U.S. factory orders fall for sixth straight month

WASHINGTON - New orders for U.S. factory goods unexpectedly fell in January, posting their sixth straight monthly decline, a sign of weakness in the manufacturing sector.

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Draghi ties ECB's Greek funding to bailout compliance

NICOSIA/ATHENS - The European Central Bank will resume normal lending to Greek banks only when it sees Athens is complying with its bailout program and is on track to receive a favorable review, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

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Upbeat ECB ready to start printing money next week

NICOSIA/FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank said it will start printing money to buy bonds next Monday and delivered a robust economic outlook that will make it hard to extend the plan beyond its envisaged Sept. 2016 end-date. | Video

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Oil up despite strong dollar, U.S. stance on Iran

NEW YORK - Oil rose in volatile trade on Thursday but analysts said the gains may not hold in the face of a strong dollar and the U.S. commitment to forge a nuclear deal with Iran.

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Costco's quarterly profit tops estimates on tax benefit

- Costco Wholesale Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a tax benefit related to its special cash dividend last month. | Video

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U.S. airline unions join campaign against Gulf carriers

- U.S. airline unions have added their voices to their employers' escalating campaign to persuade the United States to alter commercial flying agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates amid allegations of unfair subsidies.

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