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  • JERUSALEM, April 29- Israel's planned sale of one of its largest defense contractors has received interest from more than 20 Israeli and foreign entities, the country's privatization chief said on Wednesday. Ori Yogev, head of Israel's Government Companies Authority, said most of the interest had come from foreign firms and the state would launch a roadshow in...

  • Three men in UK court on insider dealing charges Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    LONDON, April 29- Three men appeared in a London court on Wednesday charged with using inside information to trade in technology company Logica shares during its Canadian takeover in 2012, the Financial Conduct Authority said. Manjeet Singh Mohal, 58, appeared before Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with two counts of insider trading and Reshim Birk,...

  • US seeks criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:03 AM ET

    TOANO, Virginia— The Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators in an ongoing investigation over imported products. In March a report on CBS' "60 Minutes" said that Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring made in China contains high levels of formaldehyde. In a regulatory filing Wednesday, Lumber Liquidators said that the Justice...

  • US seeks criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:15 AM ET

    TOANO, Va.— The Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators in an ongoing investigation over imported products. In early March a report on CBS' "60 Minutes" said that Lumber Liquidators' laminate flooring made in China contains high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen. In a regulatory filing Wednesday, Lumber Liquidators said that...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 28- Mexican regulators said on Tuesday that broadcaster Televisa has substantial power in 99 municipalities across the country, as a result of its acquisition of Mexican cable company Cablecom last year. Last August Televisa, the world's biggest provider of Spanish-language TV content, purchased Cablecom, which has operations in 16 states...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Aetna Inc, the third-largest U.S. health insurer, is submitting 2016 individual insurance rates to state regulators but said it might need to reexamine them after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the legality of most Obamacare exchange subsidies. Aetna Chief Financial Officer Shawn Guertin said the company had been submitting proposed rates...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects to be ready to take action within two weeks to reduce the safety risks associated with gas tank fires in older Fiat Chrysler Jeep sport utility vehicles and exploding Takata Corp airbags, the agency's top official said on Tuesday. NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind told...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects to be ready to take action within two weeks to reduce the safety risks associated with gas tank fires in older Fiat Chrysler Jeep sport utility vehicles and exploding Takata Corp airbags, the agency's top official said on Tuesday.

  • FCC gets first bid to delay net neutrality Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
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    The FCC received the first request to delay net neutrality. An architect said the rules threaten his business.

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has received the first request to delay the implementation of new Internet regulations from a communication architect who said the rules threaten his business, a filing disclosed on Wednesday showed. While the agency is likely to reject the petition by Internet protocol services...

  • Groups want review of Shell's Arctic regulatory filings Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 12:43 AM ET

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Two groups petitioned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the groups call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding the risk of a catastrophic oil spill from Arctic offshore drilling. The petition was filed Monday by Oceana and the Abrams Environmental Law...

  • TOKYO, April 28- Tokyo Electron Ltd shares plunged 15 percent on Tuesday to a six-month low after U.S. regulatory opposition forced the scrapping of its planned takeover by U.S.-based Applied Materials Inc.. Tokyo Electron shares fell as much as 14.8 percent in early trade to 6,555 yen, hitting their lowest level since late October, while the broader Tokyo...

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to stop manufacturing and distributing its SynchroMed implantable drug pump, U.S. regulators said on Monday, a step toward resolving allegations that the company violated quality standards with the device which delivers pain medication to cancer patients and others. Medtronic failed to correct problems that could lead to...

  • LOS ANGELES— Bumble Bee Foods and two managers were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna. Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35- foot-long oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant before dawn Oct. 11, 2012, when a co-worker, who...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- The U.S. Department of Commerce is resuming anti-dumping, countervailing investigations on sugar imports from Mexico in response to requests to continue the probe, according to a notice published on its website on Monday. The Commerce Department suspended the investigations in December after signing a deal with Mexico that established...

  • *Amgen's fall drags downs biotech stocks. April 27- U.S. stocks ended down on Monday, led by losses in biotech shares after disappointing news from several companies including Amgen. Amgen shares led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq's decline, dropping 3.3 percent to $162.38 after U.S. regulators said Amgen's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered for an...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends down as biotechs drop 4 pct Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    *Amgen's fall drags downs biotech stocks. April 27- U.S. stocks ended down on Monday, led by losses in biotech shares after disappointing news from several companies including Amgen. Amgen shares led the S&P 500' s decline, dropping 3.3 percent to $162.38 after U.S. regulators said Amgen's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered for an accelerated review...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— On Monday, New Jersey casino regulators told a bankruptcy court it can't transfer the license of Atlantic City's former Revel casino to new owner Glenn Straub. That's because utility company ACR Energy Partners cut off service to the building on April 9— two days after Straub bought it— in the absence of a contract for future service there.

  • April 27- Time Warner Cable Inc reached out to Cox Communications Inc in the past few days to discuss a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Comcast Corp abandoned its $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable on Friday, after U.S. regulators raised concerns that the deal would give Comcast an unfair advantage in...

  • HOUSTON, April 27- The United Steelworkers union filed a charge with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board against Lyondell Basell Industries for declaring an impasse in negotiations with striking Houston refinery workers, the union said on Monday. Lyondell declared the impasse on April 14 following the rejection of its "last, best and final" contract offer...