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  • NEW YORK, Dec 20- JPMorgan Chase& Co mailed incorrect replacements for payment cards to about 4,000 people for the state of Connecticut after personal data stored at the bank was accessed in a cyber attack this summer.

  • Same-sex couples in Utah getting marriage licenses Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 6:06 PM ET
    In this file photo, A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Utah is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just hours after a federal judge struck down Utah's ban on gay marriages.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- President Barack Obama on Friday defended his administration's decision to delay for some people the requirement to buy medical insurance under his healthcare law, but acknowledged that the botched rollout of the policy was his biggest mistake of 2013..

  • Detroit bankruptcy judge won't expedite appeals Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 5:48 PM ET
    A memorial to boxer Joe Lewis stands near the headquarters of General Motors in Detroit.

    The judge who authorized Detroit’s historic bankruptcy is refusing to allow appeals of his ruling until after the reorganization is complete.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- President Barack Obama on Friday defended his administration's decision to delay for some people the requirement to buy medical insurance under his healthcare law, saying that the rollout of his signature domestic policy is a "messy process."

  • Dec 20- A website associated with Jon Carnes, a short seller who targeted miner Silvercorp Metals Inc, said on Friday that a Canadian securities regulator that accused him of fraud was wrong. Calls to the New York office of EOS Holdings LLC, a hedge fund the BCSC said Carnes ran, went directly to an answering machine on Thursday and Friday.

  • If the city cannot reach an agreement over costly interest-rate swap deals with banks and objecting parties, attorney Thomas Cullen of law firm Jones Day said, Detroit would retain its rights to litigate an end to the swaps.

  • White announced her plans at the same time that SEC staff on Friday released a 106- page study that reviewed "Regulation S-K" which are the rules that set forth disclosure requirements other than financial statements for companies.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- The government's decision to delay for some people the requirement to buy medical insurance under President Barack Obama's health law raised more doubts about the policy just days before an enrollment deadline.

  • Dec 20- A Beverly Hills, California, securities broker who advised Hollywood stars and racked up dozens of complaints from customers has been permanently barred from the securities business in a settlement with Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog.

  • Dec 20- The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday that Dish Network Corp could take more time to build a network using some of the wireless airwaves it has bought. The FCC sets deadlines and requirements for how- and how quickly- companies have to make use of the radio frequencies they own.

  • Dec 20- Janet Yellen cleared a key Senate procedural hurdle on Friday that all but assures her place as the next chair of the Federal Reserve as it begins to map its way out of unconventional policy territory. The Senate voted to move forward with Yellen's nomination, and final approval is expected on Jan. 6.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 20- Google has been told it is running out of time to improve its offer to settle a European Union investigation into anti-competitive behaviour or face formal charges that could lead to a hefty fine.

  • Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 11:25 AM ET
    Terri-Jean Bedford, center, makes a victory sign during a press conference in Toronto on Monday, March 26, 2012 with Nikki Thomas, left, and Valerie Scott, right, after the Ontario's Court of Appeal struck down a ban on brothels, saying a ban on brothels puts prostitutes at risk and is unconstitutional.

    Canada's highest court cut down all three prostitution-related laws, saying they deny the right to life, liberty and security of the person.

  • Dec 20- Ally Financial Inc agreed to pay $98 million to settle allegations by federal regulators that it discriminated in auto lending by charging minority borrowers higher interest rates than white borrowers.

  • Dec 20- Ally Financial Inc agreed to pay $98 million to settle allegations by federal regulators that it discriminated in auto lending against black, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander borrowers.

  • Stop the madness: Nobody owes you a job Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 9:33 AM ET
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren

    A job is a privilege, not a right. But overregulation of hiring, like the latest proposal from Elizabeth Warren, is a huge deterrent, says Carol Roth.

  • LONDON, Dec 20- The incoming chairman and new members of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission will inherit an agency that has been severely demoralised by overwork, defeats in court, infighting among the commissioners and severe criticism from the futures industry.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 20- Hong Kong's securities regulator has set up a task force to detect fraud by listed companies, extending its increasingly muscular approach into an area traditionally overseen by the city's stock exchange.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 20- Hong Kong's securities regulator has set up an independent task force to detect fraud by listed companies, extending its increasingly muscular approach into an area traditionally overseen by the city's stock exchange.

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