- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has accused Greece's creditors of "pillaging" the country over the past years and wowed to resist creditors' demands for more austerity, the FT reports. Stocks in Asia and Europe plunged on the continuing dispute over Greece's bailout.
- Bank of Japan head Haruhiko Kuroda said he did not make the comments that sent the yen higher as a prediction of future moves of the nominal exchange rate. Kuroda last week said the yen's real exchange rate was very weak, prompting a jump in the Japanese currency. "I didn't say I do not want a weak yen," Kuroda said.
- Gap (GPS) said it would close a quarter of its specialty shops across North America over the next five years, including around 140 this year. The company did not say how many employees would be laid off as a result of the store closures. As of Jan. 31, Gap had about 141,000 full- and part-time employees in about 3,700 company-owned and franchise stores worldwide.
- Boeing (BA) said it sold 100 of its 737 MAX 8 passenger jets to Dutch aircraft leasing company AerCap, a deal which is worth $10.7 billion at catalog prices. Boeing is a holding of the Trifecta Stocks portfolio, where it was added nearly two years ago, and a competitor of BE Aerospace (BEAV) -- a long-time holding of the Growth Seeker portfolio.
- JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is eyeing a long-range plane from Airbus (EADSY) to carry passengers to long-distance destinations abroad, in a sign it could be preparing to expand the routes it covers. The largely U.S. domestic carrier sees a potential fit for the long-range version of Airbus's A321neo aircraft, JetBlue's Executive Vice President for Commercial and Planning Marty St. George told Reuters.
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