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  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Federal officials have issued a $1 million penalty against Exxon Mobil Corp. for safety violations stemming from a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River. Safety regulators said in part that Exxon Mobil had failed to adequately heed warnings that its 20- year-old Silvertip Pipeline...

  • AVENTURA, Fla.— A Miami- area man is seeking to profit from the phrase " Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Patent and Trademark Office, the Latin American Trading Group Inc. applied for a trademark on the words, which translate to "I Am Charlie." Coral Gables trademark...

  • Bring liquidity back!  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:50 AM ET

    At Davos, André Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual says that he'd like to see further changes that bring liquidity back.

  • *Internet governance hot topic at World Economic Forum. The issue is a hot topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum is seeking to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation. A 2014 report by the Boston Consulting Group estimated the Internet economy will be...

  • COPENHAGEN, Jan 23- Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, said on late Thursday it has received a positive opinion from the European regulatory authorities for its obesity treatment Saxenda. "Subject to the Commission's approval Novo Nordisk expects to launch Saxenda in several European markets starting in 2015," the company wrote in statement.

  • President Barack Obama has called for tighter regulations on Wall Street brokers, saying abusive trading practices were costing billions of dollars to clients in their retirement savings each year, Bloomberg reported. Some broker practices, such as boosting commissions with excessive trading, cost investors $8 billion to $17 billion a year, Jason Furman,...

  • TORONTO, Jan 22- A Canadian Supreme Court ruling on Thursday about a tiny landfill deal in British Columbia is set to make it a lot harder for Canada's competition watchdog to challenge potentially anti-competitive deals between companies, lawyers said. The ruling by Canada's top court foiled the Competition Bureau's bid to unwind privately-held Tervita's...

  • Jan 22- A panel of experts on Thursday voted to recommend that U.S. health regulators approve Astellas Pharma Inc's drug for the treatment of rare, often fatal invasive fungal infections that can target patients with blood cancers. The Astellas medicine, which would be sold under the proposed brand name Cresemba, was granted Orphan Drug status by the FDA, which is...

  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan settle mortgage kickbacks probe Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase have agreed to pay more than $35 million combined to resolve claims that loan officers at the two banks received kickbacks in exchange for steering mortgage borrowers to a Maryland title company. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that JPMorgan and Wells Fargo each agreed to consent orders...

  • Greek reforms? It's not clear they ever happened Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Pharmacist George Bacacos, right, behind the counter at his drugstore.

    Austerity reforms caused an uproar in Greece, but were they really ever implemented in the first place?

  • South Carolina shuts down Uber  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    Discussing South Carolina's statewide ban of Uber, with Dukes Scott, South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff.

  • Family Dollar shareholders approve Dollar Tree takeover Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    Family Dollar shareholders voted on Thursday to approve a takeover bid by rival Dollar Tree, despite higher competing offers from Dollar General. Dollar General's pursuit of Family Dollar is now likely finished. Family Dollar said it rejected Dollar General's bids because it expected that it would be harder to get regulatory approval for the deal even...

  • Want Draghi to 'show a little leg': MS CEO  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    James Gordon, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    James Gorman, Morgan Stanley chairman & CEO, shares his perspective on earnings, the state of market volatility, and the ECB's bond-buying program

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Britain's financial regulator has fined and banned the former chief executive and compliance chief of UK brokerage RP Martin for "compliance and cultural failings" that it said permitted the alleged manipulation of Libor benchmark interest rates. In its first fine on individuals for failings related to a sprawling, global investigation, the...

  • Barclays CEO: We are co-operating with US  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    Antony Jenkins says his bank is cooperating with an investigation into so-called "dark pools."

  • EBA Chair: More stress tests please!  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 7:35 AM ET

    At Davos, Andrea Enria, chair of the European Banking Authority says the region's banks need to be "resilient enough," and would like to see stress tests becoming a "regular supervisory exercise."

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Britain's financial regulator has fined and banned the former chief executive and compliance chief of UK interdealer broker RP Martin for "compliance and cultural failings" that it said permitted the alleged manipulation of benchmark interest rates. In its first fine on individuals for failings related to a sprawling, global investigation,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 5 Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    EDINBURGH, Scotland- Bank of England monetary policy committee member David Miles gives a speech at University of Edinburgh on "What can monetary policy do?" LONDON- Bank of England regulator Paul Fisher speaks at the Westminster Business Forum Insurance event- 0925 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England regulator Andrew Gracie gives speech at cyber-security conference...

  • The comments by Andrey Dashin raise questions for British regulators, already under pressure over how tightly they controlled online foreign currency trading operations, most of which are based in Cyprus while doing business in London. The U.S. National Futures Association is looking at changes to its rules for leverage by retail clients trading...

  • Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:20 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved temporary royalty relief for five North Slope leases that it said could not economically be developed otherwise. The reduced royalty rate would apply to five leases held by Caelus Natural Resources Alaska LLC that otherwise have rates of 12.5 percent and roughly 16.7 percent.