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  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes. Apple Inc. is close to deciding whether to build a planned corporate hub in the Raleigh-Durham area, a North Carolina government official and an...

  • His non-profit, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans required under the 2015 law, according to an Associated Press analysis of its grants. The Gates Foundation says it's simply helping states navigate a "tectonic" shift in responsibility for education—...

  • U.S. state attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee also said Purdue Pharma violated state consumer protection laws by falsely denying or downplaying the addiction risk while overstating the benefits of opioids. Florida also sued drugmakers Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc, Allergan, units of Johnson& Johnson and Teva...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. U.S. state attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. U.S. state attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and...

  • NEW YORK, May 15- Six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. U.S. state attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and...

  • The attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee separately said the company had violated state consumer protection laws by falsely denying or downplaying the risk of addiction while overstating the benefits of opioids.

  • LAWSUITS BY NEVADA, TEXAS, FLORIDA, NORTH CAROLINA, NORTH DAKOTA, TENNESSEE ADD TO 16 OTHERS ALREADY FILED AGAINST PURDUE PHARMA.

  • "Purdue's deception lined the pockets of its owners and led to the deaths and hospitalization of thousands of Nevadans," Nevada state Attorney General Adam Laxalt said in a statement. Similar unfair and deceptive trade practices lawsuits were filed in Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. In Tennessee, Attorney General Herbert Slatery...

  • May 15- Tyson Foods Inc said on Tuesday it would buy the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins Inc for about $850 million, as the company looks to recycle more animal products to use in feed and pet food. In early April Tyson finalized the purchase of three grain elevators from agribusiness company Andersons Inc. One of the elevators will be...

  • May 15- Tyson Foods Inc said on Tuesday it would buy the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins Inc for about $850 million, as the company looks to recycle more animal products to use in feed and pet food. In early April Tyson finalized the purchase of three grain elevators from agribusiness company Andersons Inc. One of the elevators will be...

  • Manhattan skyscrapers.

    The U.S. operates as a free-market economy but there's a flaw in the key agent of modern capitalism, the corporation, this entrepreneur writes.

  • MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ GTx Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $13.6 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee- based company said it had a loss of 62 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON— Immigration officials have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace to create a "culture of compliance" among employers who rely on immigrant labor.

  • Cadence Bancorp agreed to buy State Bank Financial in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.4 billion.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in this May 9, 2018 photo released on May 10, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang.

    The U.S. is offering assurances to North Korea's Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal.

  • Investigators found evidence of a "malicious intrusion" into a Tennessee county's elections website from a computer in Ukraine during a concerted cyberattack, which likely caused the site to crash just as it was reporting vote totals in this month's primary. Cyber-security experts hired by Knox County to analyze the so-called "denial of service" cyberattack,...

  • Following a series of fires in 2013, Tesla began outfitting new cars with a triple underbody shield to bring the risk of fire down to "virtually zero," according to a March 2014 blog https://medium.com/zteslamotors/tesla-adds-titanium-underbody-shield-and-aluminu m- d e f l e c t o r- p l a t e s- t o- m o d e l- s- 5 4 4 f 3 5 9 6 5 a 0 d post written by Chief Executive Elon Musk.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those shuttered properties, despite concern in some quarters that it might be repeating the same mistakes that got it into trouble in the first place. The party line in Atlantic City is that the reopened...

  • MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala.— The federal Tennessee Valley Authority will charge its utilities a fixed fee that will likely be passed on to customers, no matter how much energy they use. The decision by the TVA's board on Thursday is upsetting advocates for ratepayers and green energy, who say it will penalize people who turn off their lights or use renewable energy to save...