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Best Buy

Future Shop closing stores across Canada, converting some to brand of parent company Best Buy - @CBCNews

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3 more Kenyan government ministers, those for energy, transport and labor, resign preceding corruption investigation - @Reuters

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Russia has decided to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Russian First Deputy PM Igor Shuvalov tells Boao Forum - @cctvnews

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China should not just focus on its economic growth rate, but for more sustainable, higher-quality expansion, Chinese President Xi Jinping says - @Reuters

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The UK and Switzerland have become prospective founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, China's Ministry of Finance says - @cctvnews

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Silicon Valley, CA, US

Ellen Pao on jury verdict: 'I have been inspired by the thousands of people who have reached out to me over the past three years with support... While today's outcome is a disappointment, I take consolation in knowing that people really listened... Hopefully my case will inspire the venture capital industry to level the playing field for everyone, including women and minorities.' - @ekp

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Silicon Valley, CA, US

After further deliberation, jury confirms earlier finding for Kleiner Perkins on all claims in Silicon Valley discrimination case filed by former employee Ellen Pao - @KTVU

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Explosion in New York's East Village, March 2015

Con Edison on East Village, New York, explosion: Gas shut off to 219 customers in neighborhood as fire department continues recovery work; records show plumber failed 2 inspections, new service line use was not authorized by company - statement

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Silicon Valley, CA, US

Update: Judge asks jury in Silicon Valley gender bias case to resume deliberations; says not sufficient majority on 1 claim - @Recode

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Jury finds for Kleiner Perkins on all claims in Silicon Valley discrimination case filed by former employee Ellen Pao - @WSJbusiness (Update: The jury was later asked to return to resume deliberations after a discrepancy was found)

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More: US stocks tick up slightly Friday, with the Dow gaining 34 points and Nasdaq 0.6%; down week overall - @CNNMoney

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Germanwings plane crash, March 2015

Lufthansa offers up to 50,000 euros per passenger in Germanwings crash, spokeswoman tells @Reuters

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Ellen Pao

Jury in Ellen Pao's gender discrimination and retaliation suit against venture capital firm back with verdict; will be read at 2 pm PT - @Recode

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Altera's stock surge adds $2.9 billion to its market cap after report of Intel interest - @MarketsTicker



US stocks stay higher, end up after Federal Reserve Chair Yellen says gradual rate hikes needed - @USATODAY



Report: Intel in talks to buy rival chip-maker Altera - @WSJbreakingnews

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

US State Department: US welcomes Israel release of Palestinian tax revenue; 'We certainly hope both sides would be able to build on this' - @Reuters


LGBT rights

CEO Tim Cook responds to religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas: 'Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. [Asa Hutchinson] to veto the similar #HB1228' - @tim_cook

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Somerset, NJ, US

Somerset County, NJ, investigators: Hospital CEO John Sheridan Jr. killed wife, set fire to bedroom in murder-suicide - @NBCPhiladelphia

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel to release hundreds of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax funds it froze after decision to join International Criminal Court - @WSJbreakingnews

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