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  • The death of the patient with a recurrent brain tumor was announced in a single bullet point in a series of slides as part of a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. On Friday morning, the biotechnology company issued a statement saying it was still collecting and analyzing data on the third death, and had not reported it to the FDA.

  • *FDIC computers hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013- congressional report. The report cited an internal FDIC investigation as identifying Beijing as the likely perpetrator of the attacks, which the probe said were covered up to protect the job of FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, who was nominated for his post in 2011.. "The committee's interim report sheds light on the...

  • *FDIC computers hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013- congressional report. The report cited an internal FDIC investigation as identifying Beijing as the likely perpetrator of the attacks, which the probe said were covered up to protect the job of FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg, who was nominated for his post in 2011.. "The committee's interim report sheds light on the...

  • *S&P 500 sets intraday record high before edging lower. *Dow sets intraday record peak before trading unchanged. NEW YORK, July 13- Major U.S. stock indexes gave back gains on Wednesday after hitting record intraday highs and European shares slipped after a plunge in oil prices pushed energy stocks lower on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • July 13- U.S. stocks took a breather on Wednesday, with investors turning their focus to corporate earnings reports to justify valuations following a three-day record-setting rally. A strong U.S. jobs report on Friday, easing political tension in Japan and Britain and increased prospects of central banks providing stimulus post Britain's vote to leave the...

  • July 13- After a three-day record-setting rally, U.S. stocks took a breather on Wednesday, with investor focus now on corporate reports to see if the higher valuations are justifiable. A strong U.S. jobs report on Friday, easing political tension in Japan and Britain and increased prospects of central banks providing stimulus post Britain's vote to leave the...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- UBS Group AG said on Wednesday it will offer a new type of investment fund called NextShares through its U.S. wealth-management unit, becoming the first major distributor for a product that backers hope will replace mutual funds. UBS will offer the funds starting in 2017, according to Jeff Miller, a UBS Wealth Management Americas managing...

  • BELIZE CITY, Belize, July 12- Burdened by chronic back pain, Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow avoids traveling abroad, his colleagues say. But in January, he flew to Washington and visited one government agency after another on a singular mission: reconnecting his country to the U.S. financial system. As banks scrub their books of potentially risky businesses...

  • ASPEN, Colo., July 11- General Motors Co and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc said on Monday they would expand their short-term rental program to California and Colorado, building on an effort that GM President Dan Ammann said has "dramatically exceeded expectations." It currently operates in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. In a joint interview with...

  • July 11- The S&P 500 hit a record intraday high on Monday as investors were more optimistic about the U.S. economy amid lingering concerns about global growth. The benchmark index, which struggled to break past its May 2015 high in the past few months, got a solid boost on Friday after a robust monthly jobs report. At 11:13 a.m. ET, the index was up 10.53 points, or 0.49...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, July 11- Tech billionaire Elon Musk's acknowledgement that, over the years, he had "bandied about" with some of his biggest shareholders the idea of combining Tesla Motors Inc and SolarCity Corp is rare public recognition of the access and insights large investors get. Yes, there have been discussions and I think some of them see it as a natural thing...

  • July 11- General Motors Co and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc said they would expand their express drive program to California and Colorado. Express drive, a short-term rental program that makes GM cars available to Lyft drivers at affordable rates along with insurance and maintenance, will also include the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the extended-range...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 10- "The Secret Life of Pets" dominated the weekend box office, racking up a massive $103.2 million and launching the first new franchise of the summer. Its success is a feather in the cap for Illumination chief Chris Meledandri, confirming his status among the ranks of animation giants. In the United States alone, Americans are expected to spend...

  • July 8- Facebook Inc on Friday said it began testing end-to-end encryption on its popular Messenger application to prevent snooping on digital conversations. The limited testing on Messenger, which has more than 900 million users, comes three months after Facebook rolled out end-to-end encryption to its more popular WhatsApp, a messaging application with...

  • *287,000 jobs added in June; unemployment rises 4.9 pct. July 8- Wall Street was higher on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy posted its largest job gains in eight months in June, strongly rebounding from dismal numbers in May. "It looks like the markets are heaving a big sigh of relief here in that it wasn't a continued weakness that would concern the market...

  • BOSTON, July 7- A United Nations- supported group that works to advance principles of responsible investing will create a process to remove members after complaints that some large asset managers do little to press for reforms in areas such as climate change, its top official said. Fiona Reynolds, managing director of Principles for Responsible Investment,...

  • *Asians have been large buyers of London property. HONG KONG, July 7- Some Asian institutions and wealthy investors are eyeing London property despite turmoil in the market following Britain's decision to leave the EU, with the subsequent plunge in sterling among the factors making prized assets more attractive. Property deals in the process of closing have...

  • The minutes for the June 14-15 meeting of the U.S. central bank, which took place before Britons voted to leave the European Union, showed widespread unease over the "Brexit" vote, as well as a severe slowdown in hiring by U.S. employers. Since the vote, stocks have been volatile on Wall Street, while investors have driven up safe-haven assets such as gold and yields on...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- Stocks on major world markets fell and benchmark U.S. government bond yields hit all-time lows on Tuesday as worries about Britain's exit from the European Union pushed sterling to a fresh 31- year low, triggering a scramble for the safest and most liquid assets. Investor confidence was undermined by the Bank of England's warning on the economic...

  • *10- year Treasury yields touch record low. July 5- Wall Street was lower in late morning trading on Tuesday as oil prices kept sliding and tepid U.S. data added to global growth worries. The Commerce Department said new orders for manufactured goods declined 1.0 percent after two straight months of increases.