China manufacturing activity ticks up in April but still contracts: HSBC PMI

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing downturn eased slightly in April as declines in new orders and output slowed, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, though factory activity showed an overall contraction for the fourth straight month.



China manufacturing activity ticks up in April but still contracts: HSBC PMI

Wal-Mart to report how compliance targets impacted executive pay: WSJ

(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is set to report as soon as Wednesday on how its executives performed on their goals to overhaul compliance operations and how that affected their pay, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Chris Christie says NJ needs to curb public worker benefits during speech in Washington

Speaking in the nation’s capital to a group of New Jersey’s movers and shakers, Gov. Chris Christie tonight repeated a message that has become the cornerstone of his most recent speeches: The state will see its economy get worse if it doesn’t curb public worker benefits

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Home-based Business Workspace: Ideas to make it work

Yet another Spark Bits Weekly where I ask a panel of homeprenuers a blazing question about running and growing their businesses from home. Today’s Q is: Tell us about your workspace at home and how do keep your business endeavors organized? Stephanie Watson from Barry Publishing says: I’m very fortunate to have a dedicated office in my home. I have […]

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Deutsche Bank to cut Latin America equities headcount: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Germany’s largest lender Deutsche Bank is trimming its equities team in Latin America and is considering shutting its equities business in Chile, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday citing two people familiar with the matter.



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Asia shares edge ahead, cautious before China data

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares crept higher on Wednesday following merger-driven gains in Europe and on Wall Street, though investors were wary in case coming figures on Chinese manufacturing again disappointed.

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U.S. justices show little support for Aereo TV in copyright fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical on Tuesday about online TV service Aereo Inc’s position in a copyright dispute with major broadcasters, but several raised concerns about how a ruling against the startup could affect cloud computing services.



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Comcast nears deal with Charter on $18-$20 billion in divestitures: source

(Reuters) – Comcast may divest about 4 million subscribers after its merger with Time Warner Cable and is working to reach an accord to sell a portion of those customers to Charter Communications, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

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AT&T ups revenue growth forecast on new pricing model

NEW YORK (Reuters) – AT&T Inc on Tuesday raised its forecast for full-year revenue growth to reflect its acquisition of LEAP wireless in March and the popularity of a new handset pricing model that charges customers for devices separately from their wireless plans.



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Juniper’s revenue rises as telecom clients ramp up networks

(Reuters) – Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc reported a higher-than-expected 10 percent rise in quarterly revenue as U.S. telecom carriers spent more to ramp up their networks to manage increasing data traffic on smartphones and tablets.

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Damages phase of BP Gulf spill trial set for January

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The high-stakes penalty phase of BP’s trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday, and billions of dollars could be on the line.



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Citigroup’s leaders say company needs to simplify itself

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – The two men at the top of Citigroup Inc , the third-biggest U.S. bank and the most international, acknowledged on Tuesday that the company must do more to simplify itself.

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Yum Brands’ China restaurant sales improve, shares rise

(Reuters) – KFC parent Yum Brands Inc on Tuesday said first-quarter sales at established restaurants in China, its top market, rose 9 percent as it recovers from an avian flu outbreak and a food safety scare that pummeled demand for chicken last year.



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China is a driver, not a drag, for U.S. earnings in first quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Economic growth may be slowing in China, and fears of a credit crunch there may be rife, but the world’s second-largest economy was a driving force for U.S. company profits in the last quarter.

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