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  • Federal Reserve Today in Washington. 22- Feb United States Sale of 7- year notes 22- Feb Japan 3- month discount bill auction 22- Feb Japan Auction of 20- year government bonds 22- Feb United Kingdom Auction of 0 1/ 8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2036 23- Feb Italy Zero-coupon/BTPi auction 26- Feb Italy Bills auction 27- Feb Japan Auction of 2- year government...

  • LONDON, Feb 22- Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology. "People are becoming increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, but they may not be aware that they are currently unregulated in the UK, and that...

  • FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. _ Kaiser Aluminum Corp. on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $15.2 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 earnings of $1.26 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $355.8 million.

  • FRANKFURT- Speech by ECB board member Yves Mersch at the European Banking Federation's executive committee meeting in Frankfurt am Main, Germany 0930 GMT. "before the 26th International Financial Symposium organized by the Institute for International Monetary Affairs- 0515 GMT VANCOUVER, Canada- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan...

  • **SUVA- Reserve Bank of Fiji holds board meetings to announce interest rates. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland releases the minutes of its monitory policy meeting. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank rate-setting meeting- 1300 GMT.

  • SAN DIEGO _ Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 29 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $71 million.

  • FREMONT, Calif. _ AXT Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.1 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 8 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $26.7 million.

  • BURLINGTON, Mass. _ Everbridge Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 2 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Everbridge expects its results to range from a loss of 21 cents per share to a loss of 20 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON _ CoStar Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $44.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.26 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $253.9 million.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— A judge has told federal officials to go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline after environmentalists accused the government of withholding details on the project's approval. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana said Wednesday that the government must provide any relevant documents by March 21 or...

  • SAN DIEGO _ Encore Capital Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12.7 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $284.3 million.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico _ Evertec Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $5.8 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Evertec expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.25 to $1.41 per share, with revenue in the range of $411 million to $425 million.

  • Feb 21- Aero parts maker United Technologies Corp is exploring a breakup of its business portfolio, including jet engines, elevators and air conditioners, Chief Executive Greg Hayes said at the Barclays investor conference in Miami on Wednesday. Hayes said a decision on whether UTC, which makes Otis Elevators, Pratt& Whitney aircraft engines and Carrier air...

  • SAN DIEGO _ Bridgepoint Education Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $5.7 million in its fourth quarter. The San Diego- based company said it had a loss of 20 cents per share. For the year, the company reported net income of $10.5 million, or 32 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the period.

  • BRASILIA, Feb 21- Brazil environmental agency Ibama will decide on French oil firm Total's application to drill in the environmentally sensitive Amazon river basin before the end of May, and possibly as soon as the end of March, an agency official told Reuters on Wednesday. Ibama last August ordered Total to provide information missing from its application for...

  • PASADENA, Calif. _ Green Dot Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $206.3 million.

  • Feb 21- Pandora Media Inc reported fourth-quarter revenue on Wednesday that topped Wall Street estimates as the internet radio company added more subscribers to its platform. A late entrant to the on-demand music service business, Pandora's strong subscriber growth comes after Chief Executive Officer Roger Lynch, who replaced co-founder Tim Westergren...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 21- Shares of General Electric Co's Baker Hughes rose on Wednesday after the parent company said it would not shed its holdings in the oilfield services business before the expiration of a two-year lockup period, reversing an earlier stance that had cast uncertainty around the stock. At this point in time, we have no intent to change anything or...

  • DETROIT, Feb 21- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behavior was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct." Ford did not give any details on what that behavior entailed. "We made this decision after a thorough review and careful...

  • DENVER _ SRC Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $50.8 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 26 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $133.7 million.