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  • But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest association of physicians and medical students in the U.S., which believes treatment plans should be left to doctors and their patients. Express Scripts launched a yearlong pilot program in 2016 aimed at reducing patients' dependency on opioids...

  • WASHINGTON— In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner. WASHINGTON— A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16- year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get? Employers added 209,000...

  • BERKELEY, Calif. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the...

  • Customers need to head over to an Amazon location to collect their order. For now, the pickup locations are near college campuses in five cities: Atlanta; Berkeley, California; College Park, Maryland; Columbus, Ohio; and Los Angeles. Amazon says it plans to expand the service into more locations in the coming months.

  • BERKELEY, Ca. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out pickup points in the United States where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes, the company said on Tuesday. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the University of...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. "I felt something funny on the bottom of the bun," Manfalouti told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday. Manfalouti's lawyer Bill Davis told the newspaper that he filed the lawsuit last week against Chick-fil-A franchise owner Dave...

  • Revenue for the period ended July increased to $28.11 billion from $26.47 billion, topping the $27.84 billion that analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research forecast. Home Depot Inc. earned $2.67 billion, or $2.25 per share, in the quarter. A year ago the Atlanta- based company earned $2.44 billion, or $1.97 per share.

  • A Reuters analysis of filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed that Coatue Management, Omega Advisors, Third Point, Tiger Global Management, Appaloosa Management, Paulson& Co, Soros Fund Management and Greenlight Capital in aggregate slashed 16 stakes, sold two stakes, increased six stakes, opened two new stakes, and maintained two...

  • ATLANTA _ Cumulus Media Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $5.7 million. The Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 19 cents per share. Keywords: Cumulus Media, Earnings Report.

  • ATLANTA _ Atlantic American Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $1.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. Keywords: Atlantic American, Earnings Report.

  • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug 14- The chief executive of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies resigned on Monday from a business panel led by Donald Trump, citing a need for leadership countering bigotry in a strong rebuke to the U.S. president over his response to a violent white-nationalist rally in Virginia. The departure of Merck& Co Inc CEO Kenneth...

  • Delivery trucks stand parked outside Aldi Stores' distribution center in Chelmsford, U.K.

    German grocer Aldi said on Sunday it has partnered with Instacart to deliver groceries in three U.S. cities.

  • WASHINGTON— Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, South Carolina, leaves...

  • NEW YORK— Aldi, the no-frills German grocer that's expanding in the U.S., says it will offer grocery delivery for the first time in three American cities by the end of the month. The company says it has a partnership with Instacart to deliver groceries to customers in Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. Shoppers will be able to order goods on Instacart's website or app,...

  • *Trump steps up rhetoric on North Korea. NEW YORK, Aug 11- Wall Street put a floor under global equities on Friday after a weak inflation reading brought investors back into U.S. stocks even as tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to escalate, though that tension still drove safe-haven buying of gold and the yen. The hope that the Fed will have...

  • Aug 11- The three major U.S. stocks indexes ended higher on Friday, snapping three days of losses, as investors bet on slower U.S. rate hikes, but gains were muted by increasingly aggressive exchanges between the United States and North Korea. While this gave investors some hope after a jittery week, there were still signs of nervousness in choppy late afternoon...

  • ATLANTA— After more than six years in federal prison and house arrest, former Alabama Gov. But he hopes to convince people that the bribery and obstruction of justice charges that put him behind bars were the fruits of a Republican conspiracy that extended to President George W. Bush's White House and lingered into the Obama administration.

  • ATLANTA _ BlueLinx Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. BlueLinx shares have increased 35 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: BlueLinx Holdings, Earnings Report.

  • NOAA now raising tropical storm and hurricane forecast for 2017

    NOAA raised 2017 tropical storm and hurricane forecast

  • ATLANTA _ Crawford& Co. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $10.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Atlanta- based company said it had profit of 19 cents. Crawford expects full-year earnings in the range of 78 cents to 88 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $1.1 billion to $1.13 billion.