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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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AMR loses bid to terminate retiree benefits

NEW YORK - A U.S. bankruptcy judge largely declined on Friday to rule that former American Airlines parent company AMR Corp had a unilateral right to terminate benefits for nearly 47,000 retirees.

18 Apr 2014

Amazon's tax-free European profits drop after IRS clamp-down

LONDON - The amount of money Amazon.com Inc reports through a tax-exempt vehicle in Europe has dropped sharply in the past two years, even as European sales jumped, after the U.S. tax authority tightened rules it felt were being abused to shift profits.

18 Apr 2014

Brazilian tycoon Batista investigated for financial crimes: reports

RIO DE JANEIRO - BrazilĀ“s federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering, Brazilian media reported on Friday.

18 Apr 2014

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

SAN FRANCISCO - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.

Tech, Steve Jobs, Media 18 Apr 2014

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