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  • GOVT ASKS ORGANIZATIONS TO REPORT ANY HEARTBLEED-RELATED ATTACKS TO DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

  • SYDNEY, April 11- The dollar is on track for its biggest weekly fall in nine-months early on Friday, having given up all of its recent gains as markets become increasingly convinced that any interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve is still a long way off.

  • Regulator seeks more information in Safeway sale Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    PLEASANTON, Calif.— The Federal Trade Commission is asking for more information about the pending sale of Safeway Inc., the grocery store operator said Thursday. Safeway has said it expects to complete the deal in the fourth quarter, pending shareholder and regulatory approval.

  • Facebook says WhatsApp deal cleared by FTC Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Facebook Inc said U.S. regulators have cleared its $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, even as the Federal Trade Commission warned the two Internet companies on Thursday that they must not backtrack on commitments to user privacy.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Three men have been indicted on charges that they defrauded a federal telephone subsidy for low-income Americans of $32 million, the first such criminal prosecution in the Lifeline program, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- Three men have been indicted on charges that they bilked $32 million from a federal program that subsidizes cell phones for poor Americans, the first such criminal fraud prosecution in the Lifeline program, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

  • Former Canada Finance Minister Flaherty dies Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Jim Flaherty, former Canadian Finance Minister.

    Former Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, 64, died on Thursday, just weeks after stepping down following eight years in his post.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The European packaging company Ardagh Group S.A. won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Saint-Gobain Containers Inc after agreeing to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the United States, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • Ardagh wins U.S. go-ahead to buy Saint Gobain unit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 10- The European packaging company Ardagh Group S.A. won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Saint-Gobain Containers Inc after agreeing to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

  • *Markets take soft China data in stride. TOKYO, April 10- Asian shares look to extend recent solid gains on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested the Fed may be more cautious towards raising interest rates than markets had thought.

  • *Toyota falters on recall of vehicles, BoFA Merrill cuts rating. Federal Reserve eased worries over the timing of rate hikes, though Toyota Motor extended losses as investors punished it for its latest global recall of vehicles.

  • METALS-London copper edges up after Fed minutes Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:26 PM ET

    SYDNEY, April 10- London copper edged up on Thursday, supported by the prospect U.S. interest rates may not rise as soon as previously thought, while investors were awaiting Chinese trade data to shed fresh light on demand in the world's top consumer.

  • *Fed minutes show officials concerned about "overreaction" in markets. TOKYO, April 10- Asian shares look to extend recent solid gains on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting suggested the Fed may be more cautious towards raising interest rates than markets had thought.

  • As a result, the dollar index has just about relinquished all of its gains made since the head of the U.S. central bank on March 19 suggested that interest rates may rise as soon as early next year.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, cut its holdings of U.S. government-related securities and mortgages for the second straight month in March on continued bets that the Federal Reserve will conclude bond purchases this year, data from the firm's website showed on Wednesday.

  • *Traders now see first Fed rate hike in July 2015. WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- Federal Reserve officials fretted last month that investors would overreact to policymakers' fresh forecasts on interest rates that appeared to map out a more aggressive cycle of rate hikes than was actually anticipated.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than investors had previously expected.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Justice Department official Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission. "We are delighted that the Senate has confirmed Terrell McSweeny to serve as an FTC Commissioner.

  • *Traders now see first Fed rate hike in July 2015. WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 9- Federal Reserve officials fretted last month that investors would overreact to fresh forecasts that appeared to map out a more aggressive cycle of interest rate increases than policymakers actually anticipated.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- U.S. stocks finished sharply higher on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed a more supportive central bank than previously expected. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 181.04 points or 1.11 percent, to end unofficially at 16,437.18.

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