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  • Lawmakers worry as conservation program shrinks Saturday, 2 May 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— At the peak of the wheat bubble, Montana farmers looking for more land to seed were pulling roughly 200,000 acres a year from conservation. The number of Montana acres set aside to control erosion or create wildlife habitat slid from 3.5 million acres in 2007 to 1.7 million acres in 2014, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • ORANGE, Calif./ PHILADELPHIA, May 1- The Federal Reserve could well raise interest rates as soon as June, two top U.S. central bankers said on Friday, so long as economic data strengthens as expected from a dismal first quarter. The key, both Loretta Mester, president of the Cleveland Fed, and John Williams, president of the San Francisco Fed, said, is that by a quirk of the...

  • STORRS, Conn.— The National Science Foundation has frozen more than $2 million in grants to the University of Connecticut after a foundation investigation found two professors used grant money to buy products from their own company, Connecticut state auditors disclosed Friday. Auditors John Geragosian and Robert Ward also said UConn officials failed to...

  • May 1- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Thursday it will issue a license soon to DTE Energy Co to build a new reactor at its Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan. DTE proposed a 1,600- megawatt Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor built by General Electric Co and Hitachi Ltd. The license would be the first for an ESBWR reactor.

  • WASHINGTON, May 1- U.S. telecom industry groups, alongside AT&T Inc and smaller companies, on Friday called for regulators to immediately block parts of new stricter rules for Internet service providers, citing steep costs and threats to investment. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, USTelecom Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 14 Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren gives welcome and opening remarks before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Outreach Meeting hosted by the bank- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo speaks at opening session before the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction...

  • April 30- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved The Medicines Co's dry powder blood-clotting agent for use in hospital settings, a month after the treatment received approval in Europe. The approval comes at a time Medicines Co is facing a drop in sales of its lead product, Angiomax anticoagulant injection, which accounted for over 80...

  • FDA approves Medicines Co's blood clotting agent Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    April 30- The U. S Food and Drug Administration approved the Medicines Co's dry powder blood clotting agent for use in hospital settings, a month after the treatment received approval in Europe. The treatment, Raplixa, is a combination of two human plasma-derived blood-clotting proteins, fibrinogen and thrombin. Raplixa is used to control bleeding during...

  • McKesson settles investigation on controlled substances Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    April 30- U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp said it settled with several federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, claims alleging suspicious order reporting practices for controlled substances. The suspensions will not result in supply disruptions to any customer, McKesson said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. McKesson said it had already...

  • COLUMN-Keep your eye on wage pressures -James Saft Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:49 PM ET

    April 30- Sure, much U.S. economic data has been weak, and sure, we may see fallen leaves drifting in the streets of Washington before the Federal Reserve actually hikes rates, but the most important development this week may turn out to be the rise in employment costs. The employment cost index rose more than expected in the first quarter, up 2.6 percent compared with...

  • *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, posts best month in 4-1/ 2 years. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar rose against the Japanese yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 30- Gold fell 2 percent on Thursday after better-than-forecast U.S. jobs data encouraged investors to sell the traditional safe-haven market, reviving expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates soon. Data on Thursday showed claims for state unemployment benefits declined 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000 for...

  • Since the review of healthcare antiseptics in the 1970' s, things have changed, the FDA noted, alluding to a shift in frequency of use, a hospital's infection control practices, technology and safety standards. The regulator is looking to play catch up with the scientific community after an independent panel of experts to the FDA raised similar concerns last year.

  • April 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission wants a federal appeals court in Washington to hear the cases against its new internet regulations, according to court documents filed on Thursday.

  • Don't fall for these 5 infomercial money-grabbing tricks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Leaving aside whether the miracle products really work as advertised, you have to be careful and aware that the $19.95 price touted often will wind up being a lot more. The Federal Trade Commission said costumers were led to believe they would be getting two $19.95 products for less than $10 each, but actually paid $35.85 when a processing and handling fee was...

  • FDA seeks more data on antiseptic ingredients Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:49 AM ET

    Alcohol and iodines are the most common active ingredients in such antiseptics, the FDA said, adding that home-use antiseptics such as antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers are not part of this evaluation. Accordingly, the FDA is requesting more data on absorption, potential hormonal effects and bacterial resistance of antiseptics under the...

  • FOREX-Dollar advances vs yen on upbeat U.S. data Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    *Stronger-than-expected U.S. data helps dollar. *Euro rises to 2- month high, but off its peak. NEW YORK, April 30- The dollar gained against the yen Thursday after U.S. data showed signs of a stabilizing labor market and an economy that was gathering momentum, putting the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates at least once this year.

  • LONDON, April 30- Gold fell two percent on Thursday after better-than-forecast U.S. jobs data boosted the dollar, reviving expectations the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates soon. Data on Thursday showed claims for state unemployment benefits declined 34,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000 for the week ended April 25, the lowest reading since...

  • FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    For now, the FDA stressed that health care workers should continue using hand washes, sanitizers and surgical scrubs, which are standard tools for preventing health care infections. "We're not asking for any of these products to come off the market at this time, we're just asking for additional data," Theresa Michele, a director in the agency's drug center, said in an...

  • U.S. labor costs rise solidly; wage growth picks up Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 30- U.S. labor costs rose solidly in the first quarter as wages in the private sector increased, which could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates this year. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, advanced 0.7 percent- the largest gain since the third quarter of 2014- after an unrevised 0.5 percent rise in...