Active Stock News Feb 13th: Exxon Mobil, Alcoa, News Corp, Microsoft

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM): Exxon Mobil won’t be allowed to take part in Iraq’s fourth licensing auction, as it signed deals with the semi-autonomous region in Kurdistan, a spokesman for Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minster for Energy tells the Wall Street Journal.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA): China tells banks to extend maturities on loans to local governments to avoid defaults while central government works on fiscal reform, the Financial Times says.

News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA): News Corporation (NASDAQ:NWSA) faces increased risk of a broader inquiry by U.S. authorities under America’s foreign corrupt practices act, following arrests of journalists at the corporation’s Sun publication, according to The Guardian.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has reset user passwords for India store users following a hacker attack earlier today, reports Tech Crunch. In an email to its users, the company said credit card details and payment information were not compromised.

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