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  • The verdict in U.S. District Court in Jackson, Mississippi, is a blow to thousands of patients with similar allegations against the drugmaker. In the latest case, plaintiff Dora Mingo claimed she suffered acute gastrointestinal bleeding after she was treated with Xarelto for a month in 2015 to prevent blood clotting following an operation.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- A sale of oil and gas leases in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico generated $121.14 million in high bids for 90 tracts covering 508,096 acres, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Wednesday. Twenty-seven companies participated, submitting 99 bids totaling $137 million, the Interior Department said in a statement. The sale was the largest in...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 16- Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121 million on Wednesday, a nearly seven-fold increase from a year ago, as their return to deep water exploration gained momentum. This compared with $18 million in high bids at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Outer Continental Shelf auction last summer.

  • LAS VEGAS— Elvis Presley has been dead for 40 years, but the King's legacy is alive and well in Las Vegas. Elvis impersonators remain a staple of Las Vegas kitsch, performing at casino venues, wedding chapels and street stages while decked out in garish jumpsuits, sunglasses and sideburn wigs. James now has a regular show two nights a week on an outdoor stage in...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— One of the nation's largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government after a former employee alleged the Mississippi shipbuilder falsified records to maximize contracting bonuses. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Tuesday with Huntington Ingalls Industries. The company charged the U.S....

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 8 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.40. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the spike results from higher crude oil prices. Gas in San Francisco was the most expensive in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.02 a gallon.

  • Aug 10- The formerly staid, predictable world of utilities investing faces a revolution as the price of solar and wind energy plunges, creating new winners and losers. Average whole life project costs for large wind and solar generation in the United States are now less than for coal or nuclear and about the same as natural gas, according to a study of tax...

  • TOKYO, Aug 10- Toyota Motor Corp will push back the start of operations at its scheduled new plant in Mexico, to the first half of 2020 from the initial plan of 2019, the company said on Thursday. Toyota said the delay was necessary to adjust its supply chain in Mexico to produce the truck-based Tacoma pickup model instead of the Corolla compact car.

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses and violations of democratic norms since anti-government protests began in April. But even as the list of targeted...

  • Aug 8- New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, joining several state and local governments in accusing the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by New Hampshire, which was not among those settled, said Purdue has continued to benefit from its...

  • Aug 8- New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic. "New Hampshire continues to experience a severe opioid epidemic," Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice said in a...

  • Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 13 cents at $9.69-3/ 4 a bushel, and CBOT September wheat rose 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.63-1/ 2 a bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn&...

  • As of 12:45 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were up 6 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report, than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn& Associates, a Chicago brokerage. The USDA's report on Thursday will include its first yield estimates...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 5- Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted nearly two to one against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers said late on Friday. South, at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga in 2014, was far closer than the tally in Mississippi. The UAW had put 10 years of groundwork into the vote at the Japanese...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 5- Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted heavily against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers said late on Friday. The UAW had put 10 years of groundwork into the vote at the Japanese automaker's Mississippi facility, after two unsuccessful attempts at a Nissan plant in Tennessee, only to fall...

  • CINCINNATI, Aug 5- Workers at Nissan Motor Co Ltd's plant in Canton, Mississippi, voted heavily against union representation, the company and the United Auto Workers said late on Friday. The contentious vote continued the union's run of failure to organize a major automaker's plant in the U.S. Nissan said the tally of votes, which was overseen by the U.S.

  • Toyota North America chief Jim Lentz told Reuters in an interview the automaker has not started searching for sites for the plant, expected to employ 4,000 workers, but would locate the factory near Toyota's existing supply chain. Toyota has 10 U.S. plants in eight states in an arc that runs from West Virginia through Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and...

  • **Far and away the largest subsidy was the $2.3 billion in state and local incentives given to GM in 2009 for its Orion Township plant north of Detroit, which builds the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Sonic. **Nevada has provided $1.6 billion in incentives since 2014 to two relatively young automakers: $1.3 billion to Tesla Inc for its battery factory outside Reno and $335...