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  • Feb 8- Consumer review website operator Yelp Inc reported a 40 percent rise in quarterly revenue and said Chief Financial Officer Rob Krolik would step down. The company reported a net loss of $22.2 million, or 29 cents per share, attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $32.7 million, or 42 cents per share, a...

  • 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.

  • DETROIT— Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire. The recall covers nearly 237,000 CX-5 SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years. Mazda says it has no reports of any fires or injuries.

  • Spot prices of uranium, used to make fuel for nuclear power production, have been depressed since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, which led to the shutdown of all reactors in that country, generating burdensome stockpiles globally. Its stock plunged more than 5 percent in Toronto and New York around midday. Contracting looks to significantly pick up in...

  • Feb 8- Technology shares with lofty valuations, including those of midcap data analytics company Tableau Software Inc and Internet giant Facebook Inc, extended their losses on Monday following a gutting selloff in the previous session. That's the mentality of technology investors right now, "said Michael James, managing director of equity trading at Wedbush...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8- Just because the U.S. economic recovery is nearly seven years along is no reason to think that the nation is due for a recession, according to a study published Monday by the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank. Unlike humans, economic expansions "do not become progressively more fragile with age," San Francisco Fed chief researcher Glenn...

  • *Facing protests, France wants more EU livestock steps. PARIS, Feb 8- France wants new "market regulation measures" to help farmers hurt by low milk and pork prices and has submitted proposals ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this month, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday. Prices for milk and pork have fallen below the cost of...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Time Warner Inc., which has both networks and a production business, has been exploring the possibility of holding back some of its DC Comics superhero shows such as "The Flash" and "Supergirl." The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Time Warner is in talks to invest in Hulu and has told Hulu's owners...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools. The Education Department said Monday that it was creating a new student aid enforcement unit that will "respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education institutions."

  • The company's shares plunged 51 percent to $1.50 in early trading. Chesapeake, which has more than $10 billion in debt, has been hit by a steep fall in both oil and gas prices. Chesapeake reported cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings.

  • Feb 8- Natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy has tapped existing adviser Kirkland& Ellis to explore restructuring options, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company's shares fell 38 pct to $1.88 in early trading, hitting their lowest since 1999.. Chesapeake, which has more than $10 billion in debt, has been hit by a steep fall in both oil and gas...

  • Prime Minister David Cameron could reach a deal over Britain's ties with the European Union at a summit later this month, paving the way for a public vote on membership of the bloc as soon as June. Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin said he did not think a June referendum would derail the current timetable for deciding on expanding either Heathrow, Britain's...

  • *China closed for Lunar New Year holidays. LONDON, Feb 8- Nickel bounced on Monday after touching its lowest in more than 12 years and most other industrial metals also climbed on a weaker dollar and a decline in selling from China. Markets were helped by China's closure for Lunar New Year holidays as there was less selling from funds which have weighed on the market...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services. Regulators in that country have banned programs like Facebook's "Free Basics" service, on the grounds that such programs give an...

  • Feb 8- Chipotle Mexican Grill stores were shut for four hours on Monday for a nationwide all-staff meeting on food safety that was prompted by recent outbreaks of food-borne illnesses linked to the burrito chain. The meeting, which started at 11:00 a.m. ET, is being attended by more than 50,000 employees tuned in via satellite in more than 400 viewing locations,...

  • NEW YORK— Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The Oklahoma City company has slashed spending, sold assets and cut jobs to save money. For the nine months ended Sept. 30, Chesapeake Energy lost $12.63 billion, or $19.07 per share, compared with a year-earlier profit.

  • Feb 8- Wall Street was deep in the red in volatile trading on Monday, as technology stocks continued to sell off and oil prices remained under pressure, sending investors scurrying 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 at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in...

  • DUBAI, Feb 8- Iran plans to turn itself into a major food exporter, hoping the lifting of sanctions will boost international trade and allow investment in the agricultural sector, an official in Iran's state grain buying agency said. Foreign business delegations have flocked to Tehran since the United States, European Union and United Nations lifted...

  • No tangible signs emerged from a meeting on Sunday between Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali al-Naimi and his Venezuelan counterpart that OPEC and non- OPEC suppliers were ready to meet to discuss the price slump. After a flurry of diplomacy over the last two weeks about a possible production cut roiled oil markets, Sunday's meeting between cash-strapped...