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  • Feb 22- Snap Inc Chief Executive Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation last year after the company went public, the third-highest annual payout ever received by a company's CEO. Spiegel's payout trails the 2007 and 2008 compensations of Daniel Och, CEO of hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, according to ISS Analytics, the data...

  • WASHINGTON— Scientists tag sharks to see where they roam in the high seas, but until now they couldn't track the seas' biggest eater: Humans. Five countries— China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea— were responsible for 85 percent of high seas fishing. "The most mind-blowing thing is just how global an enterprise this is," said study co-author Boris Worm, a marine...

  • Feb 22- China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intensive study on the subject. Ships from China amassed approximately 17 million hours of fishing in 2016, mostly off the southern coast of their home country, but also...

  • Feb 22- China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intensive study on the subject. Ships from China amassed approximately 17 million hours of fishing in 2016, mostly off the southern coast of their home country, but also...

  • Feb 22- China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intensive study on the subject. Ships from China amassed approximately 17 million hours of fishing in 2016, mostly off the southern coast of their home country, but also...

  • Feb 22- China has the world's largest and farthest-ranging fishing operation, outstripping the next 10 biggest combined, according to what researchers say is the most comprehensive and data-intensive study on the subject. Ships from China amassed approximately 17 million hours of fishing in 2016, mostly off the southern coast of their home country, but also...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 22- Gold rose on Thursday, snapping four sessions of losses as the U.S. dollar surrendered early gains, though the metal remained lower for the week to date and analysts said they expected trading to be rangebound. Spot gold gained 0.6 percent at $1,331.56 per ounce. $1,320.61 but still down 1.2 percent so far this week.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 22- Cocoa futures on ICE turned lower on Thursday after the New York market tapped a three-month high and London prices failed to breach the prior session's peak on chart-based selling, while arabica coffee rebounded from a two-month low. *May New York cocoa settled down $27, or 1.2 percent, at $2,146 per tonne, after rising to $2,177, the highest...

  • LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb 22- A German court has delayed a ruling on whether major cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars, which could hit the resale value of up to 15 million vehicles in Europe's largest car market and force automakers to pay for costly modifications. Judge Andreas Korbmacher said on Thursday the country's highest federal administrative...

  • DUBLIN, Feb 22- Ireland's aircraft leasing company Avolon has added an extra layer of protection for bondholders in a bid to dispel concerns about the risk of it being stripped for cash by China's HNA Group, ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday. Avolon is fully owned by Bohai Capital, which is 52- percent owned by HNA Group. By amending its guarantee structure,...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- British insurer Phoenix is in talks to buy Standard Life Aberdeen's insurance business for 3 billion pounds in a deal that could be announced as soon as Friday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • CURIEUSE ISLAND, Seychelles— With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors. In an agreement described as the first of its kind, the Indian Ocean nation is designating nearly a third of its waters as protected...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 22- Boeing Co, which is locked in a trade dispute with the Canadian government, has applied to stay in the race to supply Canada with 88 new fighter jets, the government said on Thursday. Canada is due to release the exact specifications for the jets next year and officials say the deal is worth between C $15 billion and C $19 billion. Reuters revealed last...

  • DJIBOUTI/ LONDON, Feb 22- Djibouti has ended a contract with Dubai's DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators, to run its Doraleh Container Terminal, the president's office said on Thursday. Last February, the London Court of International Arbitration cleared DP World of all charges of misconduct over a concession to operate the terminal, Dubai's...

  • PARIS, Feb 22- French auto parts maker Valeo said profit fell in the second half of 2017 as it faced adverse exchange rates and raw material prices, invested more in future vehicle technologies and took a one-off charge related to U.S. tax cuts. But net income dropped 24 percent to 380 million euros in July-December, the Paris- based company said, on an 8 percent...

  • Feb 22- Gains in industrial and technology shares helped U.S. stocks rebound from a two-day fall on Thursday as investors shrugged off the prospects of more interest rate hikes this year. However, comments from St Louis Fed President James Bullard earlier in the day appeared to have eased some of those concerns and the benchmark 10- year U.S.

  • ARLINGTON, Va., Feb 22- U.S. farmers will plant the same amount of soybeans and corn this spring, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projected on Thursday, potentially marking the first time since 1983 that corn has not been the nation's top crop. The USDA at its annual outlook conference projected U.S. soybean plantings for 2018 at 90.0 million acres, down from 90.1...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's supreme court has approved a large private urban development project on the prime seaside site of the old Athens airport, which is a key element of the country's bailout program. The decision made public Thursday says that the development is in accordance with Greece's constitution and laws, but stressed that it must strictly adhere to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 22- Energy Transfer Partners LP is considering constructing a new crude oil pipeline from the Permian basin in Texas to Nederland, Texas, a company executive said on a fourth-quarter earnings call on Thursday. On its the 30- inch segment of its Bayou Bridge crude pipeline from Nederland to Lake Charles, Louisiana, the company said it transported an...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 22- Boeing Co, which is locked in a trade dispute with the Canadian government, has applied to stay in the race to supply Canada with 88 new fighter jets, the government said on Thursday.