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  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Oct 24- The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. The committee has not requested any documents on Takata at this...

  • Groups have concerns with 3 Entergy nukes Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Nuclear watchdog groups said Friday that Entergy Corp. is trying to cut costs at reactors it owns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, and may be placing safety in jeopardy as a result. The alliance, Massachusetts- based Pilgrim Watch, and the Citizens Awareness Network, which has affiliates in Massachusetts and Vermont, filed emergency...

  • Oct 15- Another proposed U.S. corporate tax "inversion" deal collapsed on Friday when Irish food group Fyffes Plc and larger U.S. rival Chiquita Brands International Inc called off an agreement to combine. It was the fourth such deal to unravel since the Treasury Department on Sept. 22 cracked down on inversions, deals in which a U.S. company acquires or sets up a...

  • WASHINGTON/ DETROIT, Oct 24- The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday. NHTSA opened an investigation in June into the regional recalls...

  • Con-way freight business will raise rates Monday Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Trucking company Con-way said Friday its freight business will raise its rates on Monday. Con-way said the increase will offset higher costs, including greater compensation programs for drivers, regulatory compliance and equipment costs. Con-way Inc. gets the majority of its revenue from the freight business.

  • Baxter's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    Oct 24- Drugmaker Baxter International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its drug for treating bleeding episodes in adults with a rare bleeding disorder. The drug, Obizur, has been approved for use in patients with acquired hemophilia A, which usually affects older adults, Baxter said in a statement. The drug will be launched in the United...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September. The report will be released Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern. More than 8 million homes are "seriously underwater," representing 15 percent of all properties with a mortgage and roughly $1.4 trillion worth of negative equity, according to the housing data company RealtyTrac.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a 5 percent stake in IMS Health Holdings, a U.S.-listed technology firm servicing the healthcare sector, for an undisclosed amount, according to a regulatory filing. GIC Private Ltd bought common stock of IMS Health earlier this month, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on...

  • Google commits to $1 billion in long-term office leases Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Google Inc said it is committed to spending $1 billion to lease office buildings over the next 13 to 14 years. Google did not say where the office buildings were located in its disclosure as part of its quarterly regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. Google, the world's No. 1 Internet search company, has...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 23- Canada's energy regulator ruled on Thursday that Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP must be allowed access to a park in a Vancouver suburb in order to complete technical work for the planned C $5.4 billion expansion of its Trans Mountain oil pipeline. In its first order on record to a Canadian municipality, the National Energy Board said...

  • The FDA also asked the company to submit a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for the drug, Natpara. The FDA extension follows an 8-5 vote in favor of the drug's approval by an FDA advisory panel in September. The FDA set Jan. 24 as the review date for the drug.

  • NPS Pharma says FDA extends review of Natpara Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NPS Pharmaceuticals says the Food and Drug Administration won't make a decision on its drug Natpara on Friday and will extend its review by three months. The company said Thursday that the FDA is now scheduled to make a decision on Natpara by Jan. 24. Shares of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. shed $1.08, or 3.7 percent, to $28 in aftermarket trading.

  • US tech firm fined for underpaying Indian workers Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    The probe announced this week by the U. S Department of Labor uncovered several egregious violations at Electronics for Imaging Inc., a printing technology specialist that generated revenue of $728 million last year, when the misconduct occurred. Among other things, Electronics for Imaging paid the eight workers far below California's required minimum...

  • Fallout from Ocwen allegations     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Ocwen Financial is getting slammed for misleading homeowners making it harder for them to fight foreclosure. CNBC's Diana Olick discusses reaction to the accusations.

  • Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo, who oversees bank regulation, invited CEOs from a group of banks with between roughly $50 billion and roughly $150 billion of assets, the sources said this week. Under the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulatory reform law, banks that have more than $50 billion of assets must show how they would fare in stressful situations before they can...

  • As regulators work on new so-called "net neutrality" rules, Leahy wrote to chiefs of AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc.. Large ISPs, including Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, have been asserting that they had no plans for such paid prioritization arrangements and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he would not...

  • Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Comcast Corp.' s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service. Comcast is in the midst of a $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, a deal that is under regulatory review. AT&T Inc. is planning to buy satellite service...

  • Lloyds bank to cut 9,000 jobs: Sources Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Lloyds will next week announce plans to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 22- U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators about the number of defective air bags it sold to automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co Ltd, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Word of the investigation follows a notice on Tuesday from the U.S....

  • US PROSECUTORS INVESTIGATING TAKATA CORP OVER MISSTATEMENTS TO REGULATORS ABOUT DEFECTIVE AIRBAGS-WSJ.