UPDATE 1-Brazilian lawmakers negotiate pension bill details ahead of vote

Brazil’s Labor and Pensions Secretary Rogerio Marinho said on Tuesday negotiations over the government’s key pension reform bill were continuing in the hope that a congressional committee would still be able to vote on the legislation this afternoon. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/hL21ScsPQs8/update-1-brazilian-lawmakers-negotiate-pension-bill-details-ahead-of-vote-idUSL1N2250HX

Verizon raises profit forecast, loses more phone subscribers

Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday raised its 2019 profit forecast and beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit as it focuses on cost cuts, but the U.S. wireless carrier lost more phone subscribers than analysts had expected. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/pMUIFNCIU4M/verizon-raises-profit-forecast-loses-more-phone-subscribers-idUSKCN1RZ15W

UPDATE 3-Verizon raises profit forecast, loses more phone subscribers

Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday raised its 2019 profit forecast and beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit as it focuses on cost cuts, but the U.S. wireless carrier lost more phone subscribers than analysts had expected. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/KI-P48yhRP4/update-3-verizon-raises-profit-forecast-loses-more-phone-subscribers-idUSL3N2252UB

Top shareholder won’t back Bayer management in AGM vote: sources

Bayer’s largest shareholder, fund manager BlackRock, will not support the German company’s management in a key vote at its annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/szNIzVz81OA/top-shareholder-wont-back-bayer-management-in-agm-vote-sources-idUSKCN1RZ1A8

UK regulator to publish final report on Sainsbury’s-Asda on Thursday

Britain’s competition regulator said on Tuesday it expected to publish its final report on supermarket group Sainsbury’s proposed takeover of Walmart-owned rival Asda on Thursday, April 25. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/Qy15uYnThEU/uk-regulator-to-publish-final-report-on-sainsburys-asda-on-thursday-idUSL5N2254QK

Four get Finnish contracts

Four get Finnish contracts

FOUR BARBADIAN FOOTBALLERS have signed two-year deals with Finland Club Kemi City FC. National captain Rashad Jules, Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) central defender Shane Codrington…

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UPDATE 2-Teva stops testing its migraine drug as cluster headache treatment

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Tuesday it would stop developing its migraine drug, Ajovy, for treating cluster headaches after the company found the treatment was unlikely to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial. JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/companyNews/~3/eco1k3apGHA/update-2-teva-stops-testing-its-migraine-drug-as-cluster-headache-treatment-idUSL3N2253D1