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  • BRUSSELS, Feb 8- The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users' web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop transferring personal data to the United States. The French order is the first significant action to be taken against a company transferring personal data to the...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— A utility serving 26,000 eastern Montana customers scaled back its proposal for a steep rate hike on Monday, just a day before the matter was scheduled to go before state regulators for a public hearing. Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. planned to file a new application with the Montana Public Service Commission reducing the proposed rate hike...

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    Eliminating high-denomination currency notes would help deter tax evasion, financial crime, terrorism and corruption, the ex-head of Standard Chartered Bank has argued.

  • PARIS, Feb 8- France called on the European Commission on Monday to do more to help its struggling livestock industry, seeking to defuse protests that have seen farmers block highways and supermarkets. France had in particular called for "market regulation measures" in proposals submitted ahead of a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers later this...

  • LONDON, Feb 7- The chairman of an influential committee of British lawmakers has asked finance minister George Osborne to make clear that banks should not be able to offset regulatory fines against their corporation tax bills. Tyrie, who chairs Britain's Treasury Select Committee, also requested clarification from Osborne that settlements reached with...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 6- The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinised in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper. But that obviously goes against the logic of many Internet markets, " Andreas Mundt told Sueddeutsche Zeitung's Saturday edition.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 18 Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 LOS ANGELES- Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chair Martin Gruenberg speaks before the 2016 National Inter-agency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- A U.S. aluminum fabricator said its New Jersey warehouse had not been raided by police, dispelling rumors that swept the market this week as U.S. regulators mull whether to probe allegations of dumping by a Chinese company it has been linked to. "We have received inquiries from our customers and others, about rumored police activity," Delair, New Jersey-...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 5- Cash-strapped Brazilian states, struggling with falling revenues during the worst recession in decades, may look to privatize power assets if state-controlled utility Eletrobras succeeds in selling distribution company Celg-D in March. "The whole question is if this move by the federal government could be echoed by the states; I think so," said...

  • New Jersey sues VW over excess diesel emissions Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 4:14 PM ET

    Feb 5- New Jersey on Friday filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the third U.S. state to take legal action. It faces a U.S. ban on selling 2016 diesel models and is holding talks with California, which issued a separate ban, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to win approval...

  • Acquisition targets would have benefited from being part of Lions Gate, a Canadian corporation with a lower tax rate, but certain regulations would prevent Lions Gate from buying larger companies, he said. Lions Gate said Thursday it was in talks to merge with Starz, a company it has had a 15 percent voting stake in since last year. Malone, who has stakes in both...

  • Feb 5- BlueCrest Capital Management, the hedge fund firm founded by billionaire Michael Platt, is being investigated by a U.S. financial regulator over possible conflicts posed by an internal fund that manages the money of its partners, Bloomberg reported. The Securities and Exchange Commission started the investigation last year, Bloomberg said on Friday,...

  • Acquisition targets would have benefited from being part of Lions Gate, a Canadian corporation with a lower tax rate, but certain regulations would prevent Lions Gate from buying larger companies, he said. Lions Gate said Thursday it was in talks to merge with Starz, a company it has had a 15 percent voting stake in since last year. Malone, who has stakes in both...

  • LONDON, Feb 5- CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has received the EU's list of objections to its takeover of Telefonica's O2, which will create Britain's biggest mobile operator and cut the number of networks to three, a person familiar with the situation said. European Union antitrust regulators launched a full investigation last October into Hutchison's 10.3...

  • Feb 4- A stock-trading algorithm built for Reuters highlights the correlations among gun purchases, mass shootings and the politics of gun regulation. With the benefit of hindsight, the Boston- based hedge fund Quantopian examined how a theoretical investor would have fared by investing equal amounts in Smith& Wesson Holding Corp and Sturm Ruger& Co after 20...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 5- Europe's drug regulator said on Friday the defective blood clotting test device used in a key trial for the approval of Bayer's top-selling anti-clotting drug Xarelto did not distort the study's main findings. "Xarelto can continue to be used as before, in line with the current prescribing information," the European Medicines Agency said on its...

  • FDA scientists released their supportive findings ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. "In considering the totality of the evidence, the data submitted by Celltrion show that is highly similar to U.S.-licensed Remicade" in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and a related condition called...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc's bestseller, Kalydeco, in certain cystic fibrosis patients, the company said on Friday. Kalydeco, which brought in revenue of $632 million in 2015, is already approved to treat CF patients aged 2 and older with 10 different mutations in the CFTR gene.

  • FDA scientists early on Friday released their supportive findings ahead of a scheduled meeting on Tuesday of an independent medical advisory panel to the agency. South Korea's Celltrion and partner Pfizer Inc want to sell Remsima in the United States as a cut-price copy of Johnson& Johnson and Merck& Co's Remicade, or infliximab, which had global 2014 sales of...

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied the expanded use of Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc's bestseller, Kalydeco, in certain cystic fibrosis patients, the company said on Friday. The regulator rejected the company's application for using the drug in cystic fibrosis patients aged 2 or older, who have one of 23 residual function mutations. 1/ 8.