SEVASTOPOL/ KIEV, March 10- A pro-Russian force opened fire in seizing a Ukrainian military base in Crimea on Monday and NATO announced reconnaissance flights along its eastern frontiers as confrontation around the Black Sea peninsula showed no sign of easing.» Read More
*Qualcomm falls after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, as a drop in Qulacomm overshadowed earlier enthusiasm in the wake of an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
LONDON, Nov 7- European shares erased most of their gains late on Thursday, tracking a sell-off on Wall Street as strong-than-expected U.S. economic data curbed bets for extended monetary stimulus.
*Shale oil will contribute to lower demand for OPEC crude. LONDON/ VIENNA, Nov 7- OPEC could lose almost 8 percent of its oil market share in the next five years as the shale energy boom and other competing sources boost rival supply, offering the exporter group little benefit from rising world demand.
*Freddie Mac bailout now profitable, Fannie Mae still short. WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Government-run Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, America's biggest providers of housing finance, will send the U.S. Its larger sibling and fellow state ward Fannie Mae said it would make an $8.6 billion payment.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc has sued Credit Suisse Group AG, seeking to reduce "inflated" bankruptcy claims by roughly $1.1 billion, and also recover about $150 million from the Swiss bank.
TORONTO, Nov 7- Canada's Quebecor Inc posted a third-quarter net loss on Thursday, writing down the value of its media assets as the newspaper industry grapples with the transition to digital distribution.
*European Central Bank cuts interest rates to record low. LONDON, Nov 7- Gold fell to a three-week low on Thursday, surrendering initial gains made after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a record low, as a sharp rise in the dollar outweighed the impact of looser monetary policy.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 7- Brazilian mining company Vale is working to sell more assets outside its core business to reduce costs and control debt, Chief Executive Officer Murilo Ferreira said on Thursday. Net income for the third quarter more than doubled to $3.50 billion from $1.64 billion a year earlier.
Nov 7- Twitter Inc shares were indicated at between $42 and $46 in a sign they would rocket higher in opening trade as investors bet on potential growth at the money-losing social media company.
Nov 7- Solar panel maker China Sunergy Co Ltd said shipments fell in the third quarter compared with the second quarter due to tight credit in China that hurt its ability to buy raw materials. China Sunergy has been in discussions with domestic commercial banks to secure additional lines of credit, a company executive said on a post-earnings conference call.
Nov 7- JetBlue Airways Corp is seeing strong holiday travel demand going into the last two months of the year, its chief executive said on Thursday.
Nov 7- The CIA is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to provide phone records for overseas counter-terrorism investigations, the New York Times reported, quoting government officials.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- The euro fell to a more than seven-week low against the dollar on Thursday after the European Central Bank shocked investors by cutting interest rates and said that policy will remain accommodative for as long as necessary.
MADRID, Nov 7- Spanish oil major Repsol cut its 2013 production growth target on Thursday to reflect outages in conflict-hit Libya, which it also blamed for a decline in third-quarter profit.
Nov 7- Wells Fargo& Co, is looking to entice more wealthy customers to use its credit cards as part of a strategy to become a more dominant player in that business, a top executive said on Thursday. Wells Fargo aims to grow market share over the next 18 months through a recently announced partnership with American Express Co, he added.
NYPD has denied that its commissioner, Ray Kelly, was in talks with JPMorgan Chase about a senior role in security at the bank.
FRANKFURT, Nov 7- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a new record low on Thursday and said it would prime banks with liquidity into 2015 to prevent the euro zone's recovery from stalling as inflation tumbles.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday it expected neutral El Niño weather conditions to persist in the Northern Hemisphere through spring.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday after an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, though gains were limited after data showed the U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, raising concerns about when the Federal Reserve might cut back on its stimulus.
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Government-controlled mortgage firm Freddie Mac said on Thursday it will pay $30.4 billion in dividends to the U.S. The report from Freddie Mac, which recorded pre-tax income of $6.5 billion, came on the same day its larger sibling and fellow state ward Fannie Mae said it would be making an $8.6 billion dividend payment to the government.