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    Pharma’s Interest in Lexicon’s LX4211 May Grow After J&J’s Favorable Invokana FDA Panel

    Lexicon may be able to secure a partner for diabetes drug LX4211 following the favorable review of Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana by a panel that met to advise the FDA ahead of its decision on approval. The company has said it wants to seal a partnership for the drug before launching Phase III trials, which [...]

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    Municipal Debt Default Risk at 18-Month Low

    Investor confidence in U.S. municipal debt is the highest since 2011, signaling more gains with local governments showing the fewest defaults since at least 2009 while revenue recovers to prerecession levels. Click here to continue reading.

    PFC Says Clean Energy Loans Boost Earnings

    Power Finance Corporation Ltd. – India’s biggest non-banking company and one of the largest lenders to the power sector with an annual revenue of $2.4 billion – has been offering loans to renewable energy companies at a lower rate of interest. Click here to continue reading.

    New Social Media Rules May Force Firm Changes

    New federal guidelines on employee use of social media at some financial institutions may be at odds with state privacy laws, and could force firms to change their policies to abide by both sets of rules, industry lawyers said. Click here to continue reading.

    Subsidies Shelter, Support Super Bowl Site

      Two financial deals that kept the National Football League playing in the Superdome, allowing New Orleans to host a 10th Super Bowl, were expensive for taxpayers and enriched Saints owner Tom Benson, said former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.  Click here to continue reading

    KKR to Return Capital From European Annex Fund

    By Sabrina Willmer KKR & Co. will return half of the uninvested capital from a $535.8 million annex fund it raised amid the financial crisis to support its second European buyout fund, two people familiar with the matter said. It also received approval from investors to extend the life of the remaining capital in the [...]

    McDonald’s Says Americans Fishing for Answers on Seafood

    Overfishing, global warming and pollution are having detrimental effects on the world’s oceans, according to scientists. McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest restaurant chain by sales, announced last week that it has taken steps to address that. By February, it will be the first national restaurant chain to sell sustainable fish certified by the Marine  Stewardship Council in over [...]

    GAO Highlights FSOC Inaction on Nonbank SIFIs

    The U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council was singled out in a recent Government Accountability Office study for not yet identifying which nonbank financial firms should be better supervised. 
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