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  • July 18- Viacom Inc Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dooley moved to reserve their legal right to resign "with good reason," according to regulatory filings made public on Monday.

  • July 18- U.S. regulators are investigating whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV had inflated vehicle sales figures, the company said Monday, following a lawsuit by Illinois dealers in January. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice are probing the way the Italian-American automaker reports vehicle sales to individuals,...

  • The company confirmed Monday that it is cooperating with investigations by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The group alleges that an FCA executive offered Napleton $20,000 to falsely report sales of 40 new vehicles. The SEC and Justice Department in Washington would not comment on the probe.

  • SEATTLE— The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West. It covers five refineries that Tesoro operates in Kenai, Alaska; Anacortes, Washington; Salt Lake City, Utah; Mandan, North Dakota; and Martinez, California.

  • Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva fails to clear the bar in the women's pole vault final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 6, 2012.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency is asking the Olympic Committee to consider banning all Russian athletes from the upcoming games in Rio.

  • DETROIT— The U.S. government says the nation's cars and trucks are well on their way to meeting fuel economy and emissions standards set for 2025.. A report on the standards was issued Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the California Air Resources Board. A company could fail to meet standards on pickup...

  • NEW YORK, July 18- While Wall Street is largely betting that antitrust regulators will stop Humana Inc's takeover by larger rival Aetna Inc, shares of Humana could still fall as much as 18 percent if the deal unravels, investors and analysts say. Aetna and Humana's overlap is primarily in managing Medicare Advantage health programs for the elderly, a position...

  • SAO PAULO, July 15- Regulatory changes under Brazil's interim President Michel Temer could soon facilitate a sale by Sao Paulo's state government of its controlling interest in power utility Cesp SA, a state official said on Friday. Sao Paulo Finance Secretary Renato Villela, told Reuters in a phone interview that no final decisions about a possible...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 15- Herbalife Ltd agreed to pay $200 million and change the way it does business to avoid being labeled a pyramid scheme by regulators, a blow to hedge fund manager Bill Ackman who for years has been betting against the dietary supplements maker. Shares of Herbalife jumped more than 20 percent after the settlement was made public and the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 15- Herbalife Ltd agreed to a $200 million settlement with U.S. regulators on Friday, under which the dietary supplements maker will change the way it does business and avoid being labeled a pyramid scheme, a blow to hedge fund manager Bill Ackman who for years has been betting against the company. The Los Angeles- based company's shares...

  • The death of the patient with a recurrent brain tumor was announced in a single bullet point in a series of slides as part of a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. On Friday morning, the biotechnology company issued a statement saying it was still collecting and analyzing data on the third death, and had not reported it to the FDA.

  • NEW YORK— Federal regulators closed an investigation of the multinational, nutritional supplements company Herbalife, which has for years been dogged by accusations that it was run as an elaborate pyramid scheme. Though Herbalife was ordered to restructure its U.S. operations and pay a $200 million settlement Friday, it avoided being classified by the U.S. as...

  • NEW YORK— Herbalife to pay $200 million fine and "fully restructure their U.S. business operations" in settlement with federal regulators.

  • July 15- Herbalife Ltd is expected to announce a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, under which the regulatory body has determined that the weight-loss products maker is not a pyramid scheme, CNBC tweeted, citing Dow Jones. The FTC opened a probe of Herbalife in 2014 following allegations by hedge fund manager William Ackman that it had a fraudulent...

  • July 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's settlement this week with Warner Bros Home Entertainment Inc highlighted the regulator's increasing focus on internet advertising by so-called influencers or online personalities. The agreement came after charges by the FTC that Warner Bros failed to adequately disclose thousands of dollars in payments to...

  • The company, which was subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice over its sales practices, has delayed filing its annual report as it is analyzing revenue from Africa and China for 2013, 2014 and 2015.. Alere said revised statements for these years are expected to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in its upcoming annual report.

  • July 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's settlement this week with Warner Bros Home Entertainment Inc highlighted the regulator's increasing focus on internet advertising by so-called influencers or online personalities. The agreement came after charges by the FTC that Warner Bros failed to adequately disclose thousands of dollars in payments to...

  • The latest wave of inversions largely ended after the Treasury Department said on April 4 it was moving to make the deals less lucrative by closing off one of their main attractions, "earnings stripping" transactions. At a public hearing hosted by the Internal Revenue Service on the new anti-earnings stripping proposals, business representatives said they...

  • *FCC vote promises big effect on U.S. consumers, businesses. New 5 G networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and maybe 100 times faster than today's 4 G networks, the FCC said. "This is a big day for our nation," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

  • BRUSSELS, July 14- EU regulators have brought a third antitrust charge against Alphabet Inc's Google, accusing it of blocking rivals in online search advertising, a move that raises the pressure on the company to modify its practices or face hefty fines. The European Commission on Thursday also reinforced an existing charge against the world's most popular...