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  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson& Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation, upending the company's hopes that the cases were only gaining traction in Missouri, legal experts said. The $417 million award by California jury to a California resident suggested so-called...

  • NEW YORK— Panera Bread will start listing the amount of added sugar and calories on the cups for seven drinks, including cola and iced teas. Panera said the new cups will be available in eight cities this week, including New York, Chicago and St. Louis. CEO Ron Shaich said the cups list the amount of added sugar in teaspoons instead of grams because it's less confusing.

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a Los Angeles jury ordering Johnson& Johnson to pay $417 million in a case alleging talcum powder causes ovarian cancer:. The attorney for a hospitalized woman who won a $417 million judgment in a lawsuit claiming the talc in Johnson& Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer says his client is not looking for sympathy.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aug 18- China's state-owned COFCO International Ltd and U.S. farm cooperative Growmark Inc will partner in a deal that gives China more direct access to the food it imports, the companies said on Friday. As part of the deal, the companies said they would jointly own and operate a truck, rail and barge terminal in Cahokia, Illinois, on the Mississippi River, the main...

  • *Trump dismantling of CEO panels raises worries about his agenda. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. Trump's move came as several chief executives in those groups quit following his response to the weekend of violence in Virginia, which some perceived as supportive of white supremacists.

  • 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...

  • *Euro down, sources signal no Draghi policy clues at Jackson Hole. NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. shares rose Wednesday as investors bet that weak housing data could slow U.S. rate hikes, while the dollar gained on the euro as hopes ebbed for a monetary policy change in Europe. Equity investors bet the weak data would hold back the Fed, according to Scott Wren, senior global equity...

  • St. Louis' hospitality industry says it's starting to see lost business that's perhaps tied to the NAACP's travel warning to would-be visitors to Missouri. The NAACP also cites reports that African-Americans are more likely than whites to be stopped by Missouri law enforcement officers, as well as other current and past issues of racial conflict in the state.

  • ST. LOUIS _ Foresight Energy LP on Friday reported a loss of $16.3 million in its second quarter. The St. Louis- based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share. Keywords: Foresight Energy, Earnings Report.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on June 8, 2017 in New York.

    U.S. government bond yields rose on Tuesday, as investors digested more economic data and an auction.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average, May 10, 2017 in New York

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open, as investors continue to wade through another batch of corporate earnings and data.

  • *Dollar still down for week after White House woes. NEW YORK, Aug 4- The U.S. dollar and bond yields climbed while stocks on Wall St rose modestly on Friday, following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report, which also showed a pick up in wage growth for the world's largest economy. The U.S. Labor Department said nonfarm payrolls rose by 209,000 jobs last month.

  • *Raises FY adj EPS from cont ops to $2.58- $2.62 from $2.50- $2.60. The company said it now expects fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings from continuing operations in the range of $2.58 to $2.62, up from its previous forecast of $2.50 to $2.60 per share. Sales at its automation solutions business, its biggest, jumped 12.1 percent to $2.44 billion, helped in part by renewed...

  • Aug 1- Factory automation equipment maker Emerson Electric Co raised its full-year profit and sales forecasts, driven by strong demand from North America and Canada. The company said it expects fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings from continuing operations in the range of $2.58 to $2.62, up from its previous forecast of $2.50 to $2.60 per share.

  • EPS forecast to $4.70- $5.06. The company's results come a week after President Donald Trump and Republicans revised attempts to dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, collapsed in the U.S. Senate. On Monday, President Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans to "do the right thing" and fulfill...

  • EPS forecast to $4.70- $5.06. The results come a week after President Donald Trump and Republicans revised attempts to dismantle former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, collapsed in the U.S. Senate. On Monday, President Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans to "do the right thing" and fulfill campaign...

  • Domestic consumers and businesses have been embracing solar energy at a furious pace- thanks to a big assist from China. Low-cost photovoltaic cells and panels made in China and other Asian countries have helped drive down costs by around 70% since 2010, enabling more Americans to go solar. About 95% of cells and panels sold in the U.S. last year were made abroad,...

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