The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.
U.S. worker productivity decreased for a second straight quarter and employer costs for labor climbed by the most in more than a year.
The company, led by CEO Jeff Bewkes, posted higher profits for HBO, Turner and Warner Bros., which opened 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' in the period.
Troubled teen retailer A�ropostale, Inc. filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, with plans to trim its chain, rework contracts and emerge in streamlined form.
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