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  • WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging. Copycat pills normally are much cheaper than original brand-name drugs. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday that the FDA will now give priority reviews to new generic drugs until...

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that she does not believe that there will be another financial crisis for at least as long as she lives, thanks largely to reforms of the banking system since the 2007-09 crash. Yellen said at a question-and-answer event in London. The U.S. Treasury Department earlier this month proposed easing up on...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place under former President Barack Obama. The agencies are working to rescind the rule, known as the Waters of the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal on Tuesday to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, the latest move by the Trump administration to unwind environmental regulations put in place by the previous administration. The agencies are working to rescind the rule, known as the Waters of the United...

  • LONDON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen relayed her hope that another repeat of the financial crisis will not occur "in our lifetimes." Addressing an audience at the British Academy in London on Tuesday, Yellen said the banking reforms put in place in recent years have made the financial system safer, and that the world should be able to avoid the type of...

  • *Investors focus on Yellen's talk in London. June 27- Wall Street was lower in early afternoon trading on Tuesday as technology stocks continued to slide while investors focused on Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's talk in London. Alphabet fell 1.6 percent to $956.68 after EU antitrust regulators hit the tech giant with a record $2.7 billion fine.

  • June 27- Investors are bidding up U.S. stocks on bets that lower taxes under the Trump administration will boost corporate profits, but they may be getting overly complacent about risks, a U.S. central banker said in an interview. "The stock market seems to be running pretty much on fumes," San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams said in an...

  • VERNON, Vt.— A senior radiation protection technician at the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant deliberately falsified safety records and failed to check workers for radiation exposure for eight months last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC said the violation was considered low-level, but the agency increased the...

  • A heroin user injects himself on March 23, 2016 in New London, CT. Communities throughout New England and nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented heroin and opioid pain pill epidemic.

    These Americans will be negatively affected if the Senate Republicans' health care bill become law, Vox reports.

  • *Yellen, Harker due to speak in London on Tuesday. LONDON, June 27- Gold rose on Tuesday after hitting a six-week low in the previous session as bargain hunting set in and the dollar slid sharply before speeches by U.S. "If yesterday gold wasn't able to push below the 200- day moving average that's a positive sign," said ABN Amro analyst Georgette Boele.

  • LONDON, June 27- The dollar weakened on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve signals on whether the U.S. central bank will stick to its guns and raise rates this year, while firmer commodity-related shares helped limit losses across major stock indices. The Fed's Chair, Janet Yellen, is scheduled to take part in a discussion in London later on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, June 27- The dollar weakened on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve signals on whether the U.S. central bank will stick to its guns and raise rates this year, while firmer commodity-related shares helped limit losses across major stock indices. The Fed's Chair, Janet Yellen, is scheduled to take part in a discussion in London later on Tuesday.

  • *Yellen, Harker due to speak in London on Tuesday. LONDON, June 27- Gold rose on Tuesday after hitting a six-week low in the previous session as bargain hunting set in and the dollar fell before speeches by U.S. "If yesterday gold wasn't able to push below the 200- day moving average that's a positive sign," said ABN Amro analyst Georgette Boele.

  • LONDON, June 27- Commodity-related shares rebounded on the back of firmer oil and metals prices, helping to limit losses in other sectors, while the dollar eased in anticipation of a possible hint from the Federal Reserve on the timing of an expected rate hike. The Fed's Chair Janet Yellen is scheduled to take part in a discussion in London later on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, June 27- Japanese stocks edged towards two-year highs on Tuesday as exporters benefited from dollar strength, with investors expecting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to support the Fed's projection for one more interest rate rise this year. Spreadbetters expected a slightly higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and...

  • *Fed Chair Yellen to speak in London later on Tuesday. Fed Chair Janet Yellen addresses the British Academy in London at 1700 GMT, less than two hours after an address by Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker in the same city at 1515 GMT. "A notion increasingly shared in the market... is that the Fed is continuing to normalize monetary policy regardless of more...

  • *Fed Chair Yellen to speak in London later on Tuesday. Fed Chair Janet Yellen addresses the British Academy in London at 1700 GMT, less than two hours after an address by Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker in the same city at 1515 GMT. "A notion increasingly shared in the market... is that the Fed is continuing to normalize monetary policy regardless of more...

  • *Fed Chair Yellen to speak in London later on Tuesday. Fed Chair Janet Yellen addresses the British Academy in London at 1700 GMT, less than two hours after an address by Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker in the same city at 1515 GMT. "A notion increasingly shared in the market... is that the Fed is continuing to normalize monetary policy regardless of more...

  • *Fed Chair Yellen to speak in London later on Tuesday. Fed Chair Janet Yellen addresses the British Academy in London at 1700 GMT, less than two hours after an address by Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker in the same city at 1515 GMT. "A notion increasingly shared in the market... is that the Fed is continuing to normalize monetary policy regardless of more...

  • TOKYO, June 27- The dollar rose on Tuesday to its highest level against the yen in nearly five weeks ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that are expected to underline her positive view of the U.S. economic outlook. She is scheduled to take part in a discussion later on Tuesday at London's Royal Academy. "Hedge funds are already selling yen this...