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March 10- La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co said its lead experimental drug to treat chronic kidney disease met the main goal of improving kidney function in a mid-stage study, sending the company's shares up about 40 percent in extended trading.
March 10- Germany has granted Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc special permission to sell its experimental brain cancer drug in the country, the company said, and its stock jumped as much as 36 percent.
Cerberus struck a $9 billion-plus deal to buy grocery giant Safeway—a tie-up that should be a win for the consumer.
March 7- Shares of digital coupon company Coupons.com Inc rose as much as 84 percent in their trading debut on Friday, valuing the company at over $2 billion. The company, founded by Chief Executive Steven Boal at the peak of the dot-com boom in 1998, priced a more-than-expected 10.5 million shares at $16 each on Thursday, above the company's planned $12- $14 range.
March 7- Close-out retailer Big Lots Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted profit for the holiday quarter, sending the company's shares up as much as 22 percent in early trading.
March 7- Close-out retailer Big Lots Inc reported a better-than-expected profit for the holiday quarter, sending its shares up as much as 13 percent in premarket trading. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.45 per share from continuing U.S. operations. Analysts on average had expected $1.40 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
PARIS, March 7- European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors trod a cautious path in case of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
*Stocks with big exposure to Russia under renewed pressure. PARIS, March 7- European shares slipped in early trade on Friday as investors were wary of the risks of another escalation in tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the weekend.
The huge price tag for Facebook's acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp is hard to justify, but there is clearly value in the app's 450 million users, Blackstone told CNBC.
HONG KONG, March 7- China shares ended a jittery week with a whimper on Friday, with a slip by financial and property stocks as investors braced for a possible bond default by Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori Solar. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.2 percent on the day and 0.5 percent on the week.
TOKYO, March 7- Asian stocks rose on Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's gains the previous day, but investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report later in the session.
March 6- Shares of Pixelworks Inc, which makes chips for digital display, rose 54 percent a day after the company revealed that Apple Inc is among its largest customers.
U.S.-listed fuel cell makers, already on a tear in recent months, have surged in value since Plug Power Inc announced a contract last week to supply Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
March 5- Canadian Solar Inc forecast weaker-than-expected revenue for the first quarter and blamed severe winter in North America for delays in construction of power plants, sending its shares down 10 percent.
NEW YORK, March 5- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, expects oil and natural gas production to be flat this year as overall spending falls 6 percent to about $39.8 billion. Shares of Exxon fell more than 2 percent to $94.52 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
March 4- Chinese solar company Trina Solar Ltd forecast an up to 47 percent jump in full-year panel shipments due to growing demand from both Japan and its home market, sending its shares up about 2 percent before the bell.
March 4- Autozone Inc, a U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a 9.4 percent increase in second-quarter profit as an unseasonably cold winter drove up sales. Net income rose to $192.8 million, or $5.63 cents per share, from $176.3 million, or $4.78 per share, a year earlier. Autozone shares were up 1 percent in premarket trading.
*Zijin Mining spikes on soaring gold prices. HONG KONG, March 4- China shares slipped early on Tuesday, capping Hong Kong gains, with banks among the biggest index drags as cash rates rose following the central bank's use of a 28- day instrument for the first time since June to drain funds.
MOSCOW, March 3- Bankers scrambled to assess possible damage to corporate deals and tried to calm customers on Monday after Russia's military intervention in Ukraine unnerved financial markets and hit bank shares in Russia and across Europe.
Feb 28- Shares of medical device maker Endologix Inc fell as much as 28 percent after the company forecast its slowest annual revenue growth in a decade for 2014, hurt by weak sales in the United States.