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  • NEW YORK, April 22- The U.S. aviation regulator on Friday ordered an urgent fix for General Electric engines on up to 150 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, a step to avoid engine failure in icy conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration said it was requiring modifications to prevent fan blades from rubbing against the engine casing, which can cause "damage and a...

  • Panelists on Monday will make their recommendations after taking into account the FDA staff review, Sarepta's analysis, and public commentary. While the FDA is not obligated to follow the panel's advice, it typically does. DMD has no FDA- approved treatments.

  • April 22- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff on Friday formulated voting questions on Sarepta Therapeutics Inc's muscle wasting drug, ahead of a highly anticipated meeting of independent panel of experts on Monday to review the drug. DMD has no FDA- approved drugs. Pressure has been mounting on the FDA to approve treatments for the progressive, muscle...

  • April 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed a ban on electrical stimulation devices that are used to curb individuals from engaging in self-injurious or aggressive behavior, saying they pose an "unreasonable and substantial" risk to public health. The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Massachusetts is the only facility...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, April 22- Volkswagen is not yet able to put a figure on the total cost of cleaning up the diesel emissions cheating scandal until a final deal is struck with authorities in the United States, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Friday. VW on Thursday said it had agreed on a framework of the deal with the Justice Department, state of...

  • April 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed a ban on electrical stimulation devices that are used to curb individuals from engaging in self-injurious or aggressive behavior, saying they pose an "unreasonable and substantial" risk to public health. ESDs administer electrical shocks through electrodes attached to the skin of...

  • FBI paid $1.3M to hack iPhone

    The agency shelled out a large amount of money to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

  • *Daimler said U.S. Department of Justice asks for probe. FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, April 22- Daimler shares fell more than five percent on Friday, hit by news that the United States Department of Justice had asked the carmaker to investigate its emissions certification process for vehicles including its Mercedes brand. The investigation comes six months after the...

  • 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...