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March 4- Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had lifted an order suspending trials of its experimental brain injury drug, sending the company's shares up by more than a third in premarket trading.
March 4- AutoZone Inc, the second-largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported quarterly results that beat analysts' estimates as a severe winter led to more wear and tear on vehicles. AutoZone shares rose more than 3 percent in premarket trading.
Trade friction between the two countries has increased ahead of a general election in India, amid lingering tension over the recent arrest and strip search of a female diplomat in New York suspected of visa fraud.
March 4- Qualcomm Inc, the world's biggest cellphone chip maker, raised its share repurchase authorization by $5 billion to $7.8 billion. The company also raised its cash dividend by 20 percent to 42 cents per share, effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 26. Qualcomm said $2.8 billion remained under the previous stock repurchase plan.
India would not agree to tougher rules on protecting intellectual property, he added. "There are issues which India has raised where we feel there is very high and unacceptable protectionism," he told reporters in New Delhi.
MANILA, March 4- Rice prices in the Philippines have risen for six straight weeks, piling pressure on the government to import more of the national staple to stabilise markets and curb inflation already at two-year highs.
PATNA, India, March 4- Ravindra Kishore Sinha built India's largest security business from a garage in the dirt-poor state of Bihar.
March 3- The activist investor seeking to split Darden Restaurants Inc into two companies said on Monday it has lost confidence in its chief executive's ability to run the company.
March 3- The following are U.S. auto sales results for February reported so far on Monday by top-selling automakers. Auto Sales For February 2014.
March 3- Osisko Mining Corp has settled a lawsuit it filed against Goldcorp Inc in reaction to Goldcorp's hostile takeover bid for the Canadian gold miner, a move that might lead to a negotiated deal or buy Osisko time to find a white knight.
BANGKOK-- Thailand's political crisis is far from resolved, but Bangkok had at least one reason to breathe a temporary sigh of relief Monday: Major intersections barricaded by the protesters reopened to traffic for the first time in six weeks.
JAKARTA, March 3- Indonesia's mines ministry could recommend as early as this week that Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold receive a reprieve from a controversial tax that has halted copper exports for more than two months, a government official told Reuters.
March 2- Britain's revenue collector is preparing to abort its plans to tax Bitcoin trading only days after the currency's leading exchange, Mt Gox, collapsed after losing almost $500 million of customer deposits to hackers, The Financial Times reported.
Feb 28- Cooper Tire& Rubber Co resumed reporting results on Friday, giving investors the first glimpse of its balance sheet since its dispute with its Chinese joint venture partner last year.
LONDON, Feb 28- The world's top investors cut exposure to emerging European equities to a five-month low in February as they fretted over a spillover from tensions in Ukraine and Russia, Reuters polls showed on Friday.
LONDON, Feb 28- OPEC's oil output has risen further in February from December's 2-1/ 2- year low, due to more shipments from Iraq and Angola, and further upward creep in Iranian exports, a Reuters survey found on Friday.
Tesco in Britain and Walmart in the United States, are selling their own branded tablets pitched at customers unwilling to pay $400 or more for an Apple or Samsung product.
*Current account surplus $0.22 bln in Jan vs $2.53 bln surplus in Dec. BANGKOK, Feb 28- Thailand reported a fresh set of weak indicators on Friday, producing more evidence that the country's political crisis is hurting the economy and adding to pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.
SINGAPORE, Feb 28- Brent crude futures slipped on Friday to below $109 a barrel on expectations demand growth will slow as severe winter weather eases, although supply worries kept losses in check for now.
*Top four buyers take 1.25 mln bpd from Iran in Jan. The OPEC member's oil sales in January to its four biggest buyers topped the 1 million barrels per day where Western powers wanted to hold shipments to maintain pressure on Iran to end the disputed programme.