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Health care M&A leads global deal surge

November 24, 2014 In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout. Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. more »»

Does bad behavior really hurt business?

November 24, 2014 NEW YORK — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. more »»

Equilar study: CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK — This year’s flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine. more »»

Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses

November 22, 2014 DETROIT — Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. more »»

Worker in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K

November 22, 2014 NEW YORK — A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the... more »»

NY Fed chief defensive on bank oversight

November 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused the Fed of being too close to the big banks it is charged with regulating. more »»

Hearing draws apology, admission in air bag mess

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — The global quality chief of Takata Corp. more »»

Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients,... more »»

Country of origin label for meat endangered

November 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico. more »»

Ex-exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

November 21, 2014 BECKLEY, W.Va. — Ex-chief executive Don Blankenship pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges in the deadliest U.S. mine accident in four decades. more »»

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3M to hit the road

November 21, 2014 NEW YORK — The good news: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. During the long holiday weekend, 46. more »»

Fed sees solid US economy, despite new threats

November 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting — from turbulent financial markets to overseas weakness — but decided to move forward with... more »»

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

November 20, 2014 CHICAGO — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. more »»

Target rebounds in 3Q on solid sales

November 20, 2014 NEW YORK — Target reported a 3.2 percent rise in its third-quarter profit and beat Wall Street expectations as shoppers spent more on beauty products, toys and back-to-school items. more »»

Showdown looms between US gov’t, air bag maker

November 20, 2014 DETROIT — A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries. more »»

JetBlue to add bag fees on cheapest tickets

November 20, 2014 JetBlue will add bag fees and squeeze seats a bit closer together as it tries to boost profi. more »»

Yahoo replaces Google as Firefox's default search

November 20, 2014 Yahoo may be getting more serious about search again. Mozilla is dropping Google as the default search engine for its Firefox browser, replacing it with Yahoo for U.S. more »»

Home Depot tops Street; breach costs still hazy

November 19, 2014 ATLANTA — Home Depot’s third-quarter profit rose 14 percent as comparable-store sales climbed in the U.. more »»

Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities decline

November 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Foreign buyers of U.S. Treasury securities trimmed their holdings slightly in September after hitting a record in the previous month. more »»

Marley heirs, US firm to launch pot brand

November 19, 2014 KINGSTON, Jamaica — A U.S. private equity firm announced Tuesday it has joined the family of late reggae star Bob Marley in hopes of building what it touts as the "world's first global cannabis brand. more »»



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