Dec 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals Inc's single-dose flu shot on Monday, for use in adults with acute uncomplicated influenza. The drug was developed under a $234.8 million contract from Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.» Read More
NEW YORK, July 14- Former leaders of the defunct law firm Dewey& LeBoeuf have asked a state judge to dismiss criminal charges against them, saying they should not be made "scapegoats" for the firm's downfall.
TOKYO, July 15- The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its stimulus programme on Tuesday and its projection that inflation will approach its 2 percent target next year, unfazed by recent data casting doubts over its scenario of an investment-led economic recovery.
NEW YORK, July 14- Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta, serving a two-year prison term, has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his insider trading conviction.
NEW YORK, July 14- After months of trying to push Dish Chairman Charles Ergen out of its capital structure, bankrupt wireless venture LightSquared on Monday proposed a turnaround plan that would make Ergen its primary lender after bankruptcy.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 14- Overcoming two months of delays, a Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday to put six small commercial communications satellites into orbit for ORBCOMM Inc.
*Citigroup to pay $7 bln to settle U.S. mortgage probe. NEW YORK, July 14- U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average hitting an intraday record, lifted by Citigroup's better-than-expected earnings and more deals in the healthcare space. Citigroup Inc shares jumped 3 percent to $48.42 and gave the S&P 500 one of its biggest boosts.
July 14- Online payment company MOL Global Inc, majority-owned by Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan, filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise about $300 million in an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares.
LONDON, July 14- Oil prices ended slightly higher on Monday as traders weighed renewed violence in Libya against broader signs of a global market well-supplied with crude. Last week, North Sea benchmark Brent closed at its lowest in three months as easing tensions in Libya and Iraq mitigated fears of supply disruptions.
WASHINGTON, July 14- Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.
NEW YORK, July 14- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average hitting an intraday record high, lifted by strong results from Citigroup Inc and more deals in the healthcare space. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 111.67 points or 0.66 percent, to end unofficially at 17,055.48.
*Wheat, corn rise from four-year lows. "The weather continues to be excellent for crop development," Sterling Smith, futures specialist at Citigroup, said in a note to clients. Chicago Board of Trade September corn futures settled 3-3/ 4 cents higher at $3.81-1/ 2 a bushel, snapping a nine-session losing streak.
*Concerns ease over Portugal's top bank. Yellen, who will go before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday to deliver the latest report to Congress on monetary policy, could take a hawkish stance on raising interest rates in response to strong June jobs data, analysts and investors said.
TORONTO, July 14- About 900 workers at Bombardier Inc's railcar production facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario, went on strike on Monday afternoon after contract talks hit an impasse over pension changes and benefit reductions.
MEXICO CITY, July 14- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law new rules for the telecommunications and broadcasting industries that are designed to curb the power of billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil and broadcaster Televisa.
BRASILIA, July 14- Retail sales in Brazil probably dropped for a third straight month in May, as weak confidence and higher interest rates continued to hurt consumer demand, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.
In 2012, Ernst& Young voluntarily decided to cease performing lobbying work for SEC registrant audit clients. " "Auditor independence is critical to the integrity of the financial reporting process," said Scott Friestad, an associate director in the SEC's enforcement division.
LOS ANGELES, July 14- Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Monday announced a reorganization of its television business as the network sought to push itself out of last place among the big U.S. broadcasters.
GLAXOSMITHKLINE RECALLS PAINKILLER IN PUERTO RICO@. July 14- GlaxoSmithKline Plc recalled about 10,600 bottles of its painkiller sold in Puerto Rico after finding the packaging was not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.
July 14- Pilot Flying J, the large U.S. operator of truck stops, agreed to pay a $92 million fine to resolve its criminal liability for a scheme in which employees fraudulently withheld diesel fuel price rebates from customers, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday.
But Washington sees bright side of findings. GENEVA, July 14- World Trade Organization judges said on Monday the United States broke its rules in imposing hefty duties on Chinese steel products, solar panels and a range of other goods that Washington argues enjoyed government subsidies.