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  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Comcast Corp's merger with Time Warner Cable Inc would not deprive consumers of TV or broadband choices and would help the two companies compete against newcomers including Google Inc and Apple Inc in the video market, Comcast told U.S. regulators on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Comcast Corp told U.S. regulators on Tuesday that its merger with Time Warner Cable Inc would not take away any TV or broadband choices for consumers.

  • Tesla's bid to attract small, mid-sized businesses Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    People walk past a Tesla motor company dealership.

    Tesla rolls out a leasing program that allows small and medium-sized businesses to deduct Model S payments from business taxes.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:26 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    Regulators act to require US banks to have stronger capital base to reduce financial threats IMF: World economy gains but faces too-low inflation and capital losses from emerging nations US employers posted more job openings in February, a sign that hiring will pick up EU's top court nixes snooping legislation, strengthens privacy rights Stocks rise for the time in four days; Gilead slumps on pressure over new drug Energy Department forecasts slightly lower gasoline prices for the summer and year GM investing $449 M in 2 Detroit-area plants to build next-generation Volt; more jobs expected Japan pharmaceutical company Takeda penalized over diabetes drug, plans to challenge verdict Comcast makes its case for taking over Time Warner Cable, stresses benefits in gov't filings After spike in deaths, railroads launch campaign to highlight dangers of being near tracks

  • Coal miner L&L Energy's CEO Lee quits Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    April 8- L&L Energy Inc Chief Executive Dickson Lee resigned, the coal miner said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, less than three weeks after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company of fraud. The regulator had accused L&L Energy and its founder, Lee, of making false disclosures about who was running the company.

  • Nokia gets Chinese approval for Microsoft deal Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:18 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro deal.

  • HELSINKI, April 8- Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft Corp, it said on Tuesday, and added there had been no request for it to change its patent practices. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro deal.

  • HELSINKI, April 8- Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft, it said on Tuesday, and added the companies expect the deal to close in April. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro deal.

  • SHANGHAI, April 8- Insurers in China, including Chinese-based foreign insurers, will be allowed to buy stakes in more than one peer that competes in the same product lines, according to new rules issued by the Chinese insurance regulator.

  • The trading room at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.

    It's not every day that you find a fan club for new taxes, especially among economists and legal experts. The New York Times reports.

  • PERTH, April 8- The Australian oil and gas industry is telling everybody that a second wave of investment in liquefied natural gas plants is at risk unless labour and regulatory costs are cut.

  • Harvey Pitt, CEO of Kalorama Partners and former chairman of the SEC

    Despite the furor over whether high-frequency trading is "rigging" markets, more regulations aren't needed, said Harvey Pitt, a former SEC chairman.

  • SHANGHAI, April 8- Insurers in China, including Chinese-based foreign insurers, will be allowed to acquire and merge with each other for the first time in a step to strengthen the industry, according to new rules issued by the country's insurance regulator.

  • SHANGHAI, April 8- Insurers in China, including Chinese-based foreign insurers, will be allowed to acquire and merge with each other for the first time, according to rules issued by the Chinese insurance regulator seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

  • April 7- James River Coal Co filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after struggling with a steep drop in prices and demand for both thermal and steel-making coal. Coal companies have also been hit by President Barack Obama's push for stricter regulation of greenhouse gas emissions by the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • James River Coal files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business. The Richmond, Va.- based company says it faces challenges from the weak economy, environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- A U.S. court ruled on Monday that the Federal Trade Commission can proceed with a lawsuit against hotel group Wyndham Worldwide Corp for allegedly failing to safeguard consumers' personal information.

  • Zohydro maker sues to block Massachusetts ban Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Zogenix filed suit in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on Monday requesting that the court temporarily stop Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's executive order. The San Diego- based company argues in its lawsuit that Governor Patrick's order is at odds with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which approved use of Zohydro for severe pain in October.

  • Copper mine project backer drops plans for tunnel Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    HELENA, Mont.— A mining company dropped plans to dig a mile-long tunnel for a copper development project near the Smith River after two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the proposal, state environmental regulators said Monday.

  • April 7- MannKind Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review date of its inhaled insulin treatment by three months, sending the company's shares down as much as 22 percent before the bell.

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