PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - April 8

Wed Apr 8, 2015 1:04am EDT
 
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April 8 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in advanced talks to acquire Britain's BG Group Plc, in a deal that would likely be valued at upwards of $50 billion. (on.wsj.com/1DIlOXB)

* A white police officer who shot a black man in North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged with murder after law enforcement reviewed a video taken by a bystander. (on.wsj.com/1GJrMGO)

* FedEx Corp said it would buy Dutch parcel-delivery firm TNT Express for about $4.8 billion, making an end run around rival United Parcel Service Inc and positioning itself to capitalize on the growth of e-commerce in Europe. (on.wsj.com/1ajgJHH)

* Investors and small firms are entering the $2.6 trillion U.S. repo market, taking advantage of banks' retreat from a key corner of the credit markets. (on.wsj.com/1CvRHvq)   Continued...