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  • Jan 29- U.S. vehicle safety regulators want to find whistleblowers with knowledge "of possible defects or any wrongdoing" by Takata Corp, stepping up pressure on the air bag maker whose products are linked to five deaths and dozens of injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told Reuters it was urging potential informants to call its...

  • In a letter to China's top cybersecurity policy group dated Jan. 28, the American Chamber of Commerce in China and 17 other U.S. business lobbies urged Beijing to postpone the implementation of the new policies. U.S. tech vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft Corp are facing increased pressure from Chinese authorities to accept rigorous security checks before...

  • Jan 28- The private equity firm TPG Capital LP has sued former spokesman Adam Levine, accusing him of taking confidential documents and distributing them to the New York Times and other media after being denied a promotion to a partnership position. In a complaint filed on Wednesday with the U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, TPG said Levine has held onto his...

  • Jan 29- China will force companies which sell computer equipment to banks to hand over secret source code, undergo sensitive audits and set up research and development centers in the country, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Beijing wants 75 percent of technology products used by China's financial institutions "secure and controllable" by 2019, the...

  • Creating an old-girls network in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jan 28- Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her mega-bestselling book, Lean In, the gender-disparity debate has been front and center for years now in Silicon Valley. "Work your relationships," says Lisa Lambert, a VP with Intel Corp.' s venture-capital unit. She has launched a new chapter in Israel, and plans four more this year, in Bangalore; London; Austin, Texas;...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters. The emailed memo from Chavonda Jacobs-Young, head of the agency's Agricultural Research Service, was sent to all Animal Research...

  • Midday movers: UPS, FedEx, Herbalife, Box & More Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • Jan 23- Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are trying to firm up support by creating the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the United States, dubbing it the "Nasdaq of Bitcoin", the New York Times reported. Representatives at Winklevoss Capital could not be reached for comments outside regular business hours. The Winklevoss twins, who famously accused Facebook Inc...

  • Jan 20- French newspaper "Le Monde" said its twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by a group called the " Syrian Electronic Army", an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In November, the websites of British and North American media organisations and retailer Wal-Mart's Canadian unit were hacked in a suspected...

  • Early movers: BAC, BBY, GOOG, APPL & more Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlos Slim becomes top NY Times shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 6:11 PM ET

    Jan 14- Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder of New York Times Co after exercising warrants to double his stake in the publisher to 16.8 percent. New York Times, controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through Class B shares, paid back the loan in 2011.. New York Times intends to use cash proceeds of about $101.1 million to buy back...

  • Carlos Slim becomes NY Times largest shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    Jan 14- New York Times Co said Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has increased his stake to 16.8 percent, becoming the largest shareholder of the company. Entities affiliated with Slim exercised warrants to acquire nearly 15.9 million shares of Class A common stock at $6.3572 per share. The New York Times Co is controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through...

  • Carlos Slim becomes NY Times' largest shareholder Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Billionaire Carlos Slim speaks during an event announcing an alliance between his philanthropic foundation and the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Carlos Slim HelĂș has more than doubled his stake in The New York Times Company, to nearly 17 percent, NYT reports.

  • MIAMI, Jan 14- States probing last summer's massive hack at JPMorgan Chase& Co have asked for detailed data on the company's security practices and want to know whether the bank is certain that no sensitive account data was stolen. The states announced the probe in October after JPMorgan said that some 83 million customer records had been stolen, including names,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 13- Four Silicon Valley companies including Apple Inc and Google Inc have agreed to a new settlement that would resolve an antitrust class action lawsuit by tech workers, who accused the firms of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's employees. Plaintiffs accused Apple, Google, Intel Corp and Adobe Systems Inc in the 2011 lawsuit of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The Obama administration will unveil plans this week to regulate methane emissions from oil and natural gas production, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue proposed rules to target methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, the newspaper reported, citing a person familiar with the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 13- Standard and Poor's is expected to pay just over $1 billion to settle lawsuits from the U.S. government and several states that had accused the McGraw Hill Financial Inc unit of inflating credit ratings on toxic assets before the 2008 financial crisis, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Justice Department case, filed...

  • Jan 12- Former federal prosecutor David O'Neil will join law firm Debevoise& Plimpton as a partner in its Washington office, the New York Times reported. The law firm is expected to announce the hiring on Monday, the paper said. O'Neil joins Debevoise two years after Mary Jo White left the firm to become chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, while...

  • Economist Piketty declines France's Legion d'Honneur Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 11:09 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 1- France's star economist Thomas Piketty, who shot to fame and topped best-seller lists in 2014 with his controversial book on wealth and inequality, has declined the country's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur, local media said on Thursday. "They would do better to focus on reviving growth in France and Europe." New York Times columnist Paul Krugman...

  • Dec 30- The U.S. Department of Justice is examining the relationship between Morgan Stanley and now-defunct New Century Financial Corp in the sale of subprime mortgages in the run-up to the financial crisis, New York Times reported. The DOJ and Morgan Stanley are aiming to reach a settlement early in the new year, the newspaper said, citing a person briefed on the...