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  • Feb 23- Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp has dropped legal action to block China's Hisense Group from selling television in North America, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. In September, the U.S. International Trade Commission had agreed to probe certain Wi-Fi enabled devices and their parts after Sharp accused Hisense of infringing its...

  • RENO, Nev. _ Tahoe Resources Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $18 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ Healthways Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $8.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $138.3 million.

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Despite strength in Japan's economy, most analysts predict the central bank will keep a key part of its super-easy monetary policy-- the long-term bond yield target-- at zero percent throughout the year, a Reuters poll showed on Friday. More than half the economists also said 110- 114 yen to the dollar was the optimal exchange rate for Japan's...

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Japan's core consumer inflation was steady in January from a year earlier in a sign a strengthening economy has yet to prompt companies to raise prices, a challenge policy makers have yet to overcome despite years of massive stimulus. While inflation has been absent or tepid in many advanced economies over the last couple of years despite a revival...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ SSR Mining Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $16.9 million. The Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had profit of 14 cents per share. SSR Mining shares have dropped 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK _ Leucadia National Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $270.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the New York- based company said it had a loss of 74 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $171.7 million, or 45 cents per share.

  • STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank minutes of its monetary policy meeting will be published 0830 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley and Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren participate in a panel to discuss a U.S. Monetary Policy Forum report on the Federal Reserve balance sheet before the 2018 U.S....

  • LONDON, Feb 22- One reason the cobalt price has gone supernova over the last year is the realisation that not only does most of the available supply come from just one country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, but a good part of it comes from artisanal mines. The World Bank estimates that artisanal mining, by small cooperative or family groups, employs some 40...

  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 23- Feb Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 26- Feb Italy Bills auction 27- Feb Japan Auction of 2- year government bonds 27- Feb Italy Medium-long term auction 27- Feb Belgium Auction of Treasury bills 28- Feb Germany Auction of 10- year Federal bonds 28- Feb Sweden Auction of Treasury bills. 1- Mar Spain Bond auction 1- Mar...

  • COVINGTON, La. _ Globalstar Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $22.6 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Covington, Louisiana- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $89.1 million, or 8 cents per share.

  • PEMBROKE, Bermuda _ James River Group Holdings Ltd. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $224,000. The Pembroke, Bermuda- based company said it had profit of 1 cent per share. James River Group shares have declined almost 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DENVER _ RE/MAX Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Denver- based company said it had a loss of 20 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 46 cents per share.

  • "Japan welcomes the panel's decision and hopes that South Korea will sincerely and swiftly take corrective action," Japan's Fisheries Agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Many countries have removed or relaxed restrictions on produce from Japan in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, which led to meltdowns at a nuclear plant and forced...

  • DALLAS _ Zix Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $12.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and non-recurring costs, were 8 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 8 cents per share.

  • AMES, Iowa _ Workiva Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $14.3 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 22 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Workiva expects its per-share earnings to range from 19 cents to 20 cents.

  • In a speech at the University of Texas ahead of five-nation Latin America tour, Tillerson insisted the Trump administration was not advocating "regime change" in Venezuela but said it would be "easiest" if Maduro chose to leave power on his own. He predicted there would be "change" in Venezuela and said the United States wanted it to be a peaceful one.

  • TOKYO, Feb 23- Japan's core consumer inflation was steady in January from a year earlier in a sign a strengthening economy has yet to prompt companies to raise prices, a challenge policy makers have yet to overcome despite years of massive stimulus. While inflation has been absent or tepid in many advanced economies over the last couple of years despite a revival...

  • MILAN, Feb 22- With Milan at her feet, designer Miuccia Prada unveiled her fluorescent and urban chic fall-winter collection on Thursday, in a high rise building towering over Italy's fashion capital. Prada, who is also co-chief executive of the eponymous luxury group, used Milan Fashion Week to continue her exploration of different facets of femininity, with...

  • MILAN, Feb 22- With Milan at her feet, designer Miuccia Prada unveiled her fluorescent and urban chic fall-winter collection on Thursday, in a high rise building towering over Italy's fashion capital. Prada, who is also co-chief executive of the eponymous luxury group, used Milan Fashion Week to continue her exploration of different facets of femininity, with...