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  • WASHINGTON, July 22- The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against Symantec Corporation that alleges the company submitted false claims to a government agency it worked with under contract.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:51 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:51 AM ET

    China suspect meat scandal engulfs Starbucks and Burger King, spreads to McDonald's in Japan World stock markets rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease Netflix's 2nd- quarter earnings more than double as video service hits 50 million subscribers Detroit retirees endorse pension cuts in bankruptcy; city praises' positive decision' Hit by costly US tax settlement, Credit Suisse posts $779 million loss in second quarter US stocks are falling to start the week as big companies post mixed quarterly results A Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll highlight some of Mattel's creations for Comic-Con Chipotle's sales surge as higher prices fail to deter customers Judge says FDA can't use advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, citing conflicts Florida smoker's widow: $23 B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:05 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    World stock markets rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease Netflix's 2nd- quarter earnings more than double as video service hits 50 million subscribers Detroit retirees endorse pension cuts in bankruptcy; city praises' positive decision' Hit by US tax case, Credit Suisse posts $779 million loss in second quarter China launches national probe of supplier accused of selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC US stocks are falling to start the week as big companies post mixed quarterly results A Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll highlight some of Mattel's creations for Comic-Con Chipotle's sales surge as higher prices fail to deter customers Judge says FDA can't use advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, citing conflicts Florida smoker's widow: $23 B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:36 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    Asian shares shrug off gloom over Ukraine while China property measures boost HK shares Netflix's 2nd- quarter earnings more than double as video service hits 50 million subscribers Hit by US tax case, Credit Suisse posts $779 million loss in second quarter China launches national probe of supplier accused of selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC US stocks are falling to start the week as big companies post mixed quarterly results A Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll highlight some of Mattel's creations for Comic-Con Chipotle's sales surge as higher prices fail to deter customers Judge says FDA can't use advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, citing conflicts Florida smoker's widow: $23 B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand Allergan to cut 13 pct of global workforce, eliminate vacancies as part of restructuring

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:41 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:41 AM ET

    Asian shares shrug off gloom over Ukraine while China property measures boost HK shares Netflix's 2nd- quarter earnings more than double as video service hits 50 million subscribers China launches national probe of supplier accused of selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC US stocks are falling to start the week as big companies post mixed quarterly results A Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll highlight some of Mattel's creations for Comic-Con Chipotle's sales surge as higher prices fail to deter customers Judge says FDA can't use advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, citing conflicts Florida smoker's widow: $23 B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand Allergan to cut 13 pct of global workforce, eliminate vacancies as part of restructuring US airlines slowly adding jobs; employment up for 6th straight month despite United cuts

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:32 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Asian shares shrug off gloom over Ukraine while China property measures boost HK shares Netflix's 2nd- quarter earnings more than double as video service hits 50 million subscribers China launches national probe of supplier accused of selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC US stocks are falling to start the week as big companies post mixed quarterly results A Star Wars Car, a Doomsday doll highlight some of Mattel's creations for Comic-Con Chipotle's sales surge as higher prices fail to deter customers Judge says FDA can't use advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, citing conflicts Florida smoker's widow: $23 B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand Allergan to cut 13 pct of global workforce, eliminate vacancies as part of restructuring US airlines slowly adding jobs; employment up for 6th straight month despite United cuts

  • Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debt: Witness Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Donald Sterling will be forced to sell off some of his real estate assets to pay back debt if Clippers aren't sold, a court witness says.

  • Former Sino-Forest CFO settles fraud case Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    TORONTO— The former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest Corp. has agreed to pay $6.3 million and testify against other former executives of the China- based forestry company which collapsed under allegations of massive fraud. Most of the money, $5.6 million, will be paid to settle class action suits in Ontario and the U.S. brought by investors in Sino-Forest.

  • July 21- Volume in Barclays Plc's private U.S. trading venue, or "dark pool," fell 79 percent in the week and a half after the New York attorney general accused the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.

  • Big tobacco's $23B award unlikely to stand: Experts Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    A decision by a Florida jury to impose damages of $23.6 billion against RJ Reynolds is likely to be rejected or reduced on appeal, experts say.

  • *SK Hynix says received formal notice of Toshiba suit. SEOUL, July 21- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc on Monday said Japanese rival Toshiba Corp is seeking 109.15 billion yen in damages in a lawsuit filed over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology.

  • RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    MIAMI— The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. executive J. Jeffery Raborn has called the damages awarded by a Pensacola jury "grossly excessive and impermissible under state and constitutional law."

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:33 p.m. EDT Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 9:33 PM ET

    Plane crash in Ukraine unlikely to halt deepening divisions in old Soviet bloc on Russia International monitors try to secure sprawling Ukraine plane crash site for investigation Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane could force airlines into costly route changes Discontinued Nokia X phones suffered from improvements in Microsoft system, lack of identity Despite new boost, Maine nursing home funding challenges and political debate will remain Aruba official rejects Dutch involvement in financial affairs Uneven recovery: 5 years after recession, some US states enjoy hiring boom, others languish AbbVie, Shire agree on approx $55 billion combination, will form new UK incorporated company Investors look past geopolitical hot spots, send stocks higher on strong company earnings Florida jury slams tobacco company with $23.6 B in punitive damages in widow's lawsuit

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 19- A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker.

  • ORLANDO, Fla., July 19- A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation's second-biggest cigarette maker.

  • Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:48 PM ET

    MIAMI— A Florida jury has slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.. The case is one of thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a $145 billion class action verdict.

  • Judge finds Chinese drywall maker in contempt Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A federal judge has ordered a China- based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees— and to stop doing business in the United States— as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product. District Judge Eldon Fallon found Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. in contempt of court.

  • The case marks the first time that the SEC, which oversees the SIPC, has ever filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit corporation to try and force it to start a court liquidation proceeding. The SIPC, which was created by Congress, administers an industry-backed fund that is used to compensate investors if their brokerage collapses.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of convicted Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, on Thursday asked a judge to stay the regulator's civil lawsuit for 60 days while they try to reach a deal.

  • States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    The Oregon lawsuit filed Thursday in Portland contends 5- Hour Energy falsely claims customers get extra energy and focus from a unique blend of ingredients, when the boost actually comes from a concentrated dose of caffeine. Oregon has been part of a group leading a 33- state investigation into the accuracy of the product's claims.