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  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada said it was lifting some sanctions against Iran, including a ban on financial services, imports and exports, thereby allowing companies such as plane maker Bombardier Inc to compete against rivals. Dion said last week that if Airbus can to sell to Iran, then Bombardier should be allowed to export there as well. "Canada continues to have serious...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Oil prices were little changed in choppy trading on Friday, as a frenzy of speculation about a possible deal between top oil producers clashed with concerns about a growing supply glut. After a volatile week's trading, much is riding on Sunday's meeting between Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino and his Saudi counterpart Ali al-Naimi in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but surging wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labor market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped one-tenth of a percentage...

  • Feb 5- U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for a seventh week in a row to the lowest levels since March 2010, data showed on Friday, as energy firms continue to cut spending due to the collapse in crude prices. Front-month U.S. crude futures were trading at about $31 per barrel and Brent at $34 on Friday, on track to end the week lower after two consecutive weeks of...

  • US TREASURIES PARE EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS FALL TO 1.86 PCT.

  • Feb 5- Aircraft engine maker CFM International said on Friday it sold 2,154 engines last year valued at $27 billion, including 1,418 LEAP engines and 736 CFM56 motors. It also said it produced 1,638 CMF56 engines in 2015.. CFM, a joint venture of General Electric Co and Safran SA of France, said its backlog of LEAP engines, which power the Boeing 737 MAX and Airbus...

  • MONTREAL, Feb 5- Strong Canadian investment in the Manhattan commercial property market is expected to continue this year after quadrupling and hitting a record level in 2015, real estate specialists said. Canadians accounted for almost a third of the $25.6 billion in foreign capital that poured into Manhattan commercial properties last year, with...

  • Chicago, Feb 5- U.S. wheat futures slumped for a second session on Friday, anchored by ample global supplies and after top importer Egypt canceled a tender for the second time this week. Corn and soybeans were also lower at the Chicago Board of Trade, with all three markets on pace for a weekly decline ahead of a U.S. Department of Agriculture supply and demand...

  • The news sent shares of J&J, whose annual Remicade sales of $6.5 billion are mostly in the United States, down more than 3 percent. FDA scientists released their favorable report ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "In considering the totality of the evidence, the data submitted by Celltrion show that is...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, Feb 5- European equities ended lower after a choppy session on Friday, with the sell-off accelerating in late business after U.S. jobs data left investors guessing about the possibility of an interest rate hike this year. "The result is an even more confused picture on the likely pace of rate increases from the Federal Reserve... which is unlikely to be...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- President Barack Obama on Friday said the latest jobs report showing the unemployment rate at an eight-year low of 4.9 percent was a testament to the strength of the American economy. "We should be proud of the progress we've made," Obama told reporters in the White House briefing room. But Obama noted "softness" in China, Europe and other economies...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Dismal sales outlooks from LinkedIn Corp and Tableau Software sent their shares crashing hard on Friday, reverberating through the technology sector. LinkedIn shares plunged as much as 43 percent, wiping out about $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far...

  • *Cutting number of fashion shows a year to two from four. *Womenswear, menswear will both appear at Feb, Sept shows. *Firm focusing on getting products faster to global market.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion mortgage securities settlement payout faces a delay, according to a court filing on Friday, with the trustee overseeing the securities asking for court instructions on how to split the proceeds among investors. In the filing in New York state Supreme Court in Manhattan, Bank of New York Mellon, the trustee...

  • Feb 5- Honest Co, an online shopping startup co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley on an initial public offering, Bloomberg reported. The company was valued at about $1.7 billion based on a funding round last year, Bloomberg said on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company raised about $100...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday revised its guidelines for pregnant women to include a recommendation that even those without symptoms of the Zika infection be tested after returning from affected areas. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, which has caused outbreaks in at least 26 countries in the Americas.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- A lower U.S. unemployment rate in January and a rise in wages suggests the economy is resisting a global slowdown, but tighter credit conditions and slower hiring are seen reducing the chances of another Federal Reserve interest rate rise in March. While data on Friday supported the Fed's view that the labor market is near full strength,...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 5- India on Friday set a floor price for imports of steel products to deter countries such as China from undercutting local mills, the first time it has taken such a step in over 15 years even as the country remains the world's only major growing steel market. Top Indian steel makers such as JSW Steel, Tata Steel Ltd, Jindal Steel& Power Ltd and Kalyani...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- More than 500 mutual funds have stock holdings worth more than $1.5 billion in three gun manufacturers: Vista Outdoors, Sturm Ruger and Smith& Wesson. Find out if you are invested in guns and ammo with this list. Fund Vista Sturm Smith& Total Outdoors Ruger Wesson investment.

  • *Dollar rebounds from recent losses. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Global stocks and bond prices fell after a key U.S. jobs report painted a mixed picture of the U.S. labor market and left investors with a muddled view on rate hike prospects. While U.S. non-farm payrolls increased by just 151,000 jobs last month, well below forecasts of 190,000, the unemployment rate fell to 4.9...