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  • WASHINGTON— A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Jim McDermott, D- Wash., a congressional leader on health care. Since virtually all U.S. residents are now required to have health insurance by President Barack Obama's health care law, McDermott...

  • CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in...

  • Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take a stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in other...

  • WASHINGTON— America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is a partial win for cigarette makers in the...

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Friday, 22 May 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    PARIS— France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall bill will go to a...

  • The report intends to draw attention to how pervasive Chinese censorship could affect writers outside the country as China takes an increasingly prominent place in the global publishing industry. China will be the regional focus of this year's BookExpo America in New York next week, with a delegation of hundreds of state writers and publishers.

  • *Some automakers explore Takata's rivals for replacement parts. *Takata shares fall 10 pct in Tokyo. DETROIT, May 20- Takata Corp's record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete, industry experts and safety advocates said, as automakers scrambled to line up replacement parts, some not from Takata.

  • Happy Rockefeller dies at 88 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:09 AM ET
    Nelson Rockefeller and Happy Rockefeller at the Pearl Bailey party in January, 1969.

    Her marriage to Nelson Rockefeller soon after both had been divorced raised a political storm and may have cost him the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Community banks whose customers include small businesses are at a disadvantage because of regulations under the Dodd-Frank Act implemented following the 2008 banking crisis, says Jim Angleton, owner of Aegis FinServ, a Miami- based financial services company. The number of small banks in the U.S. dropped 14 percent after Dodd-Frank was enacted in 2010,...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison is up for debate in Ohio as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale is argued before the state's high court. John Kasich and the GOP- controlled state Legislature passed a biennial budget bill authorizing the sale of Lake Erie Correctional...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. Starting July 1, up to 5,000 volunteers in Oregon can sign up to drive with devices that collect data on how much they have driven and where. The volunteers will agree to pay 1.5 cents for each mile traveled on...

  • GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 9:47 PM ET
    GHIT: A fund for neglected tropical diseases

    BT Slingsby, CEO of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT), explains why it is developing new innovative health technologies to combat diseases like tuberculosis and malaria.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- General Electric Co would lose a $350- million deal to build locomotives for Angola, and perhaps billions of dollars more in future export opportunities, if Congress closes the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a senior GE executive told Reuters. GE, along with other major U.S. exporters including Boeing Co and business groups like the U.S. Chamber of...

  • PORT AUSTIN, Mich.— The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urge wind energy developers to locate turbines...

  • WASHINGTON— A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

  • While putting different type of landscapes along highways, federal housing projects and elsewhere may not sound like much in terms of action, several bee scientists told The Associated Press that this a huge move. "This is the first time I've seen addressed the issue that there's nothing for pollinators to eat," said University of Illinois entomologist May...

  • *Goldman Sachs says ongoing oversupply to pull down prices. *Asian economies failed to fully benefit from cheap oil- HSBC. Goldman Sachs said Brent crude prices were due for a downward correction after a recent rally that saw prices of the North Sea benchmark jump 50 percent since its mid-January lows.

  • *Goldman Sachs says ongoing oversupply to pull down prices. *Asian economies failed to fully benefit from cheap oil- HSBC. Goldman Sachs said a recent rally that saw Brent prices jump over 40 percent since January was due a downward correction.

  • *Asian economies failed to fully benefit from cheap oil- HSBC. SINGAPORE, May 19- Brent oil prices dropped on Tuesday on signs of weakness at the world's top energy consumer China, while U.S. crude futures edged up on rising demand ahead of the summer driving season. Brent futures were down 9 cents at $66.18 a barrel by 0413 GMT, after an almost 1 percent fall on Monday on...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 18- Nearly six million people with disabilities may benefit from new tax-free savings plans approved by Congress last year, but the accounts may not be as helpful or available as quickly as originally promised. After a decade of lobbying by disability advocates, Congress passed The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act in the final hour before...