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U.S. trade deficit largest since 2008 as imports surge

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/2 years in March as imports rebounded strongly after being held down by a labor dispute at key West Coast ports, suggesting the economy contracted in the first quarter.

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VW aims to find new chairman quickly and return focus to business

HANOVER, Germany - Volkswagen said it would try to find a new chairman quickly and announced a long-planned tie-up of its truck brands, seeking to return the focus to business following the carmaker's shock ouster of former patriarch Ferdinand Piech.

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Fed's Yellen says met firm at heart of leak probes

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met with a research firm that later published confidential information from the central bank, she said on Monday.

04 May 2015

Pimco Total Return Fund loses world's biggest bond fund title

- The Pimco Total Return Fund, launched by Bill Gross, has lost its title as the world's biggest bond mutual fund, following two years of withdrawals.

04 May 2015

Exclusive: Head of Coutts Intl set to exit following UBP deal - source

ZURICH - Alexander Classen, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland's overseas private banking arm, is set to step down shortly following a sale to Union Bancaire Privee (UBP), according to a person familiar with his thinking.

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Fancy fast food shares surge in U.S. as Shake Shack draws shorts

SAN FRANCISCO - Investors seem willing to pay just about anything for a better burger.

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