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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 5- Brazilian government health institute Fiocruz said on Friday it had discovered for the first time active Zika virus in saliva and urine samples and would investigate the possible transmission of the mosquito-borne virus through bodily fluids. Fiocruz made the discovery after analyzing samples from two patients and carrying out a...

  • PARIS, Feb 5- Airbus is renegotiating delivery schedules for its revamped A320neo jet and has told some airlines the aircraft will be delayed by about two months, industry sources said. So far, Airbus has delivered one aircraft to Germany's Lufthansa. The launch customer was originally supposed to be Qatar Airways but it rejected the aircraft due to a longer than...

  • BERLIN, Feb 5- German carmaker Volkswagen said it would push back publication of 2015 results and its annual shareholders' meeting as it continues to grapple with effects of its emissions test-rigging scandal. More than four months after the scandal broke in the United States, Volkswagen still lacks a technical solution for almost 600,000 diesel cars and is...

  • AES CORP AND BRAZILIAN UTILITIES CPFL, ENERGISA, EQUATORIAL AND NEOENERGIA AMONG INTERESTED PARTIES IN ACQUIRING BRAZILIAN POWER DISTRIBUTOR CELG-D, SOURCE SAYS.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada's trade deficit unexpectedly shrank to C $585 million in December from C $1.59 billion in November as exports jumped by a healthy 3.9 percent, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. Exports to the United States, which accounted for 74.8 percent of Canada's global total in December, grew 2.9 percent while imports grew 1.3 percent.

  • US TREASURIES REVERSE EARLIER PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR YIELDS FALL TO 1.83 PERCENT.

  • Feb 5- U.S. stock index futures turned negative on Friday after data showed employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs last month, below the 190,000 expected by economists polled by Reuters. Futures snapshot at 8:31 a.m. ET:.

  • OTTAWA, Feb 5- Canada lost 5,700 jobs in January and the unemployment rate edged up to a two-year high of 7.2 percent as more people entered the work force, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The jobless rate in the energy-producing province of Alberta rose to 7.4 percent, the highest since February 1996. January marked the first month since December 1988 that the...

  • TWO-YEAR TREASURY NOTE YIELDS INCREASE 3 BPS AFTER DATA TO 0.74 PERCENT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The U.S. trade deficit widened in December as a strong dollar and weak global demand continued to weigh on exports. The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap rose 2.7 percent to $43.4 billion. November's trade deficit was revised down to $42.2 billion from the previously reported $42.4 billion.

  • *Average hourly earnings rise 12 cents. 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 last month and the...

  • US TREASURY YIELDS RISE AFTER JOBS DATA, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS INCREASE TO 1.85 PERCENT.

  • FDA scientists early on Friday released their supportive findings ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. South Korea's Celltrion and partner Pfizer Inc want to sell Remsima in the United States as a cut-price copy of Johnson& Johnson and Merck& Co's Remicade, or infliximab, which had global 2014 sales of...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc's bestseller, Kalydeco, in certain cystic fibrosis patients, the company said on Friday. The regulator rejected the company's application for using the drug in cystic fibrosis patients aged 2 or older, who have one of 23 residual function mutations. 1/ 8.

  • Feb 5- Department store operator J.C. Penney Co Inc said it is pursuing a potential sale and partial leaseback of its headquarters in Plano, Texas. The move is expected to reduce debt and costs, the company said on Friday.

  • *India needs to raise productivity, he adds. NEW DELHI, Feb 5- India needs more data before deciding whether to permit commercial growing of its first genetically modified food crop, its environment minister said on Friday, but indicated it would not stand "in the way of science" despite protests. India spends billions of dollars every year importing edible oils and...

  • While chicken sales fell 5 percent in the first quarter ended Jan. 2, operating margin in the business rose to 13.6 percent from 12.6 percent, helped by a $60 million drop in feed costs, the company said. Net income attributable to Tyson rose to $461 million, or $1.15 per share, in the first quarter ended Jan. 2 from $309 million, or 74 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Feb 4- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff members on Friday said clinical data from Celltrion Inc's biosimilar form of blockbuster arthritis drug Remicade indicated it is "highly similar" to the branded product in terms of safety, purity and potency. FDA scientists released their supportive findings ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an...

  • Net income attributable to CME dropped to $291.7 million, or 86 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $306.5 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier, as average daily volumes fell 11 percent. Excluding items, the company earned 92 cents per share, topping analysts' expectations for 90 cents. CME, which owns the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 5- Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche insisted on Friday the German carmaker would not sacrifice margins in its quest to overtake arch rival BMW and become the best-selling luxury car brand. Exactly the opposite is true, "he told analysts at a conference to discuss fourth-quarter results in Stuttgart. The Mercedes CEO was more upbeat about...