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  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- The euro rebounded against the dollar and equity markets around the globe surged to record highs on Friday after euro zone finance ministers agreed in principle to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months. As talks for a deal progressed, Germany's DAX index hit a record intraday high and Britain's top share index closed...

  • TREASURIES-Prices fall after Greek bailout agreement Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 20- U.S. Treasury debt prices fell in seesaw trade on Friday, with benchmark 10- year yields rising for a third straight week, as investors shifted away from safe-haven assets after euro zone negotiators agreed to extend Greece's bailout. The deal extends heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months and removes the risk of Greece...

  • The FCC, which is set to vote next week to regulate Internet service providers more like traditional telephone companies, has introduced a so-called "general conduct" provision in the latest version of the rules that aim to ensure net neutrality, the principle that all web traffic should be treated equally. In the general conduct provision, the FCC will say that...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- Crude prices ended mixed on Friday as the number of U.S. rigs drilling for oil fell far less than expected this week, while heating oil jumped 6 percent after severe winter cold crimped output at three refineries. "It's sell crude, buy products today," said Dominick Chirichella, senior partner at the Energy Management Institute in New York.

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 20- U.S. regulators on Friday slapped Takata Corp with a $14,000 per-day fine for failing to fully cooperate with a probe of its faulty air bags and revealed that a fraction of the 17 million cars recalled because of the problems have been repaired. "As you are well aware, NHTSA has repeatedly engaged Takata and asked for the company's...

  • TORONTO, Feb 20- Canadian National Railway said on Friday that barring a settlement with a union that represents 4,800 of its mechanical, clerical and intermodal staff by this weekend it plans to begin to lockout employees beginning on Monday.

  • Feb 20- The U.S. government on Friday announced proposed payments to health insurers for 2016 Medicare Advantage plans that it said were fairly stable compared with 2015.. The proposal, released in a document by a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sets out the parameters for reimbursement by the government for Medicare Advantage.

  • With the same winter chill boosting demand for home heating, U.S. heating oil futures jumped 6 percent as refineries, including the region's largest in Philadelphia, curtailed production, threatening a supply squeeze. Delta Air Lines Inc's 185,000- barrel-per-day refinery in Trainer, Pennsylvania, appeared to be hit hardest. Intelligence group Genscape...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday while the Nasdaq notched an eighth straight day of gains after Greek and euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months. The agreement removes the immediate risk of Greece running out of money next month and possibly being forced...

  • Feb 20- Activist investor Marcato Capital Management LP said auction house Sotheby's should repurchase $500 million stock immediately and replace its chief financial officer. Marcato, Sotheby's second-largest shareholder after Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC, said there was "willful neglect" on the part of both management and the finance committee that...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday and the Nasdaq notched an eighth straight day of gains after Greece and euro zone finance ministers reached a deal to extend heavily indebted Greece's financial rescue by four months.

  • PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, Feb 20- A Canadian aboriginal community that has partnered with Steelhead LNG on a proposed major liquefied natural gas export terminal plans to decide within months whether to take an equity stake in the $30 billion project, one of its leaders said. "In order to be full partners in a business sense, you have to actually be full...

  • There have been venture exchanges approved by the SEC before, "White told reporters on the sidelines of the Practicing Law Institute's SEC Speaks conference. Although Congress passed a law in 2012 designed to help small companies raise capital and go public by easing certain burdens, many say the measures fall short and that more must be done.

  • BOSTON, Feb 20- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised Lenovo Group Ltd customers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which the agency said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on machines as early as 2010.. Lenovo describes Superfish as a piece of software that it believed would "enhance the shopping experience" for its...

  • Late on Friday, the European Union agreed to a four-month extension for Greece, and a late rally pushed the S&P 500 above technical resistance level of 2,100 after several failed attempts earlier in the week. "The market has done quite well this week holding things together," said Frank Cappelleri, technical market analyst and trader at Instinet LLC in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Sysco Corp is not holding settlement talks with the U.S. government to resolve a lawsuit aimed at stopping a $3.5 billion merger of the food distributor and its largest rival, a lawyer for Sysco said on Friday. The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint aimed at blocking Sysco's purchase of U.S. Foods Inc. The FTC said the deal would give...

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, Feb 20- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc said on Friday it had agreed to buy German motorcycle apparel and accessories retailer Detlev Louis Motorrad-Vertriebs GmbH for a little more than 400 million euros. The purchase enables Buffett, known for his optimism about the United States and the investment opportunities it offers, to...

  • PARIS, Feb 20- Sanofi's new boss Olivier Brandicourt could earn up to 4.2 million euros a year at the drugs group and pocket an extra 4 million euros within 12 months as a one-off golden handshake. Brandicourt will also get 220,000 stock options and 45,000 performance shares a year in Sanofi, matching Viehbacher's award. He has a higher cash earnings potential...

  • TEXT-Full Eurogroup statement on Greece Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Feb 20- Following is the full text of a statement by the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers on Friday, detailing an extension of an international bailout programme for Greece:. "The Eurogroup reiterates its appreciation for the remarkable adjustment efforts undertaken by Greece and the Greek people over the last years. This extension would also...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 20- Brazil and Mexico said on Friday they advanced in talks over a soon-to-expire auto treaty that establishes a quota for trading light vehicles free of tariffs and their negotiators will meet again on Feb. 27 in Mexico City. The deal that allows Mexico and Brazil to sell each other up to $1.64 billion worth of vehicles a year duty-free- exports above...