U.S. EPA expected to nudge higher biofuels mandates -sources NEW YORK, Nov 24- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is widely expected to increase requirements for biofuels use through 2016 due to higher total fuel demand, when it publishes a final Renewable Fuel Standard rule in the coming days, sources said. The EPA is broadly expected to raise the mandates for quantity of biofuels that fuel companies must blend into...
| By: Chris Prentice
Report: Pfizer, Allergan close to $150 billion merger deal NEW YORK- Pfizer Inc. and Allergan PLC are on the cusp of reaching a $150 billion deal that would create the world's largest drugmaker by sales, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Pfizer and Allergan representatives declined to comment. To help secure that lower tax rate, the deal will be technically...
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 1-Pfizer set to buy Allergan for more than $150 bln-sources Nov 22- Pfizer Inc was due to secure formal board approval on Sunday for its acquisition of Botox maker Allergan Plc for more than $150 billion, making it the healthcare sector's largest deal ever, according to people familiar with the matter. The agreement is set to draw political ire in a U.S. presidential election year for Pfizer's decision to use the...
| By: Greg Roumeliotis
Pelosi to Obama: boost U.S. biofuels program ahead of Paris talks NEW YORK, Nov 19- U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and three other lawmakers are pressing President Barack Obama not to back-peddle on the country's biofuels program just days ahead of global climate change talks in Paris. The Democratic Representatives- Pelosi from California, Steny Hoyer from Maryland, Collin Peterson from Minnesota, and David...
| By: Chris Prentice
UPDATE 1-Alibaba says Singles' Day sales surpass last year's $9.3 bln total JD.com Inc, China's second largest e-commerce firm and Alibaba's chief rival, also said it broke past last year's full-day total just before noon China time. "Alibaba is positioned as the number one player in the Chinese e-commerce market, so it has to be seen to be maintaining, or gaining ground really," said Duncan Clark, chairman of Beijing- based tech consultancy...
| By: Paul Carsten
EPA expands on-road emissions testing Regulators in the US and Canada are expanding their on-the-road emissions tests to cover every diesel car, the New York Times reports.
Source: The New York Times
| By: By DANNY HAKIM and JAD MOUAWAD
U.S. regulators reject push for 'Do Not Track' Internet rules WASHINGTON, Nov 6- U.S. regulators rejected an effort on Friday to force Google, Facebook and other popular web sites to honor "Do Not Track" requests from users, in a setback for digital privacy advocates. The FCC said it "has been unequivocal in declaring that it has no intent to regulate edge providers," or companies that provide content and services over the...
| By: Dustin Volz