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DETROIT, March 13- U.S. safety regulators have recorded 303 deaths when airbags failed to deploy in 1.6 million compact cars recalled last month by General Motors Co, according to a study released Thursday night by a safety watchdog group.
NEW YORK, March 13- A former analyst affiliated with billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP has agreed to pay more than $203,000 and be banned from the securities industry to settle insider trading charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Treasuries prices rallied to their highest levels in over a week on Thursday on heightened tensions over a U.S.-European response against Russia if a referendum in Ukraine's Crimea region goes ahead.
LOVELAND, Ohio, March 13- When Kathleen Quinn and her husband recently moved from New York City to the Cleveland area, they never even considered renting. Three cities in the state- Toledo, Dayton and Cleveland- made the list of top 10 "no-brainer" markets, where you are almost certain to save more by buying instead of renting, in Trulia's latest "Rent vs.
NEW YORK, March 13- The euro rose to 2-1/ 2- year highs against the dollar on Thursday in the wake of the European Central Bank's avoidance of further stimulus, signalling some confidence the region has put recession and its debt crisis behind. Among other major currencies, the New Zealand and Australian dollars surged.
HARTFORD, Conn.-- Television's Judge Judy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm. The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages from Hartford attorney John Haymond and his firm.
March 12- Jefferies LLC will pay $25 million to resolve U.S. criminal and civil investigations into its mortgage bond trading, after one of its former traders was convicted for defrauding clients, and authorities said they are investigating whether other individuals broke the law.
California leads the nation in enrollments, accounting for roughly 20 percent of all sign-ups across the country. Nationally, about 4.2 million people have enrolled in individual insurance plans under President Barack Obama's health care reforms, according to the data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
STAMFORD, Conn.-- Passengers on an Amtrak train from Boston to Washington, D.C., say they were stuck in Connecticut for about five hours because of a mechanical problem. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says Train 173 became disabled near Greenwich on Tuesday afternoon. The train had left Boston at 11:05 a.m. and was due in New York at 3:17 p.m..
WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.
*France says sanctions on Russia could come this week. Brent oil futures rose slightly on Tuesday, supported by tensions over Ukraine as the European Union and United States prepared sanctions against Russia that could come soon.
NEW YORK-- Shares of alternative energy companies Plug Power and FuelCell continued to rise Tuesday after a Cowen and Co. analyst offered optimistic commentary on both companies. Analyst Robert Stone rates shares of Plug Power Inc. and FuelCell Energy Inc. at "Outperform."
NEW YORK, March 11- U.S. "The auctions are the main event in Treasury space," said Ian Lyngen, a senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut, in a research note.
BOSTON, March 11- Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors pleaded guilty to insider trading, is changing the name of his firm to Point72 Asset Management as it shifts focus to managing his own assets from serving as a hedge fund for wealthy investors following an agreement with the U.S. government.
NEW YORK-- Alexion Pharmaceuticals raised its 2014 guidance on Monday, saying the national health agency of France will reimburse it for past sales of its drug Soliris. The Cheshire, Conn., company is now forecasting adjusted income of $4.37 to $4.47 per share and $2.15 billion to $2.17 billion in revenue.
Soliris, the company's sole product on the market, is approved in the United States, the European Union and Japan for the two conditions. The drugmaker raised its full-year adjusted earnings forecast to $4.37- $4.47 per share from its previous estimate of $3.70- $3.80.
March 10- Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc revised its profit and sales outlook for the year after the French government agreed to raise reimbursement payments for the company's lead drug, Soliris. The drugmaker raised its full-year adjusted earnings forecast to $4.37- $4.47 per share from its previous estimate of $3.70- $3.80 per share.
March 9- United Rentals Inc, the world's largest equipment rental company, said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held National Pump, the second-largest specialty pump rental company in North America, for $780 million.
NEW YORK, March 9- Five years ago, the United States was in the midst of its worst recession in seven decades, and stocks were feeling it. On this day in 2009, the S&P 500 hit its nadir, closing at 676.53.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 7- A federal jury on Friday found former Jefferies Group Inc trader Jesse Litvak guilty of defrauding clients on mortgage bond trades made after the financial crisis. "Today's verdict shows plainly and powerfully that Wall Street professionals are not above the law," U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut said in a statement.