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Energy may see further weakness as key names report

NEW YORK - Stock prices in the U.S. energy sector have been under pressure in 2015, and there could be more bad news to come when several key players report their fourth-quarter results next week.

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Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise

ATHENS - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement.

31 Jan 2015

Germany, ECB play hardball with Greece

BERLIN/HELSINKI - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package.

31 Jan 2015

JPMorgan to pay $99.5 million to resolve currency rigging lawsuit

NEW YORK - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the largest U.S. bank, agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit in which investors accuse 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.

Exclusive: Treasury official among those eyed for regional U.S. Fed openings

- A U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches.

31 Jan 2015

McDonald's to slow Russia expansion due to fall in rouble

MOSCOW - McDonald's Corp. will open fewer new restaurants in Russia this year than last because a fall in the rouble has increased expansion costs and is hurting consumers, its Russian chief executive Khamzat Khasbulatov told Reuters.

31 Jan 2015

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