BRASILIA, March 2- Brazil posted its biggest trade deficit ever for the month of February as prices of key exports continued to drop, government data showed on Monday. Brazil recorded a trade deficit of $2.842 billion in February, wider than the gap of $2.2 billion expected by nine analysts surveyed by Reuters. Trade Minister Armando Monteiro has said Brazil will...» Read More
Celgene edged higher before markets opened Thursday, a day after the drug developer's stock slid on the release of a report in Europe regarding its cancer treatment Revlimid. Celgene recorded $934 million in revenue from Revlimid in the second quarter, a 17 percent increase compared to last year, driven in part by market share gains and a geographic expansion.
Oct 11- Belo Sun Mining Corp:. *Canaccord Genuity raises Belo Sun Mining Corp price target to C $2.50. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 11- NBTY Inc:* Announces debt offering. *Parent company, alphabet holding intends to issue cash pay senior notes in a. private placement of $500 million.
NEW YORK, Oct 11- Lab testing company Quest Diagnostics Inc said on Thursday it will cut 400 to 600 jobs by the end of 2013 as part of its effort to reduce costs by $500 million. The job cuts, which will save $65 million, are part of a restructuring in which the company will have only two divisions, Quest said in a statement.
*Minister Paradis confirms extension of review period under the investment. *Canada Minister Of Industry-confirms review period for CNOOC's proposed. *Canada Minister Of Industry-the proposed transaction is undergoing a rigorous.
*Move follows record fraud fine in United States. LONDON, Oct 11- GlaxoSmithKline, criticised in the past for keeping important information about its medicines to itself, is to lift the lid on more of its drug data secrets.
Oct 11- General Mills, Mondelez, Hershey, ConAgra Foods. ,Pinnacle Foods, TreeHouse and Ralcorp. *Moody's: US Food Packagers' Operating Profits Likely to Rise in 2013.
WINONA, Minn.-- Fastenal Co. said Thursday that its third-quarter net income rose 13 percent, boosted by double-digit sales increases in all three months of the period and the addition of new stores.
RICHMOND, Va.-- Comcast Corp. is kicking off the second year of a program aimed at making sure low-income families in Virginia have Internet access. To date, more than 1,800 families in Virginia have been connected to the Internet through the program.
DOVER, Del.-- The Obama administration's secretary of housing and urban development is visiting Delaware to take part in a conference on affordable housing. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will give the keynote speech Thursday at the 2012 Governor's Conference on Housing.
Oct 11- Flushing Financial Corp:. *Savings bank to combine with its subsidiary under New York commercial bank. *Filed an application to combine with subsidiary Flushing commercial bank.
Oct 11- Pfizer Inc said a late-stage trial of its experimental pain drug showed that the drug's long-term safety profile was comparable to those of similar formulations. The trial tested the safety of the drug, called ALO-02, when administered for up to 12 months.
NEW YORK-- Safeway Inc. says its net income rose 21 percent in the third quarter as it benefited from the sale of its Genuardi's stores. The Pleasanton, Calif.- based company, which also operates Vons, Dominick's and other grocery chains, says it earned $157 million, or 66 cents per share, in the period. That compares with $130.2 million, or 38 cents per share, a year ago.
Oct 11- Following are terms and conditions. of a bond increased on Monday.
Oct 11- Supermarket operator Safeway Inc posted a lower quarterly profit from continuing operations on Thursday amid rising competition from other grocery sellers, while net profit increased, helped by the sale of some stores.
*Computer network was the target of a criminal data security breach. *Took immediate steps to contain the impact of the breach and investigate its. source* Source text* Further company coverage.
WINDHOEK, Oct 11- French energy group Areva. said on Thursday it had delayed the start-up of its $1 billion Trekkopje uranium mine in Namibia and put the project on care and maintenance until market conditions improve.
FRANKFURT, Oct 11- Karl-Gerhard Eick, chairman of the audit committee at Deutsche Bank, said on Thursday he would not seek to extend his term as a member of the bank's supervisory board, which expires in May 2013. Eick's term as supervisory board member is set to expire at the bank's annual shareholders' meeting on May 23, 2013.
*Sprint jumps on reports of possible Softbank deal. NEW YORK, Oct 11- U.S. stocks were poised for a higher open on Thursday after data showed initial jobless claims fell to the lowest level in more than four and a half years.
SAN DIEGO-- City officials say a San Diego judge ordered Rite Aid Corp. and its California subsidiary Thrifty PayLess Inc. to pay $800,000 to settle a complaint alleging false advertising.