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  • April 21- German automaker Daimler AG said late Thursday it is conducting an internal investigation of its certification process for diesel exhaust emissions in the United States at the request of the Justice Department. The investigation comes six months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would review all light-duty diesel vehicles...

  • April 21- Daimler AG said on Thursday that it will be conducting an internal investigation into the certification process related to exhaust emissions in the United States upon the request of the U.S. Department of Justice. The company said it will fully cooperate with the authorities and will investigate any possible indications of irregularities.

  • NEW YORK, April 21- Volkswagen AG faces further legal fights on several fronts in the United States despite its announcement on Thursday it reached a preliminary deal to resolve consumers' and regulators' claims over vehicles outfitted with software to cheat on diesel-emissions tests. The U.S. Department of Justice said its criminal investigation into the...

  • District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco made the formal announcement in court Thursday morning: Volkswagen has reached an agreement in principle to resolve the clean diesel emissions cheating mess in the U.S. The company's settlement encompasses U.S. and California officials, including the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, and...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- The euro turned lower against the U.S. dollar on Thursday after ECB president Draghi pledged to keep monetary policy loose, while oil prices slipped on further evidence of oversupply and a stronger dollar. The euro fell as traders looked past the European Central Bank meeting and weighed the potential for a more hawkish Federal Reserve next...

  • April 21- Volkswagen AG and the U.S. Justice Department have reached a deal in principle to address excess diesel emissions in nearly 600,000 polluting vehicles that will include buyback offers and a possible fix, a federal judge in San Francisco said on Thursday. Judge Charles Breyer said the settlement is expected to include a buyback offer for 482,000 2.0-...

  • April 21- Volkswagen AG and the Justice Department reached a deal in principle to address excess diesel emissions in nearly 600,000 polluting vehicles that will include buyback offers and a possible fix, a federal judge said Thursday. Judge Charles Breyer said the settlement is expected to include a buyback offer for nearly 500,000 2.0- liter vehicles and a...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- The euro reversed to trade lower against the dollar on Thursday after traders looked past a European Central Bank meeting and weighed the potential for a more hawkish Federal Reserve next week, while the yen rebounded on flagging risk appetite. The euro was last down 0.12 percent against the dollar at $1.1280, near a session low of $1.1271, after...

  • The German automaker is expected to tell a federal judge in San Francisco Thursday that it has agreed to offer to buy back up to 500,000 2.0- liter diesel U.S. vehicles that used sophisticated software to evade U.S. emission rules. But it is not certain if those vehicles will be deemed fixable by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Separately, Germany's Die...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Treasury Department will announce on Wednesday that anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, a spokesman said. The Treasury Department said in June that it would feature a woman on the $10 bill. The women last depicted on U.S. bills were Martha Washington, on the $1 silver...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would be inclined to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen if he wins the White House despite supporting the U.S. central bank's efforts to keep interest rates low, he told Fortune magazine. In his interview, Trump said he "absolutely" backed efforts to diminish the Fed's power and allow...

  • April 20- The Federal Reserve should beef up its controls over embargoed economic information given to news outlets, the U.S central bank's internal watchdog said on Wednesday in a 38- page report dated April 15 and released publicly on Wednesday. The audit of the central bank's procedures by the board's Office of Inspector General covered a period both...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would be inclined to replace Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen if he is elected U.S. president in the November election despite supporting the central bank's low interest rates, he told Fortune magazine. Yellen, the most powerful figure in world finance, took office in February 2014...

  • Fed Chair Janet Yellen

    With markets swinging and central banks toying with negative interest rates, the Fed's own recent rate hike may be its last for some time.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would boost domestic travel security in the wake of the Brussels attacks and authorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration through September 2017.

  • 2007- USA- Competitors and consumer groups push U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's acquisition of online display advertising firm DoubleClick. 2009-2010- EUROPE- Rivals and industry trade groups file complaints against Google to a variety of national regulators in Europe, citing competition concerns. 2010- EUROPE- European Commission...

  • April 19- Polaris Industries Inc will recall about 133,000 recreational all-terrain vehicles in the United States as they pose a fire risk. The recall involves RZR 900 and RZR 1000 vehicles of model years 2013 to 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. The recalled vehicles, sold between July 2012 and April 2016 for...

  • April 19- All-terrain vehicle maker Polaris Industries Inc will recall about 133,000 recreational off-highway vehicles due to a fire risk. The recall involves RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles of model years 2013 to 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. The recalled vehicles can catch fire...

  • US to use submarine drones in South China Sea

    The US military is developing underseas drones that can operate in shallow water, unlike manned submarines.

  • IRS encouraging Americans to come clean about offshore accounts

    The agency says US officials have taken part in two global meetings about the Panama Papers.