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First Quarter GDP Turns Deeply Negative on Weaker Services Demand: Briefing

Best Buy (BBY) considers sale of China business: WSJ

AbbVie (ABBV) may have to raise Shire (SHPG) bid to $51B: Bloomberg

Potential penalty against BNP Paribas (BNPQY) worries other European banks (DB, UNCFF, CRARY): WSJ

Aetna (AET) contemplates Coventry Health Care assets sale: Reuters

Ford (F) expands recall of 2014 F-150 trucks: Detroit News

Vertex (VRTX) risky after 40% jump in stock price: Barron's

E.U. antitrust regulators to decide on Apple (AAPL), Beats agreement: Reuters

American Apparel (APP) Founder to Seek $23m-$25m Severance Pay: FT

Boeing (BA) 737 Makes Emergency Landing at Cork Airport: Sky

China Proposing Doubling Registered Capital of AIIB: FT

Google (GOOG) to Introduce Android TV Set-Top Box on Wednesday at developer conference: WSJ

Kaplan to Buy School for Software Developers: WSJ

Repsol (REP) May bid for Athabasca, Diamondback (FANG): Confidencial Digital

SFX (SFXE) in Talks to Buy Awakenings Festival Producer: Volkskrant

LVMH, Constellation Brands (STZ) May Bid for Treasury Wine: AFR

U.S. Ruling Would Allow Shipments of Unrefined Oil Overseas: WSJ

U.S. Keeps Tariffs on Chinese Stainless-Steel Pipe: Xinhua


Barnes and Noble (BKS) shares rise 8% beat on revs; plan to separate Nook Media

Medical Action (MDCI) will be acquired by Owens & Minor (OMI) for $13.80/share in cash

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) said that a Phase 3 study of Nivolumab was halted early due to superior data

IMS Health Holding said it will acquire certain Cegedim businesses for $520M

Affymax (AFFY) board announced a decision to dissolve company

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) said Roclatan showed positive Phase 2b results 

Hanesbrands (HBI) said it will acquire DBApparel, acquisition to add 25c in adjusted EPS in 2015

FOX Television (FOXA), Cox Media said they would swap affiliated stations

Shire (SHPG) said New Jersey court found Vyvanse patents infringed (ACT, MYL, NVS)

Athenahealth (ATHN) Names Kristi Matus Financial/Administrative Chief

AK Steel (AKS) Announces Stainless Steel Price Increase

Antares (ATRS) Sees Starting Phase 3 Testosterone Shot Study in 3Q

Aerie’s (AERI) Roclatan Meets All Clinical Endpoints in Phase 2b Trial

Abe Declares End of Deflation as Growth Plan Confronts Skeptics

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) to Replace Forest Labs (FRX) in S&P 500; LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO), TimkenSteel (TMST), Belden (BDC) to replace AMG, Greenhil (GHL)l, Fidelity National Financial (FNF) in S&P Midcap 400

Bristol (BMY) Nivolumab Study Stopped Early on Superior Survival Data

BNSF (BRK/A) reported smaller loaded train counts in 15 Wash. counties for time period of May 29-June 4

Education Realty (EDR) to Pay $92m for Housing Community Near Arizona State

Glaxo (GSK) Starts Additional Ph. 3 Study with Eltrombopag

Hologic’s (HOLX) 3-D mammograms paired with traditional screening caught 41% more deadly breast cancers than standard scans alone, study in JAMA found

Intuitive Surgical’s (ISRG) Da Vinci Xi Gets European CE Mark

Lockheed (LMT) Awarded $1.86b U.S. Air Force Pact Modification

Methanex (MEOH) Reports Temporary Interruption of Egypt Ops

Microsoft’s (MSFT) Chatting Robot Xiaobing Shifts to Weibo from WeChat

Nanosphere (NSPH) Gets FDA 510(k) Clearance for Bacterial Part of Test

Nuverra (NES) and VeroLube Extend Thermo Fluid Purchase Agreement

SEC Orders Exchanges to Start Pilot Program for Wider Ticks

Toyota (TM) to Start Japan Sales of Fuel-Cell Cars by End of FY2014

United Fire (UFCS) Sees Prelim. 2Q Catastrophe Loss Effect 51c-59c

Zillow (Z), Douglas Elliman Report Marketing Partnership