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  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's stock regulator has launched a fresh probe into brokerages which are lending money to investors to speculate on stocks, amid concerns that the country's share markets are becoming over-leveraged and vulnerable to a crash which could strain the banking system. "The inspection belongs to normal regular supervision and should not be...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's stock regulator will inspect the stock margin trading business of 46 companies, the official Xinhua news agency said, amid concerns that the country's stock markets are becoming over-leveraged and vulnerable to a crash which could strain the financial system. "The inspection belongs to normal regular supervision and should not be...

  • "net neutrality" rules are expected to regulate for the first time deals in which content companies such as Netflix Inc pay broadband providers to connect with their networks for smooth downloads, according to people familiar with the plan. The new draft is expected to expand the authority of the FCC to previously unregulated traffic exchange deals, known as...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's stock regulator will inspect the stock margin trading business of 46 companies, the official Xinhua news agency said, amid concerns that the country's stock markets are becoming over-leveraged and vulnerable to a sudden reversal. "The inspection belongs to normal regular supervision and should not be over-interpreted," Xinhua said...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's stock regulator will inspect the stock margin trading business of 46 companies as part of what it called normal supervision, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday. Three sources told Reuters on Wednesday that Chinese regulators would launch a fresh investigation into stock margin trading, and banks have been...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- A federal judge on Wednesday said U.S. investors may pursue a nationwide antitrust lawsuit accusing 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. The bank defendants include Bank of America Corp, Barclays Plc, BNP Paribas SA, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC...

  • S&P close to $1.37B deal over risky mortgage bond ratings Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Standard& Poor's is close to a $1.37 billion settlement with the Obama administration and U.S. states over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis. The credit rating agency is expected to sign an agreement to settle with the Justice Department and about 20 state...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Alison Ritter, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which oversees the state's oil and gas industry, said...

  • Abiomed hits all-time high on sales, new device clearance Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of Abiomed surged to an all-time high Wednesday after posting strong third-quarter results and gaining marketing approval for a new heart device. The Food and Drug Administration granted a humanitarian device exemption for Abiomed's Impella RP, meaning it can be put into use without typical delays. Abiomed Inc. also topped Wall Street...

  • New rules in China upset western tech companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    The Chinese government has adopted new regulations for companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks, The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will require makers of heart-zapping defibrillators to submit more data on the emergency devices after years of recalls and manufacturing problems. Additionally, the FDA will inspect manufacturing plants before companies can begin marketing new devices. The FDA says it has received 72,000...

  • Jan 28- KCG Holdings Inc said it will sell its foreign exchange trading platform, KCG Hotspot, to BATS Global Markets for $365 million in cash. Regulators in Britain are probing the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market following allegations that bank traders used advance knowledge of client orders to try to manipulate foreign exchange benchmarks.

  • Shake Shack raises projected price range for its IPO Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:46 AM ET

    The fast-growing company, which began as a New York City hot dog cart in 2001, said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that it now anticipates its IPO of 5 million shares to price between $17 and $19 per share. Its range had been between $14 and $16. Restaurateur Danny Meyer's first location, or stand, was in Manhattan's Madison Square Park.

  • BEIJING, Jan 28- Chinese regulators will launch a fresh investigation into stock margin trading, and banks have been told to tighten lending supervision to avoid loans being funnelled into stock markets, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the China Banking Regulatory Commission...

  • BEIJING, Jan 28- Chinese regulators will launch a fresh investigation into stock margin trading, and banks have been told to tighten supervision of their lending practices to ensure loans aren't funnelled into stock markets, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the China Banking...

  • *Regulator says met Alibaba in July to discuss illegal business. SHANGHAI, Jan 28- A China regulator has accused Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of failing to clean up what it called illegal business deals on the e-commerce titan's platforms, in an unusually strong government criticism of one of the country's biggest private firms. "Alibaba Group has long paid...

  • Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:57 AM ET

    Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. Uncowed, Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by a named Chinese official. The State Administration of Industry and Commerce wrote the...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 28- Chinese securities regulators are intensifying their scrutiny of share sales by insiders at listed companies, state media reported, as Beijing tightens its grip on a stock market rally which some fear is being twisted by market manipulation. The official China Securities Journal said on Wednesday that the China Securities Regulatory...

  • Jan 27- Medical device maker Abiomed Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its heart pump, sending its stock nearly 32 percent in extended trading. Abiomed's heart pump, Impella RP, helps blood circulation for up to 14 days in patients who develop acute right heart failure following implantation,...

  • Can Apple sustain 70% growth in China?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    Tim Bajarin, President of tech research and advisory firm Creative Strategies, says Apple won't be losing its focus in the mainland anytime soon.