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  • "We are writing to request that your agencies investigate whether Carl Icahn violated insider trading laws, anti-market manipulation laws, or any other relevant laws based on his recent actions in the market for renewable fuel credits," the senators said in a letter to the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading...

  • NEW YORK, May 8- With the U.S. stock market near record highs, hedge fund managers presented ideas that largely depend on rising property values and corporate mergers for growth at a high-profile investment event in New York on Monday. Shares in Toronto- listed DHX Media Ltd, which owns rights to popular children's television shows including "Bob the Builder" and "...

  • NEW YORK, May 8- Shares in a real estate developer, a cable company and the Canadian creator of the Teletubbies show all rose on Monday after being promoted at an event in New York where hedge fund managers present a diverse range of investment ideas. Shares in Toronto- listed DHX Media Ltd, which owns rights to popular children's television shows including Bob the...

  • **YOKOHAMA, Japan- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao opens annual general meeting. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Per Jansson gives a speech about "the latest repo rate decision and the current economic situation" 0800 GMT. TOKYO- People's Bank of China Deputy Governor Gang Yi and Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani...

  • **YOKOHAMA, Japan- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao opens annual general meeting. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Per Jansson gives a speech about "the latest repo rate decision and the current economic situation" 0800 GMT. TOKYO- People's Bank of China Deputy Governor Gang Yi and Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani...

  • More states are mulling whether to prohibit salary history questions from job interviews

    According to USA Today, several states and cities are banning the question as part of efforts to ensure equal pay for women.

  • NEW YORK, April 25- More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. In an April 14 appearance on television show "Fox& Friends," Scott...

  • PHILADELPHIA/ LONDON April 25- U.S. commercial property insurer FM Global is planning a European hub in Luxembourg following Britain's decision to leave the bloc, the head of its European division told Reuters. The mutual insurer, which earned $5.5 billion in gross premium last year, plans to continue many business operations in Windsor, west of London, but has...

  • *Q1 adj profit $0.43/ shr vs est $0.38/ shr. *Shares jump as much as 8.5 pct to $104.14 in morning trading. The company's shares rose as much as 8.5 percent to $104.14.

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • BOSTON, April 21- A high-stakes shareholder vote at Wells Fargo& Co next week will determine whether the bank has done enough to retain investor confidence after its phony-account scandal, and whether a leading proxy adviser wields enough clout to help oust most of its board. In one of its toughest shareholder notes, Institutional Shareholder Services...

  • *Sees 2017 adjusted EPS $2.40- 2.60 vs est $2.57. The Providence, Rhode Island- based company delivered 12 King Air turboprop aircraft, down from 26 a year earlier. King Air deliveries fell as customers in some international markets deferred their purchase due to economic uncertainty and strength of the dollar, Chief Executive Scott Donnelly said on a conference...

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- Maryland lawmakers have passed a first-in-the-nation measure that lets the state attorney general sue generic drug makers that sharply raise prices in a move aimed at fighting what legislators call "price-gouging." The bill overwhelmingly was approved by the Democratic-controlled legislature on Monday and hailed by Maryland...

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Monday to clarify his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump, saying his position in the administration raised "alarming" questions about potential conflicts of interest with his stakes in the biofuels and pharmaceutical industries. The senators, led by...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • March 16- Six U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday stepped up efforts to get more clarity from the White House and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency on Carl Icahn's role as special adviser on regulations to President Donald Trump. The lawmakers, including Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in letters to the White...

  • David Hobson, 48, was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who recommended Hobson serve his sentence at a halfway house. Prosecutors charged that Hobson, a Providence, Rhode Island resident, began his insider trading in 2008 while working at Royal Bank of Canada unit RBC Capital Markets and continued at Oppenheimer&...