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  • NEW YORK, March 11- Big U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase& Co and Citigroup Inc, are expected to win Federal Reserve backing on Wednesday to buy back more shares and increase their dividends in the coming year, but the approvals may be as much about the institutions' financial engineering as any improvement in their health. Issuing preferred shares to pay for...

  • In a letter filed in Manhattan federal court late on Monday, the Justice Department said the plaintiffs agreed to a six-month stay, with a few exceptions, on depositions and document exchanges. Banks including JPMorgan Chase& Co, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Citigroup Inc and UBS AG have meanwhile disclosed related investigations by the Justice Department.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest decline in two months, on increasing views the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as June. The Dow and S&P 500 ended in negative territory for the year, with the S&P 500 off 3.5 percent from its March 2 record closing high. "The issue out there has been the strong employment report, which...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- The U.S. dollar hit a near 12- year peak against the euro and touched its highest level against the Japanese yen in nearly eight years on Tuesday, buoyed by the European Central Bank's bond-buying program as well as expectations for a mid-year Federal Reserve rate hike. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major...

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- A Johnson& Johnson subsidiary pleaded guilty on Tuesday to selling liquid medicine contaminated with metal and agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday. The subsidiary, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, pleaded guilty to one federal criminal charge in the case. In 2010, the company launched mass...

  • March 10- U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest decline in two months, on strengthening views the Federal Reserve may raise rates as early as June.

  • March 10- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved United Therapeutics Corp's drug to treat an aggressive form of neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that typically occurs in children below 5 years. Wedbush Securities analyst Liana Moussatos estimated there are about 425 high-risk patients in the United States and 1,275 worldwide.

  • March 10- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it approved United Therapeutics Corp's drug to treat neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that typically occurs in children below 5 years. Unituxin is the first drug approved to treat high-risk neuroblastoma patients who have a greater chance of tumors recurring or progressing after chemotherapy.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- The U.S. dollar hit a fresh nearly 12- year peak against the euro and its highest level against the Japanese yen in nearly eight years on Tuesday on expectations for a mid-year Federal Reserve rate hike and the European Central Bank's bond-buying program. The euro fell to $1.07205, its lowest level since April 2003, before paring losses.

  • March 10- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had approved United Therapeutics Corp's drug to treat neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer that most often occurs in young children. United Therapeutics' drug, Unituxin, marks the first approval for a therapy aimed at high-risk patients affected by the cancer that forms from immature nerve cells.

  • *USDA monthly supply/demand report due at 1600 GMT. "People are wondering what the USDA report will say, but the reality remains that there is plenty of supply and if you are in the market for wheat, you have a lot of options," said Phin Ziebell, agribusiness economist at National Australia Bank. The USDA report due later in the day is expected to raise the estimate for...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. aerospace company Exelis Inc is close to unveiling a low-altitude surveillance system for drones, the latest sign of how a "highway in the sky" is likely to evolve. But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working with Exelis and other companies, universities and government agencies, to develop an air traffic management...

  • In pain: Gold struggles with U.S. economic resurgence Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    GRAPHICS: Gold's sensitivity to U.S. payrolls data: http://link.reuters.com/tuh34w. By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE, March 10- Gold prices have swung into defensive mode on fresh signs of resurgence in the U.S. economy, wilting the metal's safe haven appeal. Markets continue to underestimate Federal Reserve rate hikes this year and next year, says MKS Group's...

  • SINGAPORE, March 10- Gold was stuck near three-month lows on Tuesday on renewed expectations of a mid-year hike in U.S. interest rates and as the dollar scaled a fresh 11- year peak. Gold took a hit from Friday's strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would begin increasing interest rates by the middle of the year.

  • SINGAPORE, March 10- Gold was stuck near three-month lows on Tuesday on renewed expectations of a mid-year hike in U.S. interest rates and as the dollar scaled a fresh 11- year peak. *Gold took a hit from Friday's strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls data that boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would begin increasing interest rates in June. *Finance experts from...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- The dollar fell from an 11-1/ 2- year high versus the euro on Monday as investors took profits from gains made after last week's strong U.S. employment report helped cement expectations the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year. It is going to take something else to get us back down below the $1.0760 range, but we're not too sure...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- Stocks on Wall Street rose while other major markets edged lower on Monday as investors bet the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates sooner than previously expected, while U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose as the European Central Bank started its bond-buying program. President Barack Obama issued an executive order declaring OPEC...

  • March 9- An injection for double chin reduction developed by Kythera Biopharmaceutical Inc was unanimously backed by an independent panel of experts on Monday, bringing the drug a step closer to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA typically accepts the panel's recommendations. The drug is widely expected to win approval by May 13, when the...

  • March 9- An injection for double chin reduction, developed by Kythera Biopharmaceutical Inc, was unanimously backed by an independent panel of experts on Monday, bringing the drug a step closer to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug, ATX-101, is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, which destroys fat cells under the chin but leaves...

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar eases off post-payrolls highs Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:25 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 9- The dollar fell from multi-year highs on Monday as investors took profits from gains built on a view that last week's strong U.S. employment report helped cement expectations the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year. It is going to take something else to get us back down below the $1.0760 range, but we're not too sure what that...