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  • MOSCOW, March 4- Russian companies are putting plans for bond deals on hold while banks assess the impact on investor demand of a slump in financial markets following Russia's military intervention in Ukraine. Russia paid a heavy financial price on Monday for its military action in Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging.

  • *CEO says demand for i8 hybrid is high. GENEVA, March 4- BMW Chief Executive Norbert Reithofer said the German company is considering building a new factory to meet growing demand for its premium cars. "If you keep growing, you have to, at some point, say we need a new factory," Reithofer said at the Geneva auto show on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine back to their bases, easing fears of a possible war in the region.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 4- The dollar and the euro rose against the yen on Tuesday, as signs Russia may be seeking to avoid further escalation of its military involvement in Ukraine pared bids for safe-haven currencies.

  • *Core profit at $13.1 bln beats consensus of $12.3 bln. LONDON, March 4- Commodities trader and mining group Glencore Xstrata Plc has raised its estimate of the savings it expects following last year's Xstrata acquisition, as it focuses on cost-cutting and targets higher returns for shareholders.

  • LONDON, March 4- JPMorgan, Citigroup and four more major banks have signed up with an industry group to develop a central register of information on other banks they deal with to help to meet increasing compliance demands and costs.

  • *Adidas to work with Hainer on succession plan. HERZOGENAURACH, Germany March 4- Adidas has extended the contract of long-serving Chief Executive Herbert Hainer until 2017 but will work with him on a succession plan to ready the world's second-biggest sportswear company for "generation change".

  • March 4- Apple Inc said Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer would retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple's vice president of finance and corporate controller, will succeed 51- year-old Oppenheimer as CFO, reporting to Chief Executive Tim Cook.

  • Arctic cold sets records in eastern United States Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 4- The eastern and central United States were gripped by a deep freeze on Tuesday, with record low temperatures in the wake of a deadly storm expected to moderate in the coming days. The National Weather Service said the mercury plunged to minus-1 F at Washington Dulles International Airport, tying a monthly record.

  • *RadioShack will close stores, shares pummeled. NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. stocks were set to open sharply higher on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine back to their bases, easing fears of a possible war in the region.

  • March 4- Anadarko Petroleum Corp raised its 2014 capital budget by nearly 8 percent and said it would spend about 60 percent of the total on drilling more oil wells onshore in North America.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Supporters of U.S. energy exports have pounced on the crisis in Ukraine to press their case for faster approvals of liquid natural gas projects and for an end to a decades-long ban on exports of most U.S. crude oil.

  • March 4- Chinese solar company Trina Solar Ltd forecast an up to 47 percent jump in full-year panel shipments due to growing demand from both Japan and its home market, sending its shares up about 2 percent before the bell.

  • March 4- Retailer RadioShack Corp reported a wider quarterly loss on Tuesday and said it will close up to 1,100 U.S. stores after a huge drop in sales over the holidays, sending its stock down nearly 24 percent.

  • GRAINS-Wheat lower as Ukraine military risk eases Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET

    PARIS/ SINGAPORE, March 4- Chicago wheat fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the immediate risk of military conflict between Ukraine and Russia appeared to ease, a day after tensions between the Black Sea exporters rattled grain markets.

  • *Hyundai, Toyota, Renault see strong growth in the segment. Europe's largest carmaker has been trying for more than a year to hit internal cost requirements for the vehicle, which would likely sell for between 6,000 euros and 8,000 euros and be built in China, the biggest market for budget cars.

  • Apple CFO Oppenheimer to retire at end of September Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    March 4- Apple Inc said Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer would retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple's vice president of finance and corporate controller, will succeed Oppenheimer as CFO, reporting to Chief Executive Tim Cook. Oppenheimer, who has been CFO since 2004, was named to the board of Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Monday.

  • LONDON, March 4- British fraud prosecutors have sifted through "vast amounts" of documents in their case against three former Barclays traders alleged to have rigged crucial Libor benchmark interest rates over a two year period, a London court heard on Tuesday.

  • March 4- Anadarko Petroleum Corp raised its 2014 capital budget by nearly 8 percent and said it would spend about 60 percent of the total on drilling more oil wells onshore in North America.

  • METALS-Copper rises as Ukraine tension abates Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    LONDON, March 4- Copper rose on Tuesday, after falling to three-month lows the day before, as a possible softening in Russia's stance on Ukraine eased aversion to assets perceived as more risky.