The legislation expected to pass the Republican-controlled House as early as Tuesday has no chance of becoming law in the near future since the Democratic-led Senate will ignore it.» Read More
1999: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd receives FDA approval to market Plan B, the first emergency contraceptive drug for prescription-only use in the United States. 2005: Reproductive-rights groups file lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court seeking to force FDA to respond to their petition.
As governments struggle to balance massive budget deficits caused by the financial crisis, reports that big companies like Apple, Google and Vodafone pay minimal taxes in some big markets have sparked public protests in Europe and the United States. Tax authorities in France, Germany and Italy have even launched raids on some high-profile companies' offices.