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Apple buybacks to resume on Friday, gobbling up stock priced near the lowest ...
Apple's share repurchase program will exit a mandated quiet period on Friday—two days after the company reported earnings—enabling the company to resume buying back shares.
Stocks slide as sentiment sours after Icahn chat, BOJ  CNBC
Carl Icahn says he sold entire Apple stake on China woes: CNBC  Reuters
Los Angeles Times  
Australia blocks land sale to Chinese for second time in six months
SYDNEY The Australian government on Friday blocked the sale of S. Kidman & Co, the country's largest private land holding, to a Chinese-led consortium for the second time in six months, again saying the sale is not in the national interest.
Australia set to block sale of massive ranch to Chinese firm  CNNMoney
Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest  The Seattle Times
Massive growth shows why Amazon is the public cloud leader
Amazon showed off its dominance in the public cloud market on Thursday as the capstone to a better than expected quarterly earnings report. (AMZN) Q1 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript  Seeking Alpha
Amazon crushes expectations with biggest quarterly profit ever, as stock ...  GeekWire
International Business|The 6 Countries That Tell the Story of Europe's (Still ...
At a port in Hamburg, Germany. Unemployment in that country has fallen steadily and is now lower than in the United States. But there is increasing doubt about whether Germany can continue its run.
Euro zone economy accelerates, but prices fall more than expected  Reuters
Euro zone data deluge: Better-than-expected growth, but we're back in ...  CNBC
Alere: Is The Deal Still On?
That doesn't bode well for the Abbott-Alere deal, especially after how non-committal Abbott's CEO sounded after the last earnings call.
Alere Says It Rejected Abbott Offer to Terminate Merger Deal  Wall Street Journal
Alere Says It Rejected Abbott Request to End $5.8 Billion Deal  Bloomberg
Do the math on retirement income
Couples nearing retirement have to make key decisions about where and how to live, as well as how to ensure that any pension or annuity payments go to the survivor and how to maximize Social Security for both when one spouse is the bigger earner.
Social Security options for 62-year-olds under new rules today  USA TODAY
Ten Important Facts About the Well-Being of American Retirees  Insurance News Net
UPDATE 1-Eni swings to net loss but operating profit beats expectations
(Recasts, adds CEO, details). MILAN, April 29 Italian oil and gas group Eni beat operating profit expectations in the first quarter despite swinging to a net loss because of weak oil prices and a charge on its Saipem holding.
Eni Posts Loss Amid Oil Price Rout  Wall Street Journal
Eni Posts Larger-Than-Expected Loss Amid Oil Price Slump  Bloomberg
PRECIOUS-Gold hits 7-week high, silver shines as dollar slides
... * Gold pushes up towards resistance at $1,282/oz. * Silver set for best month since August 2015. * GRAPHIC-2016 asset returns: reut.
`Rocketing' Silver Set for Best Month Since 2013 as Gold Climbs  Bloomberg
Gold Rises as Fed Holds Rates With no Hike in Sight  Forex Market (blog)
Oracle to Buy Textura for $663 Million
Oracle Corp. ORCL -1.27 % on Thursday said it agreed to buy cloud-services provider Textura Corp. TXTR 30.72 % , expanding the database giant's offerings for the construction industry with an emphasis on Web-based, on-demand computing services.
Oracle Corporation Moves in to Acquire Textura Corp  Bidness ETC
AB InBev offers more SAB Europe assets to win EU deal approval
BRUSSELS Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR), the world's largest brewer, intends to sell the Eastern European brewing assets of SABMiller (SAB.
AB InBev Offers to Sell SABMiller's Central, Eastern Europe Brands  Wall Street Journal
Anheuser-Busch InBev Offers to Sell More SABMiller Assets in Europe  New York Times