOING MEASLES OUTBREAKS IN 22 STATES HAS LED TO HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED IN U.S.

  • LIMA, April 24- Seven people were shot dead inside a gold-mining tunnel in a southern Peruvian region where thousands of so-called artisanal miners dig for ore high up in the Andes, the prosecutors' office said on Wednesday. Consecutive governments in Peru, Latin America's biggest gold producer, have pushed artisanal or so-called "informal" miners at La...

  • April 24- Tesla Inc lost $700 million in the first quarter but predicted it would return to profit in the third quarter as it cut costs and improved delivery after facing issues ramping up shipments outside the United States. The company which is ramping up production of its Model 3 electric sedan, the vehicle Tesla sees as the key to future success, stood by its...

  • Total transaction volumes in Europe fell to $536 billion in the reported quarter from $558 billion a year earlier. However, overall revenue rose 8 percent to $5.49 billion, beating analysts' average estimate of $5.47 billion, largely helped by higher transaction volume in the United States, its largest market. Growth in the United States for the world's biggest...

  • Normally, Walmart would buy Angus beef from companies like Tyson Foods Inc and Cargill Inc.. Walmart has now arranged to source cattle from Texas rancher Bob McClaren of Prime Pursuits and 44 Farms, who said the retailer will sell no-hormones-added Black Angus beef. The cattle will be fed at a feedyard that specializes in avoiding hormones, slaughtered in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, April 24- Despite new criticism from top Democrats for comments denigrating women and the Midwest, economic commentator Stephen Moore still has the backing of U.S. President Donald Trump for a seat at the Federal Reserve Board. "Steve Moore is in," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Fox Business Network, adding that once the...