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NEW YORK, March 7- It doesn't matter how famous, or how important or how rich the person is- virtually everyone likes to stroll down memory lane and reminisce about their first job, which was usually very menial and extremely low-paid.
HOUSTON, United States- Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks before the HIS CERAWeek 2014 conference in Houston, Texas- 1730 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks on the economy and local conditions before community and business leaders- 1700 GMT.
TORONTO, March 6- Three porn channels based in Toronto may not be Canadian enough for the country's broadcast regulator, which said this week it is concerned they are not serving up the requisite 35 percent of Canadian content.
The revised industry guidelines for handling pigs in Canada include more than 100 animal-care rules, including the phase-out by 2024 of stalls that continuously restrict sow movement, hog groups and the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits hit a three-month low last week, suggesting some strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather.
OTTAWA/ TORONTO, March 6- The value of building permits issued in Canada surged in January, while the pace of purchasing activity unexpectedly picked up last month, suggesting some of the impact of unusually harsh winter weather may be dissipating in Canada.
*Forecasts 2014 EPS of C $2.25 to C $2.50 vs analyst view of C $2.67. TORONTO, March 6- Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group Inc reported marginally lower fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday and forecast earnings for 2014 below expectations, with both the results and the forecast hurt by unprofitable older projects and a softening commodity market.
WASHINGTON, March 6- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected and hit a three-month low last week, a sign of strength in a labor market that has been hobbled by severe weather. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
March 6- Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Canada's No.2 oil and gas company, reported a 17 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher output at its Pelican Lake project in Alberta.
VANCOUVER/ TORONTO, March 5- Canadian police have launched an investigation after online bitcoin bank Flexcoin, which closed its virtual doors this week, said that it had lost about $600,000 worth of the digital currency in a hacker attack.
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.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Missouri Gov. "Selling more Missouri goods abroad creates more Missouri jobs back home." The Democratic governor said the deal would boost Missouri exports in aerospace, agriculture and manufacturing to Quebec by 15 percent over the next few years.
OTTAWA, March 5- Quebec's separatist government moved to capitalize on a lead in the polls on Wednesday, launching a provincial election that could eventually lead to a third referendum on independence from Canada if the vote leaves the separatists with a majority government.
FuelCell Energy's shares surged 25 percent to a four-year high of $3.40 in early trading, with 58 million shares changing hands by 1055 ET, making them among biggest movers both in percentage and volume terms on the Nasdaq. The company's shares, along with those of Plug Power Inc and Ballard Power Systems Inc have been on a tear in recent months.
PORTLAND, Maine-- The state supreme court on Tuesday rejected a Maine Public Utilities Commission decision granting the joint venture between the Canadian utility Emera and renewable energy company First Wind.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- The North Dakota Industrial Commission has sent a letter to federal regulators in support of a proposed $2.6 billion pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
*Societe Generale says lawsuit's claims unsubstantiated. In the filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan dated March 3, New York resident Kevin Maher, who says he bought and sold gold and gold futures and options, alleged the banks overseeing the benchmark- Societe Generale, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC- colluded to manipulate it.
GENEVA, March 5- Chrysler Group LLC withdrew its request for funding from the Canadian government to avoid becoming entangled in what had become a political hot potato, the chief executive of parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Wednesday.
March 5- Flexcoin, a Canada- based bitcoin bank, said it was closing down after losing bitcoins worth about $600,000 to a hacker attack enabled by flaws in its software code. Gox, once the world's dominant bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and said it may have lost some 850,000 bitcoins due to hacking.
Uranium prices are hovering near eight-year lows because an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, crippling the Fukushima-Daiichi atomic power plant, and leading to the shutdown of nearly all reactors in the country, which previously relied on nuclear sources for 30 percent of its power.