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Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings

NEW YORK - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust.

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Rajaratnam's brother loses bid to dismiss insider trading charges

(This story from April 18 corrects the number of counts the judge called "inconsistent" from four to two in 3rd, 16th and 17th paragraphs)

19 Apr 2014

VW has agreed budget car concept, design: manager

BEIJING - Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle.

19 Apr 2014

Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

- Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.

Exclusive: Biogen prices hemophilia drug on par with older therapies

- Biogen Idec Inc is pricing its newly approved long-acting hemophilia drug, Alprolix, to cost U.S. patients, and insurers, about the same per year as older, less convenient therapies whose price can reach about $300,000 annually.

18 Apr 2014

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