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Asian shares higher on China easing
Asian shares opened higher on Tuesday following a rally on Wall Street and measures by China to boost its economy. The Dow Jones and S&P 500 both climbed more than 1% after Chinese equities rose to a seven-year high on hopes for more infrastructure ...
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia up on Wall St rally and China hopes, euro sags on ...  Reuters
Asia up on Wall Street rally and China hopes, euro sags on Greece  Economic Times
Malay Mail Online  
Biz Break: Brisbane biotech bought for $1.1 billion as boom barrels on
Today: The hot market for biotech mergers continues with the $1.1 billion purchase of Brisbane-based Hyperion Therapeutics, which wasn't even the biggest deal of the day.
Tesla shares jump on Musk 'tease' in tweet  Bangkok Post
This is may be what Tesla's mystery product is  Fortune
UnitedHealth pays $12.8 billion for pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran
UnitedHealth Group Inc. agreed to buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion, bulking up its drug-benefits business to get better negotiating power in talks with pharmaceutical companies over prices.
UnitedHealth buys Catamaran  Chicago Tribune
FBR & Co. Reaffirms "Market Perform" Rating for Catamaran Corp ...  sleekmoney
BNSF Slows Oil Trains Up to 30% to Boost Safety After Accidents
(Bloomberg) -- BNSF Railway Co. is cutting the speed of oil-carrying trains in some urban areas to as slow as 35 miles per hour, a 30 percent reduction, to improve safety following crude-by-rail accidents this month.
BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains  Salon
BNSF says it will slow speed of oil trains through Twin Cities  Minneapolis Star Tribune
Pending Home Sales Surge
7 Home contract signings shot up 3.1% in Feb., the Nat'l Assn. of Realtors said. That handily beat expectations of a 0.3% gain and sent NAR's index to its highest since June '13, with all regions enjoying yearly gains.
Millennials Are Finally Buying Houses: Here's Why  Money Talks News (blog)
February Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Since June 2013  Builder Magazine
Amazon.com offering to help get jobs done around the house
Amazon.com is introducing a referral service to help people to get projects and chores done around their homes. WEWS - Cleveland, OH.
Business News Roundup, March 31  San Francisco Chronicle
Lawn Care Services Offered on Amazon Soon  Small Business Trends
McDonald's to Test Expanded Breakfast Hours
McDonald's Corp. soon will begin testing sales of McMuffins, Hash Browns and Hotcakes throughout the day, a sign of new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook's willingness to experiment with a range of measures to reinvigorate flagging sales.
It's Breakfast Time at McDonald's Anytime of the day  Reporter Advocate
McDonald's to test all-day breakfast menu  WDRB
Vail Resorts extends ski season with deal to buy Aussie ski resort
The U.S. ski resort operator will sell seasonal passes that make it possible to ski nearly year-round. U.S. ski resort operator Vail Resorts has carved out a deal that could help its customers extend the ski season all year long.
Vail Resorts buys Australia's largest mountain resort  Reuters
Bankers cut out of James Packer's Perisher sale  The Australian Financial Review
Now That Ben Bernanke Is Blogging, Here's What He Should Write About
Welcome to the wonderful world of economics blogging, Ben Bernanke! The former Federal Reserve chairman rolled out a blog and a Twitter account Monday morning, promising to engage more publicly on a range of economic issues, and occasionally on ...
From Fed chief to blogger  Fresno Bee
Yosemite National Park Now Home To Endangered Bighorn Sheep
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.
A Century Later Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Return To Yosemite, Sequoia  Valley Public Radio
Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks  MiamiHerald.com