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  • Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence
    The revival is due largely to the absence of any major changes to the industry since the financial crisis, including a business model that is blamed for contributing to the meltdown.

  • Unilever First-Quarter Sales Fall
    Unilever reported a fall in first-quarter sales as currency weakness across emerging markets continued to weigh on its performance.

  • Pernod Looks to U.S. for Growth
    France's Pernod Ricard is looking to bolster its presence in the U.S. with further acquisitions to make up for faltering growth in some emerging markets, Chief Executive Pierre Pringuet said.

  • Novartis Profit Rises
    Novartis said first-quarter net profit rose about 23% from a year earlier, though it missed analyst expectations.

  • Heineken Hit by Currency Losses
    Dutch beer maker Heineken reported a 37% drop in first-quarter net profit as revenue fell on divestments and currency losses.

  • Facebook Results Surge on Ad Revenue
    The social network displayed new evidence of its advertising momentum, posting a big increase in first-quarter earnings that will give the company more resources to challenge bigger players in the technology industry.

  • Wall Street Declines Weigh on Asia
    Asian markets were mostly lower as Wall Street's overnight slide weighed on regional sentiment.

  • U.S. New-Home Sales Plunge
    Sales of newly built homes tumbled in March while prices surged, in the latest indication that the U.S. housing market is struggling to regain traction.

  • Pension Costs Hurt Boeing Profit
    Boeing said its first-quarter earnings fell 13% as costs tied to changes to its retirement plans masked the continued strong demand for its jetliners, which boosted core earnings.

  • Alstom Denies GE Takeover Bid
    Alstom said it wasn't aware of any potential takeover bid for the company from General Electric.

  • Discount Brokerages See Bounce in Trading
    Discount brokers TD Ameritrade and E*Trade Financial reported big jumps in daily trading volume in the first quarter from the same period a year ago.

  • Rail Logjam Strands Cars at Factory
    New cars and trucks are stacked up at U.S. factories as auto makers and railroads struggle to overcome delays brought on by winter weather and the rise of production outside the U.S. Midwest.

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