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Lufthansa's operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices....

Australia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China....

Furmanite and Rite Aid are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

Buffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle....

Berkshire Hathaway's first-quarter profit up 10 percent
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Warren Buffett's company said Friday its first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent on the strength of its railroad and insurance businesses....

Correction: Earns-MobileIron story
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- In a story April 30 about MobiIeIron Inc.'s earnings, The Associated Press reported that the company's revenue forecast was for the current fiscal quarter ending in June. Its projected revenue in a range of $141.8 million to $151.8 million was for the full year ending in December....

CVS Health tops Street forecasts, as 1Q earnings climb 8 pct
Pricey specialty drugs are helping CVS Health thrive after kicking tobacco sales, with revenue from the treatments pushing first-quarter earnings well above Wall Street expectations for the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager....

US factory activity improves in April, but hiring declines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factories expanded in April at the same pace as in March, but manufacturers are starting to curtail hiring in a possible sign of weakness....

Japan inflation edges up as BOJ keeps policy unchanged
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's core inflation rate edged up in March and unemployment eased slightly, according to data released Friday, offering glimmers of promise for the world's No. 3 economy as it struggles to get growth back on track after years of stagnation....

LinkedIn joins Twitter in post-earnings tumble
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dumping social media stocks that show any sign of weakness is trending on Wall Street....

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