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US corporates tap term loans as they look to avert downgrades

NEW YORK, Feb 21 (LPC) - US high-grade companies including Fiserv and Keurig Dr Pepper have increasingly turned to term loans, which are cheaper to issue and easier to prepay than longer-term bonds, as they prioritize debt reduction to avert credit rating downgrades.

U.S. FDA proposes new regulations for over-the-counter sunscreens

Feb 21 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday two of the 16 currently used main chemical ingredients in over-the-counter sunscreen products are considered safe, as part of a proposal https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm631736.htm aimed at improving the safety and quality of sunscreen products sold without prescription in the United States.

UPDATE 3-DowDuPont wins final OK for global launch of new GMO soybeans

CHICAGO, Feb 21 DowDuPont Inc has won the final international regulatory approval needed, from the Philippines, for a global launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans, the company said on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Catalyst Pharmaceuticals defends $375,000 drug price after Bernie Sanders rebuke

Feb 21 Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc, rebuked by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for its high drug prices, on Thursday defended its $375,000 treatment for a rare disease, saying the price was in line with similar products in the industry.

Charity urges countries to protect 2,500 foreign children in Syria

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 2,500 foreign children living in harsh conditions in Syrian camps should be repatriated with their families to their countries of origin, Save the Children said on Thursday.

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