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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday's session are Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Halliburton Co. (HAL), Hasbro Inc. (HAS) and LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD). Netflix Inc. (NFLX) is projected to report first-quarter earnings of 81 cents a share, according to a consensus survey from FactSet. The video-streaming company is expected to add 570,000 subscribers in the second quarter, slightly below the 600,000 in the second quarter of last year, according to analyst Doug Anmuth at...

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    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market.

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    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca (AZN) to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two firms but that no talks were currently under way after AstraZeneca (AZN) resisted the approach.

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    Daimler said its DENZA electric car will be eligible for local subsidies in China when it goes on sale there in September priced at 369,000 renminbi. DENZA, a local Chinese brand jointly developed with Chinese partner BYD , forms part of the German auto maker's push to expand its footprint in the world's largest car market, and to boost economies of scale for electric cars.

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    - Comcast Corp (CMCSA) is in talks with Charter Communications (CHTR) over selling or spinning off roughly 3 million subscribers worth approximately $18 billion to $20 billion as part of the divestitures related to its $45.3 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable , according to a source familiar with the matter.

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    Fiat Chrysler has reached an agreement to start producing Jeep vehicles in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co , the companies said on Saturday, as Fiat tries to catch up with competitors in a fast-growing market.

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    Volkswagen has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project's completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle.

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    - If General Motors Co creates a fund to compensate victims of its faulty ignition switches, an option that a top legal adviser suggested it is exploring, the company could give up strong defenses to a wave of lawsuits. By setting up a fund, GM could avert years of civil litigation and limit its financial and reputational harm.

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    Walt Disney Co's (DIS) cable networks are expected to record high single-digit growth in operating income and domestic affiliate revenue from fiscal 2014 through 2016, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo told investors on Thursday. "We feel very good about the long-term growth of our cable business," Rasulo said at a meeting for investors at its the company's ESPN (DIS) headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.

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    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) first-quarter loss narrowed as the chip maker reported a double-digit jump in sales, due to strong growth from the graphics and visual solutions unit. Shares climbed 5.4% to $3.89 in after-hours trading, as the results exceeded expectations and AMD gave a rosy outlook for current-quarter sales. AMD has been trying to restructure its operations to diversify its products and adapt to progressively weak demand for PCs, which also has weighed on its...

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    Chinese lawyer Hao Junbo wants to make you rich if you're a whistleblower after a bounty. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received a tip-off a week from China last year, double the year before and five times more than in 2011.

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    SAN FRANCISCO-- Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) shares surged in the extended session Thursday after the chip maker's quarterly earnings and outlook topped Wall Street expectations. Shares of AMD rose 4.9% to $3.87 in heavy trading after the company reported adjusted first-quarter earnings of 2 cents a share on revenue of $1.4 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting a break-even quarter on revenue of $1.34 billion.

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    Luxury property developers in Singapore are facing their worst sales outlook in six years as a raft of government measures to cool one of the world's most expensive real estate markets bite. Sales of private homes, which account for just under one-fifth of the total property market, fell to their lowest in more than four years in January to March, official data showed this week.

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     Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. The company reported year-over-year first quarter revenue increased 11.6%, while net income and diluted earnings per share both increased 21%.Net income rose to NT$47,871 in the first quarter 2014 from NT$39,577 in the first quarter of 2013.