Shell Earnings Boosted by Strong Gas Trading 

Shell said it expected first-quarter earnings to reflect strong gas trading, although profits will fall sharply from the previous quarter, while its production volumes are on track to exceed its previously disclosed target.

Apple to lay off more than 600, weeks after canceling electric-vehicle project 

Those are the first significant job cuts for Apple since the pandemic.

Samsung Forecasts 10-Fold Profit Increase 

Analysts expect Samsung's memory-chip business to swing to profit thanks to higher chip prices on brisk demand amid the artificial-intelligence boom.

LG Electronics Expects Operating Profit to Slide 

The South Korean consumer-electronics giant expects its first-quarter operating profit to drop 11%.

China Oilfield Services Suspends Operations of Four Mideast Rigs 

China Oilfield Services has suspended operations of drilling rigs related to a multibillion-dollar contract in the Middle East, a setback for China's largest offshore drilling contractor in one of its most important international markets.

A Tiny Activist Fund Is Trying to Unseat Larry Fink 

The proposal from Bluebell Capital to remove the BlackRock CEO as chairman faces long odds.

Huawei Sanctions-Evasion Trial Pushed to 2026 After Settlement Negotiations Fizzle 

Prosecutors have indicated a trial could last more than six months. Lawyers for the Chinese tech giant say they intend to ask a judge to split the case into two separate trials.

Lamb Weston leads losses among S&P 500 stocks in its largest one-day drop ever on earnings miss 

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.'s stock fell nearly 20% on Thursday, for its largest one-day loss on record, after the potato-processing company blamed a slower-than-expected switch to a new software system for impacting its third-quarter results.

Disney to Crack Down on Password Sharing 

The effort is starting with a few countries in June, and a wider rollout is set for September.

HubSpot Stock Spikes on Report Google Might Bid 

The software company has a market cap of nearly $35 billion, so a deal would be Google's largest by wide margin.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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