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  • *Feb output +3.55 pct y/y, first increase since March 2013. BANGKOK, March 30- A 22- month streak of declining Thai factory output has ended, lifting hopes for an economic recovery, but a member of the country's monetary policy committee warned that the traditional growth drivers are "not really working anymore". The Industry Ministry said factory output in...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.6 pct. ARM rose 2.4 percent, the top FTSE 100 riser, recovering after dropping 10 percent in two days last week. The broader FTSE 100 also recovered from a weekly fall, up 55.98 points, or 0.6 percent, at 6,911.00 by 0813 GMT, after dropping 2.4 percent last week.

  • BEIJING, March 30- Activity in China's factory sector likely contracted for a third straight month in March, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to step up policy easing to support economic growth that may be on the verge of dipping below 7 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity...

  • *More than 160,000 jobs lost across 24 banks in two years- data. LONDON, March 30- Top European and U.S. banks axed 59,000 jobs last year as they restructured and cut costs, with headcount expected to shrink further in Europe as bosses strive to improve profitability that has been hit hard by tougher regulation. "The screws will stay tight on headcount," said Aymen Saleh,...

  • Jack and Sandra Looney sure hope so. "The Coal Miner's Blood sells more than any of them," Jack Looney says of the sweet red. Seco, like so many Central Appalachian communities, owes its existence to coal— its very name an acronym for South East Coal Company.

  • Cyberbullying's new target: Big companies Saturday, 28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    A woman walks past a Starbucks cafe in New York, Sept. 18, 2013.

    Online grievance campaigns have become increasingly frequent, with big companies now tasting the wrath of angry swarms of web activists.

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $15.31. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $51.00. Goldman Sachs rose$. 82 or. 4 percent, to $188.06.

  • Diet sodas losing their fizz? Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 5:44 PM ET
    Woman squeezing lemon into sparkling water

    A JP Morgan senior analyst told CNBC why diet soda is becoming less popular with American consumers.

  • Midday Glance: Banks companies Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. fell$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $15.33. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 24 or. 5 percent, to $50.96. US Bank fell$. 24 or. 6 percent, to $42.76.

  • Franc fallout sparks prime broking shake-out Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    The market's biggest player, Citigroup, has rationalised its client base, jettisoning a number of smaller customers, and rival top level banks have proved reticent in providing them with an alternative home, several market sources said. Other major players include Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "Unless someone like JP...

  • LONDON, March 27- More losses could follow the dollar's recent 5- cent slide versus the euro, Citigroup global chief economist Willem Buiter said on Friday, another major voice to question forecasts the greenback will march relentlessly higher. The official forecast from the currency strategy team at Citi, the foreign exchange market's single biggest player,...

  • Why Wall Street banks may turn their back on Dems Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Some big banks have discussed withholding campaign donations to Democrats in symbolic protest of Elizabeth Warren's calls for them to be broken up.

  • Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part of a broader effort, but people standing in line for their morning java were not amused. Many voiced complaints on social media and elsewhere that they didn't want a debate with their brew and Starbucks ended the campaign...

  • Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. Still, political strategists say Clinton could struggle to raise money among Wall Street...

  • LightSquared bankruptcy exit plan earns court approval Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 PM ET
    Charles Ergen, chairman and co-founder of Dish Network Corp

    LightSquared concluded three years of litigation with creditors, securing court approval of a plan to end its case and repay its largest creditor.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 26- At the prompting of at least one director of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, an executive recruiting firm has come up with a list of potential candidates to replace embattled CEO Gerald Hassell, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The overture to Fleming does not appear to represent an official search effort by BNY Mellon's...

  • March 26- Private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC is in advanced talks to buy PrimeSource Building Products Inc, the largest distributor of screws and nails in the United States, from Itochu Corp, according to people familiar with the matter. Reuters reported in November that Itochu, a Japanese trading house, had hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase& Co in an...

  • NEW YORK, March 26- A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to dismiss antitrust litigation accusing a variety of Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said metals purchasers may pursue claims against affiliates of Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase&...

  • Final Glance: Banks companies Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 PM ET

    Bank of America Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $15.42. Citigroup Inc. fell$. 19 or. 4 percent, to $51.19. Goldman Sachs fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $187.24.

  • U.S. aluminum price-fixing lawsuit can go forward-judge Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 26- A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to dismiss antitrust litigation accusing a variety of Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said aluminum purchasers may pursue claims against several defendants, including affiliates of...