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  • Former Twitter Bear: This Is Roughly What the Bottom Looks Like @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 minutes ago

    A Twitter bear has turned less pessimistic on the microblogging site, saying the "risk-reward appears more balanced" at current levels.

  • [$$] GM to Ask Court to Bar Recall Suits @ The Wall Street Journal - 10 minutes ago

    General Motors signaled it would fend off most lawsuits over deaths linked to its ignition-switch recall using a bankruptcy protection shield despite calls for its to forgo the legal maneuver.

  • Apple May Pour on the Juice @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 minutes ago

    Having used up much of its $60B share buyback already, Apple may need to add more funds to the program when it reports its results next week - if only to keep investors hooked.

  • Mobile Banking Lifts BofA @ The Wall Street Journal - 39 minutes ago

    Bank of America is seeing progress on the mobile banking front.

  • [$$] Ex-Editor Admits Hearing a Hacked Voice mail @ The Wall Street Journal - 49 minutes ago

    Former editor Andy Coulson told jurors one of his reporters in 2004 played for him hacked voice-mail messages left by a U.K. politician.

  • A Bernstein analyst slapped a $245 billion valuation on Alibaba following yesterday's glimpse at better-than-expected results.

  • More People Pick Elimination Diets to Discover Food Sensitivities @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Some aren't doing dairy, others skip sugar. The fad and science behind not eating entire food groups for weeks at a time.

  • NBA's Milwaukee Bucks to be Sold @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    The Milwaukee Bucks are being sold by owner Herb Kohl to investors Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.

  • Bidding War Looming for Aspen? Analysts Say Don't Count On It @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Don't count on a full-throttled bidding war to develop for insurer Aspen Insurance Holdings.

  • [$$] Dee Dee Myers to Head Warner Bros. Communications @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    Dee Dee Myers, a former press secretary for President Bill Clinton, is taking over communications for Hollywood's largest film and television studio.

  • [$$] GM to Offer Diesel Engine for Mid-Size Pickup Trucks @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    General Motors Co. said it plans to offer a diesel engine option in its forthcoming medium-sized pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

  • [$$] Osisko Bid Battle Melts Gold Mining's Credibility @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    The battle between Yamana, Agnico and Goldcorp for Osisko Mining suggests an unwelcome reversion to type for the gold-mining industry.

  • [$$] BofA in Settlement Talks Over Mortgage Securities @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Bank of America is engaged in multibillion-dollar settlement talks with the Justice Department to end investigations into shoddy residential mortgage backed securities.

  • Smartphone-Connected Air Purifier Cranks Up When the Pollen Is High @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    On the heels of the GE app-enabled window air conditioner, Honeywell has introduced the first Bluetooth-enabled air purifier, one that can be controlled with a smartphone app.

  • [$$] Yamana Gold, Agnico-Eagle Agree to Buy Osisko @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Canadian gold companies Yamana Gold Inc. and Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. agreed to buy Osisko Mining Corp. for 3.9 billion Canadian dollars ($3.6 billion).

  • [$$] Glaxo Examines Bribery Claims @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    British pharmaceuticals giant is examining accusations its employees bribed doctors by offering perks such as flexible travel arrangements and free samples—the latest in a series of allegations about its ...

  • [$$] Barclays Settles Dispute With Dahabshiil @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    Barclays PLC settled a legal dispute with one of Africa's largest money transfer companies after the British bank was accused of unfairly trying to shut down its bank account.

  • [$$] Stolen Roche Cancer Drug on Market @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Europe's top medicine authority warns that stolen vials of Roche Holding's cancer drug Herceptin has been reintroduced in some parts of Europe.

  • [$$] Carrefour Completes Real-Estate Deal With Klépierre @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    French retailer Carrefour completed the creation of Carmila, the real-estate vehicle whose role will be to enhance the value of the shopping centers next to Carrefour hypermarkets.

  • [$$] GIP Exploring Sale of Ruby Pipeline Stake @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 22 minutes ago

    Global Infrastructure Partners is exploring a sale of its 50% stake in the Ruby Pipeline, which delivers natural gas from the Rocky Mountains to West Coast consumers, according to people familiar with ...

  • OpenStack Winning Business Converts @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    Media production firm DigitalFilm Tree is one of many companies using the open source cloud software to improve business processes.

  • A group of investors has agreed to put an additional $73.2 million into the struggling oil company of Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, a move that could speed the firm's exit from bankruptcy.

  • [$$] Airline Postpones Paris-Beijing Flights Due to Russia @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    French privately-owned airline Aigle Azur said is postponing the start of regular service between Paris and Beijing until the first quarter of 2015 because Russian civil aviation authorities are refusing ...

  • [$$] Post Holdings Near Deal for Michael Foods @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Cereal maker Post Holdings is nearing a deal to buy food processor Michael Foods Group for as much as $2.5 billion.

  • [$$] Big Car Makers in Race to Recall @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Major car makers are accelerating recalls and ordering dealers to stop sales of vehicles with potentially dangerous defects amid a safety clampdown by auto regulators and others in the U.S., Japan and ...

  • [$$] Carlsberg in Russia Beer Push @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Carlsberg plans to launch its pricey Jacobsen beer label in Russia within weeks, a move that could inject momentum into a pressured market and that represents a large portion of the Danish brewer's sales....

  • [$$] Toyota Unveils Remodeled 2015 Camry Sedan @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Toyota Motor Corp. has remade the Camry sedan, unveiling the new design of its best-selling U.S. vehicle to reporters at the New York International Auto Show.

  • [$$] Burger Chain Sonic Plans to Accelerate Expansion @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Sonic Corp. is regaining its appetite for expansion, with ambitious plans to grow its 1950s-style carhop restaurants in new parts of the country as it seeks to narrow the gap with rival burger chains.

  • By Jan Hromadko Struggling German energy utility company RWE AG, faced with declining revenues in its coal and gas fired plants, is teaming up with one of Google's recent acquisitions Nest Labs, the start-up ...

  • Ken Moelis, the man who just took his namesake investment bank public but didn't exactly give up control of the firm, defended the company's unorthodox share structure.

  • Bank of Canada Stands Pat @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Canada's central bank reiterated its concern about low inflation as it held its key interest rate steady at 1% and cut its domestic growth forecast for 2014.

  • Citic Pacific to Buy Parent's Assets @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific said it will buy the assets of its China state-owned parent, Citic Group, leading to the parent's being listed for the first time.

  • Workers at a major shoe maker in southern China, Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings), have walked off the job in a dispute over social-insurance payments.

  • [$$] BofA Swings to Loss on Legal Charge @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Bank of America said it swung to a first-quarter loss as results were hurt by $6 billion in legal charges and slumping mortgage originations.

  • Morning Links: Why Alibaba Is Such a Big Deal @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    A roundup of blog posts and articles from around the web.

  • [$$] Starbucks to Move European Headquarters to U.K. @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The world's biggest coffee-store chain plans to move its headquarters for Europe, Middle East and Africa to London from Amsterdam and will have to pay more U.K. tax as a result.

  • Google Earnings: What to Watch @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    When Google reports first-quarter results on Wednesday, Wall Street will be looking for signs that the company is taking mobile growth in its stride.

  • IBM Earnings: What to Watch @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    IBM plans to report its earnings after the market close today. Here are the key things to watch.

  • Gold companies Osisko Mining, Yamana Gold, Agnico Eagle and Goldcorp, plus grocer Metro, are among the stocks we're watching Wednesday.

  • Bye-Bye Refi Boom @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    If it wasn't clear before the largest U.S. banks reported first-quarter results, it's certainly clear now: The refinancing boom is over.

  • [$$] U.S. Bancorp Profit Drops on Softer Mortgage Revenue @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    U.S. Bancorp's earnings fell 2.2% as the regional lender posted weaker mortgage banking revenue.

  • [$$] Tata Consultancy Profits Jump 52% @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Tata Consultancy Services, India's biggest software and outsourcing company by revenue, said profits jumped more than 50% last quarter helped by the strong dollar and rebounding demand for its services....

  • Stocks to Watch: Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Yahoo @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Wednesday's session are Abbott Laboratories, Bank of America Corp. and Yahoo Inc.

  • BofA Investment Banking Fees Top Rivals @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Bank of America's investment bank proved once again to be a bright spot in the first quarter.

  • [$$] Johnson Controls to Buy Air Distribution Technologies @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Johnson Controls agreed to purchase Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion, expanding its position in the buildings market.

  • Morning MoneyBeat: The Elusive 10% Pullback @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    The Nasdaq Composite briefly was a matter of points from entering correction territory -- Wall Street parlance for a drop of 10% from a recent high. But a fierce turnaround pushed the tech-heavy index ...

  • [$$] Scania Holders Advised to Take VW Bid @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    A Swedish organization that advises and represents private investors recommended Scania AB shareholders accept Volkswagen AG's offer to buy the remaining shares in the Swedish truck maker..

  • BofA Fixed-Income Revenue Falls, But Drop Is Less Than Rivals @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Fixed-income revenues at Bank of America require a closer look.

  • LyondellBasell NV said shareholders approved a proposal to repurchase an additional 10% of the plastic, chemical and refining company's shares and its supervisory board approved a 17% increase in its quarterly ...

  • [$$] Abbott Labs Profit Falls 31% @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours ago

    Abbott Laboratories' first-quarter earnings fell 31% as the health-care products company reported negative currency impact masked modest overall sales growth.

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