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  • BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the European Parliament- 1400 GMT. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 WASHINGTON- Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Kashkari speaks at Brookings Institution- 1530 GMT. NEWARK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the 2016 Economic...

  • HAVANA— The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday. Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U.S.- Cuba trade since Presidents Barack...

  • WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. Even as other candidates— most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush— have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • KINGWOOD, Texas _ Insperity Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Insperity expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.44 to $1.52.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- For the past six years, U.S. refiners from Texas to Philadelphia have bought every barrel of crude they can lay their hands on to cash in on a golden era of healthy margins. Now, at least five refiners- including two of the country's largest- have voluntarily cut output of gasoline and distillate in the most widespread cuts since the global financial...

  • HOUSTON _ Calpine Corp. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $47 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Calpine shares have decreased almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status after years as the dog of global financial markets. The precious metal has climbed 20 percent so far this year to $1,260.60 an ounce with money...

  • Forum Energy reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:55 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Forum Energy Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $163.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $195.6 million.

  • Feb 11- France's largest bank BNP Paribas is pulling out of a niche U.S. energy lending business for the second time in four years after plunging oil prices dragged what was once seen as some of the safest energy loans into losses. BNP shut its reserve-based lending business in Houston last week after 13- year-low oil prices stoked concerns of rising loan...

  • Newpark reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Newpark Resources Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $83.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $148.8 million.

  • Sizmek reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:05 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas _ Sizmek Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $110.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Austin, Texas- based company said it had a loss of $3.75 per share. Sizmek expects full-year revenue in the range of $182 million to $190 million.

  • Ideal Power reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:57 PM ET

    SPICEWOOD, Texas _ Ideal Power Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 32 cents per share. Ideal Power shares have dropped 36 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MoneyGram beats Street 4Q forecasts Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:45 PM ET

    DALLAS _ MoneyGram International Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.6 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $376.2 million.

  • Synthesis Energy reports 2Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 5:39 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.9 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Houston- based company said it had a loss of 5 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DETROIT, Feb 11- Group 1 Automotive Inc Chief Executive Officer Earl Hesterberg said on Thursday the auto dealer group will cut orders for new vehicles as it looks to trim excess inventory. The excess inventory was most acute for luxury cars from BMW and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in the oil patch of Texas and Oklahoma, Hesterberg told Reuters in an interview...

  • DETROIT, Feb 11- Group 1 Automotive Inc Chief Executive Officer Earl Hesterberg said on Thursday the auto dealer group will cut orders for new vehicles as it looks to trim excess inventory. The excess inventory was most acute for luxury cars from BMW and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in the oil patch of Texas and Oklahoma, Hesterberg told Reuters in an interview...

  • Feb 11- MoneyGram International Inc will pay $13 million to settle an investigation by U.S. states that focused on complaints from consumers who said scam artists duped them into wiring funds to them through the money transfer service. The settlement with attorneys general in 49 states and Washington, D.C., includes $9 million for a nationwide fund that will...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- Even as the El Nino weather phenomenon continues to impact global temperatures and crops, its counterpart La Nina is increasingly expected to emerge in the coming months for the first time in four years. When La Nina last appeared from August 2011 to March 2012, it hurt corn and soybean crops in Argentina and Brazil, brought the worst drought in a...

  • WASHINGTON— Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters. Cruz's sophisticated analytics operation was heralded as key to his victory in Iowa earlier this month— the first proof, his campaign...