The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had denied approval for tivozanib's use in renal cell carcinoma in June, citing inconsistent patient survival data. Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society.» Read More
*Dividend estimated at 50 cents/ share in first year. Dec 13- Simon Property Group Inc, the largest owner of U.S. malls and outlet centers, will spin off its strip malls and smaller shopping centers into a publicly traded REIT to focus on its larger retail properties.
LONDON, Dec 13- Global equities headed for their biggest two-week drop since June and the dollar hit 5- year highs against the yen on Friday amid concern the U.S.
LONDON, Dec 13- With many markets scaling record highs thanks to the largesse of the world's major central banks, talk of asset bubbles is rife. But by many measures, such talk appears unjustified.
The average television rating for the league's games on CBS this season was the highest since the network began broadcasting a primarily SEC schedule in 2001.. CBS said Thursday that its coverage averaged a 4.5 rating and 10 share, up 15 percent from last year. CBS is part of CBS Corp..
CLEVELAND-- Lydia Ko, who earned an exemption to join the LPGA Tour in October as a 16- year-old, has signed with management company IMG. Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Ko is already No. 4 in the rankings and won the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters last week in Taiwan in her second start as a professional.
Dominating the Thursday announcements were A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, who had top acting bids, while the movies of filmmaking gurus Steve McQueen and David O. Russell landed in multiple categories, including best motion picture. _ " Lee Daniels' The Butler."
A representative for the NBC sketch-comedy show on Thursday confirmed reports it's answering complaints about its lack of diversity by staging showcases to choose at least one black female cast member and to hire her within weeks. In recent weeks, the show has seen two dozen candidates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
LOS ANGELES-- While bass-heavy music pounds, an actor impersonating President Barack Obama dances, mugs for the camera and raps about the health care overhaul, "So tell a friend or a random guy, I've got a game-changer right here that saves lives."
DES MOINES, Iowa-- Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday. Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt, the Des Moines- based federal prosecutor for central Iowa.
LOS ANGELES-- Disgraced former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he filed a false federal income tax return to reduce his tax liability, documents filed Thursday show.
Separate auctions were held Thursday in Dallas: One featured Texas native Farrah Fawcett's jewelry and other memorabilia, while another had as its centerpiece the gray wool suit worn by Gene Kelly in "Singin' in the Rain." Other items put up for auction by Fawcett's nephew, Gregory Walls of Houston, included scripts and costumes.
Dec 12- U.S. insurer American International Group is in talks to sell its aircraft leasing business to AerCap Holdings NV, a person briefed on the discussions said.
2. Marc Anthony; $1,076,073; $82.66. 5. Michael Buble; $888,030; $84.22. 6. "Honda Civic Tour"/ Maroon 5/ Kelly Clarkson; $882,798; $50.36.
WASHINGTON-- The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama wants to address growing media protests about limited access to his events, including restricted coverage of his trip to South Africa with former President George W. Bush.
The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North Railroad, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members, the Federal Railroad Administration said Thursday.
DENVER-- Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday.
COPENHAGEN, Dec 13- Six Danish pension funds have decided to leave the private organisation behind the U.N.-backed Principles for Responsible Investment because of what they say are problems of corporate governance within the organisation. With total assets worth more than 600 billion Danish crowns ATP ranks among the largest pension investors in Europe.
WASHINGTON-- It's a growing side effect of modern medicine: A test for one condition turns up something completely unrelated. "Incidental findings can be life-saving, but they also can lead to uncertainty and distress," cautioned Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania, who chairs the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
WASHINGTON-- An ancient Roman sculpture portraying a warrior just before his death is visiting Washington on its first trip outside of Italy in more than 200 years. "The Dying Gaul" went on display Thursday at the National Gallery of Art and will be there through March 16.
*Copper on track to rise 1.5 percent this week. LONDON, Dec 13- Copper slipped on Friday after five sessions of gain as the dollar rose across the board and caution prevailed ahead of a U.S. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was at $7,220 a tonne at 1050 GMT, down from a last bid of $7,226 on Thursday.