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US stocks gain, rebounding from Friday's slump
U.S. stocks are rising in midday trading, bouncing back from a big loss on Friday, as companies turn in healthy earnings reports.
MGM Resorts rises after taking on Evercore as advisor
MGM Resorts International said Monday that the investment bank Evercore will join its team of advisors as it looks at strategic options.
UK fish sticks maker taken over for $2.8 billion
Nomad Holdings Ltd. has agreed to buy Iglo Foods Holding Ltd., the frozen food company that introduced fish sticks to Britain in the 1950s, for 2.6 billion euros ($2.8 billion).
Cirque de Soleil sells majority stake to private equity
The Cirque de Soleil has signed a deal to sell a majority stake in the famed circus group to U.S. private equity firm TPG for an undisclosed price.
Gallagher plans overseas Pretty Green expansion
British rocker Liam Gallagher is reportedly planning to expand his clothing brand Pretty Green across the U.K. and overseas.
Researcher denied airline flight after tweet about hacking
United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
Morgan Stanley says income jumps 60 percent in 1Q
Morgan Stanley says its quarterly profit surged 60 percent as revenue from trading stocks and bonds lifted the investment bank's results.
Halliburton reports 1Q loss
Halliburton Co. (HAL) on Monday reported a first-quarter loss of $643 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
Shanghai auto show bans skimpily clad female models
The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers.
IMF's Thomsen see 'a little more momentum' on Greece
The head of the International Monetary Fund's department in Europe says Greece's bailout talks have gathered "a little more momentum" but stressed that Athens remains under pressure to break the deadlock with lenders.
Canadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed
The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.
Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
United Airlines kept a prominent security researcher from boarding a San Francisco-bound flight late Saturday after he suggested on Twitter that onboard aircraft systems could be compromised.
Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.
NY's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Cuba as ties reopen
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be the first sitting American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation.
'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
"Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.
Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later
A Canadian couple has sued a Georgia-based sperm bank saying the anonymous donor whose sperm they used to conceive a child was misrepresented to them.
In NYC, debate over saving small shops amid chains' rise
New York is increasingly becoming a chain store city. But some activists and lawmakers want to make sure small shops still have a place in the Big Apple.
$50M upgrade part of Tropicana's turnaround in Atlantic City
A $50 million renovation of Atlantic City's Tropicana casino shows how far it has come from eight years ago, when the property was on life support.
Louis Freeh seeks end to lawsuit in oil spill claims case
The ex-FBI chief now serving as a watchdog over BP oil spill settlement claims is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by an attorney once involved in the claims process.
Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments
Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eyeing the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.
BMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem
BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.
Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91
Real estate mogul and Michigan billionaire A. Alfred Taubman, whose business success and philanthropy was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.
'Star Wars: Battlefront' unleashed at fan convention
The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm.
Don't plan to line up for Apple Watch next week
If you're planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don't expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week.
Google embraces 'mobile-friendly' sites in search shake-up
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.
Gauge of US economy rises 0.2 percent in March
An index designed to predict the future health of the economy slowly crept upward for the third straight month, a sign that the pace of growth has been weakening since the start of 2015.
Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US
Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month.
US senator says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill
A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is getting a boost from the first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator.
Survey suggests economy slowing in rural areas of 10 states
The economic outlook for rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West remained negative in April even though it improved slightly from the previous month.
USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US
After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.
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