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Bump stocks are turned in or destroyed as ban takes effect

BOISE, Idaho — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices. Washington state’s buyback program was so popular it ran out of money. One dealer held a “Viking funeral” for his last bump stock, pouring a can of beer ...

New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin

NEW YORK — New York is suing the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its owners accountable for the nation’s opioid crisis. The state, which averages nine opioid-related ...

Apple vs. Netflix: Why turf wars are flaring in big tech

Apple’s ambitious leap into streaming video illustrates an escalating trend: Tech’s biggest companies, faced with limits to their growth, are encroaching on each other’s turf. Apple is taking on Netflix by launching a subscription TV service with its own original shows. Facebook is ...

Apple tries to take a bite out of credit card industry

Apple is rolling out a credit card that it says is designed to do things no other card can. So how does it actually stack up? It looks different from a traditional credit card — there’s no number on the front and the users’ name is etched in metal. The card expands the company’s ...

US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Government medical advisers said Monday it’s too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem. The Food and Drug Administration panel didn’t recommend any ...

German family to give $11M after hearing extent of Nazi past

BERLIN — One of Germany’s richest families, whose company owns a controlling interest in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Panera Bread, Pret a Manger and other well-known businesses, plans to donate millions to charity after learning about their ancestors’ enthusiastic support of Adolf Hitler and ...