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  • ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER SAYS CREDIT SUISSE TO PAY $1.8 BILLION FINE AS PART OF SETTLEMENT.

  • HOLDER SAYS CREDIT SUISSE IS LARGEST BANK TO PLEAD GUILTY TO CRIMINAL CHARGE IN 20 YEARS.

  • ANALYSIS-Pfizer-AstraZeneca deal not quite dead yet Monday, 19 May 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 19- Pfizer Inc may have called its $118 billion bid for AstraZeneca Plc a "final" offer, and its British rival sees no prospect of a deal being revived. Morningstar analyst Damien Conover in Chicago said the odds of an AstraZeneca purchase had fallen well below the 50 percent mark.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Corporate tax-dodging deals known as inversions, in which a U.S. multinational shifts its tax domicile to a lower-tax country, would be restricted under legislation to be proposed in both houses of Congress by Democrats on Tuesday. Representative Sander Levin and Senator Carl Levin, brothers from Michigan, will both propose bills, aides said.

  • CREDIT SUISSE AG PLEADS GUILTY TO U.S.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a statewide effort to combat so-called zombie properties by encouraging the state legislature to pass the Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act he proposed earlier this year.

  • China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment was "made up" and would damage trust between the two nations. Officials in Washington have argued for years that cyber espionage is a top national security concern.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- Jon Corzine and other former insiders of collapsed brokerage MF Global can tap another $10 million of insurance funds to defend lawsuits accusing them of hastening the firm's downfall, a U.S judge said on Monday.

  • TOKYO, May 20- Japanese companies increasingly expect to bounce back from a sales tax increase by the end of the year and are more willing to raise wages, a Reuters poll showed, adding to evidence that the hike is unlikely to derail a recovery in world's third-biggest economy.

  • *J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Barclays are lead underwriters. J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Barclays are the lead underwriters of the IPO, the company told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus. GoPro's founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman and his family are the biggest stockholders with a 49 percent stake.

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is looking at instances in which brokerage firms may have used algorithms to engage in abusive trades, or failed to supervise the use of algorithms by their advisers, Rick Ketchum, FINRA chairman and chief executive, told reporters at the regulator's annual conference in Washington.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Monday he hoped to head off a protracted trade dispute with Mexico over sugar imports by encouraging a negotiated agreement before any sanctions are imposed.

  • FDA approves Ajinomoto's no-calorie sweetener Monday, 19 May 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    May 19- U.S. regulators have approved a new non-caloric sweetener from Japan's Ajinomoto Co that can be used as a substitute for sugar or high fructose corn syrup in foods and beverages. FDA said the product can be used as a tabletop sweetener or in baked goods, non-alcoholic beverages, frozen desserts, jams and jellies, chewing gum and other foods.

  • WINSTON- SALEM/NEW YORK May 19- Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson struck a defiant note on Monday in her first public remarks since the newspaper fired her, urging a group of university graduates to fight back in the face of adversity.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK/ ZURICH, May 19- U.S. prosecutors criminally charged Credit Suisse and two of its units with conspiring to willfully help Americans evade taxes, and the Swiss bank is expected to plead guilty later on Monday.

  • Wearable camera maker GoPro files to go public Monday, 19 May 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    May 19- GoPro Inc, which makes wearable action cameras and accessories, filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

  • SYDNEY, May 20- After 35 years of banking with big Australian banks like National Australia Bank, Paula and Peter Samson closed their accounts to protest the lenders' exposure to the polluting fossil fuel industry.

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is looking at instances in which brokerage firms may have used algorithms to engage in abusive trades, or failed to supervise the use of algorithms by their advisers, Rick Ketchum, FINRA chairman and chief executive, told reporters at the regulator's annual conference in Washington.

  • May 19- Ophthotech Corp said it granted the rights to market its experimental eye drug outside the United States to a unit of Novartis AG. Ophthotech's shares rose as much as 29 percent in trading after the bell. Ophthotech said Novartis would develop and market the technology such as a pre-filled syringe to deliver the injectable eye drug.

  • May 19- French advertising agency Publicis Groupe SA and Facebook Inc have struck a multi-year digital marketing deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a person familiar with the matter.