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  • Mylan CEO Heather Bresch and an official from the Food and Drug Administration will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, and the top Democrat, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, said they also will examine ways to encourage greater competition in the EpiPen market.

  • Arch had $485.5 million in self-bonds in Wyoming when it filed for bankruptcy protection in January, saddled with $6 billion of debt and a deep slump in the coal sector. Under a reorganization plan set for a confirmation trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis on Tuesday, Arch must replace all of its self-bonds within 15 days of its bankruptcy exit plan becoming...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended on the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended upon the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • The Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Hamden, Connecticut, as well as the USDA office in Leetown, West Virginia, would reopen on Thursday, Herrick said. The closures were triggered by one email message sent to multiple employees at USDA offices in Hamden and Leetown, along with offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Beltsville,...

  • The USDA closed offices in five states on Tuesday and is working with local and federal authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to determine the seriousness of the threats, department spokesman Matthew Herrick said in an emailed statement on Tuesday night. The Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Hamden,...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday, and police were investigating similar threats to faculty members from at least two universities in eastern states. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- Democrat Elizabeth Warren and 19 other U.S. senators voiced concern to the chief executive of Mylan NV about the high cost of its EpiPen on Tuesday, calling the device used in the case of life-threatening allergies "exorbitantly expensive." Mylan has been under fire for steadily raising the price of the device from about $100 in 2008 to about...

  • Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the USDA was working with the Department of...

  • "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety of USDA personnel and its facilities. As a precaution, USDA has closed offices, " USDA spokesman Matthew Herrick said in an emailed statement. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said USDA was working with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure the safety of their...

  • The list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said it would increase the maximum copay assistance program to $300 from $100 for patients who pay for the 2- pak in cash or who are covered by a commercial health insurer. The price of EpiPen has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 since it was acquired by Mylan in 2007.. Ronny Gal, an analyst with Bernstein,...

  • The list price of the drug will remain the same, but the company said it would increase the maximum copay assistance program to $300 from $100 for patients who pay for the 2- pak in cash or who are covered by a commercial health insurer. The price of EpiPen has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 since it was acquired by Mylan in 2007.. Ronny Gal, an analyst with Bernstein,...

  • Aug 25- Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined lawmakers in criticizing the drug's high price. The price of the product, acquired in 2007, has skyrocketed to $600 from $100 in 2008.

  • Aug 25- Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined lawmakers in criticizing the drug's high price. The company, which did not lower the drug's list price, said it would reduce the patient cost of EpiPen...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly surged in July, reaching their highest level in nearly nine years amid robust demand, brightening the housing market outlook and bolstering views that economic growth will pick up in the third quarter. "A very rosy picture is beginning to emerge on the housing market, pointing to sustained...

  • Aug 18- United Bankshares Inc said it would buy rival lender Cardinal Financial Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $912 million, strengthening its position in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Its offices are in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.. United Bankshares, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and Charleston, West Virginia, said the deal...

  • Aug 17- Bankrupt coal company Peabody Energy won U.S. court approval on Wednesday for agreements with three states to partially cover $1.14 billion in potential environmental liabilities and for a bonus plan for its six top executives. Under the agreements, Wyoming can receive $127 million in cash if Peabody walks away from its mine cleanup obligations in the...

  • The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also said it expects more storms forming in the Atlantic than in recent years due to weaker vertical wind shear, less powerful trade winds over the central tropical Atlantic and a stronger West African monsoon. In June, the U.S. government's Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the National Weather...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- U.S. states should force coal companies to set aside collateral to pay for future mine cleanups and protect taxpayers as the industry braces for further declines, a leading federal regulator said on Tuesday. With coal production outstripping demand, the market is not likely to recover until at least 2021, Joe Pizarchik, who heads the Office of...

  • His wife, daughter, and sons Rocky and Tony, both miners, turned out for ice-cream, pop and a farewell toast for a man who had been at the West Virginia strip mine since the beginning. In a generation, the Hobet mine transformed from a small, founder-run operation to a company cheered in three different incarnations by Wall Street and twice bankrupt- a twisting path...