WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private employers in April hired the fewest number of workers in more than a year, further diminishing hopes of a strong rebound in economic growth after the first-quarter slump.
Productivity over the past six months fell by the most in more than two decades, leading to increases in U.S. labor costs that threaten corporate profits.
�If we get disrupted, it's going to be because of something that happened outside, in particular in Europe,� El-Erian told Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo during a Q&A at SALT conference in Las Vegas.
Acquiring Salesforce.com Inc. wouldn't just cost a fortune - it also would dent the profits of any buyer. A takeover of the $49 billion software provider would damage earnings for companies from Microsoft Corp.
Western Union Co. said it's not in talks to acquire smaller rival MoneyGram International Inc. �In view of the high level of market activity in our stock today, Western Union states that current news reports indicating that our company is in discussions to acquire ...