WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.
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.
(Adds quotes and details). WASHINGTON May 6 (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration announced industry partnerships on Wednesday to test commercial drones that can fly beyond an operator's line of sight, seen as a necessary precursor to ...