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Thursday, January 29, 2009

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WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- An International Monetary Fund spokesman on Thursday declined to comment on reports that the fund's director of external relations was being considered for a high-level post at the U.S. Treasury. Citing unnamed sources in Dow Jones News >

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Pharmaceutical company Pozen Inc. (POZN) shares jumped as much as 36% on Thursday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the incidence of stomach ulcers as a primary endpoint in the company's studies on two of its in Dow Jones News >

SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazil's federal government will need a total of 379.7 billion reals ($167 billion) to service its domestic and foreign debts in 2009, according to the government's debt financing plan, released Thursday. The figure is lower in Dow Jones News >

TOKYO -(Dow Jones)- Nintendo Co. (7974.OK) said Thursday its net profit tumbled 18% in the first nine months of its fiscal year as the negative effect of a stronger yen offset robust sales of its smash-hit Wii videogame console. The Osaka-based in Dow Jones News >

Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES DETROIT -(Dow Jones)- Ford Motor Co. (F) said Thursday it will accelerate its restructuring and draw available credit lines after burning through $5.5 billion in cash during the final quarter of 2008. The second-largest U.S in Dow Jones News >

ATLANTA (AP) - Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, swung to a $75.2 million fourth-quarter loss as sales slid. The Seattle-based company says its loss for the October-December period was equivalent to $2.08 a share in Dow Jones News >

Oil prices dipped below $42 a barrel Thursday in Asia as rising U.S. crude inventories offset expectations a massive U.S. stimulus package will revive growth and consumer demand. Light, sweet crude for March delivery fell 35 cents to $41.81 a barrel in Dow Jones News >

NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- The Dow Jones-Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi-UFJ weekly business barometer fell 1.2% in the Jan. 17 week after jumping 1.9% in the prior week, according to data reported Thursday. Economists at BTMU noted that swings in motor vehicle in Dow Jones News >

NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures added to losses on Thursday after data showed a record level of continuing jobless claims and durable orders were weaker than expected. * S&P 500 futures SPc1 fell 11.10 points and were below fair in Dow Jones News >

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