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  • COLOGNE, Germany— CEO of Germanwings parent company Lufthansa: no indication what co-pilot's motive was.

  • European shares fall sharply, LSE and tech stocks weigh Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- European shares fell on Thursday, with London Stock Exchange leading the market lower on news Borse Dubai will sell its full stake in the company and ARM Holdings extending the previous session's steep losses. London Stock Exchange shares fell 10 percent after a source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Borse Dubai, the LSE's...

  • FRANKFURT, March 26- Now may be a good time to start normalising U.S. monetary policy, Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Thursday. In the text of comments delivered to an audience in Frankfurt, St. Louis Fed President Bullard said doing that would direct policy "so that it is set appropriately for an improving economy over the next two years."

  • FRANKFURT, March 26- Now may be a good time to start normalizing U.S. monetary policy, Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Thursday. In the text of comments delivered to an audience in Frankfurt, Bullard said: "Now may be a good time to begin normalizing U.S. monetary policy so that it is set appropriately for an improving economy over the next two years."

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke identified Robert Oliver as the third American citizen killed in the crash. He provided no further details Thursday, but Oliver's parents told Spain's La Sexta television channel their son lived in Barcelona and worked for the Desigual clothing company based in Spain's second-largest city.

  • PARIS— Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27- year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. "We have no idea of the reason," Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said, revealing the chilling conclusions...

  • LONDON, March 26- From the shabby streets of east London, some of the brightest minds in technology and banking are plotting a revolution. Investment in fintech firms in Britain and Ireland swelled to $623 million last year, more than double the $264 million seen in 2013 and representing 42 percent of fintech investment in Europe, according to research by...

  • *One of two pilots locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Lufthansa says it has no information on Times report. SEYNE-LES-ALPES/ PARIS, March 26- Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

  • *Co-pilot locked out of cockpit- New York Times. *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The New York Times reported that evidence from the recordings showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the flight went down.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 8 Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ROME- European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses the Italian parliament's finance and EU policy committees- 1200 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England to publish Financial Policy Committee statement- 0930 GMT. FRANKFURT- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives OMFIF Public Lecture on the economy and monetary policy- 0835 GMT.

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • LONDON, March 25- The chances of Greece doing a deal with its European creditors have grown since a meeting in Berlin this week, Greek central bank governor Yannis Stournaras said on Wednesday, adding that an exit from the euro would only bring his country more pain. But he warned against the idea of Greece leaving the euro-' Grexit'- and said he was confident this would...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy traveled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • Craft beer exports near $100 million Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Inside the Brooklyn Brewery, maker of Brooklyn beers.

    Craft beer is growing by double digits at home and it’s picking up momentum overseas as well, with exports rising 35.7 percent last year.

  • PARIS, March 25- A warren of laboratories on the outskirts of Paris is where French investigators now face laborious and complex detective work to try to establish what caused a German airline disaster in the French Alps that killed 150 people. The cockpit voice recorder of the Germanwings Airbus A320 arrived on Wednesday at the spartan offices of France's...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. The development came as French President Francois Hollande, Germany's Angela Merkel and Spain's Mariano Rajoy travelled to the crash site in a remote French Alpine region to pay tribute to the 150 victims, mostly Germany and Spanish. "We have just been able to extract a useable audio data file," BEA director Remi...

  • *Leaders of France, Germany, Spain visit crash area. SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France, March 25- Investigators have extracted cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps and expect to have a read-out of their content within days, an official said on Wednesday. The casing of a second black box has been found but not the box...

  • Europe close: ECB raises cap for Greek banks   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Europe close: ECB raises cap for Greek banks

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including the European Central Bank approving a raise of more than 1 billion euros in the emergency funds available to Greek lenders.

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, March 25- Greece failed in a bid on Wednesday to secure a quick cash payment from the euro zone rescue fund to help stave off potential bankruptcy next month, raising pressure on Athens to deliver a convincing reform program within days. Athens had appealed for the European Financial Stability Facility to return 1.2 billion euros it said it had...