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  1. Investors shoved European stocks sharply lower Wednesday in the wake of a selloff on Wall Street where equities were spoked by rising bond yields and downbeat outlooks from industrial heavyweights.
  2. As large tech companies report first-quarter earnings in a flood of results during the next two weeks, they face a major test: Will they continue to post huge growth, and fuel further overall gains for the market, or settle into a more mild adulthood?
  3. This week, the social network attempted to explain its privacy policies.
  4. Amid the ongoing fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving improperly handled Facebook Inc. member data, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has said on several occasions that the company hasn’t seen a business impact. When Facebook reports first-quarter earnings Wednesday, Zuckerberg will have to prove it for the first time.
  5. One of the four companies will hit that milestone soon, but this year is presenting a lot of challenges, says Tim Mullaney.
  6. U.K. stocks dropped Wednesday, with the blue-chip market’s winning streak at risk as elevated U.S. bond yields triggered a selloff on Wall Street.
  7. The European Central Bank meets for its policy-setting meeting on Thursday and the big question on traders’ mind is when President Mario Draghi & Co. will put an end to its aggressive bond buying program and begin to hike interest rates.
  8. The newest royal was born in a $8,900-a-night maternity wing, but the average American pays more.
  9. General Motors Co. is likely to report dwindling first-quarter profits when it reports Thursday amid falling U.S. car sales and rising raw-materials prices.
  10. Like much of the tech sector, Intel Corp. is banking its future on strong growth in cloud computing, as the chip maker seeks to make up for lagging sales in its core legacy business amid stronger competition.