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  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Westmoreland Coal Co. on Tuesday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 41 cents. Keywords: Westmoreland Coal, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Wall Street followed gains in stocks globally on Tuesday after U.S. consumer confidence soared to a more than 16- year high, while the U.S. dollar bounced from a four-month low to post its best day in nearly a month. On Wall Street, cyclical sectors led the way higher after the strong consumer confidence data boosted investor views that the U.S....

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 28- Argentina's economic activity grew in January compared with the same month the prior year and the country's poverty rate fell in the second half of 2016, government data showed on Tuesday, suggesting the economy has begun a rebound after a tough recession. The drop came as Argentina's economy grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter and 0.5...

  • GASOLINE FUTURES PARE GAINS IN POST-SETTLEMENT TRADE AFTER API DATA SHOWS SMALLER-THAN-EXPECTED DRAW IN STOCKPILES.

  • *Trade awaits USDA plantings and stocks reports due Friday. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat settled up 3-3/ 4 cents at $4.24-1/ 2 per bushel. CBOT May corn ended up 2 cents at $3.57-3/ 4 a bushel and May soybeans rose 1/ 2 cent at $9.72 a bushel.

  • MELVILLE, N.Y. _ Verint Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $8 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. Verint expects full-year earnings to be $2.70 per share.

  • The owner of Dave& Buster's, a chain of restaurants and arcades posted revenue of $270.2 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Dave& Buster's expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.16 billion to $1.17 billion. Dave& Buster's shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them on Tuesday. That time frame is viewed by some members as "ambitious," especially because it is not clear when the...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- The dollar rose on Tuesday, bouncing from 4- month lows, as a top Federal Reserve official reinforced expectations of more U.S. rate hikes to come while political uncertainties surrounding Britain's exit from the EU pressured European currencies. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said two more increases of U.S. overnight interest rates this...

  • Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats oppose his confirmation.

  • Carnival Corp., up 40 cents to $59.27. Darden Restaurants Inc., up $7.03 to $82.61. Tesla Inc., up $7.23 to $277.45.

  • *U.S. consumer confidence hits 16- year high. March 28- U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Tuesday, with financial and energy shares surging as data showed U.S. consumer confidence soaring to a more than 16- year high. The S&P 500' s best day in nearly two weeks came after a record-setting rally for stocks in the wake of President Donald Trump's election in November...

  • FREMONT, Calif. _ Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $9.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.8 million.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa. _ Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $24.4 million. Ollie's Bargain Outlet expects full-year earnings to be $1.12 to $1.15 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.02 billion to $1.03 billion. Ollie's Bargain Outlet shares have climbed 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Evolving Systems Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.3 million. The Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had profit of 11 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $3.4 million, or 29 cents per share.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY _ Sonic Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $11 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 15 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $107.3 million.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Euronet Worldwide Inc ramped up its fight against China's Ant Financial Services Group in trying to acquire MoneyGram International Inc, urging the U.S. government to closely scrutinize the rival Chinese bid saying it raises "significant national security risks." The bidding war comes at a time of rising tensions between China and the...

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  • TORONTO, March 28- Canada's main stock index notched its highest close in three weeks on Tuesday as an oil price rally helped energy stocks and a jump in U.S. consumer confidence boosted global markets. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 92.35 points, or 0.60 percent, at 15,598.57. Eight of its 10 main groups gained.