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  • *Asia shares hold near highs, activity thin with Japan on holiday. SYDNEY, April 29- Asian share markets paused near seven-year peaks on Wednesday while investors exited crowded positions in the U.S. dollar as the Federal Reserve wraps up a two-day policy meeting. The euro stood at $1.0970 having stopped short of resistance at $1.1000.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 12 Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation Deputy Director Mark van der Weide testifies on insurance regulation before the House Financial Services subcommittee on housing and insurance- 1400 GMT. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets speaks on "What to Expect from the Next U.S.- China...

  • FOREX-Dollar loses altitude, bulls bail before Fed Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:37 PM ET

    *Euro flirts with $1.10, Aussie back above 80 U.S. cents. SYDNEY, April 29- The dollar wallowed at two-month lows against a basket of major currencies early on Wednesday as the market hedged the risk that the Federal Reserve might sound more dovish following a two-day policy review. The central bank is considering monetary policy at a time when the U.S. economy has...

  • *U.S. consumer confidence falls in April. NEW YORK, April 28- The dollar dropped to an eight-week low on Tuesday after a weak U.S. consumer confidence report, with investors cautious about a Federal Reserve meeting that could reinforce the view that interest rates in the world's largest economy might rise more gradually than initially thought.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 28- Gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. data hit the dollar and dampened expectations that the Federal Reserve will hint at this week's policy meeting at an interest rate hike in coming months. It was up 0.9 percent at $1,212.13 an ounce at 2:42 p.m. EDT after a 2 percent rise on Monday, while U.S. gold futures for June...

  • The FDA said it considered Velocity adulterated because there is not enough information to provide reasonable assurance that DMBA is safe. The FDA actions come amid pressure from lawmakers and a Harvard University academic, Dr. "Rather than waiting until heart attacks, strokes or deaths are definitely linked to this new designer stimulant, the FDA has now made...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has received the first request to delay the implementation of new Internet regulations from a communication architect who said the rules threaten his business, a filing disclosed on Wednesday showed. While the agency is likely to reject the petition by Internet protocol services...

  • *Gold up after Monday's 2 percent gain. LONDON, April 28- Gold rose nearly one percent on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. data hit the dollar and dampened expectations that the Federal Reserve will hint at this week's policy meeting at an interest rate hike in coming months. It was up 0.8 percent at $1,210.88 an ounce at 1423 GMT, after a 2 percent rise on Monday, while...

  • *U.S. consumer confidence falls in April. *Euro gains on hopes for Greek deal breakthrough. NEW YORK, April 28- The dollar dropped to an eight-week low on Tuesday after an unexpectedly weak U.S. consumer confidence report for April, with investors growing cautious about a Federal Reserve meeting starting later in the day.

  • SINGAPORE, April 28- Gold clung to sharp overnight gains on Tuesday, bolstered by a weaker dollar and short-covering on rising expectations the Federal Reserve will not hint at a June rate hike at its policy meeting this week. *Spot gold had eased slightly to $1,199.60 an ounce by 0040 GMT, after jumping nearly 2 percent in the previous session.

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations it violated quality standards for making its SynchroMed implantable infusion pump, which delivers medications to cancer patients and others with chronic pain. The agreement includes Medtronic Chief Executive Omar Ishrak and Senior Vice President Thomas Tefft.

  • April 27- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc said it reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over one of the company's drug delivery systems. The consent decree places some restrictions on the company and outlines the steps it must take to address the FDA's expectations, the company said on Monday. The agreement does not...

  • HOUSTON, April 27- The United Steelworkers union filed a charge with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board against Lyondell Basell Industries for declaring an impasse in negotiations with striking Houston refinery workers, the union said on Monday. Lyondell declared the impasse on April 14 following the rejection of its "last, best and final" contract offer...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A measure of equity markets worldwide hit record highs on Monday as optimism over Greece supported European stocks while U.S. shares added to last week's gains ahead of Apple results and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. MSCI's all-country world stock index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, extended a multi-year rally to a fresh record...

  • *FDA cites concerns over late-stage study design, results. April 27- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers said an accelerated review of drugmaker Amgen Inc's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered at this time, citing concerns over the design and results of a key study. T-Vec represents a new class of agent for the treatment of metastatic...

  • *Fed, other central bank meetings key to week ahead. NEW YORK, April 27- The dollar firmed on Monday, recovering from recent losses in the wake of some weak U.S. economic data, but gains are expected to be contained ahead of the Federal Reserve's key monetary policy meeting this week. "Any sense from the Fed that a rate hike appears on a further horizon could mean a weaker...

  • April 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should not consider an accelerated review of Amgen Inc's marketing application for its skin cancer vaccine, FDA staff reviewers concluded in documents released on Monday, citing concerns over the design and results of a key study. The review comes two days before a panel of FDA advisers votes on whether the...

  • April 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should not consider an accelerated review for drugmaker Amgen Inc's marketing application for its skin cancer vaccine, FDA staff reviewers concluded in documents released on Monday. The review comes two days before a panel of FDA advisers votes on whether the treatment, a cancer-killing virus called talimogene...

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Besides the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, other questionable encounters between police and black males in recent months have led to unrest in South Carolina, Missouri, Ohio and New York.

  • *Euro pressured as Greece, creditors negotiate debt deal. TOKYO, April 27- The dollar started the week on the defensive on Monday after more disappointing U.S. economic data reinforced expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will not hike interest rates any time soon, while concerns about Greece's ongoing debt talks pressured the euro.