March 10- Germany has granted Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc special permission to sell its experimental brain cancer drug in the country, the company said, and its stock jumped as much as 36 percent.» Read More
HOUSTON, Nov 6- Power companies operating in competitive U.S. power markets are struggling to make money under rules and regulations that were not designed for the rapidly changing electricity landscape, a top power company executive said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Three days into his job as the top U.S. telecommunications regulator, Tom Wheeler does not want to talk specifics about the Federal Communications Commission's agenda but has a mantra that he repeats over and over:.
MILAN, Nov 6- Telecom Italia rebel investor Marco Fossati told an analyst meeting that a partnership with Vivendi's GVT subsidiary in Brazil would help the Italian phone group relaunch its business, two participants at the meeting said on Wednesday.
SYDNEY, Nov 7- The euro traded near one-week highs against the dollar and yen early in Asia on Thursday as investors quickly switched gears after upbeat German data dampened the chances of any imminent interest rate cut from the European Central Bank.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6- The MEADS missile defense system developed by the United States, Italy and Germany intercepted and destroyed two targets simultaneously in a final test on Wednesday before Washington pulls out of the program, Lockheed Martin Corp said.
*U.S. wants first step from Iran to curb nuclear activity. GENEVA, Nov 7- World powers will seek to hammer out a breakthrough deal with Iran to start resolving a decade-old dispute over its nuclear programme in two-day talks that begin on Thursday, though both sides say an agreement is far from certain.
NEW YORK, Nov 6- JPMorgan Chase& Co has been talking with New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about hiring him for a senior role in security at the bank, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon and Kelly get along well, the source said. JPMorgan's head of security, Tom Higgins, recently left the bank.
WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Two senior U.S. senators on Wednesday called for an end to a stock option-related tax break that lets companies avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes.
Nov 6- A former chief executive of Bank of the Commonwealth was sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison and ordered to pay $333.6 million in restitution for running what federal prosecutors called a massive fraud that led to the failed Virginia lender's demise.
Humana Inc said that because of technical problems preventing millions of Americans from accessing the federal HealthCare.gov website since it opened on Oct. 1, the company had slashed its expectations of signing on 500,000 new plan members to an estimate of closer to 250,000..
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6- Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc posted higher fiscal fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, fueled by growing demand for smartphones in Asia, but its shares fell after it gave quarterly revenue guidance below expectations.
*Third-quarter earnings/share $0.11 vs est $0.11. Nov 6- Restaurant operator Noodles& Co reported lower-than-expected revenue in its second quarter as a public company, citing a tepid consumer spending environment.
DETROIT, Nov 6- General Holiefield, a sometimes controversial United Auto Workers official who negotiated the labor contracts that helped reshaped the U.S. auto industry, will retire next year. He was first elected as a UAW vice president representing blue-collar Chrysler Group LLC workers in 2006 and was elected a second time in 2010..
BOSTON, Nov 6- Mutual funds run by T. Rowe Price Group Inc and Morgan Stanley are poised to send one sweet tweet. Their seed investments have led to success stories like the gains reaped by Fidelity Investments on Facebook shares acquired before the social network's went public last year.
SALINITAS, El Salvador, Nov 6- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc, the world's biggest fair-trade coffee buyer, expects to purchase about a fifth more coffee during the new fiscal year, up from 180 million pounds last year, said a top company buyer.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 6- CBS Corp recorded higher profit that met Wall Street expectations as the company collected more revenue from advertising and the licensing of television shows including hits "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife."
Nov 6- Starbucks Corp is looking for thousands of good men- and women. Starbucks cafes on or near military bases will share a portion of each sale with non-profit organizations that help veterans re-enter the workforce.
Nov 6- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday reported slower same-store sales growth in the fourth quarter and the grocer lowered its sales forecast for fiscal 2014, sending shares down 8.7 percent in after hours trading.
*Microsoft touches 12- yr high as CEO search narrows. NEW YORK, Nov 6- The Dow industrials closed at a record high on Wednesday, led by gains in Microsoft Corp and encouraging European economic data, while the S&P 500 also rose but closed shy of its own record.
*3rd- qtr operating earnings/shr $2. 94 vs est $2.10. Nov 6- Prudential Financial Inc, the second-largest U.S. life insurer, reported higher-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, driven its retirement services and annuities business.