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  • The FDA late Monday approved sales of Trelegy Ellipta, developed jointly by GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva Inc. It contains three widely used types of medicine to prevent— rather than treat— flare-ups of the life-threatening breathing disorders. U.K.- based GlaxoSmithKline is launching Trelegy with a list price of $530 per month. That's $146 a month cheaper...

  • *Operations outside U.S., Canada not part of bankruptcy. Sept 18- Toys' R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge on Tuesday for permission to borrow money so that it can start paying suppliers to ensure it has Lego building blocks and Barbie dolls for the holiday season. The Chapter 11 filing, to restructure $5...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Motorists will not face a gasoline tax increase in New Jersey next month. Chris Christie's administration is not seeking an increase on Oct. 1, NJ.com reported. The increase is projected to generate about $1.23 billion annually to finance a $16 billion transportation program.

  • NEW YORK— In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. Like so many retailers that find it harder to co-exist with Amazon, analysts say Toys R Us needs to improve its online services and offering special...

  • *Operations outside US, Canada not part of bankruptcy. Sept 18- Toys' R' Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. Toys' R' Us received a commitment for over $3 billion in debtor-in-possession financing...

  • They also heard about a $20,000 private jet flight and an $875 limo ride paid for by the donor, Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen. Those allegations took a backseat Monday to a tour through the Dominican Republic's jet-set enclaves of Casa de Campo, where Melgen owns a villa, and Punta Cana, a Caribbean resort. Casa de Campo features a golf course named "Teeth...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A former postal worker who had claimed a wrist injury prevented him from working posted photos of himself zip-lining and rappelling, state authorities said Monday as they announced insurance fraud and theft charges. Robert McGeehan, of Lower Township, is accused of stealing more than $75,000 in federal workers' compensation benefits by falsely...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric— the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize and the deduction for state and local taxes popular in Democratic strongholds. According to the most recent IRS...

  • The Republican governor made the announcement in Trenton, shortly after he convened a meeting of the White House opioid commission that he chairs. He also held a news conference on the topic alongside White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, as well as National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Christie billed the new effort as the result of a partnership...

  • The Kushner Cos. paid $190 million for Quail Ridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey. President Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner stepped down as CEO of the Kushner Cos. in January before becoming a senior adviser to the president. The Kushner Cos. has drawn scrutiny in recent months for trying to strike deals that raise conflicts of interest issues with Jared...

  • Sept 18- Wall Street hit new life highs after open on Monday lifted by industrials and financials stocks as tensions eased on the Korean peninsula and focus shifted to the Federal Reserve's meeting. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump set to address world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday.

  • *Orbital ATK jumps on Northrop Grumman's $7.8 bln buyout deal. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump set to address world leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday.

  • Sept 18- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane as it ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadalupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, and the...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane in the next two days and rip into the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadalupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Maria was about 275 miles east-southeast of the Leeward island of Dominica with maximum sustained...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Maria was about 275 miles east-southeast of the Leeward island of Dominica with maximum sustained...

  • The restaurant blamed a company it uses to clean its beer lines, Kramer Beverage Co., of Hammonton, New Jersey. A New Jersey man severely burned after drinking a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. Paul D'Amato, the lawyer for Richard Washart, tells The Associated Press the jury awarded him $650,000...

  • *North Korea fires missile over Japan that lands in Pacific. NEW YORK, Sept 15- The dollar weakened against most major currencies on Friday, weighed down by an unexpected decline in U.S. retail sales last month that once again dimmed expectations for an interest rate increase in December. "The Fed's tone and stance during next week's FOMC statement and press...

  • Sept 15- Women's shoe chain Aerosoles Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday with a plan to close most of its stores and focus on its wholesale, e-commerce and international businesses, becoming the latest casualty in the struggling U.S. retail sector. Edison, New Jersey- based Aerosoles said it would close 95 percent of its 78 stores while...