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  • U.S. FDA raises concerns about Impax's Taiwanese plant Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    July 29- Impax Laboratories Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued "certain observations" after an inspection of the company's manufacturing plant in Taiwan. "The FDA did not provide any status or classification to these observations," the company said. It closed at $28.03 on Monday.

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.

  • BEIJING, July 29- A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China.

  • Living in a bank settlement world     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    There's been a tremendous increase in the states getting involved in areas of regulations they did not usually get involved in before, says Eric Dinallo, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner, discussing banking regulations.

  • FRANKFURT/ ZURICH, July 29- Germany's Deutsche Bank and Switzerland's UBS said they were caught up in an inquiry by U.S. regulators, who are looking into whether broker-run stock exchanges gave an unfair advantage to high-frequency traders.

  • China's State Administration for Industry& Commerce was investigating a Microsoft vice president and senior managers, and has made copies of the firm's financial statements and contracts, the SAIC said on its website.

  • EU clears state aid for ailing Polish carrier LOT Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority on Tuesday approved the Polish government's 200 million-euro bailout for its ailing national carrier, LOT airlines. Star Alliance member LOT has been in financial difficulty for several years.

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The U.S. Commerce Department has put on hold at least two companies' requests for permission to sell lightly processed crude abroad, effectively stalling an industry push to export an expanding glut of oil amid the U.S. shale revolution, sources said.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:05 p.m. EDT Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Lands of opportunity: Foreign markets fueling growth of US tech trendsetters, other companies Dollar Tree buying peer Family Dollar Stores for approximately $8.5 billion Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion deal to create online real estate titan US stocks drift sidelines in late afternoon as traders wait for batches of earnings Court orders Russia to pay investors over $50 B for expropriation of Yukos oil company Pending sales of US homes fell 1.1 percent in June; pace remains slower than in 2013 Red Lobster's latest gambit: No more' 2 for $25,' goes vertical on plate to push quality Amazon to sell customizable 3- D printed products Virgin America files for initial public offering, size and timing still to be determined Lloyds bank to pay $369 million to settle with US, British regulators over market rigging

  • BEIJING, July 28- Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for antitrust investigation as government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

  • City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas& Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday.

  • *Russia to appeal "politically biased decision". MOSCOW/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, July 28- An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin.

  • July 28- Smith& Wesson Holding Corp has agreed to pay $2.03 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges its employees and representatives bribed foreign officials to supply firearms to military and law enforcement departments overseas.

  • Analysts, who were surprised by the decision, said the issues cited by the FDA were "rather mild" and expected Zalviso to eventually receive approval. The FDA in its complete response letter sought more data to ensure proper use of the device but did not ask for additional human clinical trials.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 11:30 a.m. EDT Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    US stocks head lower to start the week; European markets sink lower Lands of opportunity: Foreign markets fueling growth of US tech trendsetters, other companies Dollar Tree buying peer Family Dollar Stores for approximately $8.5 billion Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion deal to create online real estate titan Pending sales of US homes fell 1.1 percent in June; pace remains slower than in 2013 US stock market opens mixed on Wall Street; Family Dollar and Trulia jump on merger news Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations for $575 million in cash Lloyds bank to pay $400 million to settle with US, British regulators over market rigging Healthy sales, cheap yen help push Nissan quarterly profit up with North America, China growth Virgin America files for initial public offering, size and timing still to be determined

  • Lyft now legal in NYC     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Meera Joshi, NYC Taxi & Limousine CEO, discusses the launch of ride-sharing service Lyft in New York City, officially taking on rival Uber.

  • Obama could curb tax inversions on his own Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks July 22, 2014 in Washington.

    President Barack Obama could act without Congress to limit U.S. corporations moving their tax domiciles abroad in inversion deals, a tax expert says.

  • July 28- Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged nearly 28 percent in premarket trading, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its pain drug device, Zalviso, late on Friday. AcelRx said it would resubmit its marketing application for Zalviso by the end of the year, pending further discussions with the FDA.

  • EU antitrust body clears Apple's $3bn Beats deal Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services. The takeover of Beats Electronics and Beats Music announced in May for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock is the most expensive acquisition in Apple's 38- year history.