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Mt. Gox website says all transactions closed "for the time being"

(Reuters) - Prominent bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox posted an update on its website on Tuesday, saying a "decision was taken to close all transactions for the time being," citing "recent news reports and the potential repercussions on MtGox's operations." The website went dark on Tuesday and its chief executive told Reuters that the business was "at a turning point." Mt. Gox halted withdrawals earlier this month after detecting what it called "unusual activity.

Mt Gox CEO Karpeles says bitcoin exchange is at "turning point"

(Reuters) - Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange, is "at a turning point," CEO Mark Karpeles told Reuters in an email, as the trading website remained down on Tuesday after halting withdrawals earlier in February. In an emailed response to a question of whether the Tokyo-based exchange was dead, Karpeles said: "We should have an official announcement ready soon-ish. We are currently at a turning point for the business. I can't tell much more for now as this also involves other parties."

Ten bodies seen on Kiev's Independence Square: Reuters witness

KIEV (Reuters) - Ten bodies were lying on the ground covered by blankets on Kiev's Independence Square on Thursday, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. Photographer Vasily Fedosenko said he saw six bodies lying at the northwestern side of the square and then a few moments later saw a further four bodies about 100 meters away at the other side of the plaza. They were all civilian, he said. (Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Ten bodies seen on Kiev's Independence Square: Reuters witness

KIEV (Reuters) - Ten bodies were lying on the ground covered by blankets on Kiev's Independence Square on Thursday, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. Photographer Vasily Fedosenko said he saw six bodies lying at the northwestern side of the square and then a few moments later saw a further four bodies about 100 meters away at the other side of the plaza. They were all civilian, he said. (Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Thomson Reuters shares drop after fourth quarter misses analyst expectations

TORONTO - Tightened expenses at global financial institutions left Thomson Reuters Inc. feeling the pain in its fourth-quarter results, which fell short of analyst expectations. The quarterly results delivered Wednesday by Thomson Reuters (TSX:TRI) showed the company, which provides professional information and owns the Reuters news agency, is still trying to improve its operations while facing pressure from outside its operations. Shares of the company closed down more than six per cent, or $2.47 to $37.75 in heavy trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Thomson Reuters reports 50 percent drop in fourth quarter operating profit

(Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp <TRI.N><TRI.TO> reported a 50 percent drop in operating profit in the fourth quarter and Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith said the external environment was tougher than expected. Thomson Reuters, the global news and information provider, also said on Wednesday it expected 2014 revenue to be comparable to results in 2013. Revenue, excluding divestitures and currency changes, rose 2 percent in 2013. (Reporting by Jennifer Saba in New York; Editing by Tiffany Wu and Jeffrey Benkoe)

Will U.S. stock buyers beat back the bear?

By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - After the S&P 500's first weekly gain in a month, investors will see next week whether the U.S. stock market's rally of the last two days is the shape of better things to come - or if this year's weakness will turn into a full-fledged correction. The S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent for the week, scoring a weekly gain for the first time since early January. The benchmark index closed above its 14-day moving average on Friday, the first time it traded above that level since January 23.

LinkedIn 2014 revenue forecast misses Wall Street estimate

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp posted a better than expected 47 percent jump in fourth-quarter revenue but projected 2014 revenue that was below Wall Street targets. Shares of LinkedIn fell 11 percent to $199 in after-hours trading on Thursday. The company projected that full year revenue for 2014 will range between $2.02 billion and $2.05 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S were looking for 2014 revenue of $2.16 billion. (Editing by Bernard Orr)

News Corp reports lower revenue on soft ad sales

(Reuters) - News Corp reported on Thursday a 4 percent decline in quarterly revenue on lower advertising revenue at its newspapers, especially in Australia. This is the second quarter that News Corp, whose chairman is Rupert Murdoch, has reported results as a standalone company after separating from its entertainment and TV properties now known as 21st Century Fox.

Analytics products to boost Nice Systems revenue in 2014

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli software provider Nice Systems expects revenue to expand by as much as 9 percent this year, helped by growing demand from financial firms eager to step up security. Nice has seen slowing growth of systems helping call centers and surveillance of buildings and transport networks. Its analytical tools meanwhile, which allow companies to delve into large amounts of data to spot fraud and fend off security threats, were growing much faster.
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