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  • Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry speaks at luncheon before the 2016 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Community Development Financial Institutions...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft programs, in a deal that environmental groups said does not go far enough. The new standards, aimed at makers of small and large planes alike, will apply to all new aircraft models launched after 2020, the...

  • Drug prices jumped about 13 percent in the United States last year, spurring a public outcry and moving the issue onto the campaign platform of Hillary Clinton and other U.S. presidential candidates for the November 2016 election. The agreement applies to Cigna's commercial business and does not apply to its Medicaid or Medicare plans. Entresto, which costs...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft manufacturing programs starting in 2020, two sources familiar with the matter said. The new standards, aimed at makers of small and large planes alike, were agreed to at the United Nations aviation agency...

  • WASHINGTON— A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's...

  • *Nikkei only up 10 pct in dollars since March 2013. TOKYO, Feb 9- When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe launched his three-pronged programme to revive Japan's stagnant, deflationary economy three years ago, the stock market cheered every step along the way. The "third arrow" of Abenomics-- reforms to make the economy more productive-- is barely a work in progress, but Abe got...

  • *Argentina crops benefit during critical weekend. CHICAGO, Feb 8- U.S. soybean futures slid to seven-week lows on Monday after weekend rains across major exporter Argentina reduced the likelihood that dry weather would curb yields. Soybean traders focused on Argentina after storms brought moisture to dry fields during a key time for crop development.

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.. PARIS— French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi reports 2015 earnings.

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares closed at their lowest level in more than two years on Monday with investor concerns over the health of the region's banks compounding worries over slowing global growth. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 3.4 percent at 1,239.68 points, its lowest since October 2013. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 9.5...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company. Frank Tuch, 48, is being replaced as the company deals with a scandal over diesel vehicles equipped to cheat on emissions testing. Volkswagen is being sued by the U.S. Justice Department over some 600,000 vehicles that turned off emissions controls when not being tested.

  • *U.S. shale, OPEC complicate oil price recovery. PARIS/ BRUSSELS, Feb 8- Green power is cheap enough to compete with fossil fuels and will buck the trend of falling investment in oil and gas as it can offer long-term returns sheltered from political risk, investors and industry analysts say. The differences this time include the depth of uncertainty over any oil...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, Feb 8- European shares touched a 16- month low on Monday with investors rattled over a slowdown in global economic growth and newly concerned about the region's banking sector. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 3.1 percent at 1,243.21 points by 1521 GMT, its lowest level since October 2014. Shares in Deutsche Bank fell 6.5 percent,...

  • *Banks help drive Europe shares to 16- month low. Some U.S. bank shares traded sharply lower in Frankfurt. "The fundamental picture is clearly softening," said Owen Callan, senior analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald.

  • LONDON, Feb 8- Another day, another landmark low for the nickel price. London Metal Exchange three-month nickel traded down to $7,900 per tonne on Monday morning. "Not an inconceivable prospect by any means," according to one analyst, Leon Westgate of ICBC Standard Bank..

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 index falls 2.5 percent. LONDON, Feb 8- European equities fell to a 16- month low on Monday, extending the previous week's hefty losses, with cyclical sectors such as banking and automobiles bearing the brunt of a broader sell-off. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares fell 2.5 percent to 1,250 points by 1252 GMT, its lowest intraday...

  • LONDON, Feb 8- Members of troubled European industries including steel and aluminium will descend on Brussels in their thousands next Monday to protest against proposed measures to give China greater access to EU markets, and call for action on subsidised Chinese imports. Industrial sector representatives fear millions more jobs will be at risk if Brussels...

  • *Wheat prices fall on Egypt demand uncertainty. LONDON, Feb 8- U.S. soybeans slid to a one-month low on Monday as rains across Argentina eased fears over dry weather curbing yields while wheat also fell as uncertainty about demand from top buyer Egypt kept prices under pressure. Wheat futures were lower weighed by uncertainty about trade with Egypt following the...

  • 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,...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level. Such shareholding is a major factor in smoothing recessions in the United States, but is less common in...

  • PRAGUE— After the attacks in Paris and New Year's security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns— to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market. Prague- based Euro Security Products, or ESP, has been flooded by new orders from Germany for stun guns and can't keep up with demand. Ingo Meinhard, the head of the German...