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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 20 Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks before the National Association for Business Economics annual Economic Policy Conference- 1825 GMT. TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed" before the Founding Director's Lecture Series at Rice University's...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- A robust U.S. jobs report raised concern in markets on Friday that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought, hammering U.S. stock and bond prices. "Any sign of undue strength will raise the spectre of rates climbing sooner than expected, and we were already expecting rates to rise this year," said Bruce McCain, chief...

  • DETROIT, March 6- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne earned 31.3 million euros last year, including a bonus for cementing a deal that created the world's seventh-largest carmaker, a regulatory filing showed. Marchionne received a salary of 2.5 million euros, annual incentives of 4 million euros plus other compensation to bring his...

  • *U.S. rig count data at lowest since April 2011. NEW YORK, March 6- Crude oil prices closed down on Friday, with benchmark Brent losing its most in a week since January, as a resurgent dollar and fear of a U.S. rate hike diverted attention from the shrinking number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States. Benchmark Brent oil settled down 75 cents, or 1.2 percent, at...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 6- Gold fell nearly 3 percent to a three-month low on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls fueled expectations the Federal Reserve will raise rates sooner rather than later, and the dollar jumped to an 11-1/ 2 year high. Spot gold was down 2.6 percent at $1,167.40 by 2:38 p.m. EST, on track for its biggest daily drop...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Crude prices fell on Friday as a rallying dollar and fears of a rate hike due to strong U.S. jobs growth suppressed the market, diverting attention from a near four-year low in the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States. Worries about the security of Libyan and Iraq crude supplies, which had put a floor beneath the market in the earlier...

  • DETROIT, March 6- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne earned 31.3 million euros last year, including a bonus for cementing a deal that created the world's seventh-largest carmaker, a regulatory filing showed. Marchionne received a salary of 2.5 million euros, annual incentives of 4 million euros plus other compensation to bring his...

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.— More than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza wiped out a flock of 15,000 birds in about a week. But the rapid action in Europe, Central America and elsewhere could jeopardize up to about $100 million in international exports. About four dozen nations have banned Minnesota...

  • BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union on Friday submitted its formal promise on how much it will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November and called on the United States and China to follow its lead. The European Union is the first major economy to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- A robust U.S. jobs report raised concern in markets that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought, hammering U.S. stock and bond prices on Friday. "Any sign of undue strength will raise the specter of rates climbing sooner than expected, and we were already expecting rates to rise this year," said Bruce McCain, chief...

  • LOS ANGELES— If you haven't seen one of Peter Max's paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven't opened your eyes yet. When he's not doing that, this exuberant, seemingly tireless 77- year-old child of the' 60 s keeps busy in his New York studio, cranking out more wildly colorful paintings in a style merging the realism of Norman Rockwell with the pop-art...

  • *$35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled. PARIS, March 6- European stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Taiwan. Finland's Outokumpu jumped 18 percent, Spain's Acerinox gained 6 percent and...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Cleaning ladies who have waged Greece's longest-running anti-austerity protest have camped outside a finance ministry building in Athens for nearly two years with one goal— getting their state-paid jobs back. Zoumbou and the other cleaners have pinned their hopes on Greece's new radical left government, elected in January on pledges to...

  • LONDON, March 6- While UK stocks have broadly shrugged off the looming general election, some investors are shunning a sector that risks becoming a political punch bag. Domestic utilities including Centrica and SSE have fallen since the start of 2015, even as the FTSE 100 index has hit record highs. The opposition Labour Party is campaigning to give the energy...

  • DETROIT, March 6- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne received 6.6 million euros in pay and incentives last year, up 83 percent from 2013.. Marchionne received a salary of 2.5 million euros, incentives of 4 million euros plus other compensation to bring his total pay package to about 6.6 million euros, FCA said in a filing with U.S....

  • *Fighting in Iraq, oil wells closure in Libya support prices. *Coming Up: Baker Hughes oil rig data at 1:00 p.m EST. NEW YORK, March 6- Oil fell on Friday as the dollar surged on bets of a near-term rate hike from strong U.S. jobs growth, offsetting an early run up in crude prices on worries about Libyan and Iraq supplies.

  • Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Denmark lost the province of Scania to Sweden more than 350 years ago. The idea of Scania being part of a metropolitan area with Copenhagen at the center has gained traction since the two were connected in 2000 by a bridge-and-tunnel link across the Oresund strait. "We are positive to the idea and we have been working together with the Danes...

  • LOS ANGELES— Success came early and strong for Curtis Stone. By his 20 s, the Australian was cooking in London's top restaurants. AP: Why do you think more Australian chefs— like Donna Hay, who is often called the Martha Stewart of Australia— haven't caught on in the U.S.?

  • Ford starts production of new engines in Cleveland Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    CLEVELAND— Ford says it is starting production of two new engines at its plant in Cleveland. The company said Friday that production is beginning at the plant on the 2.0- liter and 2.3- liter EcoBoost engines for vehicles built in North America. The company in 2013 invested nearly $200 million and added 450 new jobs to support production of the EcoBoost engines...