Oil Export Ban Drags Down Spending Negotiations

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

WASHINGTON?GOP leaders in Congress said they hoped to complete writing year-end spending and tax legislation Tuesday if they can resolve a partisan impasse over energy policy that threatened to rob Republicans of one of their biggest potential victories. Senate Minority ...

Norway Seeks to Speed Up Major Arctic Oil Field

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Kjetil Malkenes Hovland OSLO--Norway's government said Tuesday that it was seeking to speed up the decision to develop Johan Castberg, a major Arctic oil field, and that it would end talks with European authorities on potential state support for ...

Alibaba, Tencent Arms Join Bona Film Buyout Group

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

BEIJING--Chinese Internet rivals Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are once again teaming up in show business. Arms of Alibaba and Tencent are joining the group bidding to take Chinese film studio and distributor Bona Film Group Ltd. ...

U.S. Jobs-Historical -2-

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

Aug 05 192 -180 186 33.7 40.5 NA NA NA NA 4.9 Jul 05 372 126 278 33.7 40.4 NA NA NA NA 5.0 Jun 05 246 78 264 33.7 40.4 NA NA NA NA 5.0 May 05 168 -194 ...

Telecom Italia Shareholders Reject Share Conversion Plan as Vivendi Abstains

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Giada Zampano MILAN--Shareholders in Italian telecommunications operator Telecom Italia SpA (TIT.MI) on Tuesday rejected a management plan to convert saving shares into ordinary stock, as French media company Vivendi--Telecom Italia's largest shareholder with a 20% stake--abstained in the vote. ...

U.N. Experts Say Iran Missile Firing Violated Sanctions -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Farnaz Fassihi UNITED NATIONS--A U.N. panel of experts said in a confidential report that Iran violated a Security Council resolution on Oct. 10 when it tested a medium-range ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons. U.S. officials said this ...

U.S. Corn, Soybeans Lower Amid Demand Concerns; Wheat Gains

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Jesse Newman CHICAGO--U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped Tuesday, in part due to continued worries over demand for the crops. Meanwhile, wheat gained. Soybean prices slipped to a three-week low, pressured by worries over increased competition in the global ...

Dell Reveals Financial Results for First Time Since Going Private

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

Dell Inc. on Monday disclosed quarterly financial results for the first time since late 2013, when the company reverted from public to private ownership. The disclosure, which appeared in a regulatory filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dell ...

Australia Central Bank Minutes Signal Economic Shift Underway

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

SYDNEY?The Australian central bank said it left interest rates on hold this month amid signs that the resource-rich economy was gradually moving away from its long dependence on mining-led growth. "Members noted that recent domestic data had generally been positive," ...

Pfizer Raises Quarterly Dividend by 7.1%

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

Pfizer Inc. said its board has raised the pharmaceutical company's quarterly dividend by 7.1%. Chairman and Chief Executive Ian Read said the increased payout to shareholders reflected the New York company's commitment to increasing shareholder value and confidence in its ...

Dell's Finances Show Revenue Decline, Similar to Rivals -- Update

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Robert McMillan Dell Inc. on Monday publicly disclosed quarterly financial results for the first time since late 2013, when the company reverted from public to private ownership. The disclosure, which appeared in a regulatory filing to the Securities and ...

Norfolk, Rival Near Proxy Fight

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 12/15/15) By Laura Stevens and Betsy Morris Norfolk Southern Co. on Monday officially rejected Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.'s latest $30 billion bid to merge the two railroads, bringing the rivals a step closer to a ...

Crude Prices Pare Losses; U.S. Interest Rates In Focus

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Jenny W. Hsu Crude oil prices edged higher after paring earlier losses in early Asia trade Tuesday but the gains are likely to be limited as concerns of a swelling global supply and softening demand still weigh on market ...

Airbus Close to Selecting Buyer for Defense Electronics Businesses

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

PARIS?Airbus Group SE Chief Executive Tom Enders said Tuesday the company expects to select the likely buyer for its defense electronics businesses before the year end. The defense electronics unit is the biggest chunk of a series of divestments Airbus ...

China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

Tuesday, December 15 2015 Natural Rubber Turnover: 953,916 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Jan-16 11,470 11,500 11,410 11,480 11,455 25 11,270 53,278 Mar-16 10,270 10,480 10,180 10,395 10,220 175 158 208 Apr-16 10,305 10,375 ...

Gloo Networks Appoints Vivendi CEO As Chairman

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Rory Gallivan LONDON-- London-listed media sector acquisition vehicle Gloo Networks PLC (GLOO.LN) Tuesday said it has appointed Arnaud de Puyfontaine, chief executive of French media group Vivendi SA (VIV.FR), as its non-executive chairman. "Arnaud's vision and strategic thinking will ...

UBM to Sell PR Newswire to Cision for $841 Million

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

LONDON?UBM PLC Tuesday announced the sale of its news release business PR Newswire to global media intelligence group Cision for $841 million, a significant step in UBM's transformation from a focus on diversified media to exhibitions. London-listed UBM, which organizes ...

LONDON MARKETS: U.K.'s FTSE Rebounding From 3-year Low

TODAY: Feb. 11, 2016 PUB DATE: Dec. 15, 2015

By Sara Sjolin and Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Glencore upgraded; Sainsbury sales increase U.K. stocks were rising for the first time in nine sessions on Tuesday, rebounding from a three-year closing low that was spurred by a persistent rout in commodity ...