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    Shares of General Electric Co.  may fall in Tuesday's trading session on reports that company chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt may step down within the next year as investors push for a change, Bloomberg reports. CFO Jeff Bornstein may succeed Immelt, who has been the head of GE since 2001.

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    Stryker Corp. (SYK) shares rose 1.6% in premarket trade after the medical technology company said its board has approved a new $2 billion share buyback program. The approval brings the company's total buyback authorization to $2.583 billion. Shares have climbed 1.6% in the last three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 2.1%.

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    HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBC) toned down celebrations for its 150th anniversary on Tuesday, centering events on Hong Kong where it was founded, after being rocked by allegations its Swiss unit helped clients dodge taxes. Celebrations include a light show beneath its Norman Foster-designed Hong Kong headquarters, two giant grain of rice sculptures and the issuing of a commemorative HK$150 note.

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    Shares of Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) rose 1.1% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the sporting goods retailer's better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results offset a downbeat first-quarter outlook. The company said profit for the quarter ended Jan. 31 rose to $155.5 million, or $1.30 a share, from $138.6 million, or $1.11 a share, in the same period a year ago. That beat the FactSet consensus EPS estimate of $1.22.

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    Best Buy Co Inc (BBY), the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on a strong holiday season and said it would buy back stock for the first time since 2012. Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly said on a conference call that Best Buy (BBY) planned this year to start a cost-cutting effort to save $400 million over the next three years.

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    - Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) , Canada's No. 3 lender, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher provisions and a "softer" performance in its investment banking business. Provisions for credit losses jumped 30 percent to C$463 million in the first quarter ended Jan. 31.

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    Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) shares rose 2.3% in premarket trade Tuesday, after the electronics retailer said it will pay a special 51 cents dividend, raise its regular quarterly dividend by 21% to 23 cents a share and buy back up to $1 billion of shares over three years. The company earned $519 million, or $1.46 a share, in the fourth quarter, up from$ 293 million, or 83 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted EPS came to $1.48 a share, ahead of the FactSet consensus of $1.35.

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    - Springleaf Holdings Inc (LEAF) said it would buy Citigroup Inc's OneMain Financial Holdings Inc for $4.25 billion in cash, creating the largest subprime lender in the United States. Citigroup (C) has been seeking to hive off OneMain since at least 2011 as part of the No. 3 U.S. bank's plan to sell unwanted assets and focus on wealthier clients.

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    Onshore and offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd (NBR) swung to a quarterly loss, hurt by a fall in drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. The company's shares fell 2.7 percent to $12.20 in after-hours trading on Monday. Adjusted income from Nabors' completion and production services business more than halved to $16.7 million in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier.

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    * DoJ investigating precious metals ops at 10 banks -WSJ. * Precious metals lawsuits pending in U.S. courts. By Jan Harvey. Barclays (BCS) has been providing information to an investigation into precious metals by the U.S. Department of Justice, the bank said in its 2014 annual report on Tuesday, a week after a similar statement by HSBC.

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    Barclays said in its 2014 annual report on Tuesday that it has been providing information to an investigation into precious metals by the U.S. Department of Justice, a week after a similar statement by HSBC. "BBPLC has been providing information to the DOJ in connection with the DoJ's investigation into precious metals and precious metals-based financial instruments," it said in the report.

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    Volkswagen is optimistic it will reach its cost saving targets, which should help the company to narrow the profit gap with international rivals. "We are on track with our efficiency program," CEO Martin Winterkorn said in an interview on German TV channel ZDF.

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    Offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd (NBR) swung to a quarterly loss, hurt by a fall in drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. The company's shares fell 2.7 percent to $12.20 in after-hours trading on Monday. Adjusted income from Nabors' completion and production services business more than halved to $16.7 million in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier.

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    By Wallace Witkowski and Sue Chang, MarketWatch. SAN FRANCISCO-- Shares of McDermott International Inc. (MCDFF) and Nutrisystem Inc. (NTRI) rallied in the extended session Monday after the small-cap companies surprised on quarterly earnings. McDermott shares jumped 28% to $3.35 a share on moderate volume after the oilfield engineering company posted a fourth-quarter profit when analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting a loss.