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  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European Union antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for information on its tax rulings for McDonald's after labor unions accused the U.S. fast food chain of avoiding taxes, a person involved in the issue said on Tuesday. The move, which neither the EU nor Luxembourg would immediately confirm, falls well short of the proceedings the EU...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A bill aimed at helping Missouri's dairy and cattle farmers is once again heading to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's desk— this time without a contentious provision to shift state regulation of farmed deer that led to a veto last year. At issue last year was a provision that would have shifted control of captive deer from the Department of...

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- European Union antitrust regulators have asked Luxembourg for more information on its tax rulings on McDonald's after labor unions and a charity accused the U.S. fast food chain of avoiding taxes, a person involved in the issue said on Tuesday. Umbrella organizations for unions representing millions of workers in the United States and...

  • TOKYO, April 1- A global regulatory review on how to measure default risks on loans and other assets could have a negative impact on bank operations, potentially curbing lending, the new head of Japan's banking industry body said. Proposed changes in how to allocate risk weightings and other risk calculations "could put considerable constraints on financial...

  • Charter nabs Bright House in latest pay-TV deal Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    Last year, Comcast said it was buying Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, and AT&T is purchasing DirecTV for $48.5 billion. Comcast says it works cooperatively with online video companies like Netflix and that content providers, not distributors like itself, currently have bargaining advantages. Charter buying Bright House, which hinges on regulators...

  • The deal is contingent on Comcast Corp's acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc being approved by U.S. regulators, the source said. Before this tie-up, Bright House had an operating agreement in place with Time Warner Cable that allows it to share technology and programming rates with the larger cable operator. That agreement came into question when Comcast made...

  • UPDATE 1-Credit bureau TransUnion files for IPO Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    March 31- TransUnion, one of the largest credit bureaus in the United States, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock. The company, whose competitors include Equifax Inc and Experian Plc, sells credit reports to lenders which use the data to assess the credit worthiness of borrowers. TransUnion filed for an IPO in 2011...

  • TransUnion plans to raise up to $100M from IPO Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    NEW YORK— TransUnion plans to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering for shares of the credit score company. Affiliates of Advent international Corp. and Goldman Sachs& Co. will still own a majority of the voting power in the company after the IPO is complete, according to a regulatory filing Tuesday,. The Chicago company's 2014 revenue totaled...

  • But 14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, even 85 mph in part of Texas. "It's a recipe for disaster," said James Perham, president of Extreme Transportation Corp., an automobile-hauling company near San Diego that filed a complaint with regulators about Michelin tires after seven blowouts caused an estimated $20,000 to...

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...

  • China's property plan is supportive, impactful: Pro

    Alan Jin, property analyst, Asia ex-Japan at Mizuho Securities Asia, says the easing of housing tax and lending rules is in line with China's bid to maintain "reasonable economic growth."

  • Indiana furor what’s wrong with politics: Fiorina Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Chair of the American Conservative Union Foundation Carly Fiorina.

    Indiana’s "religious freedom" law has been misunderstood, says Carly Fiorina, who is mulling a bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission sided with Wal-Mart's assertion that it could be omitted on the grounds that it had already been "substantially implemented" in other ways by the company, according to the ruling posted on the SEC's website. "The SEC agreed that it could be excluded again this year on that basis," Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove said,...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 30- Nippon Steel& Sumitomo Metal Corp said on Monday it had reported Ternium to Brazil's CVM market regulator for transferring to third parties shares in steelmaker Usiminas, which they jointly control, before a vote to elect a new chairman next week. The Japanese steelmaker said Ternium's move was an attempt to influence the vote for a new...

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. Treasury official said in Beijing on Monday. BSA The Software Alliance, whose members include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc, IBM, Microsoft Corp and Oracle Corp, and the...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— An agreement between Wyoming environmental regulators, a gas developer and a bond surety company would put the surety company in charge of inventory and reclamation of as many as 143 small reservoirs containing groundwater from coal-bed methane wells. The deal between High Plains Gas, Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland and the Wyoming...

  • A lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission told an administrative judge in New York that the trader, Joseph Ruggieri, made more than $117,000 in profits for Wells Fargo by trading healthcare company stocks ahead of ratings changes by one of the bank's analysts. Paul Ryan, Ruggieri's lawyer, called the SEC's case circumstantial, and said the regulator...

  • SEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    The SEC said Tilton and the firms have misled investors since 2003 and wrongly collected nearly $200 million in fees and other payments. The case will be heard before an administrative law judge at the SEC. The SEC action against Tilton represents an example of government regulators enforcing the fiduciary standard for investment advisers.

  • BEIJING, March 30- China has agreed to delay implementing new bank technology restrictions that Washington has complained represent unfair regulatory pressure on foreign firms, a senior U.S. China said this month work was ongoing on a draft anti-terrorism law that would require foreign companies to hand over encryption keys and otherwise facilitate...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- U.S. regulators took aim at financier Lynn Tilton and her advisory business on Monday, saying she breached her fiduciary duty to investors by hiding the poor performance of loans underlying three collateralized loan obligations. The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Tilton and Patriarch Partners were able to collect almost...