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FDA approves dissolving stent for US patients

July 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries. But not so fast, say experts. more »»

It’s Summer, the season for grandparents

July 6, 2016 Two summers ago, my then-6-year-old grandson propped himself on a comfy chair and clasped his hands behind his head to watch me make a spectacle of myself in our kitchen. more »»

US factory orders drop in May

July 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Orders at U.S. factories dipped in May, dragged down by less demand for steel, aluminum, furniture, electrical appliances and military aircraf. more »»

Brexit: Sovereign kingdom or little England?

July 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — Given their arrogance, pomposity and habitual absurdities, it is hard not to feel a certain satisfaction with the comeuppance that Brexit has delivered to the unaccountable European... more »»

US income gap widened last year as top 1 percent gained most

July 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Financial inequality became even wider in the United States last year, with average income for the top 1 percent of households surging 7.7 percent to $1.36 million. more »»

Death sparks 'Autopilot' car probe

July 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. more »»

US manufacturing accelerates in June

July 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — American manufacturing expanded for the fourth straight month in June, hitting the strongest reading in 16 months as the outlook for new orders and production improve. more »»

Obama quickly signs Puerto Rico rescue bill

July 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a rescue package on Thursday for financially strapped Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and a major payment due Friday. more »»

Court nixes $7.25B credit card swipe fee settlement

July 1, 2016 NEW YORK — A $7.25 billion settlement between merchants and Visa Inc. and MasterCard In. more »»

First Tesla driver killed while using 'Autopilot'

July 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — The first U.S. more »»

Hershey rejects kiss from rival Mondelez

July 1, 2016 NEW YORK — Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company. more »»

FDA questions makers of hand sanitizer

June 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing... more »»

Cleveland to spend $9.5M on insurance for GOP convention

June 30, 2016 CLEVELAND — Cleveland plans to spend $9.5 million to buy $50 million in insurance to cover it against claims for incidents during the upcoming Republican National Convention. more »»

VW settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3B

June 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Volkswagen will spend up to $15. more »»

Feds urge consumers to act quickly on Ikea dresser recall

June 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneat. more »»

FDA OKs first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

June 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the... more »»

Nike beats 4Q profit forecasts

June 29, 2016 BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike Inc. shares tumbled in after-hours trading Tuesday after the sporting goods company posted worse-than-expected revenue during its most recent quarter. more »»

Winners and losers in the markets after British ‘leave’ vote

June 25, 2016 NEW YORK — Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is having a huge effect on financial markets Friday, sending many assets plunging and a few soaring as traders try to gauge the fallout for... more »»

House Speaker Ryan proposes simpler tax code

June 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — House Republicans led by Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a plan for a simpler tax code, the sixth and last installment of a GOP agenda designed to be a policy counterpoint to the... more »»



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