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Walt Disney Co's board (DIS.N) extended the term of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger by one year as it continues searching for a successor to a long-serving leader who is popular on Wall Street, the company said on Thursday.
"Disney shares closed 0.1 percent higher at $112.24 on the New York Stock Exchange."
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday it will be difficult to adopt a holding company structure at this time, rejecting U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management's proposal and ruling out for now a long-anticipated succession move.
"Investors' expectations on the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure"
Oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by a fall in Saudi exports to the United States, but overall markets remained under pressure on the back of a world market awash with fuel.
"Prices for front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1, the international benchmark for oil, were at $50.66 per barrel at 0027 GMT, up 10 cents from their last close."
Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.
"Subscription fees could come from a version of Tweetdeck, an existing interface that helps users navigate Twitter."
Two Israeli residents have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with insider trading in Mobileye NV before the maker of sensors and cameras for driverless vehicles agreed to be acquired by Intel Corp for $15.3 billion.
"According to a complaint filed on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Ariel Darvasi and Amir Waldman made "remarkably timed" purchases of Mobileye shares and call options prior to the March 13 merger announcement."
New U.S. single-family home sales jumped to a seven-month high in February, suggesting the housing market recovery was gaining momentum despite higher prices and rising mortgage rates.
"New home sales are the secret sauce that helps make the economy grow"
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) or Facebook Inc (FB.O).
"Internet providers required to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation"
The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.
"Some analysts also believe that departing advertisers, eager to reach YouTube's millennial audience, will quickly return."
The dollar recouped a little lost ground on Friday amid signs a delayed vote on President Donald Trump's healthcare bill would go ahead later in the day, though it remained unclear whether it would pass.
" A test for the Trump presidency that could show whether it can muster the backing needed to push through fiscal measures central to its economic agenda."
Oil prices slid to almost four-month lows on Wednesday, with Brent briefly falling below $50 a barrel, after data showed U.S. crude inventories rising faster than expected, piling pressure on OPEC to extend output cuts beyond June.
"The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said U.S. inventories climbed almost 5 million barrels to 533.1 million last week, far outpacing forecasts of 2.8 million."
Shareholders piled pressure on Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS) to open talks with U.S. rival PPG Industries (PPG.N) on Wednesday after Akzo rejected a revised 22.7 billion euro takeover offer as too low, too risky and a bad fit culturally.
With Akzo insisting that the interests of staff and investors were best served by its plan to spin off its chemicals division and remain independent, the Dutch Shareholders' Association (VEB) said PPG should be given a hearing.
The European Commission will shortly veto a proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE.L), four sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, scuppering plans to create Europe's biggest exchange.
"The European Commission, the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse declined to comment on the Europe's biggest exchange "
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's (WMT.N) Chilean unit will invest $800 million in the country over the next three years and open 55 to 60 new supermarkets, the company said on Wednesday, a significant outlay at a time of slow economic growth.
"Chile's economy has struggled in recent years amid low prices for key export copper and lagging business confidence."
Sears Holdings Corp, once the largest U.S. retailer, warned on Tuesday about its ability to continue as a going concern after years of losses and declining sales.
Sears shares were down 17.6 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday.
"Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye has catapulted Israeli hi-tech into the global league, and is likely to stimulate investment in the sector's other late-stage startups, where funds are most needed."
"Intel's $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye has catapulted Israeli hi-tech into the global league"
Societe Generale (SOGN.PA) plans to spend an extra 250 million euros ($270 million) this year on its French retail banking business, its deputy CEO said, as it fortifies itself against increasing competition from online rivals.
"SocGen's plans to keep increasing the dividend and maintain the current 50 percent pay-out ratio."
General Electric Co (GE.N) said it expected to cut costs and boost operating profit in its industrial unit and linked the bonuses of its senior management to meeting these goals, as it bows to pressure from Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management.
"GE, considered a bellwether for the U.S. economy, has been streamlining its operations over several quarters to become a simpler industrial business instead of an unwieldy mix of banking and manufacturing."
India's competition regulator said the proposed merger between Dow Chemical (DOW.N) and duPont (DD.N) was likely to hurt competition, a government statement said on Wednesday.
"The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is of the prima facie opinion that the proposed combination between Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is likely to have an appreciable adverse effect on competition,"
The Republican chairman of a powerful House of Representatives committee said on Wednesday that he remains confident Congress will act to overhaul financial regulations "this year."
"Jeb Hensarling, head of the House Financial Services Committee, told Reuters that he has assurances from the White House and congressional leaders that they want to revisit the Dodd-Frank financial reform law sometime in 2017."
A ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the United States from some cities could deal a blow to the big, fast-growing Gulf airlines, which depend on business-class flyers stopping over in places like Dubai or Doha for far-flung destinations.
"The United States announced new measures on banning laptops on plane cabins and Britain followed suit"
EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday she was reviewing Facebook's response to charges the U.S. social network provided misleading information during its bid for messaging service WhatsApp which may result in a hefty fine for the company.
"The European Commission in December last year said Facebook's statements during the regulator's scrutiny of the $22 billion deal in 2014 were incorrect"
U.S. securities regulators moved on Wednesday to modernize regulations that require stock and bond trades to settle within three business days, a step the industry has urged the government to take for years.
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Sears Holdings Corp's (SHLD.O) shares slumped 16 percent on Wednesday as bondholders and investors questioned how long the retailer could remain in business, a day after the company flagged going-concern doubts.
"Sear's drop in the stock, down at $7.64 in midday trade, is the largest one-day percentage decline since a 18.79 percent tumble on Nov. 16, 2012."
U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining potential buyers.
"Realtors are reporting stronger foot traffic from a year ago, but low supply in the affordable price range continues to be the pest"
The S&P and the Nasdaq reversed course to climb higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday, as investors sought bargains a day after the major indexes posted their biggest one-day loss since before the election.
"Apple (AAPL.O) was up about 1 percent and provided the biggest boost to the three major indexes."