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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Generic drugmaker Actavis Plc has won U.S. approval to buy specialty pharmaceuticals company Forest Laboratories on condition it sell or relinquish the rights to four generic medicines, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • *Chicago Board of Trade grain and soy futures tumbled on Monday keeping farmers uninterested in selling crops after the U.S. Agriculture Department forecast a record autumn harvest and larger-than-expected existing supplies. *USDA said the corn crop was rated 75 percent good to excellent as of June 29, up 1 percentage point from a week earlier.

  • McDonald would face uphill battle in reforming VA Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 5:08 PM ET
    Robert McDonald

    Will Bob McDonald be able to change the Department of Veterans Affairs or will the U.S. government's second largest agency change him?

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Cosmetics maker L'Oreal USA has agreed to settle U.S. complaints that its advertisements for skin care products Lancome Genifique and L'Oreal Paris Youth Code were deceptive, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- Cosmetics maker L'Oreal USA, a subsidiary of L'Oreal SA, has agreed to settle U.S. complaints that advertisements for its skin care products Lancome Genifique and L'Oreal Paris Youth Code were deceptive, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.

  • June 30- Allergan Inc said on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would not approve its acute migraine aerosol treatment until certain concerns are addressed, but the agency approved a new use for its implantable eye drug, Ozurdex.

  • June 30- Allergan Inc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had raised issues about its application for a new acute migraine aerosol but had separately approved a treatment for diabetic macular edema.

  • June 30- Allergan Inc on Monday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had raised issues about its application for a new acute migraine treatment and that it was working with the agency to address them.

  • Obama to nominate McDonald VA chief     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 6:08 AM ET

    In an attempt to turn around the troubled agency, President Obama will tap former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Veteran's Affairs Department, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

  • White House review of VA finds 'corrosive culture' Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:57 PM ET
    Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    A White House review of the VA has found that a 'corrosive culture' has led to personnel problems and that the agency has faced chronic failures.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved MannKind Corp's inhaled insulin, Afrezza, capping an arduous journey for the company and its octogenarian founder, Alfred Mann. It acts more rapidly than injectable insulins such as Eli Lilly and Co's Humalog and Novo Nordisk's NovoLog.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved MannKind Corp's inhaled insulin Afrezza, capping an arduous journey for the company and its octogenarian founder, Alfred Mann. It acts more rapidly than traditional injected insulin sold by Eli Lilly and Co and Denmark's Novo Nordisk.

  • WASHINGTON/ MUMBAI, June 27- India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to launch a cheaper copy of Novartis AG's blood pressure pill Diovan, bolstering its outlook after a raft of regulatory bans for poor production quality at its India facilities dented investor sentiment.

  • U.S. gas prices to rise if biofuel mandate not cut -CBO Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. gasoline prices could rise by up to 26 cents a gallon by 2017 if the Environmental Protection Agency does not lower the ambitious targets in a federal biofuel use mandate, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday.

  • *U.S.-listed shares of Barclays fall on fraud lawsuit. *GoPro shares jump over 30 percent in first day after IPO. NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday after the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said interest-rate increases should come sooner rather than later.

  • U.S. FDA seeks ideas for nanotech use in livestock feed Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    CHICAGO, June 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is opening the door for livestock feed manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to roll out nanotechnology products that could make animals gain weight faster or absorb medications more quickly.

  • *Financial stocks slide on U.S. lawsuit vs Barclays. NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after a top Federal Reserve official said interest rates should rise by early 2015, while the pound gained on speculation that UK rates were set to go higher, even as the Bank of England took only mild steps on Thursday to tighten lending.

  • European shares fall, traders cite U.S. Fed official Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Barclays sags on U.S. fraud lawsuit linked to stock trading. The market was also pegged back by weakness in banking shares, led by a steep drop in Barclays after the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against it. "I think it is mainly Bullard," said Andy Ash, director at Monument Securities.

  • *U.S.-listed shares of Barclays fall on fraud lawsuit. *GoPro to make Nasdaq debut after pricing IPO at top of range. NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday following comments from a top Federal Reserve official that interest rate increases should come sooner rather than later.

  • LYNCHBURG, Va., June 26- The U.S. jobless rate is likely giving an accurate read on the amount of slack in the labor market, with an unusually high level of long-term unemployment reflecting those who lack skills needed to find work, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday.