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New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

Dec 9 Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales.

U.S. raises concerns on destroyed VW phones

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 A U.S. agency involved in settlement talks with Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal raised concerns about nearly two dozen mobile phones destroyed or lost by the German carmaker.

U.S. government seeks to speed up Takata air bag replacements

Dec 9 The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata Corp air bag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.

U.S. finds dumping of residential washing machines from China

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it had made a final determination that certain large residential washers were being imported from China at below fair value, and it set duties on the products of up to 52.5 percent.

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Syrian government forces press attack in east Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The Syrian army pressed an offensive in Aleppo on Friday with ground fighting and air strikes in an operation to retake all of the city's rebel-held east that would bring victory in the civil war closer for President Bashar al-Assad. | Video