April 17- Pfizer Inc was cleared of liability on Friday in the first lawsuit to go to trial of more than 1,000 filed across the United States alleging that its antidepressant Zoloft can cause birth defects, a company spokeswoman said. Plaintiff Kristyn Pesante claimed that Pfizer failed to warn that using Zoloft during pregnancy could cause birth defects, and...» Read More
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A television producer has pleaded guilty to trying to shake down David Letterman over the comic's sexual affairs.
The Justice Department is looking into whether hedge funds worked together to drive down the value of the euro, according to a report Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.
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Fresh from a grueling appearance before Congress, Toyota's chief executive met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday and pledged "to advance safety to the next level."
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Congress could have passed a more sweeping jobs bill with larger bipartisan support if Democrats had been more willing to work with Republicans, Sen. Charles Grassley told CNBC.
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel says he can't turn over political contributions linked to indicted billionaire Allen Stanford, because the money has already been donated to charity.
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A Manhattan judge says it will take some time to decide whether Google can legally build the world's biggest digital library.
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One year after the Securities and Exchange Commission accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford of running a massive fraud through his offshore bank in Antigua, a group of Stanford investors is suing the region's central bank, calling it Stanford's "partner in crime."