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  • BEIJING, March 5- For highlights of the start of the annual session of China's National People's Congress, the country's parliament, click here.

  • *U.S. FDA UPDATES SAFETY ALERT FOR "SUPERBUG" SCOPES Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
  • BEIJING, March 5- China's top state planning agency will continue to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle longstanding overcapacity problems in polluting industrial sectors, it said in its annual report on Thursday. The National Development and Reform Commision said in its report published at the opening of the full session of China's...

  • *Asia slips after Wall St pulls back before U.S. jobs data. TOKYO, March 5- Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday's closely-watched U.S. jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11- year low prior to the European Central Bank's policy meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • BEIJING, March 5- China aims to grow its economy by around 7 percent in 2015 and to keep consumer inflation at around 3 percent, Premier Li Keqiang said in remarks prepared for delivery at today's opening of the annual meeting of parliament, the National People's Congress. Weighed down by a sputtering housing market, industrial overcapacity and reduced...

  • March 5- SIM card maker Gemalto NV reported a 10 percent jump in quarterly profit and raised its long-term target for profit from operations, helped by its acquisition of SafeNet. Gemalto reported total 2014 revenue of 2.47 billion euros compared with 2.38 billion euros a year earlier. Gemalto's full year profit from operations rose to 383 million euros in the...

  • Garrison Capital beats Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK _ Garrison Capital Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.7 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share. Garrison Capital shares have risen nearly 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Great Panther reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Great Panther Silver Ltd. on Wednesday reported a loss of $21.5 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 15 cents. Keywords: Great Panther Silver, Earnings Report.

  • China lowers growth target, promises to open industries Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    BEIJING— China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive. The growth target of about 7 percent, down from last year's 7.5 percent, is in line with efforts to create a "moderately prosperous society," said Premier Li...

  • LAS VEGAS— A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that a bankrupt division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tap some of the $847 million in cash it has on hand for at least five weeks. Judge Benjamin Goldgar said Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. could access its cash in the interim despite objections from some of the company's creditors.

  • Airlines canceling large number of flights for Thursday Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:04 PM ET

    The patience of thousands of airline travelers will be tested again Thursday by a winter storm stretching from Texas to southern New England. Airlines canceled more than 1,800 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday after scrubbing nearly 1,700 through early evening on Wednesday, according to tracking service FlightAware.com. The airports likely to be hit...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 18 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed& Farewell, El Paso" before a community forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch- 0000 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Global Macroeconomics Conference- 0130...

  • *Will likely avoid big decision on Greece. FRANKFURT, March 5- Keen to keep a low profile over the Greek crisis, the European Central Bank will focus on improved growth prospects when it meets on Thursday and unveil some but not all the details of its 1 trillion euros- plus bond buying plan. Meeting in Cyprus, the ECB will keep rates on hold, likely lift growth forecasts...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:57 PM ET

    6. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 10. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 1. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • SINGAPORE, March 5- U.S. crude was trading comfortably above $51 a barrel on Thursday, after comments by Saudi's oil minister predicting a floor for prices and as Iran nuclear talks hit a bump. President Barack Obama' s demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news...

  • Triumph Bancorp posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Triumph Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $2 million in its fourth quarter. Triumph Bancorp shares have fallen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Triumph Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • The Army Corps of Engineers said it hired Illinois- based Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company to dredge the outer harbor, beginning in the Savannah River off Tybee Island and extending into the Atlantic Ocean. East Coast seaports including Savannah are scrambling for deeper channels to make room for supersized cargo ships expected to begin arriving via an...

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States this week to take a tough line against Iran, he argued that world powers could always push for a better nuclear deal because the Islamic Republic was vulnerable to low oil prices. But the claim that lower oil prices can sway Iran, a major crude producer, into making greater...

  • Alamo Group posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    SEGUIN, Texas _ Alamo Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.4 million. The Seguin, Texas- based company said it had net income of $1 per share. Alamo Group shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Scott Walker's plan to merge Wisconsin's two major economic development agencies would create a new unaccountable entity, minority Democrats on the Legislature's budget committee said Wednesday. The governor's 2015-17 budget proposal calls for merging the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic...