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  • *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...

  • TERRE HAUTE, Ind. _ First Financial Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $7.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share. First Financial Corp. shares have declined slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *U.S. crude falls below $30 per barrel. Feb 8- Wall Street was deep in the red on Monday, as technology stocks extended a selloff from Friday and U.S. crude oil slipped below $30 per barrel, sending investors scurrying for cover to safe-haven assets. "Equities are in a' go-nowhere-fast' mode, with a downward bias in the near term," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist...

  • WASHINGTON— A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing. A recent Associated Press story found that nearly a third of panelists at a December meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee had...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 8- Wall Street villains are having their big moment on both television and the big screen. This is being reflected in the battle to be the next U.S. president, particularly as Hillary Clinton defends herself from accusations she will be soft on Wall Street because of the money she has received from bankers and hedge fund managers.

  • *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..

  • JERSEY CITY, N.J. _ Aoxing Pharmaceutical Co. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $2.1 million. The Jersey City, New Jersey- based company said it had net income of 3 cents per share. Keywords: Aoxing Pharmaceutical, Earnings Report.

  • DETROIT— Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and some serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted during the...

  • Feb 8- Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday, continuing a technology-led selloff from Friday, as fears of a global economic slowdown worsening and dropping oil prices continue to rattle investors. "Equities are in a' go-nowhere-fast' mode, with a downward bias in the near term," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in...

  • LOS ANGELES _ Mercury General Corp. on Monday reported fourth-quarter net income of $23.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Los Angeles- based company said it had net income of 42 cents per share. Mercury General shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Feb 8- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had delayed a decision on its lead drug for a rare muscle-wasting disorder. The FDA has delayed the decision to May 26 from late February, the company said. The agency in late January postponed a meeting of its advisory panel to review Sarepta's drug due to inclement weather forecast for...

  • PASADENA, Calif. _ General Finance Corp. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $1 million. General Finance expects full-year revenue in the range of $270 million to $290 million. Keywords: General Finance, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Integrated Electrical Services Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $5.8 million. Integrated Electrical Services shares have dropped nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Integrated Electrical Services, Earnings Report.

  • 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...

  • *Sees Q1 revenue $3.18 bln- $3.24 bln vs est $3.32 bln. New Jersey- based Cognizant said it expects adjusted profit of between 78- 80 cents per share and revenue of $3.18 billion- $3.24 billion for the three months ending March. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 81 cents per share and revenue of $3.32 billion for the first quarter, according to Thomson...

  • RICHARDSON, Texas _ Lennox International Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.2 million. The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.23 per share. Eighteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $821.7 million.

  • 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...

  • CTS reports 4Q loss 2 Hours Ago

    ELKHART, Ind. _ CTS Corp. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $13.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Elkhart, Indiana- based company said it had a loss of 42 cents per share. CTS expects full-year earnings to be 95 cents to $1.05 per share, with revenue in the range of $390 million to $400 million.

  • 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...