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  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. Mexico reacts with anger to what one official calls "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines as senior Trump administration envoys begin arriving in Mexico City for...

  • *USDA expected to raise forecast for soybean plantings. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-1/ 2 a bushel, having earlier hit a low of $10.22 a bushel- the lowest since Feb. 1. "There are bumper supplies in South America, while the U.S. Department of Agriculture is expected to report an increase in plantings.

  • SYDNEY, Feb 23- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Thursday, rebounding from a three-week low touched earlier in the session, with market sentiment likely to be driven by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. crop planting forecasts due later in the day. *The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.25-3/ 4 a bushel, having...

  • Feb 23- Gold prices held steady on Thursday as the U.S. dollar firmed following overnight losses after the release of minutes from the last U.S. *Spot gold had crept down 0.1 percent to $1,236.30. per ounce at 0109 GMT, while U.S. gold futures rose 0.4.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Latest on a ruling to block a California law that allows entertainment professionals to force a website to remove their ages.:. A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a California law that allows actors and other entertainment professionals to force a popular industry website to remove their ages. Jerry Brown signed in September was...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- Jeffrey Ubben, the chief executive officer of activist investor ValueAct Capital, told Reuters on Wednesday that his firm had been taking money out of the capital markets as valuations have become overextended, leaving it with $3 billion in cash. ValueAct, based in San Francisco, manages around $16 billion. The fund's largest holding is a $2.4...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim...

  • The San Francisco- based company, which is run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, posted a quarterly loss of 4 cents per share on revenue of $452 million. Analysts on average had expected a loss of 9 cents per share on revenue of $450 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Chief Financial Officer Sarah Friar said growth was boosted by business from...

  • CHICAGO _ First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 37 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $94.8 million.

  • FORT WORTH, Texas _ TPG Specialty Lending Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $36.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 44 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $47.5 million.

  • WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. _ LTC Properties Inc. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Westlake Village, California, said it had funds from operations of $30.7 million, or 78 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 22- Mexico reacted with anger on Wednesday to what one official called "hostile" new U.S. immigration guidelines hours before senior Trump administration envoys began arriving in Mexico City for talks on the volatile issue. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled plans on Tuesday to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to...

  • *Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei slip after Wall Street's mixed performance. SINGAPORE, Feb 23- Asian stocks pulled back from a 19- month high on Thursday, while the dollar tried to steady from losses suffered in the wake of the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was fractionally lower.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- Jeffrey Ubben, the chief executive of activist investor ValueAct Capital, told Reuters on Wednesday that his firm had been taking money out of the capital markets as valuations have become overextended, leaving it with $3 billion in cash. ValueAct, based in San Francisco, manages around $16 billion. The fund's largest holding is a $2.4 billion...

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ RLJ Lodging Trust on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 55 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $265.2 million.

  • GLENDALE, Calif. _ Public Storage on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $2.63 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $656.7 million.

  • NEW YORK _ Solar Senior Capital Ltd. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The New York- based company said it had profit of 37 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $24.3 million, or $1.88 per share.

  • DALLAS _ Energy Transfer Equity L.P. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $233 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Energy Transfer Equity shares have fallen 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Police arrested a handful of protesters who confronted them with taunts late in the day outside the camp entrance, then retreated as tensions mounted in the standoff, about 40 miles south of Bismarck, the state capital. Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had set a 2 p.m. CST deadline for protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp,...

  • CHICAGO _ SP Plus Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9.6 million. SP Plus expects full-year earnings to be $1.55 to $1.65 per share. SP Plus shares have fallen 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year.