ELKO, Nev.— A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. Kate Fay, a representative of Houston- based Noble Energy Inc., praised the regulations.» Read More
INDIANAPOLIS— Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico, according to a regulatory filing made Friday by advocates of renewable energy.
RICHMOND, Va.— Federal regulators are putting Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.' s planned $25 billion takeover of rival Newport maker Lorillard Inc. under the microscope.
TOKYO, Aug 29- Twenty-one companies have applied to underwrite Japan Post's initial public offering scheduled for 2015, which market participants expect to raise almost $10 billion for the government. State-owned Japan Post provides post office, insurance and banking services and is the country's largest savings institution.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015..
MUMBAI, Aug 29- Indian drugmakers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs.
WATERFORD, Conn.— The U.S. Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday it could impose more inspections and greater oversight of Connecticut's nuclear power plant due to repeated problems with a critical water pump.
NEW YORK, Aug 28- A U.S. regulator can proceed with lawsuits accusing HSBC Holdings Plc and Nomura Holdings Inc of misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later turned toxic, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
BEIJING, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company.
NEW YORK— Tyson Foods will sell its sow purchasing business, Heinold Hog Markets, in order to get regulatory clearance for its $7.75 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands. The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Tyson Foods must sell the business in order to preserve competition for farmers who sell sows, or female pigs.
WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. meat processor, on Wednesday won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Hillshire Brands Co.. The attorneys general of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement that the companies reached with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.
Aug 27- LendingClub Corp, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors directly, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock. LendingClub's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Foundation Capital LP, Morgenthaler Venture Partners and Canaan LP.
Aug 27- LendingClub Corp, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common stock.
Regulators decided on Aug. 3 to put its healthy assets into a new entity, Novo Banco, and leave family borrowings, shareholders and junior creditors behind in BES.
Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Provo, Utah based-Vivint Solar was launched in 2011 and has become the second-largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, after SolarCity Corp..
Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith and Credit Suisse as the lead underwriters to the offering.
Qualcomm may face a EU antitrust investigation in relation to a complaint by a subsidiary of rival Nvidia, sources with knowledge of the matters said.
TWC will pay $1.1 million to resolve a FCC probe that found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outage.
WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Time Warner Cable Inc will pay $1.1 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation that last year found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outages, the regulators said this week. Time Warner Cable submitted all missing reports by November 8, 2013, the FCC said.
KUWAIT, Aug 26- Kuwait is replacing the head of its securities regulator after a stormy four years during which he drew criticism from some investors for his attempts to clean up the bourse and for the stock market's weak performance.