*China PMI to take centre stage in Asia. SYDNEY, Aug 1- Dollar bulls took a breather early on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year. The dollar bought 102.78 yen, after peaking at a four-month high of 103.15.» Read More
*NATO to cut back on cooperation with Russia. PARIS/ KIEV, March 5- High-level diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine made little apparent headway at talks in Paris on Wednesday with Moscow and Washington at odds and Russia's foreign minister refusing to recognise his Ukrainian counterpart.
NEW YORK, March 5- World markets were calm on Wednesday after two days of wild swings, with the United States and Russia set to hold talks on easing East-West tension in Ukraine.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets will vastly expand the number of companies who advertise online and will allow Internet companies to reap more revenue than they have from customers on PCs, Google Inc Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora said on Wednesday.
CHICAGO, March 5- Hog futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange rallied the 3- cent daily price limit on Wednesday on expectations that pork supplies will tighten as a deadly pig virus spreads through the U.S. hog industry, traders said.
*Yen extends broad slide, focus shifts to data. *Euro lower against the dollar ahead of ECB meeting. NEW YORK, March 5- The dollar edged higher against the euro and yen on Wednesday, shrugging off softer-than-expected U.S. private-sector payrolls and services sector reports affected by severe winter conditions.
According to the SEC order, Lynn and his firm violated Rule 105 of "Regulation M," which prohibits a trader from shorting stock prior to a public offering, and then subsequently buying that same stock through the offering.
WASHINGTON, March 5- The Obama administration said on Wednesday it would allow health insurers to extend plans that fail to comply with President Barack Obama's healthcare law for an additional two years, giving some consumers the option of keeping their policies into 2017..
ADMINISTRATION EXTENDS 2015 OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT PERIOD BY ONE MONTH TO THREE MONTHS: NOV 15, 2014 TO FEB 15, 2015.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT WILL ALLOW HEALTH INSURERS TO RENEW FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS CURRENT CUSTOMERS' HEALTH PLANS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH OBAMACARE.
ADMINISTRATION RAISES OBAMACARE INSURANCE OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSE CAPS TO $6,600 FOR INDIVIDUALS AND $13,200 FOR FAMILIES.
*Dialogue used to resolve Ukraine issues- U.S.' Kerry. NEW YORK, March 5- Oil prices slid nearly $2 per barrel on Wednesday as U.S. government data reflected weaker oil demand as Europe and the United States head into spring and refiners move into maintenance season.
*Platinum at 4- month highs as talks to end strike falter. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Gold edged higher on Wednesday after weak U.S. private-sector job data and lackluster services-sector activities, but gains were slight as Washington and Moscow set up talks to reduce tensions over Ukraine, reducing gold's safe-haven bid.
NEW YORK, March 5- U.S. stocks closed little changed on Wednesday as investors shrugged off soft data on jobs and the services sector while keeping an eye on developments in Ukraine.
SINGAPORE, March 6- Some of those who have lost bitcoins in the collapse of Mt. "The crowdsourcing so far has been a miserable failure," said Emin Gun Sirer of Cornell University, who posted his own analysis challenging several theories about what may have happened at Mt. Mark Karpeles, the 28- year-old French CEO of Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt.
CHIBA CITY, Japan, March 6- When it comes to trade policy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a choice between the fears of Japan's ageing farm lobby and the hopes of suburban families lined up here at a nearly 20- metre long meat counter in a mall showcasing Australian beef.
WASHINGTON, March 5- The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to delay for one year the tax penalty Americans will pay under President Barack Obama's healthcare law if they decline to enroll in health coverage for this year.
LONDON, March 5- The Bank of England revealed on Wednesday that allegations of rigging of world currency markets had been flagged as far back as mid-2006 as it suspended a staff member as part of a probe into what it knew about the alleged manipulation.
WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal companies, and dozens of subsidiaries have reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution from coal mines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, March 5- A New York proprietary trading firm and its owner will pay $7.2 million to settle civil charges in what U.S. regulators said on Wednesday marks the largest fine it ever imposed for certain short-selling violations.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5- A U.S. jury on Wednesday convicted a California businessman of stealing DuPont trade secrets to help a state-owned Chinese company develop a white pigment used in a wide range of products.