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  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid growing concerns about the health of the global banking sector, particularly in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood near a 15- month high versus the dollar. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei, which sank more than 5 percent Tuesday, extended...

  • *Abenomics rally has come to an end- analyst. TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks persisted. It had dropped to as low as 15,626.04 earlier, a level not seen since Oct. 30, 2014.

  • *Iran says open to cooperation with Saudi Arabia. SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Crude oil prices pushed higher on Wednesday after Iran said it was open to cooperation with Saudi Arabia, partly recovering from an 8 percent fall in the previous session led by concerns over demand and weak equities. Prices were supported by comments from Iran's oil minister that Tehran is ready...

  • MELBOURNE, Feb 10- London copper slipped on Wednesday towards its lowest level in a fortnight as holidays in top consumer China entered a third day, dampening demand, while global growth fears dragged on prices. *The Shanghai Futures Exchange is closed for Lunar New Year celebrations and will reopen on Monday. *European finance ministers will call on the Group of...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 10- U.S. wheat was steady on Wednesday, but holding near the lowest since 2010 hit in the previous session, as prices remained under pressure from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's larger-than-expected forecast for end of season stocks. *USDA pegged wheat ending stocks above trade expectations, largely due to a 4 million tonne cut in usage by China,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 9- President Barack Obama will deliver a tough message to China during a summit with Southeast Asian countries next week that disputes in the South China Sea must be resolved peacefully and not with a big nation "bullying" smaller neighbors, the White House said on Tuesday. Though China will not be represented, Obama's aides made clear that...

  • *U.S. crude for March delivery was 47 cents higher at $28.41 a barrel by 0113 GMT. *The front-month Brent contract was 50 cents higher at $30.82 a barrel, after it had closed $2.56, or 7.8 percent, down on Tuesday. *Meanwhile, the International Energy Agency predicted the world will store unwanted oil for most of 2016 as declines in U.S. output take time and that OPEC is...

  • The rout in oil prices since 2014 has hurt banks that made loans to oil and gas companies across the United States. At a conference on Tuesday ahead of the downgrade, senior executives at Comerica Inc estimated it would need to set aside an additional $75 million to $125 million in loan-loss reserves over the course of a year if oil prices remain at $30 per barrel.

  • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5.7 million. The Daytona Beach, Florida- based company said it had profit of 98 cents per share. Consolidated-Tomoka expects full-year earnings to be $2.75 to $3 per share.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 10- Gold was holding near a 7-1/ 2- month high on Wednesday as risk aversion sent investors to the safe-haven asset amid a tumble in global stock markets and concerns over the global economy. *Spot gold ticked up 0.2 percent to $1,190.81 an ounce by 0042 GMT. Spot silver rose 0.2 percent to $15.26 an ounce, not far from a three-month high of $15.46 reached...

  • GREENWICH, Conn. _ Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. on Tuesday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $13.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate, Earnings Report.

  • The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Jan. 29, to Thursday, Feb. 4, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. 9. Travis Mills, "Don't Need Much". 10. Charlie Puth, "We Don't Talk Anymore".

  • NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas _ Rush Enterprises Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $9.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 43 cents per share. Rush Enterprises shares have decreased 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- The dollar nursed losses around 3-1/ 2- month lows on Wednesday, pressured by the specter of a global economic slowdown as European banks struggled to fend off growing doubts over their health and as oil prices slipped back. Many traders suspect those troubles will prevent the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in the near future and look...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Feb 9- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Google, a unit of Alphabet...

  • 2. Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself". 3. Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself". 8. Justin Bieber, "What Do You Mean?"

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Asian stocks dipped early on Wednesday amid smouldering banking sector concerns, particularly banks in Europe, while the safe-haven yen stood atop large gains made overnight. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The decline was limited after Wall Street shares cut most of their losses overnight and...

  • TOKYO, Feb 10- Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to the lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday morning in choppy trade, extending a sharp fall on the previous day. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,994.02 in early trade after opening a tad higher. It had dropped to as low as 15,964.35.

  • YORK, Pa. _ Unilife Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $25.4 million in its fiscal second quarter. On a per-share basis, the York, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of 20 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DETROIT— Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver's side air bags made by Takata Corp.. The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class, SLK and SLS sedans and M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class SUVS. Daimler has booked a $384 million charge to pay for...