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  • Feb 11- American Airlines Group Inc said Wednesday that it will launch newly acquired Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners into service to Beijing, China, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, from its Dallas hub beginning on June 2 and June 4, respectively. The world's largest airline will also use the Dreamliner on a route between Dallas and Chicago beginning May 7 as a warm-up...

  • Benchmark Brent oil was down $1.38 at $55.05 a barrel by 11:40 a.m. EST, hitting a session low of $53.91 earlier. U.S. crude posted a 70 cent decline to $49.32, after an intraday low of $48.05. Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs, one of the most influential voices in oil trading, reiterated its view on Wednesday that lower oil prices will be required over the coming...

  • Feb 11- Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard Power Systems Inc's shares soared 63 percent after it said Volkswagen AG would pay more than $80 million to buy some patents and extend a service contract. Ballard said on Wednesday it would sell to the German carmaker the automotive-related portion of the fuel cell patents it had bought from United Technologies Corp...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings that missed analysts forecasts, sending its shares lower even as the news and information company forecast a return to organic revenue growth. Both adjusted fourth quarter profit and revenue missed analysts' forecasts as a strengthening U.S. dollar took its toll on Thomson...

  • After stroke, clot removal saves brain function - studies Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    The two studies used devices made by Covidien, which was acquired by Medtronic PLC last month and helped pay for one of the trials. Stryker Corp and privately-held Penumbra Inc also manufacture devices approved for clot removal. Patrick Lyden, director of the Stroke Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, who was not involved in the studies.

  • Austria requests tax data from France in HSBC case Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    VIENNA, Feb 11- Austria has asked France to hand over tax data on clients linked with Austria after HSBC Holdings Plc admitted failings in compliance at its Swiss private bank. France has had access to leaked HSBC client data since around the end of 2008, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which coordinated the release of...

  • Insurers are benefiting from increased number of patients, aided by an expansion of Medicaid, a federal health insurance program for lower-income people that is administered by the states, under Obamacare. WellCare members under the Medicaid health plans increased 31 percent to 2.3 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, helped by additions in Florida,...

  • Portugal sold 1.25 billion euros in 10- year bonds at record low auction yields. "Portugal did a great job decoupling itself from Greece," said Jean-Francois Robin, head of rates strategy at Natixis. "The macroeconomic situation, the debt sustainability in Portugal doesn't deserve comparison with Greece.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 10- One goal for U.N. climate talks is to stop industry fleeing Europe to escape regulatory costs, a Dow Chemical director said on Wednesday, adding there was no need to intervene in the EU carbon market to drive up prices. The European Union has sought to lead efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions with its Emissions Trading System, the world's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stocks stalled their advance and European shares stumbled on Wednesday ahead of a showdown between Greece's finance minister and euro zone finance ministers over the country's debt, while oil prices slipped for a second day. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and euro zone finance ministers were scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ CHICAGO, Feb 11- Amazon.com Inc packages ordered by its Prime members regularly arrived late over the holidays, a Reuters/ Ipsos survey shows, reflecting the strain on the logistics network that transformed the company into an e-commerce powerhouse. But the results raise questions for Amazon as it expands and takes greater control of its...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 11- Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought. Other cities in Brazil's heavily populated southeast such as Rio de Janeiro face less dire shortages but...

  • TREASURIES-Price decline takes 10-year yield over 2 pct Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. Yields on 10- year Treasuries last stood at 2.0141 percent, reflecting a price decline of 6/ 32. It was the highest yield on notes since January 9, according to Thomson Reuters data. Trading was moderate, in part because of a holiday in Japan, and focused on the note sale scheduled for later on Wednesday, according to Ian Lyngen, senior government...

  • *Apple lifts Nasdaq after solar deal. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. "We all know what the big problem is- if the Greeks exit, so can others and that would throw this whole EU thing into disarray," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The Federal Reserve should revamp its rules to address perceptions of conflicts of interest and regulatory capture in the power centers of New York and Washington, the outspoken head of the Dallas Fed said on Wednesday. Richard Fisher, addressing a New York audience for likely the last time before stepping down next month as president of the...

  • INTERVIEW-EEX sees growth in Italian gas and power trading Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    *Monitoring progress in other countries including Turkey. ESSEN, Germany, Feb 11- The European Energy Exchange expects Italy's energy trading market to flourish and plans to launch gas contracts there as more companies shift from bi-lateral supply deals to market alternatives, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Energy markets across Europe are shifting...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The euro hit a seven-year low against the British pound and fell versus the dollar for a second straight session on Wednesday ahead of the outcome of a euro zone finance ministers' meeting as the region and Greece edged closer to a showdown. "I think it's going to be really down to watching the headlines from the Eurogroup," said Vassili Serebriakov,...

  • UPDATE 2-Peltz softens stance on splitting DuPont Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:14 AM ET

    *Trian Fund "open-minded" about keeping portfolio together. Feb 11- Activist investor Nelson Peltz's hedge fund said it was "open-minded" about keeping DuPont together, after agitating for months to break up the chemical conglomerate. Trian Fund Management LP detailed the change in strategy on Wednesday, while urging DuPont shareholders to vote Nelson Peltz...

  • Feb 10- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc will scoop up bankrupt cancer vaccine maker Dendreon Corp, after no additional qualified bids came forward by Tuesday's deadline, Valeant said. Valeant, of Laval, Quebec, will get Seattle- based Dendreon's Provenge cancer treatment and other assets for $400 million in cash. Dendreon and Valeant will seek court...

  • LAGOS, Feb 11- Nigerian dealers pulled the plug on electronic trading in the naira on Wednesday after the currency slid past 200 to the dollar on fears the postponement of this week's election could trigger a constitutional crisis in Africa's biggest economy. Deploying for the first time a' circuit-breaker' agreed among themselves last month, leading banks in...