16h42 Lockheed Martin Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast Tuesday, but the Pentagon's No.1 weapons supplier failed to raise its outlook for cash flow, pushing shares lower.  Full story
16h31 U.S. consumer confidence rebounded in April and new home sales increased more than expected in March, pointing to underlying strength in the economy despite signs that growth slowed in the first quarter.  Full story
16h30 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that foreign corporations cannot be sued in American courts for human rights abuses overseas, refusing to revive a lawsuit claiming Jordan-based Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories.  Full story
16h25 The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a government review process prized by high technology companies as an easy and cheap way to combat "patent trolls" and others that bring patent infringement lawsuits.  Full story
16h15 Eli Lilly and Co lifted its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday after comfortably beating estimates for the first quarter, largely due to strong sales of its diabetes and cancer drugs and lower expenses.  Full story
16h12 U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as strong earnings from Caterpillar, Verizon and a host of other big names boosted optimism about corporate America's health, but the gains were curbed by rising bond yields.  Full story
16h06 Freeport-McMoRan Inc reported a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, sending its shares down more than four percent as it also lowered its copper sales forecast for the year and raised its outlook for costs.. . .  Full story
16h05 U.S. President Donald Trump treated French President Emmanuel Macron to a colorful welcome ceremony at the White House on Tuesday during a state visit that threatened to expose differences on Iran, trade and Syria between. . .  Full story
16h00 The price of silver will depend heavily on trends in investment demand in 2018, but could get a boost from international political and economic risk purchases, CPM Group said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
15h54 Swedish engineering group Sandvik beat first-quarter operating earnings expectations on Tuesday boosted by strong results in its metal-cutting tools business, the group's main profit generator. But results in its mining gear business were slightly weaker than. . .  Full story
15h53 The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield rose to 3 percent on Tuesday for the first time in more than four years as investors reduce their U.S. bond holdings on worries about rising inflation and growing government. . .  Full story
15h53 Caterpillar Inc on Tuesday upgraded the outlook for 2018 profits after the world's largest heavy-duty equipment maker beat estimates for first-quarter earnings on strong global demand for its equipment.. . .  Full story
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15h28 The slump that characterised the oil market between the middle of 2014 and the middle of 2016 has been replaced by what looks like the beginning of a boom.. . .  Full story
15h26 U.S. software company Salesforce will invest more than $2.2 billion in its French business over the next five years, it said on Tuesday, in another sign of America Inc's new love affair with France. . .  Full story
14h59 Restaurant Brands International Inc's first-quarter profit topped analysts' estimates on Tuesday, vindicating the company's strategy of cheaper meals and more breakfast options at the Burger King chain.. . .  Full story
14h44 Centene Corp on Tuesday cut its full-year forecast due to a delay in closing its $3.75 billion takeover of Fidelis Care, a not-for-profit Medicaid insurer, sending its shares down 3 percent in premarket trading.. . .  Full story
14h42 Drugmaker Biogen Inc's quarterly revenue missed Wall Street expectations on Tuesday as sales of its fastest-growing drug Spinraza disappointed, partly due to lower uptake in the United States, while mounting competition hurt its top earner. . .  Full story
14h25 The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened in early U.S. trading on Tuesday with the benchmark 10-year yield holding below 3 percent in advance of a $32 billion auction of two-year government notes.. . .  Full story
14h08 Shares of Austrian chipmaker AMS tumbled as much as 14 percent after the supplier to tech giant Apple warned of a major customer's continued delays in finalising product plans, dealing a blow to its second-quarter. . .  Full story
14h00 Venezuela's hyperinflation has turned the struggling OPEC nation's once-powerful banks into warehouses of useless cash that are worth a total of only $40 million, according to a Reuters analysis of regulatory data.. . .  Full story
13h56 Chicago soybeans futures slid for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as the market came under pressure from slowing Chinese demand for U.S. cargoes. Wheat prices dipped for a third. . .  Full story
13h54 Cargill sees the cocoa market broadly balanced in the current 2017/18 season and is aiming to expand its processing capacity in producer countries, the company's commercial director for cocoa said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
13h49 PulteGroup Inc's quarterly profit beat analysts' estimates on Tuesday with Chief Executive Ryan Marshall saying demand among U.S. homebuyers was holding up strongly in the face of rising interest rates.. . .  Full story
13h42 Insurer Travelers Cos Inc's quarterly profit missed analysts' estimates on Tuesday due to a rise in catastrophe losses and lower investment income.. . .  Full story
13h14 Some Chinese sorghum importers have asked Beijing to waive the hefty anti-dumping deposit imposed last week on U.S. imports already at sea, as companies rushed to sell stranded China-bound cargoes that were on the water. . .  Full story
13h09 Southeast Asian leaders will focus on trade wars, the crisis in Myanmar and security tensions in the disputed South China Sea at a summit this weekend, but it's highly unlikely there will be any. . .  Full story
13h06 China's Didi Chuxing, already disrupting the global ride-hailing market and taking on U.S. rival Uber, has its sights set on an even bigger potential prize: designing and getting built its own dedicated fleet of Didi. . .  Full story
13h00 A unit of debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is seeking to raise as much as $1.5 billion by the end of this year in an investment fund that will serve as the group's primary. . .  Full story
12h42 Product and brand piracy cost German manufacturers around 7.3 billion euros ($8.91 billion) and 33,000 jobs in 2017, with China being the biggest culprit, a survey by German engineering association VDMA showed on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
12h37 General Motors' South Korean unit has averted a bankruptcy filing, but analysts and customers, as well as the South Korean government, are debating how long the loss-making company will remain in business.. . .  Full story
12h26 Swatch Group Chief Executive Nick Hayek said the Swiss watchmaker had enjoyed a strong start to 2018 and was cheered by the recent weakening of the Swiss franc.. . .  Full story
12h14 Business morale in Germany, France and Italy -- the euro zone's three biggest economies -- deteriorated in April as a stronger currency and capacity constraints limited output, signalling that growth in the currency bloc has. . .  Full story
12h10 Russian industry and trade minister Denis Manturov said on Tuesday that he would not rule out the possibility that the state buys a stake in Rusal from top shareholder Oleg Deripaska, targeted by U.S. sanctions,. . .  Full story
11h51 German sportswear maker Puma is working on contingency plans to move some production from China to other Asian markets if U.S. tariffs are imposed on footwear, its chief executive said on Tuesday.. . .  Full story
11h49 China's breaches of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules are detrimental to the United States and there are worrying signs that the world's second-largest economy is moving backward, the U.S. consul general of Hong Kong and. . .  Full story
11h48 Husqvarna, the world's biggest maker of robotic lawn mowers, said on Tuesday cold weather delayed the start of the gardening season in its main markets which contributed to a bigger than expected fall in first-quarter. . .  Full story
11h44 Three cargoes of sorghum from the United States bound for China have switched destinations to Saudi Arabia after being sold to a private buyer, a Middle East-based trading source with knowledge of the matter said. . .  Full story

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