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  • District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, Texas stopped the rule from taking effect Friday as planned. The decision is a victory for dialysis providers Fresenius Medical Care, DaVita Inc and U.S. Renal Care Inc, which filed a lawsuit to block the rule last week. The rule, announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Dec. 14, would require dialysis...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Japan's Takata Corp is expected to plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of air bag ruptures linked to 16 deaths worldwide, sources said. The settlement includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Japan's Takata Corp is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its handling of air bag ruptures linked to 16 deaths worldwide, sources said. The settlement includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, in its latest move to win over shoppers by investing in faster delivery. At least 16 new U.S. fulfillment centers are in the works for this year and next, said Marc Wulfraat, president of logistics...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's Republican-led and largely oil-friendly Legislature is quickly introducing a raft of bills spurred by the bitter dispute between Dakota Access protesters and law enforcement, from restricting face coverings at protests to requiring the state to sue the federal government as a means of recouping millions in policing costs.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, in its latest move to win over shoppers by investing in faster delivery. At least 16 new U.S. fulfillment centers are in the works for this year and next, said Marc Wulfraat, president of logistics...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- Japan's Takata Corp is expected to agree to plead guilty to charges as early as Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve a government investigation into deadly air bag ruptures, sources said. The settlement includes a $25 million criminal fine, $125 million in victim compensation and $850 million to...

  • WASHINGTON— Newly released transcripts show Federal Reserve officials were sharply divided in 2011 over whether the central bank should launch a program aimed at pushing long-term interest rates lower to spur economic growth. The central bank ended up adopting the program, dubbed "Operation Twist," at its September 2011 meeting by a 7-3 vote after what the...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it plans to create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, becoming the latest company to boast a hiring spree since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November. The new hires, from Florida to Texas and California, will be key to the...

  • Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it plans a hiring spree for warehouses it is building across the United States, making it the latest company to tout U.S. job creation since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November. The new hires, from Florida to Texas and California, will be key to the company's promise of two-day shipping to members of its...

  • The new hires will largely support new Amazon fulfillment centers in states such as Texas and California, expanded delivery capabilities and its money-minting Amazon Web Services cloud computing business. By comparison, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— employs about 2.4 million people worldwide, including 1.5 million workers in the U.S.

  • The secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will not approve or reject the merger but will face the issue of industry consolidation. How Trump responds on those issues- and who he picks to lead the USDA- could determine whether he is able to maintain the strong rural support he demonstrated in the Nov. 8 election. Trump has also met with Elsa Murano,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump provided little clarity on future fiscal policies at a press briefing. Spot gold was up 0.4 percent at $1,196.06 per ounce, after touching a high of $1,198.58, its best since Nov. 23. "There is some kind of uncertainty in Trump's policies and the dollar's upside is also being questioned by the markets," Argonaut Securities analyst...

  • Jan 12- Gold edged higher early on Thursday to hold near 7- week highs touched in the previous session, as the dollar weakened after Donald Trump provided little clarity on future fiscal policies in his first press conference as U.S. president-elect. *A host of Federal Reserve presidents including Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas and St. Louis will also...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil...

  • VANCOUVER, Jan 11- British Columbia on Wednesday gave the green light to Kinder Morgan Inc's plan to nearly triple its Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which runs from Canada's oil sands through the province to a marine terminal on the Pacific Coast. British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said in a statement the C $6.8 billion project had satisfied or was close to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson expressed views on Wednesday at odds with President-elect Donald Trump's positions on key foreign policy issues like nuclear proliferation, trade deals, climate change and relations with Mexico. In a nine-hour Senate confirmation hearing, the former chief executive of oil company Exxon Mobil...

  • NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before a panel at the American Council of Life Insurers Executive Roundtable- 1345 GMT. NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart speaks on the economic outlook and monetary policy...

  • BOSTON— Exxon Mobil has been ordered to hand over documents related to a state investigation into whether it misled the public about the impact of fossil fuels on the climate. An Exxon Mobil Corp. spokesman said the company, based in Irving, Texas, is reviewing the decision to determine its next steps. The judge ruled that Exxon Mobil, a global oil and gas company,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump continued holding meetings on Wednesday in New York as he prepared to take over the White House from Barack Obama on Jan. 20. *Investment banker, head of Ducera Partners, advising on Bayer-Monsanto merger. *New York- based media specialist involved with Bayer-Monsanto merger.