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  • SINGAPORE, Feb 17- Gold extended gains to a fourth straight session on Tuesday, underpinned by safe-haven bids after talks between Greece and its creditors broke down. *Talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers over the country's debt crisis broke down on Monday when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its international...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- U.S. crude futures were steady on Tuesday as gains in the dollar following the collapse of Greek debt talks offset supply concerns stoked by growing violence in Libya and uncertainty over exports from Kurdistan. *NYMEX crude for March delivery was down 1 cent at $52.77 a barrel by 0015 GMT, off a one-week high of $53.69 hit on Monday.

  • PARIS, Feb 17- French lawmakers vote on Tuesday on President Francois Hollande's flagship economic bill, which is a key part of his efforts to convince the European Commission that France is carrying out reforms and should not be punished for its fiscal slippages. Here are the main reforms in the bill:. In specially designated tourist zones- mainly in Paris-...

  • PARIS, Feb 17- Francois Hollande faces a major test on Tuesday when his flagship economic reform bill is put to parliament, 10 days before the European Commission rules on whether France's reforms go far enough to avoid sanctions for its budget slippages. The legislation, which responds to long standing demands by the European Commission that France open up...

  • *Investors still expect last minute deal to support Greece. TOKYO, Feb 17- U.S. stock futures and the euro tumbled in early Asian trade on Tuesday after talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers broke down when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its international bailout programme. Australian shares slumped 0.6 percent,...

  • DETROIT, Feb 16- Volkswagen AG said on Monday it had recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in addition to the United Auto Workers. Sean Moss, president of the ACE, said an advantage of his group is that it is locally based. The UAW is based in Detroit, but it says that its...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 16- A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary's scheduled arrival in San Francisco to try to broker a settlement ending months of disruptions on the cargo-clogged docks. Neither the International Longshore and Warehouse Union nor the shipping companies' bargaining agent,...

  • Greece to EU: Extending bailout 'unacceptable' Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 6:25 PM ET
    Greeks gather on February 16, 2015 in front of the parliament during a pro-government demonstration in Athens.

    Greece rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its international bailout package as "unacceptable", stalling talks.

  • BECKLEY, W.Va., Feb 16- A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. One or two of the cars plunged into the Kanawha River, and "a couple are burning," said Robert Jelacic, night shift...

  • DETROIT, Feb 16- Volkswagen AG said on Monday it had recognized a new group called the American Council of Employees to represent workers at its auto assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in addition to the United Auto Workers. The ACE is an alternative to and has campaigned against the UAW union, which a year ago this week lost an election to be the sole...

  • CSX SAYS TRAIN THAT DERAILED HELD 109 RAIL CARS TRAVELING FROM NORTH DAKOTA TO YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA.

  • CSX CORP SAYS 1 INJURY IN DERAILMENT OF TRAIN CARRYING CRUDE OIL NEAR MOUNT CARBON, WEST VIRGINIA.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 16- A partial shutdown of 29 U.S. West Coast ports stretched into a third day on Monday ahead of the U.S. labor secretary's scheduled arrival in San Francisco to try to broker a settlement ending months of disruptions on the cargo-clogged docks. President Barack Obama, under pressure to weigh in on a labor dispute that has rippled through the U.S....

  • Feb 16- The chief executive of Transocean Ltd, one of the world's top offshore drilling companies, is stepping down and the company is slashing its dividend as business slows on tumbling crude oil prices. Transocean said on Sunday that Chairman Ian Strachan, who previously held executive positions at Exxon Mobil Corp and Rio Tinto PLC, will serve as interim chief...

  • *Greece rejects extending bailout it was elected to get rid of. *EU officials say talks ended until Greece changes position. BRUSSELS, Feb 16- Talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers over the country's debt crisis broke down on Monday when Athens rejected a proposal to request a six-month extension of its international bailout package as "...

  • FOREX-Euro skids as Greek debt talks break down Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:47 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Feb 17- The euro fell broadly early on Tuesday after a sudden collapse in talks to secure a new debt deal for Greece disappointed investors who had hoped there would be an outcome by now. The common currency fell to $1.1347, from Monday's high of $1.1429 and back near the bottom of its prevailing $1.1270- 1.1534 range. Talks between Greece and euro zone...

  • VIENNA, Feb 16- Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said he expected Greece to request an extension of its bailout programme by Friday after talks with euro zone finance ministers ended without progress on Monday. "Technically and also legally it doesn't work any other way but for a request to be submitted to extend the current programme and to...

  • Oil train derails in W. Va., sparks blast, fires Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday sparking a house fire and threatening the water supply.

  • US labor secretary to meet over ports dispute Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 4:12 PM ET
    Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday to meet with both sides in a dispute between shipping companies and dock workers.

  • AUSTRIAN FINMIN SCHELLING SAYS EXPECTS GREEK REQUEST FOR EXTENSION BY FRIDAY.