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  • Aug 21- A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury's verdict in favor of California resident Eva Echeverria was the largest yet in lawsuits...

  • North Korea angered by U.S. NEW YORK, Aug 21- The dollar slumped on Monday amid geopolitical tension in North Korea, as investors braced for the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole this week where the world's top central bankers may signal their next policy actions. "This sustained pressure on the dollar comes just as geopolitical concerns have...

  • LOS ANGELES— A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey Transit spent more than $1 million on a digital advertising campaign this summer to inform riders about changes caused by a massive two-month repair project at Penn Station that limited service on its second-busiest rail line. Some of the $1,009,775 was spent to target ads to those directly affected by the work, according to invoices...

  • Aug 21- Johnson& Johnson on Monday was ordered by a California jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury's verdict in favor of California resident Eva Echeverria was the largest to date in...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Monday, with some measure of calm returning after a turbulent two weeks during which turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea roiled the markets. Last week, President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon and disbanded some business councils among other...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stocks looked set to open little changed on Monday, with investors keeping an eye on the White House as well as the simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea. Last week, President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon, disbanded some business councils and there was also speculation about the possible departure of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock. The start-up's search for adequate facilities is shared by other biotech firms that are encountering tight lab availability in New...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock. The start-up's search for adequate facilities is shared by other biotech firms that are encountering tight lab availability in New...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— When the moon passes in front of the sun during Monday's eclipse California will lose enough solar energy to power more than 1.5 million homes, a figure that underscores the state's growing reliance on energy from the sun. California has rapidly deployed renewable energy and now produces 40 percent of the nation's solar power.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San Francisco, forcing companies into the suburbs in a sign the "live, work and play" movement into big cities may have hit a roadblock. The start-up's search for adequate facilities is shared by other biotech firms that are encountering tight lab availability in New...

  • The former Breitbart News executive— who works steps from President Donald Trump in the West Wing— told The American Prospect that "the economic war with China is everything." For decades, American economists, military strategists and policymakers of all stripes have wrestled with how the United States and China, the world's biggest and soon-to-be biggest...

  • The former Breitbart News executive— who works steps from President Donald Trump in the West Wing— told The American Prospect that "the economic war with China is everything." For decades, American economists, military strategists and policymakers of all stripes have wrestled with how the United States and China, the world's biggest and soon-to-be biggest...

  • Romela Velazquez's attorney, Jef Henninger, said in a statement to NJ.com that she has learned to spot good deals. Ocean County prosecutors say Velazquez and her husband, Kimy, tried to get about $258,068 worth of unpaid merchandise but received only about $13,000 worth. They say the couple sold the items on Facebook for less than half the original price.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed. Richard Pazdur, the FDA's director for cancer drugs, said in a statement. The powerful injected drug, known chemically as inotuzumab ozogamicin, comes with the FDA's most-stringent warning...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday. In the letter, dated Aug. 11 and sent to Kelly Hammerle, national program manager of the U.S....

  • TRENTON, N.J.— EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade— charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government. A prominent senator and a watchdog group both criticized the latest settlement for...

  • Tourists walk past a bronze statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis (2ndL) that stands inside of Statuary Hall at the US Capitol August 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.

  • NEW YORK— Walmart's recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off. Walmart had paid more than $3 billion for Jet last year, and since then picked up smaller players including ModCloth and Moosejaw. Greg Foran, who runs Walmart's U.S. stores, said Amazon is a "strong competitor" and that Walmart will continue with its strategy and keep an eye on...

  • WASHINGTON— With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils, an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The White House is trying to deal with the repercussions from...