The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV providers as it reviewed AT&T Inc's acquisition of DirecTV and Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc.. Media companies including Time Warner, Walt Disney Co and CBS Corp had approached the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, saying the FCC's order would...» Read More
-Charles Schwab Corp. has lost a $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley, which it accused of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab San Francisco branch who left with confidential information. Schwab accused Morgan Stanley of maliciously organizing an "actionable raid" of the branch.
The LA Times is reporting the Los Angeles schools superintendent John Deasy has been suspended for future use of a contract with Apple that was going to provide iPads for students there. CNBC's Josh Lipton has the details.
*Novartis move adds to Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics R&D. ZURICH, Aug 20- Novartis has signed a licensing deal to hand over its experimental tuberculosis drugs to the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, joining a growing Big Pharma retreat from antibiotics.
Aug 15- A unit of Morgan Stanley must pay $4.5 million to Citigroup Inc's Banamex unit which alleged the firm had allowed funds in a family's trust account to be used to repay third-party loans without its authorization, according to a ruling on Friday. "We are disappointed in the arbitration panel's award," a Morgan Stanley spokeswoman said in a statement.
Aug 15- Gilead Sciences Inc said an arbitration panel has ruled in its favor, rejecting patent infringement claims from Roche Holding AG, related to Gilead's hepatitis C drug, Sovaldi.
WASHINGTON, Aug 13- Banks need to urgently change a provision in derivatives contracts that prevents them from smoothly winding down their business if they start failing during a crisis, a top U.S. regulator told Reuters on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 13- Mexico will assign oil and gas exploration and production contracts to foreign and private companies between next May and September under a major sector overhaul, prioritizing areas that boost output quickly and leaving trickier deep water for later, the country's energy regulator said on Wednesday.
*Sanofi, MannKind aim to launch Afrezza in U.S. in Q1 2015. PARIS/ LONDON, Aug 11- French drugmaker Sanofi is betting on inhaled insulin as an alternative option to daily injections for diabetics by signing a worldwide licensing agreement with MannKind Corp worth up to $925 million.
ISTANBUL, Aug 7- The future of Turkey's Bank Asya looked dim on Thursday after the authorities canceled its tax collection and social security payment deals- a sign according to observers the government may be a step closer to winding down the controversial lender.
NEW YORK, Aug 1- A Saudi investor who accused Citigroup Inc of "virtually wiping out" his family's fortune cannot pursue a $383 million arbitration case filed against the bank, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
WASHINGTON, July 29- Corporations that move their tax domiciles abroad would be denied federal contracts under legislation offered on Tuesday by Democrats in the U.S. Congress, targeting tax-driven deals known as inversions.
TEL AVIV, July 28- Leonid Nevzlin, the biggest ultimate beneficial owner of defunct oil giant Yukos, expressed satisfaction with the Hague's arbitration court ruling that Russia must pay a group of shareholders around $50 billion for expropriating its assets.
AMSTERDAM, July 28- An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands on Monday ordered Moscow to pay $51.57 billion in damages to shareholders in the defunct oil giant Yukos, saying officials under President Vladimir Putin had manipulated the legal system to bankrupt the company.
LONDON, July 28- The $50 billion awarded by the Hague's arbitration court against Russia is the largest arbitration award ever, said Tim Osborne, director of the GML group of shareholders which made the claim.
MOSCOW, July 28- The Hague's arbitration court has ruled in favour of a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos against Russia, awarding compensation of around $50 billion, a source close to the ruling said on Monday.
MOSCOW, July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will announce on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.
July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will on Monday announce that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.
LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings, the British company whose processor designs power Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand to license its technology.
PARIS, July 3- French utility GDF Suez said it signed a 25- year water and power contract with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company as it seeks to capitalise on growing demand in the region.
JAKARTA, July 2- Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc is still in talks with Indonesia over a six-month dispute that has halted copper exports, and has no plan yet to follow Newmont Mining Corp in seeking international arbitration. Global copper prices, currently not far off four-month highs, have been underpinned by the disruption to supplies from Indonesia.