US services firms grew at a faster pace in April, driven by more orders and uptick in hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring....

UBS sees profit jump despite low rates, rise in franc; wealth management sees strong inflow
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Swiss bank UBS Group AG says net profit almost doubled in the first quarter as money from rich clients flowed into its wealth management businesses....

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac posts $524M profit in 1Q; paying $746M dividend to government
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mortgage giant Freddie Mac reported net income of $524 million for the first quarter, down sharply from the same period of 2014, as it sustained losses on the investments it uses to hedge against swings in interest rates....

Pump primed at Disney for big year led by movies such as 'Avengers' and 'Star Wars'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The pump is primed at Disney to reap the benefits of a big year at the movies....

Walt Disney tops 2Q profit and revenue expectations
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $2.11 billion....

EU anticipates slightly higher eurozone growth this year despite a Greek downgrade
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts....

HSBC says first quarter pretax profits up 4 percent despite regulatory costs
LONDON (AP) -- HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, says pretax profits were up 4 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, even as it beat back increasing regulatory costs....

Lufthansa narrows operating loss as fuel costs fall; sees higher pension costs
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices....

Australia cuts its benchmark interest rate quarter percentage point to record low of 2 percent
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China....

Furmanite, Rite Aid, Cyan, Array BioPharma and Hill International are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

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