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  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- Stock prices in the U.S. energy sector have been under pressure in 2015, and there could be more bad news to come when several key players report their fourth-quarter results next week. Energy company earnings are seen tumbling 25 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Thomson Reuters data, a bigger decline than the drop of 19.8 percent...

  • BERLIN, Jan 30- Germany's Finance Ministry denied on Friday a media report that Berlin would be ready to discuss a new aid package for Greece of up to 20 billion euros if the new leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted supervised economic reforms. "That is not on the agenda at all," said a spokesman for Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Jan 30- Chevron Corp halted its 2015 share repurchase program on Friday, a move designed to conserve cash amid tumbling oil prices and its latest cost-cutting step after slashing capital spending. Chief Executive Officer John Watson said Chevron's dividend, currently $1.07 a quarter, remained the "highest priority" for the company's balance...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 30- Mexico's government cut its 2015 budget by nearly 3 percent on Friday after a drop in global oil prices hurt public finances and austerity measures that included shelving a tainted $3.75 billion high-speed train tender. Videgaray said the government was suspending a project to build a rail link between Mexico City and the central city of...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 30- A court in Brazil's São Paulo state seized on Friday 8.9 percent of the shares that construction group OAS SA has in infrastructure company Investimentos e Participações em Infraestrutura SA, alleging that the debt-ridden group is in imminent risk of insolvency. Judge Roberto Corcioli Filho of the state of São Paulo Justice Court told...

  • LONDON, Jan 30- Mark Carney watches over the world's sixth-biggest economy as governor of the Bank of England and heads a global banking watchdog, but somehow still finds time to train for a marathon. Carney, 49, will participate in the London Marathon in April to raise money for a cancer research charity, a BoE spokesman said on Friday, confirming a media report.

  • Jan 30- Mattel Inc needs to move with a "sense of urgency" to create toys that connect with young customers, its interim CEO said, as dolls based on Disney's blockbuster film "Frozen" stole the show from its Barbie dolls in the holiday quarter. Christopher Sinclair, who took Mattel's reins after it removed Bryan Stockton as CEO on Monday, said the company's brand...

  • Marlboro maker Altria's profit more than doubles Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Altria

    Marlboro maker Altria's profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt.

  • Weyerhaeuser misses Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Weyerhaeuser wood products

    Weyerhaeuser on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $177 million.

  • Jan 30- American Airlines Group pilots have voted to accept a five-year contract that will raise their wages substantially and cement their relationship with the management, the pilots union said Friday. About 66 percent of the pilots who voted during the two-week election cast their ballots in favor of the contract, which will raise their pay by 23 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- POM Wonderful cannot advertise that its pomegranate juice drinks treat or prevent heart disease or other ailments unless it has proof, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday in upholding an order by the Federal Trade Commission. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit largely upheld a 2010 order by the Federal Trade Commission which found...

  • Drugmaker AbbVie beats as Humira sales rise Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:34 AM ET
    AbbVie facility in Ireland

    U.S. drugmaker AbbVie's revenue beat analysts' estimates for the fourth straight quarter as sales of arthritis drug Humira jumped nearly 11 percent.

  • ATHENS, Jan 30- The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected extension of the programme and the international inspectors overseeing it. But the hour-long meeting appeared to do nothing to bridge the gap between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government...

  • Jan 26- Mattel Inc removed Chief Executive Bryan Stockton after another disappointing holiday shopping season for the maker of the aging Barbie doll. On Monday, Mattel cited a strong dollar as a major factor behind a decline in revenue in the fourth quarter. Mattel's shares fell as much as 11 percent to a three-year low before recovering to trade down about 4...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 30- Canada's economy will keep growing this year, despite a sharp drop in oil prices, as a rise in exports to a recovering U.S. market offsets declines in domestic consumption and investment, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday. The IMF said it supports the Bank of Canada's recent move to lower interest rates, though it encouraged...

  • Simon Property results match estimates Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:26 AM ET

    Simon Property on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results matched Wall Street expectations.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, pressured by concern over euro zone stability and its potential impact on U.S. corporate results and by domestic economic growth data. Adding to concerns, Greece's finance minister said the government would not cooperate with the European Union and International Monetary Fund mission bankrolling the country and...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- The dollar edged higher on Friday and was on track to end January with gains of more than 5 percent, while stock indexes around the world fell as data showed U.S. growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter. The headline number was "well below consensus expectations and that is definitely one of the data points that many bulls were looking for to...

  • Mattel to move with 'urgency' as sales fall again Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    The Mattel logo is pictured at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair

    The maker of Barbie dolls posted its fifth straight fall in worldwide quarterly sales.