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  • *Barclays aiming for FX deal with as many agencies as possible. LONDON, March 3- Barclays took a 750 million pound charge in the fourth quarter as it prepares to settle allegations its traders manipulated foreign exchange markets, overshadowing the bank's efforts to slash costs and boost profits. Past conduct problems continue to dog Barclays Chief Executive...

  • NEW YORK— At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200 ER is hard to miss. In an age when a missing iPhone or a FedEx package can be tracked, it's unfathomable that something the size of a Boeing 777 could never be found. "The public's perception of what's acceptable has changed radically," said Todd Curtis, a former Boeing safety...

  • NEW YORK— New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider. Tuesday's City Council oversight hearing follows a report by The Associated Press last year that raised serious questions about the...

  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. While Rainey has said the 777-300 ER interests United, he noted Monday that the aircraft...

  • March 2- Target Corp has zeroed in on seven grocery categories, including granola, yogurt and craft beer, to attract younger shoppers, urban dwellers, and Hispanics, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The changes would mean less shelf space for packaged food companies like Campbell Soup Co, General Mills Inc and Kraft Foods...

  • March 2- United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777 X aircraft from Boeing Co but instead views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300 ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview Monday. Rainey said United is not interested in the more expensive 777 X, to be outfitted...

  • MELBOURNE, March 3- London copper slipped on Tuesday from a seven-week peak hit the session before as expectations of rising U.S. interest rates pushed up the dollar and flattened commodity prices. *The most-traded May copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange slipped 0.6 percent to 42,600 yuan a tonne. *Newmont Mining Corp's Indonesian copper export...

  • NeoStem reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ NeoStem Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $11.6 million in its fourth quarter. The New York- based company said it had a loss of 32 cents per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $54.9 million, or $1.68 per share.

  • SINGAPORE, March 3- U.S. crude held above $49 a barrel on Tuesday on expectations of a smaller build in stockpiles at Cushing, the delivery point for the contract, despite forecasts pointing to a new record high in the nation's inventories. *U.S. crude futures edged up 24 cents to $49.83 a barrel by 2350 GMT, after falling 17 cents in the previous session.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 15 Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England's Paul Fisher speaks at the Economist's Insurance Summit 2015- 0910 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England's Anthony Habgood and Governor Mark Carney appears before Treasury Select Committee- Grabiner Report- 1000 GMT. LAKE FOREST, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and...

  • New Mountain reports 4Q loss Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ New Mountain Finance Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $8.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Analysts expected $37.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Chimera meets 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Chimera Investment Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $6.5 million. On a per-share basis, the New York- based company said it had profit of 1 cent. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 12 cents per share.

  • Final Glance: Aerospace companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Lockheed Martin Corp. rose $2.97 or 1.5 percent, to $203.02. Northrop Grumman Corp. rose $1.39 or. 8 percent, to $167.10. Raytheon rose $1.68 or 1.5 percent, to $110.45.

  • Final Glance: Utilities companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    American Electric Power Co. fell $1.43 or 2.5 percent, to $56.15. Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell $1.32 or 2.1 percent, to $61.82. Dominion Resources Inc. fell $1.77 or 2.5 percent, to $70.32.

  • Final Glance: Staffing companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Kelly Services Inc. class A rose$. 90 or 5.2 percent, to $18.21. Korn/Ferry International Inc. rose$. 84 or 2.7 percent, to $31.44. ManpowerGroup rose $1.14 or 1.4 percent, to $81.60.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 02 or 1.5 percent, to $1.29. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 72 or 2.2 percent, to $31.48. Peabody Energy fell$. 41 or 5.2 percent, to $7.49.

  • Final Glance: Big-box Retail companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 98 or. 7 percent, to $147.94. Target rose$. 85 or 1.1 percent, to $77.68. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $83.96.

  • Final Glance: Supermarkets companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Kroger fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $70.94. Supervalu rose$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.99. Whole Foods Market Inc. fell$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $56.22.

  • Final Glance: Education companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Apollo Group rose$. 31 or 1.1 percent, to $27.96. DeVry Education Group Inc. rose$. 39 or 1.1 percent, to $36.94. Strayer Education Inc. rose$. 36 or. 6 percent, to $61.23.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:08 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 20 or 1.3 percent, to $16.01. Citigroup Inc. rose $1.07 or 2.0 percent, to $53.49. Goldman Sachs rose $2.00 or 1.1 percent, to $191.79.