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  • BOSTON, Oct 18- A U.S. judge on Wednesday said he may reject a plea agreement that was part of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc's recent $36 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, saying he was not happy with its sentencing terms. The judge's comments marked an unexpected complication for Aegerion to finalize a settlement with the Justice Department...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said U.S. The Trump administration is considering lowering the mandatory level, a worry for corn-growing states like Iowa. The biofuels industry has been ratcheting up pressure in Washington in response to actions from the Environmental Protection Agency it sees as threatening the more than decade-old program,...

  • Republicans control the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, so bills generally need Republican support to advance. The lack of regulation was highlighted last month when Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc said that they had found election-related ad buys on their services made by people in Russia in the run-up to last year's U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is turning its attention to companies that collect consumer financial information to provide services and products. The regulator laid out a series of principles on Wednesday to establish its expectations for accessing consumer's financial data in the course of doing business.

  • ATLANTA, Oct 18- Delta Air Lines Inc's chief executive on Wednesday said the carrier did not play a role in pushing an industry-changing deal between planemakers Airbus and Bombardier Inc, as a regulatory spat between the United States and Canada threatened the future of a Bombardier plane program. The agreement for Bombardier to cede 50.01 percent stake in...

  • "The USDA is the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the U.S. Department of Big Agribusiness." The rule was first proposed by the USDA in 2010 but faced delays after meeting resistance in Congress and by the meat processing industry. The USDA finally released it last December.

  • ATLANTA, Oct 18- Delta Air Lines' chief executive on Wednesday said the carrier did not play a role in pushing an industry-changing deal between planemakers Airbus and Bombardier, as a regulatory spat between the United States and Canada threatened the future of a Bombardier plane program.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— A state agency wants regulators to outline plans to give customers most of the money South Carolina Electric& Gas Co. expects in compensation for its failed nuclear reactor project. The State newspaper reported the Office of Regulatory Staff filed a request Tuesday with the Public Service Commission asking the panel to decide the best way for...

  • PARIS/ TOKYO, Oct 18- Europe's aviation regulator has advised aircraft manufacturers to stop using parts supplied by Kobe Steel until their safety can be verified, following product data manipulation by the Japanese company. The move by the European Aviation Safety Agency is another headache for Kobe Steel, which has shocked aircraft, auto, train and other...

  • PARIS, Oct 18- Europe's aviation regulator has advised aircraft manufacturers to suspend using parts from Kobe Steel until their legitimacy can be proved, following revelations about data cheating at the Japanese company. The move by the European Aviation Safety Agency is another headache for Kobe Steel, which has shocked aircraft, auto, train and other...

  • PARIS, Oct 18- Europe's aviation regulator has advised aircraft manufacturers to suspend using parts from Kobe Steel until their legitimacy can be proved, following revelations about data cheating at the Japanese company. The European Aviation Safety Agency said the concern was not serious enough at this stage to warrant an airworthiness directive...

  • BEIJING, Oct 18- Assets held by China's centrally owned enterprises are expected to reach 55 trillion yuan in 2017, nearly doubling over the past five years, state-run China News Service reported on Wednesday, citing the state assets regulator. "Assets owned by central government companies have exceeded 53 trillion yuan by now," Hao Peng, party chief of the...

  • LONDON, Oct 18- U.S. regulators have granted a priority review to AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug Lynparza as a treatment for breast cancer, putting it on track for potential approval in the new disease area during the first quarter of 2018.. The successful breast cancer submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration follows a clinical study showing...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— A lawmaker on Wednesday accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior. Andrew Wilkie, an independent who has long campaigned against slot machines, presented to Parliament videoed statements of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program. The Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. telecoms regulator, and the Department of Justice said Verizon had invoiced...

  • Oct 17- Spanish language broadcaster Univision Communications Inc has sent a letter to the U.S. media regulator lambasting Verizon Communications Inc for pulling Univision's networks from 4.7 million of its customers on Monday without warning. Verizon also refused to sign a contract extension that would have kept the networks on the air, according to the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 17- Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Tuesday its fuel distribution unit BR Distribuidora swung to a profit in the first nine months of the year, allaying investor concerns ahead of its initial public offering. A prospectus filed with Brazil's securities industry regulator on Tuesday showed the distribution...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a filing on Tuesday said it will dismantle Obama-era rules for buying and selling livestock, a move that has divided the U.S. meat industry. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue withdrew an interim final rule and a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair Practices Rules under USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Verizon Communications Inc will pay $17.7 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department investigation into potential violations of competitive bidding rules for a government program that helps bring broadband service to schools and libraries. The settlement follows an investigation into Verizons...

  • Oct 17- Utility regulators in Florida on Tuesday rejected Florida Power& Light's request to recover costs incurred after 2016 for two new nuclear reactors at the utility's Turkey Point power plant. FPL, a unit of Florida energy company NextEra Energy Inc, said it was still pursuing licenses to build the new reactors from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.