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Friday, April 24, 2015
Boeing tops first-quarter profit forecasts, airplane deliveries rise
Boeing Co. delivered more commercial airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent.
Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said Wednesday that it lost US$2.1 billion in an eight-year kickback scheme that saw the firm's executives taking bribes for awarding inflated contracts to suppliers.
As PayPal split looms, eBay plans to think small
EBay plans to grow by thinking small as it prepares for life apart from PayPal.
Google launching own mobile wireless service
Google said Wednesday it was launching its own U.S. mobile wireless service, with considerable potential savings for customers using their devices at home and for international travel.
South Korea's top automaker, Hyundai Motor, Thursday reported its fifth consecutive drop in quarterly earnings after a slump in emerging market currencies slashed profits in the first three months of the year.
Argentina's finance minister thumbed his nose at U.S. hedge fund creditors Wednesday after the country announced it had raised US$1.4 billion in a bond sale, nearly three times what was expected.
Shares fell in Europe on Thursday, sapped by doubts over the Greek bailout plan and gloomy manufacturing data from the region.
Asian shares were given a positive lead by New York, where the Dow rose 0.49 percent, the S&P added 0.51 percent and the Nasdaq gained 0.42 percent on Wednesday.
Growth in business activity in France's private sector slowed in April amid signs that the eurozone's second-biggest economy was on the verge of stalling, a key survey showed Thursday.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Brazil's Petrobras: Graft scheme cost US$2.1B in losses
Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said Wednesday that it lost US$2.1 billion in an eight-year kickback scheme that saw the firm's executives taking bribes for awarding inflated contracts to suppliers.
  
  
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