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Disney film studio chief Ross steps down

Rich Ross stepped down as chairman of Walt Disney Co's movie studio after a less than three-year run that included the release of John Carter, one of the biggest flops in recent Hollywood history.

Pressure on Chesapeake mounts, shares down

Chesapeake Energy Corp CEO Aubrey McClendon has been sued by a shareholder over potential conflicts of interest on the same day that a Wall Street analyst urged leadership changes at the company.

U.S. jobless claims edge down last week

New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that could dampen hopes of a pick-up in job creation in April after March's slowdown.

Playtech down as it eyes deal with top shareholder

Playtech, the world's biggest provider of online gaming software, plans a string of acquisitions as it branches out into the social gaming market but news that it will be buying the businesses from its main shareholder unnerved investors.

Boeing bears down on 737 fuel-savings target

Boeing Co on Wednesday put some finishing touches on a make-over of its popular 737 aircraft as the U.S. planemaker battles with European arch-rival Airbus to deliver fuel savings to airlines hammered by near-record oil prices.

George Zimmerman's Lawyers Step Down: 'We Lost Track Of George'

George Zimmerman's lawyers announced on Tuesday that they are stepping down from representing him in the shooting case of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. They said at a Florida news conference that they are dropping Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch captain, as a client after they lost contact with him and he spoke with a television talk show host and contacted a prosecutor. The lawyers had expressly told Zimmerman not to have contact with anyone, the Washington Post reported....

Wall Street Plummets Below Key Support Level

Wall Street felt tremors Tuesday afternoon as the S&P 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average both dropped precipitously following declines in European equity markets.

Wall Street down on stimulus doubts, Spain debt sale

Stocks fell for a second day on Wednesday as investors contemplated a world without monetary stimulus and a poorly received bond auction in Spain suggested the effects of Europe's funding operations were waning.

Wall St down on stimulus doubts, Spain debt sale

Stocks fell for a second day on Wednesday as investors contemplated a world without monetary stimulus and a poorly received bond auction in Spain suggested the effects of Europe's funding operations were waning.

Fiat sees Europe car sales down for fifth year

European new car sales will decline for the fifth year in a row in 2012 to 13 million vehicles, Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Wednesday, as the group moved a step closer towards a full-blown merger with U.S. automaker Chrysler.

Markets Tailspin On New Greek Bank Woes

Stocks and commodities plunged Wednesday after the head of the European Central Bank -- a lynchpin in the euro zone's effort to contain the effects of its sovereign debt crisis -- suggested that some Greek banks will be left to collapse.

March Car Sales Plunge For Honda

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. lost ground as its sales dropped an adjusted 8.4 percent in March, compared to the year before, but the company did not provide any statement about the drop.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Parts Of Wisconsin Union Law

The unions argued that the law violated the U.S. Constitution by taking away workers' rights to bargain and organize, and discriminated against certain public-sector employees while exempting others, such as firefighters and police officers.

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