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  • The Missouri senator's investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of overdose, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This epidemic is the direct result of a calculated sales and marketing strategy major opioid manufacturers have allegedly pursued over the past 20 years...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • WASHINGTON— The House has voted to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration. It's the first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control...

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan stands by Devin Nunes, a White House ally who heads the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign. Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German...

  • U.S. HOUSE VOTES TO REPEAL OBAMA ERA BROADBAND PRIVACY RULES IN WIN FOR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS.

  • March 28- Electric bills in Georgia and South Carolina could rise more than customers expect if state utilities are left stranded by a Westinghouse Electric Co bankruptcy filing expected this week, consumer advocates said. U.S. nuclear developer Westinghouse is the lead contractor building two nuclear reactors each in Georgia and South Carolina, both of...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • DETROIT, March 28- China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has bought a 5 percent stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc for $1.78 billion, the latest investment by a Chinese internet company in the potentially lucrative market for self-driving vehicles and related services. Tencent also could help the U.S. company sell- or even build- cars in China, the world's largest...

  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va., March 28- It is difficult for the Federal Reserve to assess how the economy may change under policies of the Trump administration because of uncertainty over the new administration's economic plans, particularly following the dramatic failure of the health care act, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Tuesday.

  • March 28- The two buyout firms that own Pharmaceutical Product Development LLC are in advanced talks to sell some of their stakes in the U.S. clinical trials firm at a price that would value the entire company at more than $9 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said. Carlyle and Hellman& Friedman are in talks to sell minority stakes in PPD to...

  • NEW YORK/ MONTREAL, March 28- The leading international airline trade organization's top official on Tuesday denounced U.S. and British bans on some electronic devices on flights from several Muslim-majority countries, criticizing the policies as a move toward "more restricted borders and protectionism." Alexandre de Juniac, director general and chief...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan, a day after being arrested at John F. Kennedy...

  • NEW YORK— Wells Fargo will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday. It's the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal and California authorities late last year.

  • March 28- Wells Fargo& Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. That settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer prompted...

  • MISSISSAUGA, Ontario _ Aptose Biosciences Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fourth quarter. The Mississauga, Ontario- based company said it had a loss of 19 cents per share. Keywords: Aptose Biosciences, Earnings Report.

  • March 28- Wells Fargo& Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. The bank said on Tuesday it expects the settlement to resolve claims in 11 other pending class actions.

  • TORONTO, March 28- The Canadian dollar hung in with a broadly stronger U.S. dollar on Tuesday, helped by rising prices for oil, a major Canadian export, as the Bank of Canada stuck to its cautious tone. Canada's economy has a lot more room to grow, with higher unemployment and more excess capacity than the United States, and if interest rates were raised today Canada...

  • "You know our nation can't run on pixie dust and hope, and the last eight years showed that," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said before Trump signed the executive order on a stage at the Environmental Protection Agency lined with coal miners. "These initiatives prevent things from getting worse for coal, but they won't help much," said Charles Dayton, vice president...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. Department of Commerce will remove Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to violating sanctions on Iran and agreed to pay nearly $900 million, the agency said in a notice. Last year, the U.S. Commerce Department placed export restrictions on ZTE as...

  • March 28- Wells Fargo& Co said it agreed in principle to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank's chief executive his job. The bank said on Tuesday it expects the settlement to resolve claims in 11 other pending class actions.