FOR SATURDAY AMs

FOR SATURDAY AMs

The following stories are on the front page of the Business Section of the New York Times for Saturday, March 1. They are scheduled to move by 9 p.m. ET unless otherwise noted. To reach the New York Times News Service, phone 888-346-9867 or 212-556-1927. You can also follow the News Service on Twitter: @NYTNewsService. For information on NYT photos and graphics, call 888-603-1036 or 212-556-4204.

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CITIGROUP-FRAUD (Undated) — Citigroup said Friday that it had found fraud in its Mexican banking unit, Banamex, related to a large oil service company. The recent discovery forced the bank to restate its 2013 earnings. By Michael Corkery and Elisabeth Malkin.

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BITCOIN-BANKRUPTCY (Tokyo) — As the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was careening toward collapse this month, its owner turned to his fellow virtual currency advocates on the Bitcoin Foundation for help. But the group, an important promoter of virtual currencies, was losing confidence in the Mt. Gox chief executive, Mark Karpeles. On Friday, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection. The exchange said that most likely it had lost 750,000 of its customers’ Bitcoin holdings and more than 100,000 of its own coins, or more than $450 million worth. By Hiroko Tabuchi, Rachel Abrams and Matthew Goldstein.

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STEWART-COLUMN (Undated) — The very idea that the Coke brand may be in trouble is startling, given that Coca-Cola has thrived for 127 years and has survived countless passing health fads. Common Sense by James B. Stewart.

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NEW-REPUBLIC-ISRAEL (Undated) — When John Judis, a longtime senior editor at The New Republic, published a book examining the role of the pro-Zionist lobby in persuading President Harry S. Truman to support the founding of the Jewish state in 1948, he expected strong criticism, and he has certainly gotten it. Perhaps the most stinging response came from one of his own colleagues, and journalists and historians are debating whether the spat portends a cultural and ideological shift at The New Republic. By Jennifer Schuessler.

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CHINA-ECON (Shanghai) — The value of China’s currency, the renminbi, continued to slide against the U.S. dollar on Friday, rattling investors by falling to its lowest level in nearly a year. With a drop of 0.3 percent, the renminbi hit 6.145 to the dollar in Friday trading, helping reverse a long running trend of gradual, incremental appreciation against the dollar and other major currencies during the last eight years. By David Barboza.

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YOUR-MONEY (Undated) — This week, Delta Air Lines became the first among the three biggest airlines in the United States to base frequent flier rewards on what a passenger pays for a ticket, not the number of miles flown. This prompts a couple of basic questions: What is the nature of this game that so many of us are playing? What does it mean to win now? And is it time to quit? By Ron Lieber.

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