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  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 12- Argentina's main farm group on Friday took complaints against Monsanto Co to local regulators, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in the market by ordering exporters to inspect soy cargos for second-generation genetically modified seeds. The Argentine Rural Society, which represent medium to large scale producers,...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12- Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves for wireless industry use, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday. Google last participated in a 2008 FCC auction but did not buy any airwaves.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The latest on Montana officials giving only partial approval to a $500 million silver and copper mine proposed near the Idaho border.:. Developers of a $500 million silver and copper mine beneath a wilderness area near the Montana- Idaho border say the conditional approval granted to the project is sufficient for it to proceed.

  • Feb 11- Visa Inc, the world's largest payments network operator, disclosed a 9.99 percent holding of Class A shares in mobile payment firm Square Inc.. The stake in the company, run by Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey, was revealed in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Billionaire investor Leonard Blavatnik disclosed in November an 11.4 percent passive stake in Class A...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Montana environmental regulators granted conditional approval Friday to a long-stalled silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, saying the developer must show before mining can proceed that the $500 million project won't drain overlying creeks. Developer Mines Management, Inc. pledged to move forward despite...

  • California insurance regulators probing Zenefits Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
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    Software company Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance over questions about its business practices.

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 12- European Union regulators opened three new anti-dumping investigations into Chinese steel products on Friday, responding to calls from European industry for protection from cheap imports that they blame for thousands of job losses in Europe. The EU executive also announced provisional anti-dumping duties on cold-rolled flat steel from...

  • LONDON, Feb 12- Britain's competition body said on Friday it had fined GlaxoSmithKline 37.6 million pounds for market abuse in striking deals to delay the launch of cheap generic copies of its antidepressant Seroxat. Generic drug companies involved, including Germany's Merck KGaA, were also fined smaller amounts, bringing the total penalties to 45 million...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11- Software company Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance over questions about its business practices, the agency said Thursday. The announcement of the investigation follows the resignation on Monday of Zenefits Chief Executive Parker Conrad, who was replaced amid allegations from state regulators...

  • Democrats failed in their attempt to amend the legislation to retain the flight service as part of the FAA. The failed Democratic amendment to keep air traffic control within the FAA would have made FAA funding mandatory, protecting it from political squabbles over the budget. It would also have required reforms to ensure adequate controller staffing and the...

  • California insurance regulators probing Zenefits Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:31 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11- Software company Zenefits is being investigated by the California Department of Insurance over questions about its business practices, the agency said Thursday. The announcement of the investigation follows the resignation on Monday of Zenefits Chief Executive Parker Conrad, who was replaced amid allegations from state regulators...

  • Visa discloses 9.99 pct stake in Dorsey-led Square Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:29 PM ET

    Feb 11- Visa Inc, the world's largest payments network operator, disclosed a 9.99 percent stake in mobile payment firm Square Inc, making it one of the top five shareholders. The stake in the company, run by Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey, was revealed in a regulatory filing on Thursday. Billionaire investor Leonard Blavatnik disclosed in November an 11.4 percent...

  • Senate panel to hear from U.S. antitrust bosses Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:03 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee will hear from the top U.S. antitrust bosses next month to discuss a wave of big mergers over the past year, according to a staffer briefed on the hearing. The Justice Department's Bill Baer, the assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the...

  • While the well still needs to be permanently sealed with cement and inspected by state regulators, the announcement by Southern California Gas Co. marked the first time the massive leak has been under control since it was reported Oct. 23. The leak is expected to cost the company, a division of Sempra Energy, $250 million to $300 million, according to a filing with...

  • The American Cable Association, U.S. Telecom Association, Consumer Technology Association, National Cable& Telecommunications Association and other groups wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to propose limited broadband privacy protections consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's rules that bar "unfair or deceptive" practices.

  • Canadian company seeks to buy Joplin utility Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 3:04 PM ET

    JOPLIN, Mo.— Missouri regulators are evaluating a Canadian company's planned purchase of a Joplin- based utility. Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. said Tuesday it would buy Joplin's Empire District Electric in a $2.4 billion deal. The Joplin Globe reports the deal has to be approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

  • Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer's accounting. Shares of the Chicago- based company fell 12 percent at one point during the day, about an hour after Bloomberg News published a report that said the SEC was looking into the cost and sales...

  • Yellen: Focused on risk from clearing houses Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 12:14 PM ET
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    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the effectiveness of clearing house platforms and their own issues, and diminishing risk in the financial system.

  • Feb 11- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Boeing Co properly accounted for the costs and expected sales of two of its best known jetliners, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The investigation involves Boeing's projection of long-term profitability for its 787 Dreamliner and 747 jumbo aircraft, Bloomberg said, citing people...

  • *EU Commission says no bias against U.S. companies. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew called on the European Union to reconsider tax probes targeting U.S. companies on Thursday, arguing that such moves represented disturbing precedents. Lew made the plea in a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, a...