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French rogue trader damages slashed from 4.9B to 1M euros

September 24, 2016 VERSAILLES, France — Former French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel will not have to pay 4.9 billion euros ($5. more »»

 
 
 
UPS testing delivery drones

September 24, 2016 MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — One of the world’s largest package delivery companies is stepping up efforts to integrate drones into its syste. more »»

FDA approves lower-cost alternative to Humira

September 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Friday approved the first alternative version of the second-best selling drug in the world, Humira, the blockbuster injection used to treat rheumatoid arthritis an... more »»

Yahoo hack steals personal info from at least 500M accounts

September 23, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provide. more »»

Wells Fargo CEO resigns position on Fed advisory body

September 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo’s embattled CEO is resigning his position on the Federal Reserve’s advisory council amid a scandal over millions of accounts allegedly opened by the bank without customers’... more »»

Tesla sues Mich., challenges law requiring dealer sales

September 23, 2016 LANSING, Mich. — Tesla sued Gov. more »»

US home sales fell in August

September 23, 2016 WASHINGTON — Americans retreated from home-buying in August, as a worsening inventory shortage appears to be hurting sales and pushing prices highe. more »»

Fed keeps key rate unchanged but hints of coming hike

September 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. more »»

Exxon agrees to pay for Yellowstone River spill

September 22, 2016 BILLINGS, Mont. — Exxon Mobil Corp. more »»

Boeing announces $6M in grants for science

September 22, 2016 RENTON, Wash. more »»

Monsanto, Bayer officials defend proposed $66B merger

September 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in... more »»

Mylan CEO defends EpiPen prices

September 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and is signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry. more »»

FedEx beats forecasts with 1Q profit of $715M

September 21, 2016 DALLAS — FedEx is raising prices, boosting earnings and making plans for handling the crush of holiday packages. more »»

Shares of Deutsche Bank plunge amid US legal dispute

September 17, 2016 FRANKFURT, Germany — Shares in Deutsche Bank AG plunged Friday after the revelation that the U.S. more »»

FAA wondering if millions of drones will fill skies

September 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — So many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses that federal officials said Friday they are contemplating the possibility of millions of unmanned aircraft... more »»

House panel to investigate Wells Fargo

September 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — A House panel is starting an investigation of Wells Fargo amid a growing scandal over its opening of millions of unauthorized accounts. more »»

Johnson & Johnson to buy AMO for $4.33B

September 17, 2016 NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson said Friday that it is paying more than $4.3 billion in cash to buy the eye health unit of Abbott Laboratories as it seeks to boost its vision business. more »»

A flurry of tepid economic data could lead Fed to delay hike

September 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output fell, consumers cut back at retailers and wholesale prices went nowhere in August, the latest evidence of a less-than-robust economy. more »»

US: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

September 16, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. more »»

Solar energy array to break ground in Detroit

September 16, 2016 DETROIT — Utility, government and community officials plan to gather to ceremonially break ground on a solar energy array in Detroit. more »»

Bayer buying Monsanto, will create global chemical, ag giant

September 15, 2016 American seed and weed-killer company Monsanto and German medicine and farm chemical maker Bayer are combining in a deal that could help farmers produce higher yields to address challenges from... more »»

 
 

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