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U.S. Stock Market Future Indications by MarketWatch - April 27, 2015: U.S. stocks: Futures perk up as Apple results come into focus.

U.S. stocks: Futures perk up as Apple results come into focus By BARBARA KOLLMEYER MARKETS REPORTER Wall Street could push ahead with a record-breaking run on Monday, as stock-index futures moved higher in a day devoid of data, but looming large on the corporate side with Apple Inc.’s results due later. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average  YMM5,  +0.38%   rose 49 points to 18,066, while those for the S&P 500 index  ESM5,  +0.26%   were up 4.5 points to 2,116. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index  NQM5,  +0.41%   added 11 points to 4,540.

WP Today's Headlines - April 27, 2015: Top Stories | Politics | Opinions | Local | Sports | Federal Government | National | World | Business | Technology | Lifestyle

The morning's most important stories, selected by Post editors and staff   •   Mon., Apr. 27, 2015 TOP STORIES Crews struggle to reach villages hardest hit by quake By Rama Lakshmi, Annie Gowen KATHMANDU, Nepal — With international aid flowing in and desperation rising, rescue crews in Nepal Monday began expanding helicopter operations into some of the remote villages believed to be the worst hit in an earthquake that’s already claimed 3,300 lives. 

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - April 27, 2015: Comcast's Ambitions Likely to Remain Intact | Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Abandon Merger | Grim Portrait of 2010 Law School Graduates | Long Trial Ahead for Former Dewey Lawyers.

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES COMCAST'S AMBITIONS LIKELY TO REMAIN INTACT  Though Comcast has suffered "an ignominious and humbling defeat" in withdrawing its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, Brian L. Roberts, Comcast's chief executive, isn't likely to let the setback quell his ambitions,  David Gelles writes in DealBook . For a company like Comcast,  taking big and risky bets is part of its business plan,  says James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research. "You only get to be the biggest cable company and largest broadband provider in the country by swinging for the fences," Mr. McQuivey says. 

NYT First Draft on Politics - April, 27, 2015.

April 27, 2015 nytimes.com/firstdraft » Rand Paul Goes to New York to Coax a Wary Bloc Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at a recent Republican gathering in Nashua, N.H. Zach Gibson/The New York Times APRIL 27, 2015 By Maggie Haberman Good  Monday  morning from Washington, where the gardens are showing their colors, and the Senate is shifting its focus from attorneys general to Iran’s nuclear program.  Jeb Bush  broke some Republican stereotypes at an event in Miami, while he and  Senator Rand Paul  of Kentucky continue to seek to ease some conservatives’ concerns over their positions on Israel.

Asian Markets at Close Report by MarketWatch - April 27, 2015.

Chinese stocks rally on state-firm merger report By LAURA HE ASIA MARKETS REPORTER Hong Kong and Shanghai markets rallied on Monday, each hitting a new seven-year high, as Chinese oil and shipping shares surged on reports of possible mergers among China’s largest state-owned businesses. The Hang Seng Index  HSI,  +1.33%   was up 1.3% to 28,433.59, its best close since the end of 2007. The mainland-China-tracking Hang Seng China Enterprises HSCEI,  +1.74%   added 1.7%. On the mainland itself, the Shanghai Composite Index  SHCOMP,  +3.04%   advanced 3% to 4,527.40, the first settlement above 4,500 since February 2008. Oil and shipping shares rose sharply in both markets, after a state media report said the Chinese government may cut the number of central government-owned big companies through massive mergers. Beijing has been mulling a merger between PetroChina Co.  0857,  +6.72% 601857,  +9.98%   and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec)  0386,  +7.16% 6000

NYT Today's Headlines - March 27, 2015: Top News | Editors' Picks | Today's Video | World | U.S. | Politics | Business | Technology | Sports | Arts .

Today's Headlines Monday, April 27, 2015 Top News Earthquake Aftershocks Jolt Nepal as Death Toll Rises Above 3,400 By THOMAS FULLER and CHRIS BUCKLEY Residents were on a difficult search for safety in Katmandu, where thousands have died and homes and temples have been reduced to rubble.

The Telegraph City Briefing - April 27, 2015: April 27, 2015

  City briefing   JAMES TITCOMB  BUSINESS REPORTER  Follow James on Twitter TOP OF THE AGENDA Good morning all. Here's our early look at today's news from the City. SMALL BUSINESSES GIVE BACKING TO TORIES The final full week of campaigning kicks off today, with a letter to the Telegraph from 5,000 businesses praising the Conservatives and warning against Labour. "This Conservative-led Government has been genuinely committed to making sure Britain is open for business," the letter reads. It comes as Ed Miliband proposes scrapping stamp duty for some first-time buyers. 

The Telegraph Morning Business on April 27, 2015.

      Morning briefing   ASA BENNETT  ASSISTANT COMMENT EDITOR GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS Did you miss the Conservatives' #longtermeconomicplan? Expect to hear a lot about it today now 5,000 small business owners have thrown their weight behind the party, warning in a  letter to the Telegraph  that "a change now would be far too risky and would undo all the good work of the last five years". You can read their letter - which we have splashed on - in  full here  (and see  who signed  it).