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  • DETROIT, March 6- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne earned 31.3 million euros last year, including a bonus for cementing a deal that created the world's seventh-largest carmaker, a regulatory filing showed. Marchionne received a salary of 2.5 million euros, annual incentives of 4 million euros plus other compensation to bring his...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 6- Mexico's peso tumbled on Friday despite central bank intervention, hitting a six-year low as investors fled emerging markets and fixed-income investors bet that higher interest rates are in store on both sides of the border. "With the weak peso and the higher probability that Fed goes in June, that all means that we should think of a...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Investment bank Jefferies Group LLC, owned by Leucadia National Corp, has cut about 20 jobs in its commodities futures brokerage in New York and Chicago, three sources familiar with the cuts said on Friday. People affected by the move were let go on Thursday, the sources told Reuters, in what was described as a sweep that affected employees who...

  • LONDON, March 6- Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which was fined 3 billion yuan in China last year for bribery, is dismissing 110 employees in the country for misconduct, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. We also engaged an independent legal firm and external consultancies to review our operations in China, "GSK said. The company's annual report,...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry. The number of oil rigs active in the United States has fallen 40 percent since October. The mining sector of the workforce, which includes oil and gas...

  • BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union on Friday submitted its formal promise on how much it will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November and called on the United States and China to follow its lead. The European Union is the first major economy to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- A robust U.S. jobs report raised concern in markets that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than previously thought, hammering U.S. stock and bond prices on Friday. "Any sign of undue strength will raise the specter of rates climbing sooner than expected, and we were already expecting rates to rise this year," said Bruce McCain, chief...

  • BOSTON, March 6- Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered "Freak" security vulnerability, which was initially believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers, Microsoft Corp warned. Microsoft released a security advisory on Thursday warning customers that their PCs were also vulnerable...

  • *Feb U.S. payrolls growth tops expectations. NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks retreated on Friday, with the S&P 500 index poised for its second straight weekly drop, as a strong monthly jobs report fueled expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year, possibly sooner than anticipated. But relatively light volume on Friday suggested a...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The Delta Air Lines jetliner that skidded off a runway at New York's LaGuardia Airport during a snowstorm was moved into a hangar overnight as investigators looked into the mishap, transportation officials said on Friday. The incident forced the shutdown for more than three hours of LaGuardia Airport, the smallest of the New York metropolitan...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- A delay in finalizing legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress should not push back the timetable for completing a Pacific trade deal, a senior State Department official said on Friday. Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said this week that talks with Democrats on the...

  • *$35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled. PARIS, March 6- European stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set to impose anti-dumping duties on imports from China and Taiwan. Finland's Outokumpu jumped 18 percent, Spain's Acerinox gained 6 percent and...

  • BOSTON, March 3- Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered' Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android browser, according...

  • LONDON, March 6- While UK stocks have broadly shrugged off the looming general election, some investors are shunning a sector that risks becoming a political punch bag. Domestic utilities including Centrica and SSE have fallen since the start of 2015, even as the FTSE 100 index has hit record highs. The opposition Labour Party is campaigning to give the energy...

  • DETROIT, March 6- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne received 6.6 million euros in pay and incentives last year, up 83 percent from 2013.. Marchionne received a salary of 2.5 million euros, incentives of 4 million euros plus other compensation to bring his total pay package to about 6.6 million euros, FCA said in a filing with U.S....

  • *103 tanks with crude oil derailed in Illinois. *U.S., Canada rail operators under pressure to improve safety. The incident is the latest in a series of derailments in North America and the third in three weeks involving trains hauling crude oil, which has heightened the focus on rail safety.

  • UPDATE 4-At long last, Dow gets a taste for Apple Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 6- Apple Inc, the largest U.S. company by market value, will join the storied Dow Jones industrial average, replacing AT&T Inc, in a change that reflects the dominant position of iPhone maker in the U.S. economy and society. "This is a sign of the times, and it might get everyone to look at the Dow more than they have been," said Richard Sichel, who oversees $2...

  • *Fighting in Iraq, oil wells closure in Libya support prices. *Coming Up: Baker Hughes oil rig data at 1:00 p.m EST. NEW YORK, March 6- Oil fell on Friday as the dollar surged on bets of a near-term rate hike from strong U.S. jobs growth, offsetting an early run up in crude prices on worries about Libyan and Iraq supplies.

  • Some oil was leaking from the derailed cars, said a spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, but there was no evidence that it had reached a nearby river.

  • BRUSSELS, March 6- Texas Pacific Group and Goldman Sachs have sold their remaining stake in Belgian hygiene products maker Ontex, they said in a joint statement on Friday. The diaper and incontinence products maker listed on the Brussels stock exchange in June 2014, but TPG and Goldman kept a 22 percent stake in the company through a joint investment vehicle...