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  • 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.

  • Chinese corporations filed 23 notices with U.S. regulators in 2012, up from 10 in 2011 and nearly quadruple the number in 2010, according to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS.

  • CALGARY/ VANCOUVER, Dec 19- Canadian regulators urged the government to approve the country's first overseas oil-export project on Thursday, concluding that Enbridge Inc's C $7.9 billion Northern Gateway pipeline plan posed little risk to the environment if the company complied with some 200 conditions.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- American Express Co has agreed to let merchants charge extra for transactions paid with the company's credit and charge cards, in a legal settlement that its proponents said could change consumer spending habits. American Express managing counsel Tim Heine suggested that some merchants would not take advantage of the ability to surcharge.

  • SEATTLE, Dec 19- The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Seattle men on Thursday with 35 counts of illegally trading on private Microsoft Corp information, which prosecutors said netted the pair more than $390,000 in illicit profits over an 18- month period.

  • Bankruptcy no friend to struggling US retailers Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 6:09 PM ET

    Discount clothing chain Loehmann's this week filed for bankruptcy protection for the third, and likely final, time. It won't help.

  • Dec 19- Washington law firm Patton Boggs has ended merger talks with the larger Texas- based Locke Lord, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 19- Canadian regulators recommended on Thursday that the federal government approve Enbridge Inc's C $7.9 billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline, provided the company meets a series of environmental, technical and socioeconomic conditions.

  • SEATTLE, Dec 19- The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission charged two Seattle men on Thursday with 35 counts of illegally trading on private Microsoft Corp information, which prosecutors said netted the pair more than $390,000 in illicit profits over an 18- month period.

  • Why one oil tycoon expects a pardon from Putin Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky in 2010.

    News that Vladimir Putin plans to pardon the former head of Yukos shocked even the most optimistic businessmen in Russia.

  • MADRID, Dec 19- Spain's privacy watchdog on Thursday fined Google for breaking the country's data protection law when combining personal information from its many different online services and failing to inform users clearly on how it uses their data.

  • Dec 19- U.S. power company Entergy Corp on Thursday completed the integration of its Gulf Coast service area into the power grid that operates the Midwest power system, relinquishing control after a decade-long struggle with regulators and independent power companies.

  • *Company to discuss approval expansion with FDA in early 2014. Dec 19- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's Kalydeco cystic fibrosis drug failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study aimed at expanding its use into patients with a specific gene mutation associated with the rare, life-threatening lung disease, the company said on Thursday.

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