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  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP- led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 418 rigs sought oil and 92 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas and Oklahoma each gained two rigs and Alaska, California, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each was up one. Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— A Salt Lake City company specializing in the little-known business of tracking down heirs to unclaimed inheritances pleaded not guilty Friday in a federal antitrust case that's part of a wider U.S. Department of Justice probe into the industry. Kemp& Associates is accused of conspiring with fellow heir-tracking companies for more than 14...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Tesla Motors Inc Thursday sued Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials in federal court over the state's refusal to allow the Palo Alto, California automaker to sell vehicles directly to consumers. The suit at U.S. District Court in Michigan comes days after the state rejected the electric vehicle manufacturer's...

  • Rick Snyder and other top state officials Thursday, challenging a Michigan law that ensures automakers can only sell through independent, franchised dealerships and not directly to customers. "As a result of this law, Michigan consumers are forced to accept reduced access to the products they want, less competition and higher prices.... Tesla will continue to...

  • WASHINGTON— Mylan CEO Heather Bresch infuriated lawmakers as she tried— and mostly failed— to explain steep cost increases of her company's life-saving EpiPens. Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled Bresch about the emergency allergy shot's sky-high price and the profits for a company with sales in excess of $11 billion.

  • SALT LAKE CITY— On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea. "If this continues... the ecosystem as a whole is under a pretty significant threat," said Jason Curry, a spokesman for Utah's Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. The state estimates that the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday blasted Mylan NV Chief Executive Heather Bresch for sharply increasing prices for the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment at a congressional hearing in which Republicans and Democrats questioned the reasons behind rising U.S. drug costs. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Bresch...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday blasted steep price increases for Mylan's EpiPen emergency allergy treatment as they grilled the company's Chief Executive Heather Bresch at a congressional hearing. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Bresch to testify after the company raised the list price for a pair of EpiPens...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday blasted steep price increases for Mylan's EpiPen emergency allergy treatment as they grilled the company's Chief Executive Heather Bresch at a congressional hearing. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Bresch to testify after the company raised the list price for a pair of EpiPens...

  • ESCONDIDO, Calif.— Authorities in San Diego County arrested a former driver for Uber and Lyft on suspicion of sexually assaulting several women while he worked for the ride-hailing services, and investigators said Wednesday that there are likely more victims. The investigation began when an 18- year-old student said she was assaulted after requesting an...

  • A Democratic congressman is suggesting that public outrage over the increase in price for the EpiPen could help Congress pass legislation allowing Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices with companies. Congressman Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts linked the EpiPen controversy to Medicare and drug prices during a hearing Wednesday before a House...

  • Trump Jr. said Wednesday in Salt Lake City that his tweet was spurred by his concern as a father about inadequate vetting of people coming into the United States. His remarks came during a visit with editorial boards from the Mormon-owned Deseret News and KSL-TV. Trump Jr. said "We've seen what's going on in Europe.

  • WASHINGTON— Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales in excess of $11 billion. Defending the company's business practices, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch told the House Oversight and...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON— The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens and is signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry. "Price and access exist in a balance, and we believe we have struck that balance," Heather Bresch says in prepared testimony released by the House Oversight and Government Reform...

  • Sept 20- Wells Fargo& Co customers aiming to sue the bank over bogus accounts opened in their names may be in for an unpleasant surprise: the fine print requires them to take their claims to an arbitrator instead of a court. U.S. senators highlighted the issue on Tuesday as they grilled Wells Fargo Chief Executive Officer John Stumpf during a hearing.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...