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December 21, 2018 5:21 PM Alexion wins early U.S. approval for rare blood disorder drug

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s rare blood disorder drug Ultomiris, an early backing that also solidifies the company’s dominant market position. The company’s flagship drug, Soliris, was the lone FDA-approved treatment for the blood disorder, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) 129

December 21, 2018 5:01 PM Exclusive: Mitsui, Saudi Aramco, Russia's RDIF in talks to buy Arctic LNG 2 stakes

MOSCOW/DUBAI (Reuters) - Japan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd (8031.T), Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Aramco are in talks to buy stakes in Novatek’s (NVTK.MM) Arctic LNG 2 project, with the size of the investments still to be decided, sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. Novatek plans to start producing LNG at Arctic LNG 2 in 2022-2023. The plant 105

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM Trump, Congress careen toward partial government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was headed to a partial shutdown unless President Donald Trump and Congress can cut a deal on Friday on their long-running battle over Trump’s demand for a wall on the border with Mexico. Funding for a range of federal agencies is set to expire at midnight on Friday. Trump pushed Republican allies in the House 167

December 20, 2018 11:32 PM Republican McCarthy believes House, Senate can resolve funding impasse

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Kevin McCarthy, a member of the House of Representatives Republican leadership, said on Thursday he believes the House and Senate can resolve an impasse over funding the U.S. government, which would partially shut down on Saturday without an agreement. In an interview with Fox News, McCarthy, the House majority 70

December 20, 2018 6:04 PM In run-up to Christmas, online sales continue to be strong

NEW YORK – In the run-up to Christmas, online shopping continues to be strong. Online sales are up nearly 18 percent to $110.6 billion from Nov. 1 through Wednesday, compared to the year-ago period, says Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending. Adobe expects the service allowing online shoppers to pick up at physical stores to be robust on Saturday 98

December 20, 2018 2:57 PM Trump expected to sign stopgap spending bill: Republican congressman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a stopgap spending bill on Thursday and the House Republican leadership does not expect President Donald Trump to veto the measure, Republican Representative Chris Collins said. Collins was speaking to reporters after a meeting of the House Republican caucus on Thursday. The U.S. Senate 140

December 20, 2018 12:55 AM Los Angeles teachers union sets January strike date

In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, photo, thousands of teachers rally outside The Broad, a contemporary art museum downtown Los Angeles. Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district will go on strike next month if there's no settlement of its long-running contract dispute, union leaders said Wednesday, Dec. 19. The announcement by United Teachers 129

December 18, 2018 11:29 PM Sears to take $443 million in charges arising from store closures

(Reuters) - Bankrupt U.S. retailer Sears Holdings Corp will take a charge of about $443 million arising from store closures, a regulatory filing showed on Tuesday. The company said some of the charges have already been incurred in the third quarter, while the remaining charges will be booked in the fourth quarter. Total costs related to closing 73 Sears 106

December 18, 2018 9:51 PM MJ tops trio of sports figures on Forbes' wealthiest celebs list

Forbes released its list of America’s 10 wealthiest celebrities on Tuesday, and sprinkled in with the directors and media moguls are a trio of names sports fans will easily recognize. Though his Charlotte Hornets are 29th in Forbes’ list of NBA franchise values, owner Michael Jordan is the highest-rated sports figure on the list at No. 4. According to Forbes 101

December 18, 2018 7:55 AM Italy's UniCredit settles dispute with Caius

MILAN (Reuters) - British hedge fund Caius has made a payment to UniCredit (CRDI.MI) to settle a dispute over complex financial instruments which Italy’s biggest bank counts toward its core capital, the two companies said. Caius had questioned UniCredit’s CASHES securities, arguing they should not be classed as best-quality capital. “Caius intends to take no further 125