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  • Australia, however, is apparently just such a place. Experts say that the resignation on Wednesday of New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell over the gift of a bottle of wine is a sign of a political culture that has become allergic to even the whiff of corruption.

  • Australia, however, is apparently just such a place. Experts say that the resignation on Wednesday of New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell over the gift of a bottle of wine is a sign of a political culture that has become allergic to even the whiff of corruption.

  • SYDNEY, April 16- Australian miners are racing ahead with plans to expand iron ore production to capture more of the Chinese market for the steelmaking ingredient, amid strong competition from the world's biggest supplier Vale of Brazil.

  • FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce grass allergies Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.— Merck& Co. says the Food and Drug Administration has approved its new tablet for grass allergies, Grastek, for patients five to 65 years old. Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., will market the tablet in North America. Its partner, ALK-Abello, sells it in Europe as Grazas.

  • J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    A turnaround in Johnson& Johnson's prescription medicine business fueled by new drugs, combined with reduced production and administration expenses, lifted first-quarter profit by 8 percent. The maker of Band-Aids and biologic drugs said net income was $4.73 billion, or $1.64 per share, up from $3.5 billion, or $1.22 per share, a year earlier.

  • 2 southern New Jersey nuclear plants offline Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, N.J.— Two of the three nuclear reactors at a southern New Jersey complex are offline. One was taken down Sunday night because of a problem. The other is down for a regularly scheduled refueling.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- The wrenching selloff in U.S. high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week.

  • Christie gets extension in lane closures lawsuit Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 3:03 PM ET

    Chris Christie and other defendants will get more time to file their responses to two lawsuits related to the September lane closures at the George Washington Bridge that are central to a traffic jam scandal threatening the Republican governor's political ambitions.

  • "There's skepticism among investors about the outlook, and we're getting into the first-quarter earnings season, so you're going to see some positioning," said Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

  • Vornado Realty to spin off shopping center business Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 5:33 PM ET

    April 11- Vornado Realty Trust, the owner of office buildings and retail properties chiefly in New York and Washington, said it would spin off its shopping center business into a publicly traded real estate investment trust. The company also named Jeffrey Olson, currently chief executive of Equity One Inc, as CEO of the to be separated business.

  • IPO Roundup: 3 companies go public Friday Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Of the three, eatery chain Zoe's Kitchen had the largest gain. Shares of pasta chain Noodles& Co. are up 97 percent since the stock started trading at $18 in June. Zoe's Kitchen raised $87.5 million after pricing more than 5.8 million shares at $15 per share, at the middle of its expected range between $13 per share and $15 per share.

  • *Appeals court says case did not belong in New Jersey. *Diane Sawyer, Michael Bloomberg, Rahm Emanuel were victims. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the prosecution of Andrew Auernheimer did not belong in New Jersey, hundreds of miles from his alleged crimes, and as a result, his November 2012 conviction and 41- month prison sentence could not stand.

  • Court reverses conviction of man in iPad data case Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Andrew Auernheimer, who was living in Arkansas at the time, should not have been indicted in New Jersey, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found.

  • Comedian offers serious guide to career success Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Comedian and writer Carol Leifer has something serious to say in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying." Third, it's more fun to read a how-to guide with anecdotes about Jerry Seinfeld, Bryan Cranston and Frank Sinatra than one without them.

  • April 10- Phibro Animal Health Corp's initial public offering was priced at $15 per share, an underwriter said, below its expected price range of $16- $18 per share. Backed by UK private equity firm 3 i Group Plc, Teaneck, New Jersey- based Phibro is selling 7.352 million shares in the offering.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- More than 7.5 million people are expected to sign up for private health coverage this year under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the top U.S. health official said on Thursday.

  • ADP to spinoff auto dealership services business Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    ROSELAND, N.J.— ADP will spin off into a separate, publicly traded company its business that provides services to auto dealerships. The business that is being carved off provides retail and digital marketing services to automakers and dealers and has nearly $2 billion in revenue a year.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    Democrats countered with a plan that would leave Obama's health care plan and rapidly growing health programs like Medicare intact, relying on $1.5 trillion in tax hikes over the coming decade to bring deficits down to sustainable but still-large levels in the $600 billion range.

  • NY lawmakers question auto insurance rate factors Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:05 AM ET

    "The more accurate we can make our premiums the more savings we can provide," said Kristina Baldwin, an assistant vice president at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, a trade group.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond 4Q profit down 11 percent Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    UNION, N.J.— Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. reported that weaker sales helped drive its fiscal fourth-quarter profit down nearly 11 percent. Bed Bath& Beyond earned $333.3 million, or $1.60 per share, for the quarter that ended March 1. Bed Bath& Beyond has 1,496 stores in North America under its namesake brand, as well as Cost Plus, buybuy Baby and others.

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