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Google helps offer vastly faster Internet in Cuba

March 22, 2016 HAVANA — Google is opening a cutting-edge online technology center at the studio of one of Cuba’s most famous artists, offering free Internet at speeds nearly 70 times faster than those now availabl... more »»

Doctor ordered to pay AFLAC $2M in restitution

March 22, 2016 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Puerto Rico doctor found guilty in a multimillion-dollar federal fraud case has been ordered to pay a U.S. insurance company more than $2 million in restitution. The U.S. more »»

Valeant to replace CEO, adds activist investor to board

March 22, 2016 The CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals is leaving, a director has resigned, and the embattled drug company wants another director to leave too, as it works to clean up its financial statements and... more »»

US home sales slump in February; supply shortage hits market

March 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Americans retreated from home-buying in February, reversing months of prior gains as low inventories push up prices to levels that restrict sales. more »»

Sherwin-Williams buying rival Valspar for $9 billion

March 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sherwin-Williams, which has long claimed to “cover the Earth” with its paints, is buying rival Valspar for about $9 billion in a move that it says will expand its reach in Asia and... more »»

Chinese planner promises foreign companies access to markets

March 21, 2016 BEIJING — China’s top planner tried to reassure foreign companies they are welcome in its slowing, state-dominated economy in a speech Sunday aimed at dispelling growing anxiety Beijing is squeezing... more »»

Apple’s latest isn’t causing a big stir

March 21, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — It wouldn’t be an Apple event without some hoopla. But the company’s upcoming product announcement on Monday doesn’t seem to be stirring much passio. more »»

Judge dismisses bulk of criminal charges against FedEx Corp.

March 21, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge dismissed the bulk of criminal charges against FedEx Corp. in a case alleging it knowingly shipped illegal prescription drugs. Senior U.. more »»

General Mills to label products with GMOs ahead of Vt. law

March 19, 2016 NEW YORK — General Mills said Friday it will start labeling products across the country that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a law set to go into effect in Vermont. more »»

Tribune: Concern over Calif. papers 'antiquated'

March 19, 2016 SANTA ANA, Calif. — Federal regulators who are suing to block Tribune Publishing Co. more »»

Starwood takes bid from Anbang

March 19, 2016 NEW YORK — Starwood called off a $12.2 billion buyout agreement with Marriott in favor of an offer from a group of investors led by the Chinese insurance company Anbang. more »»

Cuba to lift penalty on dollar but warns Obama not to meddle

March 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Cuba’s government said Thursday it plans to do away with a penalty on converting U.S. more »»

SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas

March 18, 2016 ORLANDO, Fla. more »»

Feds file antitrust suit to block newspaper sale

March 18, 2016 SANTA ANA, Calif. — The U.S. Justice Department sued Thursday to block Tribune Publishing C. more »»

Fed keeps key rates unchanged; foresees fewer hikes in 2016

March 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged in light of global pressures that risk slowing the U.S. economy. more »»

Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees

March 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — A Senate panel approved an aviation policy bill Wednesday after a partisan fight over whether airlines gouge consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments... more »»

US home construction jumps in February

March 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes rose in February to the highest level in five months, but applications for new construction were weak for a third month. Housing starts rose 5. more »»

Auto safety chief's car recalled for air bags

March 17, 2016 DETROIT — The nation's top auto safety regulator says one of his family's cars is being recalled to fix a faulty Takata air bag, but parts aren't available to repair it. more »»

CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors... more »»



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