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  • April 7- Hospira Inc, which agreed in February to be bought by Pfizer Inc, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had sent it another warning letter detailing violations in standard drug manufacturing practices at one of its facilities. Hospira's response to the FDA's concerns lacked "sufficient corrective actions", the agency said. However, the FDA warned in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is concerned that a Swedish Match AB proposal to soften warnings on its snus smokeless tobacco products would not accurately reflect the risks associated with snus use. Stockholm- based Swedish Match is seeking FDA approval of language stating that its snus products are less risky...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The U.S. State Department is expected to recommend that the United States take Cuba off its list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism within a day or two, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing an unidentified State Department official. The recommendation could come as U.S. President Barack Obama visits Jamaica and Panama this week for a...

  • Hospira gets FDA warning letter for Italian facility Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    April 7- Hospira Inc, which agreed in February to be acquired by Pfizer Inc, said it received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to its manufacturing facility in Liscate, Italy.

  • NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. Treasury department kicking off $58 billion in coupon sales this week, starting with the auction of $24 billion in three-year notes later on Tuesday. "The market has come to a point where it's comfortable understanding where the Federal Reserve is headed, that they are truly meaning what they say, which is they are data-dependent," said George...

  • TOKYO, April 7- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Tuesday, helped by expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve may wait longer before raising interest rates. The Nikkei 225 ended 1.3 percent higher at 19,640.54 points, the highest close since March 25.

  • TOKYO, April 7- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near two-week high on Tuesday as a positive lead from U.S. shares buoyed sentiment thanks to expectations that the Federal Reserve could wait longer before raising interest rates. "How the U.S. market would react to the weak jobs data was of concern to investors," said Nobuhiko Kuramochi, a strategist at Mizuho...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 20 Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BISMARCH, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a breakfast meeting of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce- 1250 GMT. TOKYO- Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting. WASHINGTON- Federal Open Market Committee to publish the minutes of March policy meeting- 1800 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve could hold off longer on raising U.S. interest rates offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak monthly jobs report. U.S. stock markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday. "The weekend allowed market participants to see the positive side of the weak Friday number, which is...

  • David Topkins was accused of conspiring with other poster sellers to manipulate prices on Amazon.com Inc's Amazon Marketplace, a website for third-party sellers, from Sept. 2013 to Jan. 2014, according to papers filed in San Francisco federal court. The Justice Department said Topkins also agreed to pay a $20,000 criminal fine and cooperate with its probe.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve could hold off longer on raising interest rates offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report. "The weekend allowed market participants to see the positive side of the weak Friday number, which is that rates probably aren't going to rise very quickly," said Rick Meckler,...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday after a weaker-than-expected jobs report drove expectations that the Federal Reserve will postpone its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade. In currency markets, the U.S. dollar index moved between a decline of 0.2 percent and a rise of 0.7 percent, and Wall Street equities came off their highs as the dollar...

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks rose on Monday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report.

  • NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. "We had a big rally last Friday after the jobs report, so this is just the fading of that rally," said David Keeble, global head of interest rate strategy at Credit Agricole in New York. New York Fed President William Dudley, a voting member on the Federal Open Market Committee, struck a dovish tone on Monday, saying the U.S. central bank will need to "...

  • *Herbalife shares fall after investigation report. NEW YORK, April 6- U.S. stocks edged up on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over faltering economic growth spurred by a surprisingly weak jobs report on Friday. "The market seems to be very confused whether bad or good news is...

  • *Gold trading near 3- week peak, other metals climb. SINGAPORE, April 6- Gold gained for a second straight session to trade near a three-week high on Monday after U.S. jobs rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, fuelling expectations the Federal Reserve could postpone an anticipated rate increase. "I think people are feeling comfortable being long gold after...

  • TOKYO, April 6- The dollar weakened across the board on Monday, after much weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data persuaded many in the market that the Federal Reserve is likely to wait until the second half of 2015 before raising interest rates. Friday's closely watched employment data showed U.S. non-farm payrolls rose by 126,000 in March, the smallest gain since...

  • *Gold trading near 3- week peak, other metals climb. SINGAPORE, April 6- Gold gained for a second straight session to trade near a three-week high on Monday after U.S. jobs rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, fuelling expectations the Federal Reserve could postpone an anticipated rate increase. "I think people are feeling comfortable being long gold after...

  • SINGAPORE, April 6- Gold rose for a second straight session to trade near a three-week high on Monday, after U.S. jobs posted the slowest growth in more than a year, fuelling expectations the Federal Reserve could postpone an anticipated rate increase. *Spot gold was up 0.6 percent at $1,217.66 an ounce by 0028 GMT, close to a three-week peak of $1,219.40 reached on...

  • TOKYO, April 6- The dollar was down across the board on Monday, having suffered a major setback against peers like the euro and yen after much weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data that could delay an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.0988. The common currency had gone as low as $1.0864 before surging on the U.S. jobs data.