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  • Aug 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday fined Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines for providing inaccurate information to passengers about how much compensation they could potentially receive for being denied boarding against their will and for lost, damaged, or delayed baggage.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. public universities are increasingly turning to public-private partnerships to develop student housing and other campus projects, sometimes using the structure to transfer borrowing and liability risks to the private sector. Over the last five years, there has been an "uptick" in universities and colleges leveraging the private sector...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 mph, though...

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  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 81 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia each declined by one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were unchanged.

  • US TREASURIES SLIGHTLY EXTEND PRICE LOSSES, 10- YEAR NOTE YIELDS RISE TO SESSION HIGH OF 1.6124 PERCENT.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- A federal judge on Friday granted a request by Uber Technologies Inc and its chief executive officer to put a passenger's price-fixing lawsuit against them on hold, while they appeal his refusal to let them arbitrate the dispute. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan said the defendants had not made a "strong showing" that their appeal would...

  • Aug 26- Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas' biggest power company, won U.S. court approval on Friday for a plan that will allow the bulk of its operations to exit Chapter 11 after two years of battling creditors. Dallas- based Energy Future filed for bankruptcy in April 2014 when weak electricity prices left it unable to service $42 billion in debt, mostly related to...

  • Aug 26- Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy. The Information Commission's Office said while some users may be concerned by the lack of control provided by the updated privacy policy, others may consider it a positive.

  • Aug 26- Diagnostic-testing company Alere Inc said on Friday it sued Abbott Laboratories in an attempt to force the company to move ahead with its $5.8 billion takeover of Alere. It said the complaint was filed Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court yesterday and should be made publicly available next week. Alere has received two U.S. Department of Justice...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Idaho, Oregon and Washington have shutdown online sales of hunting and fishing licenses amid concerns a vendor's computer system has been hacked and personal information is at risk. Washington state on Friday announced free fishing through Tuesday because it has gone a step further than the other two states and halted all license sales.

  • CANTON, Mass., Aug 26- A Massachusetts judge on Friday told attorneys to see if they could agree to resolve at least parts of a lingering family dispute over the fate of the empire built by Sumner Redstone, the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc.. Judge George Phelan gave the instruction before declaring a break in a hearing on Friday that is part of the ongoing...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 26- To markets hungry for direction from the U.S. Federal Reserve, Fed Chair Janet Yellen offered a sobering dose of uncertainty for monetary policy and the global economy on Friday, suggesting interest rates could rise faster than expected in coming months or just as easily crater back to zero. In keynote remarks to an annual policy...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 26- The case for a U.S. interest rate hike has strengthened in recent months, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday in a speech that left the door open for such a move as early as next month. Yellen, speaking at an international gathering of central bankers and academics in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, did not say when the U.S. central bank...

  • The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, some 265 miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. The FDA last month ordered blood banks in Florida's two most densely populated...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- Oil prices were largely unchanged on Friday in a volatile session, as traders reacted to comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and reports of missile activity in Saudi Arabia. Brent crude futures fell 9 cents to $49.58 a barrel, a 0.2 percent loss, by 1:29 p.m. EST. U.S. crude rose 5 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $47.38.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- The Obama administration proposed a rule on Friday aimed at attracting thousands of immigrant entrepreneurs to start companies in the United States. The proposed rule is part of Obama's commitment to "attracting the world's best and brightest entrepreneurs to start the next great companies here," Tom Kalil, a technology policy adviser at...

  • Social media is lighting up on the possibility that, at long last, Colonel Sanders' 11 herbs and spices have been revealed. KFC says it hasn't, and the original source, a relative, now says he doesn't know. Mix spices above with 2 cups of white flour.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 26- To markets hungry for direction from the U.S. Federal Reserve, Fed Chair Janet Yellen offered a sobering dose of uncertainty for monetary policy and the global economy on Friday, suggesting interest rates could rise faster than expected in coming months or just as easily crater back to zero. In keynote remarks to an annual policy...