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  • Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5- Argentina presented a proposal on Friday to creditors to end their battle in U.S. courts over debt the country defaulted on in 2002, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. "The proposal implies a 25 percent cut" of the amount awarded by U.S. courts, the ministry said, after five days of closely watched talks in New York between Finance Secretary...

  • Feb 5- Aircraft engine maker CFM International said its backlog hit a record $180 billion last year as sales of fuel-efficient jetliners rose despite low oil prices and weakening economies that have raised concern about an aviation slowdown. CFM, a joint venture of General Electric Co and Safran SA of France, said its backlog rose to 13,400 engines, including...

  • ARGENTINE FINANCE MINISTRY SAYS PRESENTED OFFER TO HOLDOUT CREDITORS IN NEW YORK.

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said in a statement. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • Tyson Foods, LinkedIn are big market movers Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:. USG Corp., up $1.93 to $21.04. Tyson Foods Inc., up $5.15 to $57.10.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5- The mediator in Argentina's decade-long legal battle with creditors over unpaid debt said he would issue a "significant statement" later on Friday after presiding over a week of intense talks in New York between the two sides. Argentina restructured nearly 93 percent of its defaulted debt in 2005 and 2010 swaps that gave creditors 25...

  • Feb 5- A federal judge on Friday said Allergan Plc's planned generic version of a drug meant to treat epilepsy infringed patents belonging to Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.. They closed up $2.00, or 19.7 percent, at $12.13 on the Nasdaq. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden, New Jersey said Allergan's proposed generic infringed two of the three Supernus...

  • NEW YORK— A construction crane collapse that killed one person and injured three others Friday in New York City followed a number of crane accidents in recent years in the nation's biggest city. —May 2008: Another tower crane snapped, fell apart and crashed into an apartment building on Manhattan's Upper East Side, killing the crane operator and a construction...

  • Rockland County prosecutors say 38- year-old Nixon Bourguignon was sentenced Friday on a murder charge in connection with the death of Shannon Coleman, the mother of his child. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe says Bourguignon killed Coleman after she broke off their relationship. The Journal News reports defense attorney David Goldstein...

  • Feb 5- The Nasdaq closed at its lowest since October 2014 on Friday, leading a selloff on Wall Street following weak forecasts from technology companies including LinkedIn. LinkedIn dropped 43.6 percent to $108.38, a day after the company's revenue forecast missed estimates. Alphabet fell 3.6 percent to $703.76 and Amazon slid 6.4 percent to $502.13.

  • WGL misses 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON _ WGL Holdings Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $68.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.31 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Oil prices ended the week lower in choppy trading on Friday, snapping two weeks of gains, as a frenzy of speculation about a possible deal between top oil producers clashed with concerns about a growing supply glut. After a volatile week's trading, much is riding on Sunday's meeting between Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio Del Pino and his Saudi...

  • Farmer Brothers beats 2Q profit forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:21 PM ET

    TORRANCE, Calif. _ Farmer Brothers Co. on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $5.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Farmer Brothers shares have dropped 24 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Golub Capital BDC misses Street 1Q forecasts Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:15 PM ET

    CHICAGO _ Golub Capital BDC Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $20.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Golub Capital BDC shares have decreased slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • New Jersey sues VW over excess diesel emissions Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:14 PM ET

    Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the third U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win approval...

  • Unwired reports 2Q loss Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:13 PM ET

    RENO, Nev. _ Unwired Planet Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $12.7 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Reno, Nevada- based company said it had a loss of $1.35 per share. Keywords: Unwired Planet, Earnings Report.

  • Acquisition targets would have benefited from being part of Lions Gate, a Canadian corporation with a lower tax rate, but certain regulations would prevent Lions Gate from buying larger companies, he said. Lions Gate said Thursday it was in talks to merge with Starz, a company it has had a 15 percent voting stake in since last year. Malone, who has stakes in both...

  • Feb 5- The Kansas health department has confirmed one positive case of norovirus related to Buffalo Wild Wings Inc, the department's Johnson County office said. "These types of illness are common this time of year," Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Lougene Marsh said on Friday. Norovirus is the most common cause of food-borne disease...