March 10- Teen apparel retailer Urban Outfitters Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, citing severe winter weather in the United States, and said it was "very cautious" on its current-quarter performance.» Read More
Oct 21- Gannett Co Inc reported a 4 percent slip in third-quarter revenue to $1.25 billion on Monday because of declines in advertising sales, mainly at its newspaper properties. Publishing revenue dropped 3.6 percent to $858.1 million on a 6 percent decline in advertising revenue.
LONDON, Oct 21- U.S. crude fell more than $1 to below $100 per barrel on Monday on pressure from healthy supply there. "We will see later today in the Department of Energy data a confirmation of the Cushing stock build," said Olivier Jakob, analyst at Petromatrix in Zug, Switzerland, referring to stockpiles at the Oklahoma oil hub.
massive Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia has been resolved, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd said on Monday. Oyu Tolgoi had been scheduled to start shipping to customers in China after opening in July, but was forced to stockpile material while buyers negotiated import approvals.
China and other importers of Iranian oil have to keep reducing the shipments to win waivers to the U.S. sanctions, but China's intake of Iranian oil is running 1.4 percent higher than last year through the end of September, official customs data showed on Monday.
NEW YORK, Oct 21- The dollar climbed against the yen and the Swiss franc on Monday as a few investors positioned for an expected strong U.S. jobs data reading on Tuesday, which may revive debate about when the Federal Reserve will scale back monetary stimulus.
LONDON, Oct 21- "Bank holding companies ought to confine their activities to the management and control of banks," the Senate Banking Committee wrote in 1955, reporting favourably on legislation that eventually became the 1956 Bank Holding Company Act.
Oct 21- Tellabs Inc, which helps telecommunications carriers manage traffic on their networks, said it agreed to be bought by private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners for $891 million. Marlin offered $2.45 a share, representing a 4.3 percent premium to Tellabs' Friday closing.
HONG KONG/ PARIS, Oct 21- BNP Paribas, France's largest bank, said on Monday it planned to sell a "limited" part of its stake in South Korean lender Shinhan Financial Group Co Ltd while keeping their strategic partnership intact.
*Gold near 1-1/ 2- week peak after best week since Aug. LONDON, Oct 21- Global shares held at five-year highs on Monday as markets awaited a backlog of U.S. economic data that could give further clues on when the Federal Reserve might start scaling down its stimulus programme.
*Netflix to report earnings after the closing bell. The S&P 500 closed at a record high to cap its biggest weekly gain in three months on stronger-than-expected earnings from companies, including Google and Morgan Stanley. Other companies expected to report results on Monday include Netflix and Texas Instruments.
Oct 21- McDonald's Corp reported a 4.1 percent rise in quarterly profit, while global sales at established restaurants marginally missed analysts' expectations. The world's biggest restaurant chain by revenue reported net income of $1.52 billion, or $1.52 per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $1.46 billion, or $1.43 per share, a year earlier.
*VF Corp increases quarterly dividend by 21 pct. Oct 21- VF Corp, maker of The North Face clothes and Vans shoes, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit as strong sales in its higher-margin outdoor and action sports brands boosted gross margins. VF Corp said it expected full-year gross margins to rise by about 150 basis points to 48 percent.
Oct 21- Buoyant oilfield activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola helped Halliburton Co beat market expectations with a 17 percent rise in profit, setting up an even better performance for the fourth quarter.
*U.S. crude falls below $100 for first time since July 3. LONDON, Oct 21- U.S. crude fell below $100 per barrel on Monday amid pressure from strong supplies, but losses were limited by hopes the U.S.
Oct 21- ManpowerGroup Inc, the world's third-largest staffing company, reported a 50 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by improved hiring in Europe and cost-cutting measures. The net income rose to $94.7 million, or $1.18 per share, in the third quarter, from $63.1 million, or 79 cents per share, a year earlier.
*Netflix to report earnings after the closing bell. *The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Friday to cap its biggest weekly gain in three months on stronger-than-expected earnings from companies including Google and Morgan Stanley.
PERTH/ MUMBAI, Oct 21- BHP Billiton is walking away from almost all of its oil and gas interests in India, citing an inability to carry out exploration operations there and dealing the latest setback to the country in its efforts to draw foreign investments.
Oct 21- Hasbro Inc, whose popular brands include Monopoly, Nerf and My Little Pony, on Monday reported a higher-than-expected profit for the third quarter as strong overseas demand helped the second-largest U.S. toy company offset weakness at home.
Oct 21- Network services provider Tellabs Inc agreed to be bought by Marlin Equity Partners for $891 million. Entities affiliated with Marlin offered $2.45 a share, representing a 4.3 percent premium to Tellabs' Friday closing. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013, Tellabs said.
ROME, Oct 21- When Silvio Berlusconi set out to end Italy's government last month, he didn't consult the national secretary of his People of Freedom Party. The aide said Alfano and the four other ministers of Berlusconi's People of Freedom Party had to step down immediately.