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UK construction sector sees 'sharp slowdown'
The UK construction industry grew at its slowest pace in nearly two years during April, a closely watched survey has indicated. The CIPS/Markit Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 54.2 in April from 57.8 a month earlier.
Services data ease fears of weakening UK recovery  Financial Times
Spanish Boom Meets French Stagnation as Reforms Drive Growth  Bloomberg
Telegraph.co.uk  
ECB set to decide on increasing Greek bank lifeline
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's Governing Council on Wednesday may nudge up the amount of Emergency Liquidity Assistance teetering Greek banks can borrow, as Athens struggles to avert a potentially catastrophic funding crunch.
Bankrupt Greeks avoid IMF default as they blame Troika divisions for debt ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Greece makes loan repayment to IMF but another, bigger one looms next week  Fox News
Spotlight turns to television merger
Three months after Comcast announced its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable last year, rival AT&T announced a $48 billion takeover of DirecTV.
Netflix urges FCC to reject AT&T-DirecTV merger unless concerns addressed  NY City News
Netflix urges revisions to AT&T-DirecTV deal  Los Angeles Times
Dan River neighbors: Think long term
Dan River Steam Station, site of the coal ash spill in February, as seen six months after the coal ash spill by Duke Energy on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Eden, N.C.. Buy photo and customize. Related Stories. Related: Solutions sought for Dan River damage ...
More people near coal ash pits told not to drink their water  San Francisco Chronicle
How Retail Customers Can Benefit from Energy Storage
On April 30, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a ballyhooed announcement that the company will sell two battery storage systems that he believes will disrupt the energy industry.
Tesla CEO unveils plans for batteries for the home  Mohave Valley News
Tesla Powerwall: What you need to know  TechRepublic
Bond rout rattles all assets
LONDON (Reuters) - A worldwide selloff in government bonds deepened on Wednesday, with the rise in yields to their highest level this year spreading unease across all asset classes and putting stock markets around the world under pressure.
Global Bond Selloff Adds to Pressure on Gilts as Election Looms  Bloomberg
Greece Jitters Rattle European Markets  Wall Street Journal
Oil Prices Rise Ahead of US Supply Data
LONDON´┐ŻOil futures rose Wednesday ahead of key U.S. supply data expected to show that the oil-market glut is starting to abate. Industry group American Petroleum Institute said late Tuesday that its data showed crude oil supplies in the country fell by 1.5 ...
WTI oil futures trade above $61 ahead of U.S. weekly supply report  Nasdaq
Opinion: Oil in the $30s? It may happen as a 'short squeeze' ends  MarketWatch
Herbalife: Good News On Debt Might Not Be Such Good News After All (HLF)
Disclosure: The author is short HLF. (More...)The author wrote this article themselves, and it expresses their own opinions. The author is not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha).
Herbalife discloses Justice Department probe  USA TODAY
Herbalife Shares Rise On Better-than-expected Q1 Results, Raised Outlook  RTT News
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 over how Europeans buy goods and services ...
EU Announces Sweeping Plans to Create a Digital Single Market  Wall Street Journal
EU to review behavior of web giants in digital market overhaul  Reuters Canada
BMW Profits Rise on SUVs, Strong Sales in UK, US
German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S.
UPDATE 1-BMW Q1 profits beat as SUV sales take off  Reuters
BMW Posts Jump in Revenue on Strong Demand in US and Europe  Wall Street Journal