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Private firms added 169000 jobs in April, missing forecasts
Businesses added just 169,000 jobs in April, according to payroll processor ADP. Economists had expected 198,000 new jobs. ADP revised down its March report to 175,000 jobs from 189,000.
Private-sector job growth slowed in April to 169000, ADP says  Los Angeles Times
Companies in U.S. Add Fewer Workers Than Forecast in April  Bloomberg
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US private payrolls growth moderates; productivity falls
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private employers in April added the fewest number of workers in more than a year, which could heighten worries about the economy's potential to rebound strongly from a first-quarter slump.
Productivity Fell in First Quarter as U.S. Labor Costs Climbed  Bloomberg
Worker productivity sees first back-to-back drop since 2006  MarketWatch
UPDATE 1-Alexion Pharma to buy Synageva BioPharma for $8.4 bln
(Adds details, shares). May 6 (Reuters) - Drugmaker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said it would buy Synageva BioPharma Corp for $8.4 billion to boost its rare drug pipeline.
Alexion Pays Hefty $8.4 Billion to Acquire Synageva, Expand Rare Disease ...  TheStreet.com
Alexion to Acquire Synageva for $8.4 billion  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy
Mixed signals emerge for eurozone economy EnlargeGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, right, talk as they arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, ...
Eurozone Data Add Weight to Growth  Wall Street Journal
Spanish Boom Meets French Stagnation as Reforms Drive Growth  Bloomberg
Greece makes IMF payment but hopes of quick deal dashed
ATHENS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Greece made a small interest payment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday but European lenders dashed hopes for a cash-for-reforms deal before a more crucial, bigger installment Athens must pay next week.
Greece makes $224M payment amid 'nail-biting' talks  CNBC
Greece and economic reality  Financial Times
Tesla Didn't Invent Home Energy Storage, Has Many Competitors
Like almost everything else related to the company, its venture into energy storage is generating plenty of publicity for electric-car maker Tesla Motors.
Tesla Ventures into Solar Panel-Connected Batteries for Homes  Uncover Michigan
Tesla's Q1 Earnings Make it the Ideal Company to Invest in  WallStreet OTC
UPDATE 6-Oil bulls drive crude to 2015 high on fall in US stocks
... * U.S. crude stocks fall by 1.5 million barrels - API. * Coming Up: U.S. EIA weekly inventories at 1430 GMT (Updates prices). By Himanshu Ojha.
Oil bulls drive crude to 2015 high on fall in US stocks  BDlive
Opinion: Oil in the $30s? It may happen as a 'short squeeze' ends  MarketWatch
More people near coal ash pits told not to drink their water
North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy's coal ash pits that it's not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns.
Duke Energy Corp Wants Judge To Halt Shareholder Lawsuit  Bidness ETC
Duke Requests Delay in Lawsuit related to 2014 Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina  TopNews United States
EconomyUK services activity gauge hits eight-month high
An index measuring activity in the UK's dominant service sector has hit its highest level since last August, in a move that was not widely prediected by economists.
Services sector races ahead  shropshirestar.com
China Services PMI Rises To 52.9 In April - HSBC  London South East
T. Rowe Price CEO James Kennedy to Retire
T. Rowe Price Group TROW -0.65 % on Wednesday said Chief Executive James A.C. Kennedy will step down at the end of the year. He will be succeeded by William J. Stromberg, currently head of the global-equity business, on Jan. 1. Mr. Stromberg will ...
T. Rowe Price CEO to retire, replacement named  Baltimore Sun
T. Rowe Price Group CEO James Kennedy To Retire In 2016 - Quick Facts  RTT News