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  • Feb 8- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had delayed a decision on its lead drug for a rare muscle-wasting disorder. The FDA has delayed the decision to May 26 from late February, the company said. The agency in late January postponed a meeting of its advisory panel to review Sarepta's drug due to inclement weather forecast for...

  • China, a focus of much of the recent market concern, released foreign reserves data on Sunday which showed the central bank dumped dollars to defend the yuan and prevent an increase in capital outflows. The country's foreign reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January, the lowest level since May 2012, central bank data showed. Federal Reserve Chair...

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    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win...

  • New Jersey sues VW over excess diesel emissions Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:14 PM ET

    Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the third U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win approval...

  • Two compounds once used in nonstick cookware coatings, firefighting foam and other materials were detected in utilities serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said. Officials at the communities' water districts said the chemicals would...

  • US consumer borrowing accelerated in December Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:10 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. Borrowing expanded $21.3 billion in December, the strongest showing since an increase of $28.6 billion in September, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Borrowing in the category that covers auto and student loans jumped $15.4 billion in December, notably...

  • The news sent shares of J&J, whose annual Remicade sales of $6.5 billion are mostly in the United States, down more than 3 percent. FDA scientists released their favorable report ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "In considering the totality of the evidence, the data submitted by Celltrion show that is...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday revised its guidelines for pregnant women to include a recommendation that even those without symptoms of the Zika infection be tested after returning from affected areas. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, which has caused outbreaks in at least 26 countries in the Americas.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- A lower U.S. unemployment rate in January and a rise in wages suggests the economy is resisting a global slowdown, but tighter credit conditions and slower hiring are seen reducing the chances of another Federal Reserve interest rate rise in March. While data on Friday supported the Fed's view that the labor market is near full strength,...

  • WASHINGTON— Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday. The agreement requires the bank to pay $100 million and to provide an additional...

  • CDC widens Zika guidelines for pregnant women Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 11:35 AM ET

    Feb 5- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its guidelines for pregnant women to include a recommendation that even those without symptoms of Zika infection should be tested after returning from areas affected by the outbreak. Although sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible, mosquito bites remain the primary way it is...

  • *Average hourly earnings rise 12 cents, or 0.5 pct. Feb 5- Wall Street was sharply lower on Friday after data showing a surge in wages in January and an eight-year low unemployment rate kept the prospects of a Fed rate hike alive this year. "That... serves as a caution to markets that it is too early to take a Federal Reserve March hike completely off the table," said Mohamed...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The U.S. dollar rebounded against a basket of major currencies on Friday after data showed a pickup in U.S. wages in January, suggesting greater inflation and denting the view that the Federal Reserve would not hike rates at all this year. U.S. Labor Department data showed that average hourly earnings increased 12 cents, or 0.5 percent, last month,...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- The price of gold slipped after a mixed U.S. jobs report on Friday, but was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in a month on doubts about whether the Federal Reserve can keep raising interest rates. Spot gold initially rose after the jobs report to $1,161.31 an ounce, its highest since Oct. 29, but by 1401 GMT it was down 0.5 percent at $1,149.86 an...

  • FDA scientists released their supportive findings ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "In considering the totality of the evidence, the data submitted by Celltrion show that is highly similar to U.S.-licensed Remicade" in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and a related condition called...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc's bestseller, Kalydeco, in certain cystic fibrosis patients, the company said on Friday. Kalydeco, which brought in revenue of $632 million in 2015, is already approved to treat CF patients aged 2 and older with 10 different mutations in the CFTR gene.

  • The German carmaker said Friday it would give new dates for the earnings release, formerly slated for March 10, and for its shareholder gathering originally set for April 21. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is suing the company in federal court over what it says were 600,000 such vehicles. U.S. law firm Jones Day is conducting an investigation into who...

  • FDA scientists early on Friday released their supportive findings ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. South Korea's Celltrion and partner Pfizer Inc want to sell Remsima in the United States as a cut-price copy of Johnson& Johnson and Merck& Co's Remicade, or infliximab, which had global 2014 sales of...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc's bestseller, Kalydeco, in certain cystic fibrosis patients, the company said on Friday. The regulator rejected the company's application for using the drug in cystic fibrosis patients aged 2 or older, who have one of 23 residual function mutations. 1/ 8.