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  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged jurors on Friday to hold two former New York stockbrokers liable for insider trading, in a test of its ability to pursue such cases after an appellate court's ruling reshaped the law. At the close of a trial in Manhattan federal court, an SEC lawyer urged jurors to hold ex- Euro Pacific Capital Inc...

  • The federal government is considering a deal that would give Canada, the Quebec government and Bombardier each a one-third stake in the CSeries, which would be carved out as a separate joint venture with its own board, said the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. Currently, Bombardier controls 50.5 percent of the...

  • EXCLUSIVE-BOMBARDIER WOULD BE ABLE TO REMOVE CSERIES FROM ITS BOOKS AFTER BAILOUT, BOOSTING SHORT-TERM RESULTS--SOURCES.

  • EXCLUSIVE-BOMBARDIER STAKE IN CSERIES JET WOULD BE CUT IN CANADIAN GOVERNMENT BAILOUT--SOURCES.

  • Feb 26- General Electric Co said the U.S. Department of Justice in January issued subpoenas to WMC Mortgage Corp and GE Capital seeking documents as part of an industry-wide investigation of subprime mortgages. "We will cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation, which is at an early stage," GE said in a filing on Friday. The company is also winding down...

  • Feb 26- Honeywell International Inc Chief Executive David Cote was sporting the casual jeans and sweater he often likes to wear in the office when he was visited by his then-counterpart at United Technologies Corp in 2012, Louis Chenevert. With Honeywell's stock trading at around $55, Chenevert had come to discuss offering $65 per share to merge the two U.S....

  • Feb 26- General Electric Co said the U.S. Department of Justice in January issued subpoenas to WMC Mortgage Corp and GE Capital seeking documents as part of an industry-wide investigation of subprime mortgages. "We will cooperate with the Justice Department's investigation, which is at an early stage," GE said in a filing on Friday. WMC, which is a now defunct...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 26- Brazil's government and Samarco Mineracao SA will announce on Monday the settlement of a lawsuit for damages caused by a deadly dam spill at a mine in November, Brazilian Attorney General Luis Inacio Adams told Reuters on Friday. On Thursday evening, Brazil's O Globo newspaper published a column saying Samarco, a joint venture between Vale and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Shares of 21st Century Fox could be set for a rare Oscar rally if the global media conglomerate takes home gold at this Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. "Normally it's not terrifically meaningful for stocks, but here and there you can get situations where it matters a little," FBR Capital Markets analyst Barton Crockett said.

  • TORONTO, Feb 26- Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, helped by gains in some major banks and energy companies and by a jump in shares of auto parts maker Magna International Inc, which reported strong European and North American demand. Canada's energy group gained 0.9 percent, with pipeline company Enbridge Inc adding 2 percent to C $46.98 and Cenovus...

  • MONTREAL, Feb 26- Spare lithium-ion batteries will no longer be allowed in checked baggage on airlines as of April 1, the U.N.' s aviation agency said on Friday, following concerns by pilots and plane makers that they are a fire risk. The batteries, which are rechargeable and used in cell phones or laptops, can only be packed in carry-on baggage or carried by the...

  • *Crude rally peters out but energy stocks cling to gains. Feb 26- Wall Street ended lower on Friday in a feeble end to another week of strong gains after concerns about the timing of future interest rate hikes offset gains in materials and energy stocks. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product expanded at a 1- percent annual rate in the fourth quarter,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. House Republicans on Friday insisted that a six-year bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration and privatize U.S. air traffic control had not been killed despite a decision to move forward instead with a short-term funding measure. The legislation was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 11...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Modern cancer drugs supercharge immune systems, target specific gene mutations and pack modified viruses into vaccines. The Knoxville, Tennessee, company reported promising results in a small melanoma study. The company must replicate its early results on a bigger scale, and a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision is not expected before...

  • *Wall St ends lower as early gains slip away. NEW YORK, Feb 26- The U.S. dollar jumped on Friday and Wall Street's stock rally faded as fresh economic data kept alive Federal Reserve rate increases, while oil prices turned negative late in the session. Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 stock index tallied a 1.6- percent rise on Friday, fueled by strength in mining shares as...

  • *Dollar climbs against most currencies on strong data. NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar rose broadly on Friday after mostly upbeat U.S. economic data renewed some expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates again this year. "The dollar's move today is almost entirely attributed to the data, which was an upside surprise," said Jason Leinwand,...

  • CARACAS, Feb 26- Venezuela's international reserves fell to a 17- year low of $13.5 billion on Friday after the government paid in full its $1.5 billion Global 2016 bond, according to central bank data. Investors had assumed President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government would pay the debt. Venezuela's total debt burden for 2016 is around $10 billion, of which...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 26- The head of Brazil's electricity regulator, Romeu Rufino, told Reuters on Friday he favors allowing troubled Spanish multinational Abengoa SA to sell its power concessions in the country, but does not rule out taking them back if the company cannot find a buyer. Brazilian media reported earlier this month that the government was considering...

  • Deere shares were up about 0.06 percent at $79.66 and Caterpillar shares were 0.74 percent higher at $66.93 in late afternoon trading. Deere, a leading maker of farm and construction equipment, said 100 employees represented by the United Auto Workers will be laid off indefinitely starting April 1 at two factories in Iowa that make construction and forestry...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- Wall Street ended lower on Friday in a feeble end to a beefy week after concerns about the timing of future interest rate hikes offset gains in materials and energy stocks.