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  • Feb 3- U.S. regulators are considering naming BP PLC and its entities in an enforcement action alleging the British oil major violated anti-fraud and reporting rules while using Canadian oil pipelines, BP said in its quarterly results statement on Tuesday. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission had notified BP of the...

  • *Total deal value of about $5.8 bln, including $2.6 bln debt. Feb 3- J M Smucker Co has agreed to buy Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion, snapping up the popular Meow Mix and Milk-Bone brands in its first venture into the fast-growing U.S. pet food market. Big Heart is owned by private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts& Co LP, Vestar Capital Partners, Centerview...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 3- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will replace the chief executive and other senior managers at state-run oil company Petrobras this month in an effort to turn the page on a widening corruption scandal, a government source said on Tuesday. Presidential spokesman Thomas Traumann denied the report and later said after a meeting between...

  • DIARY- Government Debt Auctions to March 31 Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:03 PM ET

    Feb 3- For other diaries, please see:. Index of all available diaries. Australia time is in Australian eastern daylight time.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 17 Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    CALIFORNIA- Andrew Gracie, Bank of England's executive director for resolution, speaks at the FIA-SIFMA asset management derivatives forum- 1200 GMT. COLUMBUS- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on the economy before the Ohio Bankers League annual economic summit- 1745 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England holds monetary policy...

  • LONDON, Feb 4- Europe's commercial property market sizzled last year, as demand for real estate in Paris, buoyant second-tier British and German markets and strong private equity interest in Ireland and Spain sent deals to their highest level since the financial crisis. "Political and economic uncertainty in France deterred investors in 2012 and 2013,...

  • Feb 3- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Tuesday reported sales growth at established restaurants slowed in the fourth quarter and slightly missed Wall Street's estimate, sending shares down more than 6 percent in after-hours trade. Its stock trades at a rich valuation and is harshly punished when it fails to exceed Wall Street's lofty expectations.

  • *Asian share markets set for gains after Wall St jump. SYDNEY, Feb 4- Oil prices were holding hefty gains in Asia on Wednesday having rallied 19 percent in just four sessions, while the U.S. dollar nursed big losses as a revival in risk appetite swept through crowded trading positions. Benchmark Brent crude oil finished Tuesday with a gain of $2.25 to $57.00 a barrel,...

  • Feb 3- Media mogul Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp reported the slowest growth in the number of subscribers for its dating websites in several quarters, sending its shares down as much as 6 percent after the bell. The number of paid subscribers for the company's dating sites, which include Match.Com and OurTime.Com, rose just 4 percent in the fourth quarter...

  • LONDON, Feb 3- Sixty business leaders urged Britain's political leaders on Tuesday to commit in their election manifestos to make a swift decision on the controversial issue of London airport expansion. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition that won the 2010 election scrapped the previous Labour government's plans to build a new runway at Heathrow,...

  • Feb 3- Gilead Sciences Inc on Tuesday said it is offering steeper-than-expected discounts on its hepatitis C drugs to health insurers and other group payers who had complained about the price, and the drugmaker's shares slid more than 5 percent. Gilead executives disclosed the discounts on a conference call after the company said strong sales of the drugs,...

  • "There were a lot more sales than what I've seen in a couple weeks," said J.R. Kennedy, general manager with Snittjer Grain Co in Wellsburg, Iowa. On Tuesday, Chicago Board of Trade March corn closed up 16 cents at $3.85-3/ 4 a bushel and March soybeans closed up 27-1/ 2 cents at $9.87. Corn and soybean futures fell to multi-year lows amid the record harvest last fall before...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 3- Negotiations were getting underway late on Tuesday between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and union leaders over a new wage contract for U.S. refinery workers who have been on strike for three days, both sides said. "Shell and USW are meeting Tuesday evening to continue contract negotiations in hopes of coming to a satisfactory agreement for both parties,"...

  • *Euro jumps on Greece debt hopes, commodity currencies rally. The market instead snapped up commodity currencies on a further recovery in oil prices and a surge in copper, while some optimism that Greece may yet secure a new debt deal shored up the euro. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sought to reassure international partners that Athens did not want to...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 3- Brazil's government is putting global bond sales on hold due to a widening corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras, a member of President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Tuesday. Brazil's last foreign debt sale, in September, was a $1 billion reopened offering of dollar-denominated global bonds due in January 2025.

  • *SAP unveils next-generation S4 HANA product line. *CEO sees "a nice tailwind of growth" from S4 HANA. The unified database platform, called S4 HANA, promises to cut the time it takes to compile business accounts and forecasts to minutes, instead of hours or days, by analysing vast amounts of data in local memory rather than slower magnetic disk drives.

  • UPDATE 1-Macy's 2014 profit estimate tops forecast Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 5:13 PM ET

    Feb 3- Department store chain Macy's Inc estimated full-year 2014 profit to be higher than its previous forecast and said it would buy luxury beauty and spa services retailer Bluemercury Inc for $210 million. Jeff Gennette will relinquish his responsibilities as Macy's chief merchandising officer and will be succeeded by Timothy Baxter, who was the...

  • Feb 3- Walt Disney Co reported quarterly revenue and profit ahead of Wall Street estimates as more people visited its theme parks and it sold more toys based on the hit movie "Frozen". Operating income at Disney's parks and resorts rose 20 percent to $805 million for the first quarter ended Dec. 27, when more people visited its parks in the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- A U.S. prosecutor sought on Tuesday to dissuade jurors from believing that the man who created the underground website Silk Road and is facing drug trafficking charges abandoned the venture long before it was shut down. Ross Ulbricht, who is on trial in Manhattan federal court, has acknowledged creating Silk Road, where drugs and other goods could...

  • Feb 3- Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc said it may have to divest more than the 300 stores it had expected, to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, as U.S. antitrust regulators were reviewing more than 500 of its stores. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission may identify more stores for review in the future and the number of stores Dollar Tree may have to shed could increase,...