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  • Feb 4- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected a migraine drug made by Israel's RedHill Biopharma Ltd and Canada's IntelGenx Corp.. The FDA raised questions about the third-party manufacturing process, as well as the packaging and labeling of the drug, called RHB-103, the companies said in a statement.

  • BANGKOK, Feb 4- Pressure on Thailand's embattled government mounted on Tuesday, when a flagship rice-buying scheme vital to its support stumbled closer to collapse and the opposition filed legal challenges that could void a disrupted weekend election.

  • Feb 3- U.S. medical device maker Biomet Inc will pay at least $56 million to settle a multi-district lawsuit relating to defective metal hip replacements, a court filing showed, ending a protracted legal tussle. The lawsuits were combined and jointly heard at the federal court of Indiana, the state where Biomet is headquartered.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google's Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China's biggest technology acquisition to date.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expressed confidence on Monday that Lenovo Inc would gain approval from U.S. regulators to buy Google's Motorola smart-phone hardware business in what would be China's biggest technology acquisition to date.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Secret Service on Monday urged U.S. lawmakers to do more to prevent the types of cyber thefts of consumer information that recently have hit Target Corp and other major retailers.

  • CHICAGO, Feb 3- CME Group Inc has asked a U.S. judge to toss out charges brought by regulators alleging that the exchange operator is liable for two former employees accused of leaking details on clients' trades.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- Japan- based Aisan Industry Co Ltd has agreed to plead guilty in the United States to conspiring to fix the prices of automobile parts and pay a criminal fine of $6.9 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Aisan is one of 25 companies which law enforcement authorities in the United States, Europe or Asia have charged with price fixing.

  • DOJ probes finance firms' dealings with Libya: WSJ Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    The U.S. Justice Department is investigating financial funds that may have violated anti-bribery laws in their dealings with Libya.

  • ISLAMABAD, Feb 3- Mohammad Zubair was on a cruise dinner with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Thailand when he was offered the hardest job of his life: privatising a huge chunk of the economy while fighting resistance from the opposition and trade unions.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The chief of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Friday that a new law meant to fight offshore tax dodging by Americans will not be delayed again beyond its July 1 effective date, despite a clamor among banks asking for more time and guidance.

  • Ackman's Pershing Square trims holdings of Beam Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    BOSTON, Jan 31- Hedge fund manager William Ackman sold 7.3 million shares in Beam Inc this week, according to a regulatory filing on Friday, trimming his holdings three weeks after the share price spiked on news of a planned takeover by Japanese whiskey maker Suntory Beverage& Food Ltd.

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority was granted approval last week from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to obtain information on "dark pools," which are private trading venues, and other alternative trading systems, according to a regulatory filing.

  • DETROIT, Jan 31- Detroit has circulated a financial plan that requires significant concessions from its pension funds and bondholders and declares that an interest-rate obligation that helped drive the city into bankruptcy is a disputed claim that is not part of the settlement.

  • Jan 31- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday that U.S. health regulators have approved its experimental drug to regulate the internal body clocks of blind patients and help normalize sleep patterns.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- A regulatory advisory panel on Friday urged the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to launch a test program that would allow the stocks of small-cap companies to trade in wider increments, a recommendation that clashes with a proposal from a different SEC committee.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, the world's largest laboratory equipment maker, has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy California's Life Technologies Corp on the condition that some assets are sold, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. GH Health will purchase the divested businesses, the FTC said.

  • U.S. court throws out air safety rule on fuel cells Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The ruling was a win for Wilmington, Massachusetts- based Lilliputian Systems Inc, which challenged the regulation. Writing on behalf of a three-judge panel, Judge Judith Rogers said the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration must further explain the justification for the rule, which also applies to crew members.

  • Cartier heist: Police hunt smash-and-grab robbers Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    Hammer-wielding masked robbers pull a brazen robbery at Fifth Avenue store, WNBC reports.

  • *President Obama' s decision on Keystone XL keenly awaited. BRUSSELS, Jan 31- Environmental campaign groups have submitted a legal complaint to the European Commission, the EU executive, for failing to implement a proposal that labels Canada's tar sands and other non-conventional fuel as highly polluting.

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