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  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- When it comes to love and money, the prospects for harmony don't always depend on what is disclosed. The attorney from Long Island, who was engaged to be married a couple of years ago, found her fiance was evasive whenever she brought up money issues. And 19 percent have splurged more than $500 on a big item without telling their significant other.

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. Hopes of an accord to shore up prices which are languishing close to 2003 have dimmed over the past week, but the meeting between cash-strapped...

  • Spot prices of uranium, used to make fuel for nuclear power production, have been depressed since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, which led to the shutdown of all reactors in that country, generating burdensome stockpiles globally. Its stock plunged more than 5 percent in Toronto and New York around midday. Contracting looks to significantly pick up in...

  • Feb 8- Technology shares with lofty valuations, including those of midcap data analytics company Tableau Software Inc and Internet giant Facebook Inc, extended their losses on Monday following a gutting selloff in the previous session. That's the mentality of technology investors right now, "said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush...

  • NEW YORK— The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Time Warner Inc., which has both networks and a production business, has been exploring the possibility of holding back some of its DC Comics superhero shows such as "The Flash" and "Supergirl." The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Time Warner is in talks to invest in Hulu and has told Hulu's owners...

  • NEW YORK— Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City company has slashed spending, sold assets and cut jobs to save money. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, Chesapeake Energy lost $12.63 billion, or $19.07 per share, compared with a year-earlier profit.

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. After a flurry of diplomacy over the last two weeks about a possible production cut roiled oil markets, Sunday's meeting between cash-strapped...

  • *S&P financial index falls about 3 pct. NEW YORK, Feb 8- Stock indexes worldwide tumbled on Monday, led by banking stocks in Europe and technology stocks on Wall Street on persisting fears of a global economic slowdown, while benchmark 10- year Treasury yields hit their lowest in a year on demand for assets deemed less risky. Wall Street continued Friday's...

  • Feb 8- Shares of companies offering data analytics and cloud services, including Tableau Software Inc, fell sharply again on Monday amid worries that their customers were cutting spending. Tableau shares fell another 10 percent to $37.28. RBC Capital Markets analysts asked in a research note.

  • *Company postpones fourth-quarter results to Feb. 29. Feb 8- Shopping center owner and operator Brixmor Property Group Inc said its CEO and two other top officers resigned after an internal review found that its financial statements were tampered with, sending its shares down as much as 25 percent. "The board is disappointed to have learned of the conduct and lack...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— When the emergency room fills up— whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune— Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity. California already has such a law, and the proposal has been debated in New York for years. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the...

  • *India, Philippines, Indonesia consider tax on sugary drinks. *British lawmakers debate issue, follows sugar tax in Mexico. Scandinavian countries have had such taxes, with varying degrees of success, for many years, and in 2012, France and Hungary joined the list, followed by Mexico in 2014..

  • ABIDJAN, Feb 8- More dry and hot weather last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions damaged cocoa trees, young flowers and small pods, threatening to delay and reduce the next mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. The dry season in Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, runs from mid-November to March. The plants need water, "said Salame Kone, who farms in the...

  • "The board is disappointed to have learned of the conduct and lack of appropriate management supervision uncovered as a result of the Audit Committee review," Chairman John Schreiber said in a statement. Brixmor said it had reported the matter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The New York- based company named Raider Hill Advisors LLC founder...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 8- India introduced new rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses. On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, which had suspended the free...

  • Feb 8- Brixmor Property Group Inc said three of its top officers, including its chief executive, had resigned after an internal accounting review showed discrepancies in the company's financial statements. The company's quarterly statements had been tampered with in order to show consistent growth in same-property net operating income, the New York- based...

  • NEW YORK— Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group. Apollo Education has had several lackluster quarters as enrollments at for-profit schools fall amid increased government scrutiny of the industry. Shareholders of Apollo Education Group Inc. will receive $9.50 per...

  • GENEVA, Feb 8- When executive board members of the World Health Organization sat down for their annual meeting in Geneva in January, many powerful figures spoke forcefully of the need to reform the leading global authority on health and disease. "It's time to stop talking," Stewart Jessamine, New Zealand's director of public health and a WHO executive board member,...

  • *Takes impairment charge of $499 mln on 9 rigs. *Adjusted profit $0.90 vs est $0.54. "By conserving additional cash, we will have increased flexibility to manage the company through difficult market conditions and position ourselves for the eventual recovery in offshore drilling," Chief Executive Marc Edwards said in a statement.

  • Loews reports 4Q loss 20 Hours Ago

    NEW YORK _ Loews Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $201 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the New York- based company said it had a loss of 58 cents. Loews shares have dropped 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has dropped 8 percent.