NEW YORK-- The WNBA and the players' union have agreed to a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday night, pending approval by the league's Board of Governors. "It's really exciting," WNBA President Laurel Richie told The Associated Press by phone.» Read More
SYDNEY, Feb 20- London copper slipped on Thursday after a preliminary survey of China's manufacturing sector showed it contracted in February, although analysts said the Lunar New Year break was partly responsible for the bleak reading.
Mexico's Congress in December approved the reform that ends Pemex's 75- year monopoly on crude production and aims to attract significant new streams of private investment into the country's lumbering oil, gas and electricity sectors.
DETROIT, Feb 14- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co has moved to end its global alliance with Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd, citing the Japanese tire maker's "anticompetitive conduct." Goodyear said on Thursday that it began arbitration proceedings last month to end the alliance, as well as seeking damages and other relief.
Feb 4- Google Inc entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems Inc, the internet search giant's second such deal in as many months. Google's shares were up one percent at $1,145 in premarket trading on Tuesday.
Feb 4- Cisco Systems Inc and Google Inc said they had entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering a broad range of products and technologies. The cross-licensing agreement is an effective way to help prevent unnecessary patent lawsuits, the companies said in a statement.
Feb 4- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a nearly six-fold rise in quarterly profit, helped by new contract wins and expansion of existing contracts. Net earnings attributable to Centene rose to $53.2 million, or 93 cents per share, in the fourth quarter, from $9.1 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier.
Feb 4- Health insurer Centene Corp reported a nearly six-fold rise in quarterly profit, helped by new contract wins and expansion of existing contracts. Net earnings attributable to Centene rose to $53.2 million, or 93 cents per share, in the fourth quarter from $9.1 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31- Twitter Inc has bought 900 patents and signed a cross-licensing agreement with IBM, making peace with Big Blue and bulking up on its intellectual property portfolio as it takes on larger rivals Google and Facebook.
Jan 28- Comcast Corp, the No. 1 U.S. cable operator, is in advanced discussions about licensing its "X1" video operating system to Cox Communications, the third-largest cable operator, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jan 27- Teamsters union members have approved YRC Worldwide Inc's revised contract, clearing the way for the struggling trucking company to proceed with refinancing its more than $1 billion debt, sending its shares up as much as 11 percent.
Jan 27- Teamsters union members have approved YRC Worldwide Inc's revised labor contract, clearing the way for the struggling trucking company to proceed with its refinancing plans, sending its shares up 13 percent before the bell.
Jan 26- Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, announced on Sunday that they have reached a global patent cross-licensing agreement.
*Eni, Total, BP, LUKoil, GazpromNeft attend. DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Iran will have a new, attractive investment model for oil contracts by September, its president and oil minister told some of the world's top oil executives here on Thursday, part of its drive to win back Western business.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23- Iran will have a new, attractive investment model for oil contracts by September as it is keen to win back Western business, Iran's president and oil minister told some of the world's most powerful oil executives at a historic meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Jan 22- Freeport McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc said on Wednesday it would "defend its rights" in Indonesia against a new export tax but was confident of resolving its dispute with the government without going to international arbitration.
Jan 17- Bombardier Inc said on Friday a group led by its rail technology unit has signed a $4.1 billion contract with the Australian state of Queensland. Bombardier Transportation's share of the contract for a rollingstock project is valued at about $2.7 billion.
Jan 16- Struggling trucker YRC Worldwide Inc said it was in talks to revise a labor contract, after an earlier proposal was rejected by Teamsters union workers. YRC Worldwide shares shot up as much as 22 percent early on Thursday morning. The Teamsters union and a YRC spokeswoman could not be immediately reached for comment.
Jan 16- Struggling trucker YRC Worldwide Inc said it was in talks to revise a labor contract after an earlier proposal was rejected by Teamsters union workers, sending its shares up 11 percent.
Jan 8- A former private wealth adviser for a unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc can keep a lucrative signing bonus he received from the firm three years before it collapsed, a securities arbitration panel has ruled.
Jan 8- Merge Healthcare Inc, a medical imaging software maker, said a former employee falsified contracts, forcing it to cut its backlog of orders and sending its shares down as much as 10 percent in morning trade. The stock has nearly halved since August when Merge Healthcare reported weak quarterly results and said its chief executive resigned.