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  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS COMMITTED TO ENDING GOVERNMENT FINANCING FOR MOST OVERSEAS COAL PLANTS.

  • WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WOULD OPPOSE EX-IM BANK LANGUAGE "THAT WOULD HINDER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLIMATE ACTION PLAN'.

  • Commercial drone flights are generally banned in the United States, except in a small number of cases where the FAA has granted an exemption. The FAA could announce the change next week, ahead of a congressional hearing on drones scheduled for Tuesday, these people added. The FAA had no immediate comment.

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The National Credit Union Administration Board filed suit against HSBC Bank USA, alleging it did not fulfill trustee duties for 37 residential mortgage-backed securities trusts, the group said on Friday. Central, WesCorp, Members United, Southwest and Constitution credit unions between 2004 and 2007. The complaint said HSBC did not...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The National Credit Union Administration Board filed suit against HSBC Bank USA, alleging it did not fulfill trustee duties for 37 residential mortgage-backed securities trusts, the group said on Friday. The credit union group filed the suit in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, in its role as liquidating agent for five failed...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20- Brazil's state-run Petrobras said on Friday it shut its P-58 offshore oil production ship after the country's petroleum regulator ANP found irregularities on board the vessel, one of the company's most important offshore production systems. The shutdown comes a little more than a month after a deadly explosion on a Petrobras...

  • ATHENS, March 21- Greece's parliament on Saturday approved a bill that offers hefty cuts in fines and long repayment plans to citizens owing billions of euros in overdue taxes in a bid to boost depleted state coffers. Greece is due to receive 7.2 billion euros in remaining European Union/International Monetary Fund bailout funds if it delivers on its reforms.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 20- Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers partner and Silicon Valley socialite Juliet de Baubigny took the stand Friday in a gender discrimination case against the venture firm and said she never referred to a male partner in the suit as a "sex addict." The lawsuit, which Pao filed in 2012, has helped spark a broad, ongoing discussion about sexism in...

  • SAO PAULO, March 20- Brazil's antitrust regulator has secured the cooperation of some engineering firms and executives in the first leniency agreement arising from a bribery scandal at state-run Petrobras, the agency said on Friday. The dozens of companies investigated by various agencies in the multibillion-dollar Petrobras scandal have urged Brazil's...

  • March 20- A federal judge rejected Bank of America Corp's request to dismiss a lawsuit in which Cook County, Illinois, accused the lender of targeting black and Hispanic borrowers in the Chicago area with subprime mortgages. District Judge Elaine Bucklo in Chicago said Cook County could pursue allegations that the bank steered minority borrowers into an...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- A Philadelphia jury on Friday found that Johnson& Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to warn that antipsychotic drug Risperdal could cause male breast growth, in a case filed by a young man who had taken the drug, but it awarded no damages after finding no direct link to the man's condition. The verdict came after a month-long trial in the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 20- The oil and gas industry moved quickly on Friday to challenge new U.S. regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, minutes after the Obama administration issued the rules. In what could be the start of a broad industry assault on the rules, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Western Energy Alliance sued the U.S....

  • HELSINKI, March 20- Fitch cut the outlook on Finland's triple-A rated credit rating to negative on Friday, citing weak economic growth prospects. The country's economic output has yet to return to levels seen in 2008 after exports dwindled due to the euro zone crisis, as well as to difficulties in the mobile phone and paper industries and the crisis over key...

  • *Nike rises after results, outlook. March 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Nasdaq to a 15- year high and helping the S&P 500 snap a three-week string of losses, following a pullback in the dollar, upbeat results from Nike and further biotech gains. Among early reporters, Nike jumped 3.7 percent to $101.98 as the biggest boost to the Dow after it posted a...

  • March 20- The hedge fund firm run by activist investor William Ackman said on Friday a federal judge's recent dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against Herbalife Ltd did not "exonerate or bless" its business practices. Pershing Square Capital Management LP, which in December 2012 revealed a $1 billion bet against the weight loss and nutritional products...

  • UN Women not to partner with Uber in creating jobs Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    March 20- A United Nations organization for gender equality and empowerment of women said it would not collaborate with online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc.. Uber said last week that it would partner with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women as Uber drivers by 2020.. "UN Women will not accept an offer to collaborate in job creation with Uber", Executive...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The bill is growing for New Jersey's attempt to revive Atlantic City, its financially distressed gambling hub. The information sheds further light on how much New Jersey taxpayers will shell out for Governor Chris Christie's decision to appoint an emergency manager for the resort city, a move that was opposed by many including Atlantic...

  • March 20- Investors enjoying near-record levels for major stock indexes will scrutinize housing data and other economic indicators in the coming week for hints about the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes to see if the rally will continue. That's the driver, "said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York. With Wall Street bracing...

  • *Nike rises after results, outlook. March 20- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, pushing the Nasdaq to a 15- year high and helping the S&P 500 snap a three-week string of losses, following a pullback in the dollar, upbeat results from Nike and further biotech gains. Among early reporters, Nike jumped 3.7 percent to $101.98 as the biggest boost to the Dow after it posted a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 20- Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers partner and Silicon Valley socialite Juliet de Baubigny took the stand Friday in a gender discrimination case against the venture firm and said she never referred to a male partner mentioned in the suit as a "sex addict." The lawsuit, which Pao filed in 2012, has helped spark a broad and ongoing discussion...