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  • Britain didn't want repeat of Cadbury takeover: Kuo

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool Singapore, weighs in on how "political considerations" might have derailed Kraft Heinz's takeover of Unilever.

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine utility regulators are ready to delve into details of the proposed $1.5 billion sale of FairPoint Communications, the country's eighth-largest phone and internet company. Consolidated Communications, based in Illinois, announced in December it was buying FairPoint, assuming its debt and offering dividends to stockholders.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A mortgage services company signed a $225 million settlement with California regulators on Friday to settle allegations it overcharged active-duty military members, was late in providing key information for some civilian borrowers seeking to modify their loans and violated other laws. Florida- based Ocwen Loan Servicing agreed to pay...

  • SANTIAGO, Feb 17- Anglo American PLC will temporarily suspend operations at its El Soldado copper mine in Chile after failing to receive regulatory approval for a redesign that would have helped keep output flowing, the company said on Friday. The mine's output- it produced around 36,000 tonnes of copper in 2015- is small by the standards of Chile, the world's top...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Japan's SoftBank Corp Group may have renewed interest in combining its Sprint Corp with Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile US Inc, but a deal between the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers may not make it past U.S. regulators, antitrust experts and industry watchers said. The companies are expected to begin negotiations in April after the Federal...

  • A HaoBTC bitcoin mine site manager checks mining equipment inside their bitcoin mine near Kongyuxiang, Sichuan, China.

    Bitcoin trading volumes have shrunk. Now digital currency traders are looking to more volatile alternatives to make returns.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Robert Murray, Murray Energy Corporation founder, president & CEO, discusses President Trump's repeal of a coal mining rule from the Obama administration.

  • South Africa's Competition Commission said on Wednesday it had found more than a dozen local and foreign banks colluded to coordinate trading in the South African and U.S. currencies. In the case of the alleged rigging of the rand, the Competition Commission said it had recommended fines amounting to 10 percent of the banks' South African annual revenues to the...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 17- China's securities regulator unveiled new rules on Friday to restrict "excessive" and "frequent" fundraising by some listed companies, with a focus on private share placements. A listed company's private share placement plan must not exceed 20 percent of its share base, and should not be made within 18 months of a previous fundraising by the firm,...

  • Feb 16- The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower due to declining energy stocks. Signs of an improving economy and promises by President Donald Trump to cut corporate taxes and reduce financial regulations have been behind much of the recent gains. "Some of the excitement and...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 16- New York state announced a final cyber security regulation on Thursday with mandatory standards for banks and insurers to combat the ever-increasing risk of cyber attacks. New York attorney Jed Davis, a former U.S. federal cyber crimes prosecutor, called the regulation a "game changer." In 2015, the New York Department of Financial...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 16- New York state on Thursday announced final regulations requiring banks and insurers to meet minimum cyber-security standards and report breaches to regulators as part of an effort to combat a surge in cyber crime and limit damages to consumers. "These strong, first-in-the-nation protections will help ensure this industry has the...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Feb 16- New York state on Thursday announced final regulations requiring banks and insurers to meet minimum cyber-security standards and report breaches to regulators as part of an effort to combat a surge in cyber crime and limit damages to consumers. "These strong, first-in-the-nation protections will help ensure this industry has the...

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and as banks shares fell for the first time in six days. The rally was sparked by President Donald Trump's vow last week of tax cuts, and fueled by optimism that his plans for corporate deregulation will expand the economy. "Some of these policies are game changers to certain...

  • Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a "rogue agency" that wields too much power, Rep. Jeb Hensarling says.

  • Pollution power plant

    Multiple reports suggest President Donald Trump plans to sign executive orders that will affect the EPA and its work on climate change.

  • NEW YORK— The parent company of the social network Snapchat is valuing itself at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public offering in years. Snap Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that the IPO is likely to be priced between $14 and $16 per share. Snap's highly anticipated IPO would be the largest since China's Alibaba...

  • Executive Edge: Getting real on regulation

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports on the regulatory burden on small business in the U.S.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 16- A Chinese consultancy that has previously helped to win antitrust battles against Coca-Cola and Apple has taken aim at McDonald's Corp, arguing in a complaint to regulators that the American fast food giant's China sale may hurt workers and consumers. McDonald's said last month it had agreed to sell the bulk of its China and Hong Kong business...