Starboard gauges Bristol-Myers shareholder support for Celgene deal

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has asked a proxy solicitor to probe the level of support among Bristol-Myers Squibb Co shareholders for the U.S. drug maker’s $74 billion deal to buy Celgene Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

UPDATE 7-Mexico to inject $3.9 bln in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade

Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix.

UPDATE 2-U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.

UPDATE 2-Oscar organizers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks

The organizers of the Oscars ceremony on Friday scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others.

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face “dehumanizing conditions” as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 6-Mexico to inject $3.9 bln in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade

Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix.

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX up on dovish Fed talk; Mexican peso capped by Pemex

Most Latin American currencies firmed on Friday against a dollar softened by dovish comments by the president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank while Latin American stocks broadly gained, riding a global wave of optimism on hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal. Risk appetite towards Latin America was broadly …