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Wall St. moves lower after Yellen says equity valuations high
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks moved lower in morning trading on Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said equity valuations are "generally quite high," and warned of potential dangers.
Yellen Calls Stock Prices 'Quite High'  New York Times
US stocks falter as Yellen warns of valuation risks  MarketWatch
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Alexion to Buy Synageva for $8.4 Billion
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. ALXN -9.10 % agreed to buy Synageva BioPharma Corp. GEVA 114.63 % in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $8.4 billion, paying more than double the market cap for the maker of rare-disease treatments.
Alexion Pharma to buy Synageva BioPharma for $8.4 billion  Reuters India
Alexion Buying Synageva For $230 A Share; Stock Slips ALXN GEVA  Investor's Business Daily
U.S. ADP non-farm payrolls rise by 169000 in April - U.S. non-farm private employment rose less than expected in April, fuelling concerns over the strength of the U.S.
Private firms added 169000 jobs in April, missing forecasts  USA TODAY
Private-sector job growth slowed in April to 169000, ADP says  Los Angeles Times
EU Commission Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into E-Commerce Sector
LONDON - European officials on Wednesday opened an antitrust investigation into the region's e-commerce sector to address whether large players like American technology giants were impeding competition.
EU Announces Plans to Create a Single Digital Market  Wall Street Journal
EU moves to help tech companies compete with Google, Amazon  Los Angeles Times
U.S. Productivity Slumps 1.9% In First Quarter
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity in the first quarter fell by a 1.9% annual pace, resulting in the first back-to-back drop since 2006.
U.S. non-farm productivity falls 1.9% in the first quarter  Nasdaq
Productivity Fell in First Quarter as U.S. Labor Costs Climbed  Bloomberg
Wendy's to Sell Bakery Business, Over 600 Restaurants
Wendy's Co. announced plans Wednesday to sell off its Ohio bun-making business this month, while the burger chain provided greater detail about plans to sell off more than 600 of its company-owned restaurants to franchisees.
Wendy's Surges as Burger Chain Offloads Bakery Unit, Restaurants  Bloomberg
Wendy's selling 640 restaurants  USA TODAY
Mortgage Delinquency Rate Falls to 5.54% in First Quarter
The percentage of homeowners falling behind on their mortgages in the first quarter fell to its lowest level since mid-2007, while some states continue to struggle to work through a large inventory of loans in foreclosure.
Mortgage Applications Down 4.6% on Lower Refi Volume  National Mortgage News
Mortgage applications decline on weaker refinance activity  Scotsman Guide News
Oil Prices Rise on Supply Data
DEVELOPING STORY: *Oil Prices Jump as U.S. Stockpiles Drop More Than Expected. MORE TO FOLLOW. Earlier: Oil prices rose Wednesday as data suggested U.S.
Supply issues put wind behind crude rally  Resource Investor
Crude Oil prices increase more than dollar to 2015 highs  NH Voice
Western Union Said in Early Talks to Buy Rival MoneyGram
Western Union Co. is in early-stage talks to acquire smaller rival MoneyGram International Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, as both companies contend with stiff competition from upstart money-transfer companies.
MoneyGram (MGI) Stock Spikes on Western Union Deal Anticipation
Xoom higher after Western Union reportedly bids for MoneyGram (XOOM)  Seeking Alpha
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Stock Falls Despite Earnings Beat, Oil Prices ...
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK - Get Report) fell 2.9% to $15.40 in morning trading Wednesday despite a first-quarter earnings beat and the continued increase in oil prices.
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Beats Q1 Earnings and Revenues - Tale of the Tape  Nasdaq
Chesapeake (CHK) Earnings Beat Estimates in Q1, Down Y/Y