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  • BEIJING, Feb 25- Guo Shuqing, who is stepping down as governor of Shandong province to take control of China's banking regulator, returns to Beijing at a decisive moment for the country's financial system following years of breakneck economic growth. For Guo, highly regarded as one of China's most experienced financial services professionals, returning to...

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • WASHINGTON— A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. The 105- page measure largely tracks talking points that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., unveiled last summer and a similar outline...

  • OLATHE, Kan.— GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters— a largely white Kansas City suburb— didn't reflect it. By his wife's account Friday he willingly spent long hours on an aviation systems engineering team alongside Alok Madasani, a friend and colleague also 32...

  • MANILA, Feb 25- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs had until three weeks ago driven the trade in crystal methamphetamine underground, according to residents and drug users in some of the slum areas of the nation's capital city. But since Duterte ordered the Philippine National Police to stand down from the drugs war last month, after declaring...

  • *Guo Shuqing to head China's banking regulator- China Daily. BEIJING, Feb 24- China has appointed a new head for its top economic planning agency and a new commerce minister as part of a reshuffle ahead of a crucial Communist Party meeting later this year. Beijing is struggling to cope with weak global demand and faces risks from growing U.S. trade protectionism as...

  • Feb 24- Pfizer Inc said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to its support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients. In a regulatory filing on Thursday, Pfizer said the December 2015 and July 2016 subpoenas were related to groups that help cover patient co-payments for...

  • OLATHE, Kan.— GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters— a largely white Kansas City suburb— didn't reflect it. By his wife's account Friday he willingly spent long hours on an aviation systems engineering team alongside Alok Madasani, a friend and colleague also 32...

  • EXCLUSIVE-BCBG MAX AZRIA GROUP LLC PREPARING TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK- SOURCES.

  • Feb 24- BCBG Max Azria Group LLC, whose form-fitting party dresses have been worn by celebrities Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore and others, is making preparations to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Its owner, investment firm Guggenheim Partners, did not respond to requests for comment. In a call with landlords...

  • U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, are looking into whether or not the bank hired candidates "referred by or related to foreign government officials" over other candidates, the filing said. "Citigroup is cooperating with the investigations and inquiries," the company said in the filing with the SEC. JPMorgan Chase& Co agreed to pay...

  • *Egypt floated its pound currency in November. CAIRO, Feb 24- Egypt will receive in March the second $1 billion tranche of a $3 billion World Bank loan aimed at supporting a government economic reform program, Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer said late on Friday. Facing a gaping budget deficit, Egypt began a series of painful economic reforms and has been taking...

  • BEIJING _ Baidu Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $594.7 million in its fourth quarter. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.51 billion. For the current quarter ending in April, Baidu Inc. said it expects revenue in the range of $2.37 billion to $2.45 billion.

  • March 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. March 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. March 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • March 14 Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds. March 14 Spain Auction of 3- and 9- month Treasury Bills. March 14 Netherlands DSL Auction.

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to speak on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce- 2030 GMT.

  • NORMAN, United States- Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to participate in a moderated Q&A session before the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series- 1600 GMT. SANTA CRUZ, United States- San Francisco Fed President John Williams to speak on the economic outlook before the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce- 2030 GMT.

  • Feb 24- Pfizer Inc on Thursday said it received subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts related to the drugmaker's support for organizations that provide financial help to Medicare patients. In a regulatory filing, Pfizer said it received subpoenas in December 2015 and July 2016 related to groups that help cover patient...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Cardero Resource Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $992,000 in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 3 cents per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $1 million, or 3 cents per share.

  • LIMA, Feb 24- Grana y Montero's shares closed down about 33 percent on Friday after a local magazine reported that the Peruvian construction group knew about $20 million in bribes paid to a former president by its partner, scandal-tainted Brazilian firm Odebrecht SA. Hildebrandt en sus trece said the former head of Odebrecht Peru, Jorge Barata, told prosecutors...