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  • Feb 22- U.S. satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp reported a better-than-expected profit and added pay-TV subscribers in the fourth quarter as more customers signed up for its lower-priced Sling TV streaming service. Shares rose 1 percent to $63.42 in afternoon trading. On the company's post-earnings conference call, Chief Executive Charlie Ergen said a...

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 22- Senior envoys of President Donald Trump are likely to receive a chilly reception in Mexico on Wednesday, after the United States issued new immigration guidelines that deeply angered the southern neighbor the day before bilateral talks. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are due to...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve officials earlier this month discussed the need to raise a key interest rate again "fairly soon," especially if the economy remains strong. Minutes of the discussions showed that while Fed officials decided to keep a key rate unchanged at their Jan. 31- Feb. 1 meeting, there was a growing concern about what could happen to inflation if...

  • GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 22- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration was aimed at catching undocumented immigrants and returning them to their countries of origin. Kelly's comments come the day after the United States issued new guidelines that included a plan to deport...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Feb 22- French carmaker PSA Group expects its planned acquisition of General Motors' Opel division to lead to combined sales of 5 million vehicles by 2022 and save as much as 2 billion euros annually, as the talks advance towards a likely deal in early March, sources told Reuters. PSA also plans to make swift progress on technical...

  • Gatta, 41, an investment professional who worked at various private equity firms including Basso Capital Management and Pegasus Capital Advisors, will replace CEO Phil Rinaldi, who is retiring in March. Rinaldi has been CEO of the privately held company since 2010, when Carlyle Group and Sunoco formed a joint venture to rescue the Philadelphia refinery, the...

  • The center had sued Pruitt on Feb. 7, ahead of the Senate vote to confirm his nomination by President Donald Trump, to release the records detailing his communications with energy companies. Among the documents released were communications between Devon Energy and Pruitt's office that suggest the company gave the Oklahoma officials language on limits on...

  • SANTIAGO, Feb 22- BHP Billiton's decision this week to give up its legal right to replace striking workers at the Escondida copper mine in Chile is a move aimed at sacrificing some output to undermine the union's position, analysts said Wednesday. The strike began on Feb 9, after workers voted overwhelmingly to reject a wage contract offer by BHP Billiton.

  • PARIS— France's finance minister says a possible PSA Group takeover of General Motors' German subsidiary Opel could help both companies if it doesn't lead to job cuts. Germany's economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, is heading Thursday to Paris to discuss the possible deal. Opel employs 19,000 people in Germany, where politicians are concerned about job losses...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- The Federal Reserve is set to gradually raise interest rates as long as the U.S. economy continues on its current path, and there is yet no sign it is being too slow to respond as inflation heads higher, an influential Fed governor said on Wednesday. Going forward, I see it as appropriate to gradually tighten policy as long as the economy continues to...

  • Feb 22- Battery failure in vehicles dogged U.S. drivers in the first three years of ownership, according to J.D. Power's 2017 dependability survey released on Wednesday. The survey of 2014 models found that batteries were the most commonly replaced component in vehicles, with 44 percent more owners reporting a battery failure in this survey compared with the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- U.S. home resales surged to a 10- year high in January as buyers shrugged off higher prices and mortgage rates, signaling rising confidence in the economy and bolstering expectations of a pickup in growth in the first quarter. The National Association of Realtors' report on Wednesday came as the labor market nears full employment and...

  • TORONTO, Feb 22- British and Canadian regulators have signed an agreement to make it easier for financial technology companies to expand in each other's markets, they said on Wednesday. The agreement between the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and the Ontario Securities Commission is meant to help fintech startups navigate regulations.

  • Caterpillar Inc., United Technologies Corp., Dana Inc., 3 M Co., Timken Co. and General Electric Co., are offshoring work to Mexico, China, India and other countries, according to a Reuters review of U.S. Labor Department records. The six firms are part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a White House advisory council created to help Trump deliver on his promise to...

  • TORONTO, Feb 22- British and Canadian regulators have signed an agreement to make it easier for financial technology companies to expand in each other's markets, they said on Wednesday. The agreement between the UK's Financial Conduct Authority and the Ontario Securities Commission is meant to help fintech startups navigate regulations.

  • *Traders adjust positions ahead of annual USDA forum. As of 12:18 p.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March soybeans were down 2-1/ 2 cents at $10.23-3/ 4 per bushel after dipping to $10.23, the contract's lowest since Feb. 1. CBOT March corn was up 2-1/ 4 cents at $3.71-1/ 2 a bushel and March wheat was up 5 cents at $4.41 a bushel.

  • 1. "NCIS," CBS, 15.29 million. 2. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 13.51 million. 4. "Bull," CBS, 10.64 million.

  • NEW YORK— CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In prime-time viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, "NCIS," and another 15 of the Top 20 programs. Overall in prime time, CBS averaged 7.55 million viewers, while runner-up NBC was far behind with 4.61 million viewers.

  • BERLIN— International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde said after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin that she sees no need for a "haircut" of Greek debt but that Athens needs to make "significant progress" on reforms. Athens agreed Monday to implement further reforms beginning in 2019, after the country's current third bailout has ended.

  • Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reassured International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde that he wants to work with the global lender and has expressed an interest in financial stability, the IMF boss said on Wednesday.