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  • One57 building in the skyline of New York City as seen from the Rockefeller Center Observation Deck.

    New York City's tentative property assessment for fiscal year 2017 had crossed $1 trillion for the first time ever.

  • Jan 15- Apollo Education Group Inc said the U.S. Department of Defense had lifted its probationary status on the University of Phoenix, which barred the company's unit from recruiting students on military bases or using federal money to fund tuition. The for-profit college operator, which earlier this week said it was considering selling itself, said on Friday...

  • SOMERSET, N.J./ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15- As U.S. stock indexes dropped in volatile trading and oil crashed below $30 a barrel on Friday, Federal Reserve officials stuck to a well-worn script: day-to-day financial market swings do not drive monetary policy. "With respect to the risks to the inflation outlook, the most concerning is the possibility that inflation...

  • Jan 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued draft guidelines to medical device makers on how to protect patients from cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their devices. Joshua Corman, founder of I Am The Cavalry, a cybersafety advocacy group who worked with the FDA on the guidance, said he was extremely encouraged by the agency's action.

  • Jan 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued draft guidelines to medical device makers on how to protect patients from cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the devices. "Cybersecurity threats to medical devices are a growing concern," the agency said in a statement. "The exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities presents a potential risk to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The Federal Reserve was worried that leaks of its confidential discussions in 2010 exposed it to charges of insider trading and raised questions over its credibility, according to transcripts of meetings released on Friday. The transcripts made no mention of Meyer or his firm at the time, Macroeconomic Advisors, but did show that then Fed...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 15- The Federal Reserve's decision to reopen currency swap lines to the European Central Bank as part of a campaign to calm markets roiled by Greece's debt crisis came after a "personal appeal" from the ECB chief to his Fed counterpart, transcripts from an emergency Fed meeting May 9, 2010 show. "Yesterday Jean-Claude Trichet called me and made...

  • Federal Reserve officials shared broad doubts about the benefits of the second quantitative easing stimulus program in 2010 and worried they'd be seen as deliberately devaluing the dollar to boost exports, according to newly released transcripts from Fed meetings. "I find it disconcerting that... something like two-thirds of the improvement in the growth...

  • The flock in Dubois County, Indiana, was infected with a strain known as H7N8, which is different from strains that caused more than 48 million chickens and turkeys to die last year, according to the USDA. Indiana officials quarantined the farm with the infected turkeys and the birds are being killed to prevent the spread of the disease, the USDA said.

  • Jan 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared Japan's Olympus Corp's duodenoscope with changes to the device's design and labeling, intended to help reduce the risk of bacterial infections. Physicians perform about 500,000 such procedures every year in the United States. Other companies that sell duodenoscopes in the United States include...

  • Jan 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared Japan's Olympus Corp's duodenoscope with changes to the device's design and labeling intended to help reduce the risk of bacterial infections. Olympus will voluntarily recall its original model being used in health care facilities to fix them as quickly as possible, the regulator said.

  • The FDA report comes a day after the U.S. regulator rejected BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc's rival drug Kyndrisa. There are no FDA- approved drugs for DMD, and pressure has been mounting on the U.S. regulator to quickly approve treatments. The FDA staff questioned the validity of the' small' study used by Sarepta to test its drug's efficacy, saying they considered the...

  • Jan 15- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Friday Sarepta Therapeutics Inc did not provide enough evidence to support the effectiveness of its drug to treat a rare muscle wasting disorder. Both drugs target a particular subset of DMD patients, which translates into an addressable population of about 1,800 boys in the United States and about 5,000...

  • Jan 15- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said on Friday Sarepta Therapeutics Inc did not provide enough evidence to support the effectiveness of its drug to treat a rare muscle wasting disorder. The drug, eteplirsen, is designed to treat a particular subset of Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients. Sarepta's shares plunged 40 percent in premarket...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 15- Indian drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had issued a notice outlining manufacturing violations at its Shendra plant in western India, delaying the company's plans to rebuild its battered U.S. business. In a so-called' Form 483' issued to the company after a recent inspection of the plant, the FDA listed nine...

  • Jan 15- Heron Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had postponed a decision on its injectable drug to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea. The FDA is now expected to decide on Sustol by late February instead of the earlier deadline of Sunday, Heron said on Friday. Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, considered one of the most acute...

  • Jan 15- Heron Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will delay a decision on its injectable drug to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Amazon.com Inc's China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to U.S. shoppers. Amazon is already negotiating a deal to lease 20 jets to start an air-delivery service in the United States, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move which allows it to coordinate cargo shipments between China and the United States. Amazon is already negotiating a deal to lease 20 jets to start its own air-delivery service in the United...

  • Jan 14- Online retailer Amazon.com Inc's China division has registered to provide ocean freight services, which allows it to coordinate shipments between China and the United States, according to a Federal Maritime Commission filing.