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  • Jan 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rockwell Medical Inc's drug for treating iron loss in chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis, sending the company's shares up about 15 percent in premarket trading. Samimy said she expected Triferic to hit peak sales of $200 million- $250 million in the United States. Rockwell estimates the market for...

  • HUD's Castro: Helping middle class home buyers  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:09 AM ET

    HUD Secretary Julian Castro, discusses home lending standards, and steps the FHA has taken to safeguard against another housing crisis, yet provide responsible home buyers a chance to own a home.

  • FHA lowering annual premiums  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick, and HUD Secretary Julian Castro, discuss the Federal Housing Administration's move to lower insurance premiums and how it is expected to help first-time home buyers.

  • The atmosphere will already be tense as the fallout from Sunday's snap election in Greece settles and concern has grown in some quarters that central banks, which played such a big part in guiding economies through the financial crisis, are becoming less predictable. The shock of the Swiss National Bank abandoning its cornerstone currency cap had yet to fully...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 23- The Federal Reserve could be key for Wall Street next week as investors get to hear from the U.S. central bank for the first time since a series of moves by its global peers, including the European Central Bank's massive stimulus plan. But the increased stimulus measures from the ECB and elsewhere globally, including the Bank of Canada, may make it...

  • FDA approves 2nd vaccine against meningitis strain Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Federal health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis. The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared Novartis' Bexsero vaccine against a subtype of meningococcal bacteria in people ages 10 to 25. The agency cleared a similar vaccine from Pfizer last October.

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he was not worried that diverging monetary policies in the United States and Europe will complicate his efforts to beat deflation at home. In an interview with Bloomberg TV from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Kuroda welcomed the ECB's decision to launch a bond-buying program, following the...

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he is not worried that diverging monetary policies in the United States and Europe will complicate his efforts to beat deflation at home. In an interview with Bloomberg TV from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Kuroda welcomed the ECB's decision on Thursday to launch a bond-buying programme.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Federal Reserve policymakers, already struggling to assure investors that they remain on track for a mid-year interest rate rise, will find the task has just become harder with their peers in Europe and elsewhere headed in the opposite direction. The European Central Bank's decision on Thursday to pump 60 billion euros a month into the...

  • Drone operator settles case with FAA for $1,100 fine Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    The FAA said Pirker operated the drone in a reckless manner. Pirker argued the FAA couldn't enforce such a ban when it had never issued regulations governing drone flights. The FAA is working on regulations but they have been repeatedly delayed.

  • Jan 22- A panel of experts on Thursday voted to recommend that U.S. health regulators approve Astellas Pharma Inc's drug for the treatment of rare, often fatal invasive fungal infections that can target patients with blood cancers. The Astellas medicine, which would be sold under the proposed brand name Cresemba, was granted Orphan Drug status by the FDA, which is...

  • Puerto Rico seeks economic advice from NY Fed official Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— A vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has met with Puerto Rico senators to discuss how the government can strengthen the U.S. territory's economy. James Orr says Puerto Rico should improve the performance of its state-owned corporations and impose greater budgetary restrictions. The government said in a statement...

  • Jan 21- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's injectable drug, Cosentyx, to treat adults with a moderate to severe skin disease called plaque psoriasis. Eli Lilly and Co will begin marketing its IL-17 inhibitor ixekizumab in the first half of 2015, while Amgen Inc and AstraZeneca Plc's brodalumab reported positive results from a...

  • FDA approves Novartis's psoriasis drug Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    Jan 21- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved Novartis AG's drug to treat adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

  • Markets are waiting to see just how much financial firepower the European Central Bank will unleash Thursday, when it is expected to announce large-scale purchases of government bonds with newly printed money to stimulate a sluggish economy. Federal Reserve— as well as the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan. Europe could definitely use a push.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- A Texas company that makes brain-training games for children has settled a complaint over unsubstantiated health claims, the U.S. government said on Tuesday. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Focus Education claimed in an advertisement and on its website that it could permanently improve a child's focus, memory and school...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 3 Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will preside over an open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council at the Treasury Department. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen participates in open session of the Financial Stability Oversight Council meeting- 1930 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes from its January policy meeting-...

  • APNewsBreak: US settles case over fake Facebook page Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns and led to a federal government review of the ruse, according to court papers filed Tuesday. After initially defending the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- More regulation may be needed for a key part of the banking industry's profit engine, a top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday, as regulators continue to determine ways to make markets safer and more transparent. Fed Governor Jerome Powell said efforts to improve safeguarding against improper uses of information across the fixed...

  • Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 9:59 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions. The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Fed's cap of about 24 cents per transaction on so-called "swipe fees." The fee cap set by the Fed in 2011...