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The FDA said full clinical information about the patients is still being gathered, but it suggested some of the problems were infections and that "at least one of these infections appears to be fungal in nature." The FDA has since stepped up its oversight of pharmacies that compound drugs tailored to specific patient needs.
NEW YORK-- Shares of GameStop Corp., which have made strong gains in 2013, sank Friday in spite of the video game retailer's better-than-expected quarterly results and increased outlook.
The State Department posted about 100,000 comments late on Thursday and plans to release sets of a similar number each week, a process that will take about three months. "This marks the first time the Department has made all individual comments on a Presidential permit application available to the public," a State Department release said.
Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti will be trying to become four-time Indianapolis 500 champions, four women will roll off the starting grid, a local boy is on the pole and a group of dynamic rookies that includes A.J. Allmendinger is there to add intrigue.
Eight of 15 cities with the fastest growth in the United States are in Texas, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Estimates released Thursday also show that half of those cities in the nation with the largest total population increases are in Texas.
*China second to U.S. in 2012 luxury retail growth. *Top brands expanding across the United States. Ephraim is the kind of man who gives luxury goods makers high hopes that the U.S. market can fuel future growth, as China runs out of steam and demand in Europe sags.
HOUSTON-- InterOil and Pacific LNG Group are in exclusive talks with Exxon Mobil about the development of natural gas fields in Papua New Guinea. InterOil has petroleum licenses, an oil refinery and retail and commercial distribution facilities on the island nation just north of Australia.
The 238,000 barrel-per-day Bayway refinery is one of several on the East Coast emerging from years of poor margins as they have depended on higher-priced oil from Europe and Africa due to a lack of access to cheaper domestic crude.
After years of resistance and internal debate, the Boy Scouts has decided to admit openly gay youths as members.
Rick Perry's deal-closing Texas Enterprise Fund. Critics have questioned the fund, and Perry's similar Emerging Technology Fund, over accountability and impact. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth requires the state auditor to examine the grant process and whether recipients have complied their contracts.
WASHINGTON, May 23- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to resilience in the labor market despite belt-tightening by Washington. Outside that, there is going to be little support to growth, "said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year.
AUSTIN, Texas-- A stalemate over a Texas budget deal ended late Wednesday when the House and Senate finally backed down and approved major pieces of a roughly $100 billion spending package that is the only necessary order of business left for the Legislature.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- A week after rejecting a bill that would have prohibited employers from paying unequal wages for the same job based on gender, the Louisiana Senate reworked the proposal Wednesday to apply only to state employees. Murray, D- New Orleans, said women in Louisiana routinely make less than men who perform the same jobs.
AUSTIN, Texas-- The State Fire Marshal's Office says a federal safety panel's investigators had access to the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others.
But the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates fall by 30 percent or more. In 22 states, teen Hispanic birth rates plunged at least 40 percent, which was described as "just amazing," by the report's lead author, Brady Hamilton of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PHILADELPHIA-- Brokenhearted skateboarders long banned from Philadelphia's internationally renowned shredding paradise of Love Park may have a new object of affection: Paine's Park. Paine's Park sits next to a popular exercise path along the Schuylkill River, just below the Philadelphia Art Museum.
WASHINGTON, May 22- The House of Representatives approved a bill as expected on Wednesday declaring that a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada- to- Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that would take a decision on the project away from the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, May 22- For years, Apple Inc kept a low profile in Washington as it grew into one of the most valuable companies in the world.
*Texas firm wins NASA study contract. With support from NASA, the firm, Systems and Materials Research Corp of Austin, intends to design, build and test a food printer that can work in space. "The 3- D printing system will provide hot and quick food in addition to personalized nutrition, flavor and taste," the company wrote in its proposal to NASA.