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  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions failed to give a sustained boost to shares of the long-battered coal sector on Wednesday. After initially trading higher, Consol Energy Inc stock slipped 2.3 percent, and Peabody Energy Corp fell 0.9 percent. The states, led by coal producer West...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- Long-battered shares of coal companies jumped on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court put on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. The court's 5-4 ruling on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama, by blocking the centerpiece of his administration's strategy to...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 recovers after sharp fall. LONDON, Feb 10- European shares rebounded on Wednesday from two-year lows reached in the previous session, helped by some solid corporate earnings and a recovery in Deutsche Bank. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index, which had fallen 1.6 percent to its lowest point since September 2013 on Tuesday, rose 1.5...

  • Shares of Akamai, whose customers include EMC Corp, MTV Networks and Autodesk Inc, rose 9 percent to $44.66 in after hours trading on Tuesday. Net income fell to $88.4 million, or 49 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $97.1 million, or 54 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $579.2 million from $536.3 million, above average analyst...

  • Feb 9- Viacom Inc CEO Philippe Dauman railed at critics of his leadership after a fifth straight quarter missing Wall Street's sales estimates on Tuesday, unnerving investors and sending the media company's shares down more than 15 percent to a four-year low. The future of Viacom and to a lesser extent CBS, both majority-owned by Redstone, are the center of...

  • *Sees 2016 profit outlook $5.50- $7.00/ shr vs est $7.01/ shr. *Posts profit $1.52/ shr vs est of $1.38/ shr. The company, which sells seed, fertilizers and chemicals directly to farmers in North America, said it expects to earn $5.50- $7.00 per share in 2016, slightly below analysts' average estimate of $7.01, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Feb 9- Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell natural gas assets in Colorado's Piceance Basin for $910 million to a private firm, in a deal viewed by investors as a bright spot in the sluggish market for oil and gas properties. WPX said its unit, WPX Energy Rocky Mountain LLC, will be bought by Terra Energy Partners LLC, a private company...

  • The news sent shares of J&J, whose annual Remicade sales of $6.5 billion are mostly in the United States, down almost 4 percent. FDA scientists released their favorable report ahead of a meeting Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "The data submitted by Celltrion show that is highly similar to U.S.-licensed Remicade" in treating...

  • Feb 9- Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and movie studio Paramount, reported a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly revenue, hurt by lower advertising sales in the United States and few hit movie releases in the period, sending its shares down 11.3 percent. Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, who replaced 92- year-old majority-owner...

  • *Q4 adjusted operating profit 17.6 mln euros, down 31 pct. *Analysts in Reuters poll expected 24.5 mln euros. HELSINKI, Feb 9- Finnish mining technology company Outotec missed fourth-quarter earnings forecasts and warned that demand from miners would weaken further this year, sending its shares down 20 percent on Tuesday.

  • Regeneron's net income rose to $155 million, or $1.34 per share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $90 million, or 78 cents per share, a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, the company earned $2.83 per share, missing analysts' average estimate of $3.36 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue rose 37 percent to $1.10 billion, still short of the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc, a U.S. specialty pharmaceutical company, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a potential sale, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The Morristown, New Jersey- based drugmaker is working with investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners LP, the people said. Pernix shares jumped as much as 17...

  • Feb 8- Shares of companies offering data analytics and cloud services, including Tableau Software Inc, fell sharply again on Monday amid worries that their customers were cutting spending. Tableau shares fell another 10 percent to $37.28. RBC Capital Markets analysts asked in a research note.

  • *Company postpones fourth-quarter results to Feb. 29. Feb 8- Shopping center owner and operator Brixmor Property Group Inc said its CEO and two other top officers resigned after an internal review found that its financial statements were tampered with, sending its shares down as much as 25 percent. "The board is disappointed to have learned of the conduct and lack...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 7- LinkedIn Corp Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman lost almost half his $2.8 billion fortune on paper Friday as shares of his social media company suffered their largest drop on record. Silicon Valley- based LinkedIn's shares closed down 43.6 percent at $108.38 on Friday, after hitting a three-year low, following a sales forecast well short of...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 8- Shares in Thailand's Big C Supercenter surged more than 9 percent to a year high on Monday after France's Casino Group agreed to sell its majority stake in the Thai hypermarket operator to TCC Group. At 0303 GMT, Big C shares were up 9.6 percent to 249 baht, the highest since late January 2015, while the overall market index was up 0.16 percent.

  • Japan's storied trading houses face billions of dollars in impairments from an emerging markets downturn and the commodities rout.

  • Feb 5- LinkedIn Corp's shares closed down 43.6 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations. The rout in the stock cost LinkedIn chairman Reid Hoffman about $1.2 billion based on his 11.1 percent stake in the company he...

  • The news sent shares of J&J, whose annual Remicade sales of $6.5 billion are mostly in the United States, down more than 3 percent. FDA scientists released their favorable report ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "In considering the totality of the evidence, the data submitted by Celltrion show that is...

  • Feb 5- LinkedIn Corp's shares plunged about 35 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $9 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations. Raymond James, Cowen and Co, BMO Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan Securities and RBC Capital Markets also downgraded the stock.