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  • *While total acreage is expected to be down, farmers are expected to boost corn seedings by 2 million acres to 90 million, according to the USDA projections. *The USDA projected soybean plantings would be at 82.5 million acres, down slightly from 82.7 million. *Sterling licked its wounds near a seven-year low against the dollar and a 2-1/ 2 year low versus the yen on...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Herbalife Ltd is in talks with government regulators regarding a probe of the company's business practices and said that the outcome of the talks was uncertain, the company said in a filing on Thursday. The Federal Trade Commission opened a probe of Herbalife following allegations by hedge fund manager William Ackman that it had a...

  • Feb 25- Five Democratic U.S. senators, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, told the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that they had "significant concerns" about Charter Communications Inc's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc and Bright House Networks. The senators, who also included Elizabeth...

  • Feb 25- A lawyer for Volkswagen AG told a federal judge on Thursday the German automaker is making progress in senior level settlement talks with the U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and California to reach a resolution over excess emissions in nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. The Justice Department last month sued VW for up to $46...

  • *Market reacts coolly to USDA acreage forecasts. While total acreage is expected to be down, farmers are expected to boost corn seedings by 2 million acres to 90 million, according to the USDA projections. But a downward forecast for soybean plantings this year made some investors suspicious: USDA projected soybean plantings would be at 82.5 million acres, down...

  • Feb 25- A lawyer for Volkswagen AG told a federal judge on Thursday the German automaker is making progress in senior level settlement talks with the U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and California to reach a resolution over excess emissions in nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. District Judge Charles Breyer at a court hearing in San...

  • With the Federal Reserve's Dennis Lockhart and John Williams due to speak and as investors look to the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers starting on Friday, pressure is on leaders to get the global economy back on track and calm markets after one of the rockiest starts to a year on record. "We're stuck in a range, waiting for direction and some are...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Gains in European stocks helped sterling and the dollar climb against safe-haven currencies like the yen on Thursday, with traders looking to Federal Reserve speakers later in the day for fresh direction on the U.S. rates outlook. The Federal Reserve's Dennis Lockhart and John Williams are due to speak, with investors also focused on the G20...

  • LONDON, Feb 25- Gains in European equities helped to steady currency markets on Thursday as sterling edged up from lows and the dollar trod water, with traders looking to Federal Reserve speakers later in the day for fresh direction on the U.S. rates outlook. A 6 percent fall in Shanghai's stock market did not carry over into Europe, where shares rebounded in early...

  • NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before an event hosted by the New York University Stern School of Business- 1700 GMT. ATLANTA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks before the 2016 Banking Outlook Conference hosted by the Federal...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Califf, 64, a well-regarded cardiologist and researcher, takes the helm at the FDA when lawmakers are pressuring it to speed the approval process for drugs and medical devices and to finalize a proposed rule giving it authority to regulate e-cigarettes. He said one of his first...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Court records released on Tuesday show the U.S. Justice Department has in the last four months sought court orders to force Apple Inc to help investigators extract data from 15 devices in cases across the country. Those cases include one announced last week in which a federal magistrate judge ordered Apple to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of...

  • DALLAS, Feb 24- Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Wednesday that his more downbeat assessment of the U.S. central bank's path of rate hikes will be reflected at the next policy meeting in March. You'll see some change, "he told reporters following an event in Dallas, referring to the Fed's economic projections that each policymaker...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Califf, 64, is a well-regarded cardiologist and researcher who takes the helm at the FDA at a time it is under pressure from lawmakers to speed the approval process for drugs and medical devices and finalize a proposed rule giving it authority to regulate e-cigarettes. Several senators,...

  • BALTIMORE, Feb 24- Ongoing strength in the U.S. job market could give the Federal Reserve justification for multiple interest rate increases this year, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said on Wednesday. "I still think prospects for rate increases this year is the logical" view, Lacker said in a presentation to a business school in Baltimore, adding that...

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  • Feb 23- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed a new airworthiness directive for some of Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft after a report found a defect in a wing component. This can develop fatigue cracking and weaken the primary wing structure so it cannot sustain limit load, the FAA said. The AD, effective March 9, required revising the...

  • OTTAWA, Feb 23- The Bank of Canada said on Tuesday it had appointed Sylvain Leduc, a top economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as a deputy governor, effective May 2. Before that, he held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington. "Sylvain Leduc's central banking...

  • Feb 23- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration proposed a new airworthiness directive for some of Boeing Co's 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft after a report found a defect in a wing component. This can develop fatigue cracking and weaken the primary wing structure so it cannot sustain limit load, the FAA said. The AD, effective March 9, required revising the...