Wires

More

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. *Taiwan president rushes to the scene. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake toppled a 17- story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least two people, including a 10- day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue dozens of people feared trapped inside.

  • SEATTLE, Feb 5- Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have forced Boeing to keep a minimum number of jobs in the state in exchange for receiving billions of dollars in tax breaks. The bill would have linked the tax breaks to Boeing's employment of at least 83,295 people in Washington, the number when the breaks were granted.

  • Feb 5- Greek-yogurt maker Chobani LLC, founded by billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya, said on Friday it had rejected offers from beverage giant PepsiCo Inc and other investors. Chobani worked with Goldman Sachs Group Inc to explore the sale after being approached by several parties in 2015.. The decision to reject the offer was due in part to the terms, Chobani said in an...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said some wafers made in Tainan have been damaged following Saturday's earthquake and that some customers may be affected.

  • The change in the Pentagon's plan for the $391 billion weapons program defers orders for 45 Air Force jets, compared with last year's plan, while accelerating orders for the Navy and Marine Corps models of the aircraft, the sources said. It calls for the Navy and Marine Corps to buy 64 F-35C jets, which can take off and land on aircraft carriers, over the next five...

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Feb 5- Argentina offered a $6.5 billion cash payment to creditors who hold its defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a festering legal battle that transformed the country into a financial markets pariah. The turning point in the decade-long legal fight stemming from Argentina's record default on around $100 billion in 2002 comes less...

  • Herbert Sudfeld, 64, was convicted on charges of securities fraud and making a false statement by a federal jury in Philadelphia following a four-day trial, prosecutors said. The Doylestown, Pennsylvania- resident faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia. Sudfeld was indicted in July on charges that...

  • Dennis Hamilton, a former vice president of tax at Harman, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in New Haven, Connecticut, with securities fraud in connection with trades in the company's stock that prosecutors said netted him over $130,000. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought a related civil action over the non-public information that...

  • TORONTO, Feb 5- BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise software business. The layoffs will affect 75 manufacturing jobs in Sunrise, Florida, a state government website showed.

  • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • NEW YORK— A federal judge who presided over Martha Stewart's criminal trial in New York has died. Manhattan U.S. District Court Chief Judge Loretta Preska says Cedarbaum suffered a severe stroke last week and died Friday. Cedarbaum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1986, when there were only two other district judges in Manhattan.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Russian authorities in November raided offices associated with a Moscow film distribution and production company as part of a crackdown on one of the world's most notorious financial hacking operations, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. Experts familiar with the situation said the case represents Russia's biggest...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates LP, the world's largest hedge fund, said on Friday that a Wall Street Journal story about a dispute with his heir apparent, Greg Jensen, was overblown. The Wall Street Journal declined to comment. Dalio is chairman and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater, which has $154 billion in assets under...

  • The company reported a net loss of C $10 million, or 3 Canadian cents per share, attributable to shareholders for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31. Cameco had a profit of C $73 million, or 18 Canadian cents per share, in the year-earlier quarter. The company took an impairment charge of $210 million related to the Rabbit Lake operation in the fourth quarter compared...

  • Dennis Hamilton, a vice president of tax at Harman, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in New Haven, Connecticut, with securities fraud in connection with trades in the company's stock that prosecutors said netted him over $130,000. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a related civil lawsuit over the non-public information that the agency...

  • SASKATOON, Saskatchewan _ Cameco Corp. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $7.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. Cameco shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Argentina's Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said he was returning to Buenos Aires from New York where he held groundbreaking talks this week with creditors suing the South American country over unpaid debt. Caputo made a proposal earlier on Friday to creditors that, if accepted, could end their decade-long battle in U.S. courts with Argentina and...

  • SEATTLE, Feb 5- Washington state lawmakers voted down a bill on Friday that would have linked billions of dollars in state tax breaks to Boeing Co employment levels. The 7-8 vote in the House Finance committee means the measure will not advance to a floor vote. The credits, which the state estimated to be worth nearly $9 billion over 16 years, are expected to generate...

  • LEADING HOLDOUT INVESTORS IN ARGENTINA SOVEREIGN DEBT DISPUTE, ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT AND AURELIUS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, BOTH SAY "NO COMMENT" ON GOVERNMENT DEBT OFFER.

  • Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. The EPA said most of the metals consisted of small particles and came from Cement Creek, a tributary that carried the water from the mine to the Animas. An EPA- led cleanup crew...