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  • Down to Earth: Obama's new space policy

     
    President outlines his plans for a more efficient space program that relies on other countries and private enterprise....
  • Cantor Fitzgerald abandoning box-office futures despite regulatory approval

     
    Wall Street giant Cantor Fitzgerald's application to trade futures contracts based on box-office receipts was approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a 3-2 vote Monday, but the news came too late to matter. With financial reform...
  • In win for Icahn, Lions Gate poison pill voided [updated]

     
    In a major blow to Lions Gate Entertainment’s efforts to fend off a takeover attempt by activist shareholder Carl Icahn, a British Columbia regulatory body has voided the “poison pill” that the Santa Monica-based independent studio had att...
  • Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations

    Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations
    Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...
  • Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach

    Japan fears a nuclear disaster after reactor breach
    Dangerous levels of radiation escaped a quake-stricken nuclear power plant after one reactor's steel containment structure was apparently breached by an explosion, and another reactor building in the same complex caught fire, Japan's leaders told a...
  • U.S. officials express strong concerns about Japan nuclear crisis

    -- As the crisis continues to unfold at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant, a growing disparity between Japanese and U.S. attitudes toward the problem is becoming apparent. Whereas Japanese authorities have generally been restrained in...
  • U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach

    U.S. nuclear officials suspect Japanese plant has a dire breach
    U.S. government nuclear experts believe a spent fuel pool at Japan's crippled Fukushima reactor complex has a breach in the wall or floor, a situation that creates a major obstacle to refilling the pool with cooling water and keeping dangerous levels of...
  • Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
  • Allergan halts Lap-Band sales to 1-800-GET-THIN clinics

    Allergan halts Lap-Band sales to 1-800-GET-THIN clinics
    The maker of the Lap-Band will no longer sell its product to clinics affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company — a blow to Southern California surgery centers that have built an empire implanting the weight-loss devices in people...
  • Inaction by regulators as weight loss surgery allegations mount

    Inaction by regulators as weight loss surgery allegations mount
    Several current or former workers for the people behind those 1-800-GET-THIN ads have made allegations about this weight-loss enterprise that government regulators should have gotten to the bottom of long ago. Taken together, the allegations are that...
  • Watchdog agency to investigate state athletic commission

     
    California???s ethics watchdog agency today opened an investigation into members of the California State Athletic Commission, in connection with free event admission that board members obtained for themselves, friends and associates. The Times reported...