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  • BOSTON, Jan 28- Verizon Communications Inc shareholders said on Tuesday they have withdrawn a resolution asking the company to disclose details of customer information that it shares with law enforcement, saying the company had already met key requests.

  • The ruling raised concerns among consumer advocates that it would start a practice among broadband providers, such as Verizon Communications Inc or Comcast Corp, to charge content providers, such as Netflix Inc or sports ESPN, for faster Internet speeds to access their websites and services.

  • MADRID, Jan 28- Fund manager BlackRock has written to the Spanish stock exchange regulator asking it to recommend increases to the minimum number of independent appointees on the boards of companies in Spain's blue-chip index, Expansion reported on Tuesday.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan 27- Florida voters will decide in November whether to legalize medical marijuana after the state Supreme Court on Monday approved an initiative to put the measure on the ballot.

  • US govt, tech companies reach deal on spying data Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    A woman protests the surveillance of U.S. citizens by the NSA outside the Justice Department, January 17, 2014.

    The gov't and major US tech companies struck a deal that would allow the companies to tell the public about spying-related court orders the receive.

  • Senate moves to delay massive flood insurance hikes Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    Legislation that would delay flood insurance rate hikes for hundreds of thousands of people appears set to clear its first hurdle in the Senate.

  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan 27- Florida voters will decide in November whether to legalize medical marijuana after the state Supreme Court on Monday approved an initiative to put the measure on the ballot.

  • The FDA stirred the debate late last year when it unveiled guidelines for drug makers and agricultural companies to voluntarily phase out antibiotic use as a growth enhancer in livestock.

  • MIAMI, Jan 27- Florida's Supreme Court approved an initiative to put medical marijuana legalization on the ballot in November in a close 4-3 ruling on Monday. The ballot petition last week surpassed the 683,000 signatures required to get on the ballot, meaning the measure has cleared all legal hurdles.

  • UPDATE 5-AT&T rules out Vodafone bid for now Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    *AT&T says will not bid for Vodafone in next six months. LONDON, Jan 27- AT&T on Monday ruled out a bid for Britain's Vodafone after Britain's takeover watchdog asked the U.S. phone company to clarify its position following reports that it had sounded out European regulators on the prospects of a merger.

  • The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Monday said Bloomberg's handling of a Feb. 8, 2011, call discussing the financial performance and prospects of the world's largest watchmaker constituted "fair use" under U.S. copyright law, and deserved the U.S.

  • Legg Mason to pay $21M to settle US civil charges Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    A unit of asset manager Legg Mason will pay more than $21 million to settle civil cases with that accused the company of hiding losses from investors.

  • DETROIT, Jan 27- U.S. safety regulators opened an investigation into an estimated 30,000 Toyota Camry hybrid electric sedans after receiving numerous consumer complaints about braking problems.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. Steel wins Supreme Court labor fight Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that employees at a U.S. Steel Corp plant do not have to be paid for the time they spend "donning and doffing" safety gear before and after their shifts.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a radiologist seeking to reinstate a $482 million patent infringement award he had won against Cordis Corp..

  • Career Education gets inquiry from attorneys general Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Jan 27- For-profit education company Career Education Corp said it received inquiries from 12 state attorneys general related to its enrollment practices and student loans. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said earlier this month that it was considering legal action against Corinthian Colleges Inc over issues related to student loans.

  • BofA's trading practices have been probed: Filing Saturday, 25 Jan 2014 | 9:21 AM ET
    Bank of America in Times Square, New York.

    The DoJ and the CFTC have both held investigations into whether BofA engaged in improper trading by doing its own futures trades ahead of executing large orders for clients.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The U.S. Department of Justice and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have both held investigations into whether Bank of America engaged in improper trading by doing its own futures trades ahead of executing large orders for clients, according to a regulatory filing.

  • The SEC on Friday also released a report on the KPMG probe that warned accounting firms to abide by strict auditor independence rules. One practice the SEC deemed improper was the hiring of by KMPG of former employees of audit clients, then loaning the employees back to the clients as a staffer.

  • UPDATE 2-State Street shares drop amid cost concerns Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Jan 24- Shares in State Street Corp fell on Friday after the world's second-largest standalone custody bank reported operating results below expectations and said it could face rising regulatory costs.

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