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business U.S. Funds Hope to Cash In on Japanese Pensions

Japan is loosening rules on pensions, drawing interest from U.S. investment managers who want to look after a slice of the countrys trillions of dollars of retirement money.

23 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Hotelier's Daring Letter to Chinese Premier Hits Home

A frustrated Chinese hotelier who wrote a daring letter to the countrys prime minister comparing private companies to slaves has become an unlikely poster boy for Beijings efforts to overhaul its economy.

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Nike: Cooperating with Authorities on FIFA Allegations

The sweeping U.S. crackdown on alleged corruption at FIFA may have snagged Nike Inc. in its net.

30 minutes ago // The New York Times

business After a Steep Loss, Wall St. Bounces Back

The dollar was strengthening again after a surge on Tuesday, buoyed by signs of improvement in the American economy.

30 minutes ago // BBC

business CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Brazil president urges broad investigation after FIFA probe

MEXICO CITY, May 27 Reuters - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff called on Wednesday for a comprehensive investigation of wrongdoing in soccer after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced separate inquiries into the activities of the game's powerful governing body, FIFA.

36 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 2-Airbus wins board spat with Spain, to renew CEO

AMSTERDAM, May 27 Reuters - Airbus Group faced down a revolt by government shareholders over a board appointment and invited its chief executive to stay on until 2019 as Europe's largest aerospace company consolidated a recent push for political independence.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

business CNRL says spending plans delayed by Alberta govt uncertainty

CALGARY, Alberta, May 27 Reuters - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd is delaying setting out detailed future spending plans due to uncertainty about the energy policies of Alberta's New Democratic Party government, the company said on Wednesday.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

business FAA to consider new mental health rules for commercial pilots

In the wake of airline catastrophesinvolving Germanwings and Malaysia Airline carriers, the Federal Aviation Administration is calling for a study on the mental and emotional health of commercial airline pilots.

42 minutes ago // The Washington Post

business Sick of telemarketers and robocalls? The FCC is poised for a crackdown.

Twelve years ago, the federal government took aim at peskytelemarketerswhose annoying phone callsinterrupteddinnertime conversations everywhere. The result was the Do-Not-Call lista national registry that, if you signed up, told telemarketers they couldn't contactyou.

44 minutes ago // ABC

business US Stocks Move Higher in the Afternoon, a Day After a Slump

US stocks move higher in afternoon trading, making up some of the ground lost the day before

45 minutes ago // The Guardian

business Kipper Williams on Greek deal hopes

Greece claims bailout deal is close, as US urges swift action Continue reading...

46 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-Post Holdings says 35 pct of egg supply now affected by bird flu

May 27 Reuters - Post Holdings Inc said a third company-owned chicken flock in Nebraska had tested positive for avian flu, bringing total affected egg supply to about 35 percent of commitments.

46 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

business FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls

Regulators want to make it easier for consumers to stop unwanted robocalls and spam text messages, which have led to a flood of complaints to federal agencies.

49 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Broadcom in Advanced Talks to Be Bought by Avago Tech

Broadcom is in advanced talks to be bought by Avago Technologies, in what would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.

51 minutes ago // Reuters

business Wall Street rebounds led by tech, healthcare stocks

Reuters - U.S. stocks were on track for their strongest daily gain in two weeks on Wednesday, led by technology and healthcare stocks and hopes that Greece would avoid defaulting on its debt.

51 minutes ago // Reuters

business US STOCKS-Wall Street rebounds led by tech, healthcare stocks

Indexes up: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.7 pct, Nasdaq 1.3 pct Updates to mid-afternoon

52 minutes ago // The Washington Post

business This prank message can crash your iPhone. Dont worry, you can recover.

In weird Apple news today, it turns out there's a text message that you can send iPhone users that will shut down their phones. Just sending the message -- which we won't include here but is incredibly easy to find online -- includes Arabic and other non-Roman characters and causes the recipient's phone to restart and make it impossible for them to open their Messages app.

53 minutes ago // Reuters

business What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Thursday, May 28

New applications for unemployment insurance likely fell last week, keeping in line with a labor market that is generally improving. Analysts expect the U.S. Labor Department to report that jobless claims were up to 270,000 last week, compared with prior week's 274,000. 0830/1230 The National Association of Realtors releases data on pending home sales which is expected to have risen 0.9 percent in April after gaining 1.1 percent in March. 1000/1400

54 minutes ago // Reuters

business EDF bets on "French Tesla" in $100 mln start-up venture fund

PARIS, May 27 Reuters - French utility EDF is opening up to the world of start-ups with a 90 million euro fund that has already screened 1,000 projects and invested in half a dozen, including one which says its batteries could rival those sold by Tesla.

55 minutes ago // Boston Herald

business US stocks move higher in the afternoon, a day after a slump

NEW YORK U.S. stocks rose modestly in midday trading Wednesday, recovering part of a steep loss from the day before. Investors remain focused on Greece's debt problems.KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 125 points, or 0.7 percent, to 18,166 as of 2:30 p.m. Eastern. The Dow sank 190 points on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,122 and the Nasdaq composite added 66 points, or 1.3 percent, to 5,098.

55 minutes ago // Time

business This TV Broadcaster May Put its Shows on Apples Rumored Cable Killer

Apple's upcoming TV service could include major networks like CBS

57 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

business Ignition-Switch Engineer to Face Plaintiffs Lawyers

A former GM engineer who approved a faulty ignition switch tied to millions of recalled vehicles and more than 100 deaths is to be questioned next month by plaintiffs lawyers.

58 minutes ago // Reuters

business UPDATE 1-U.S. to review pilot mental health after Germanwings crash

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 27 Reuters - A panel of experts from government and industry will review how the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration monitors the mental health of commercial pilots and will make recommendations within six months, the agency said on Wednesday.

58 minutes ago // Reuters

business FBI probing what J&J knew about uterine surgery device - WSJ

May 27 Reuters - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into what Johnson & Johnson knew about the risks posed by a surgical tool in spreading uterine cancer before withdrawing its version of the device last year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

59 minutes ago // The Guardian

business European commission outlines further corporate tax proposals

Announcement of measures to curb multinationals use of creative accounting to reduce tax follows earlier plans for EU countries to share information The European commission outlined plans on Wednesday to limit how much multinational companies can reduce taxes on their European earnings through the use of creative accounting. The commission, set to detail proposed tax measures on 17 June, already determined in March that EUcountries would have to share information on tax deals

1 hour ago // ABC

business Florida Coasts Have Grown, but Hurricane Damage Risk Hasn't

Florida coastal construction growing again, now worth $1.5T, but experts say storm risk isn't

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Antitrust Lawsuits Target Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Lawsuits advancing in federal court in Alabama allege that the 37 independently owned Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers, which cover about a third of Americans, are functioning as an illegal cartel.

1 hour ago // Time

business McDonalds Is Making 2 Big Changes to Its Burgers

The fast food chain is changing things up to boost sales

1 hour ago // The Guardian

business David Cameron heads back to the 80s with Queen's speech plans

Conservatives give some of Margaret Thatchers ideas another whirl and steal Ed Milibands one-nation Britain ideaLaws to make life tougher for trade unions. Laws to make it easier for tenants to buy their own homes. Laws that will prevent the government from raising the rates of income tax, national insurance or VAT. There was more than a hint of the early 1980s about the speech drafted for the Queen by David Cameron.Politically, the prime minister is stealing the i

1 hour ago // UPI

business Aussie E-7A Wedgetails gain Full Operational Capability status

Richard TomkinsCANBERRA, Australia, May 27 UPI -- E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force have attained Full Operational Capability status.

1 hour ago // Reuters

business Apple SVP says car is 'ultimate mobile device'

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif. May 27 Reuters - A senior Apple executive said developing a car would be the "ultimate mobile device" when asked about new products at a technology conference on Wednesday.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Dollar's Strength Extends Into Fourth Session

The dollar rallied into a fourth session on Wednesday as investors added to their bets that the U.S. recovery would push forward the timeline for higher borrowing costs.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Struggling Companies, Creditors Weigh REIT Conversions

Real-estate investment trusts have a new group of fans: struggling companies and their creditors.

1 hour ago // The Province

business Bank of Canada signals rate hike will come later rather than sooner as it eyes oil impact

The Bank of Canada left its key interest rate untouched Wednesday, saying it needs more time to assess the impact of the oil price collapse and a weaker-than-expected U.S. economy

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

business Broadcom in Advanced Talks to be Bought by Avago Tech

Broadcom is in advanced talks to be bought by Avago Technologies, in what would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.