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  • LOS ANGELES— A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a 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. Johnson& Johnson spokeswoman Carol Goodrich says in a statement the company will appeal the jury's decision.

  • 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...

  • ASL Strategic Value Fund said in the letter dated Aug. 8 that Community Health CEO Wayne Smith should be removed because of poor performance and that the board should claw back part of some senior executives' compensation. Community Health shares were up about 11 percent to $7.80 in afternoon trading. Shares of Community Health have lost more than 85 percent of...

  • 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...

  • *Investors wary as U.S., South Korea begin military drills. NEW YORK, Aug 21- A gauge of world stock indexes edged up after touching a 5-1/ 2- week low on Monday, and metals prices dazzled with zinc at its highest in a decade, copper hitting a nearly three-year peak and iron ore gaining nearly 15 percent in the last three sessions. U.S. stocks were mixed, on the edge of a fifth...

  • 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...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 21- U.S. grain prices fell more than 1 percent on Monday, with benchmark Chicago Board of Trade December corn sinking to a nearly one-year low, on technical selling and easing concerns that dry weather would reduce harvests. "There's not many areas left in the United States that will have substantial drought impact, and there's a lack of bullish news,"...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— What does artificial intelligence researcher Andrew Ng have in common with a "very depressed robot" from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"? Ng met his roboticist wife, Carol Reiley, at a robotics conference in Kobe, Japan. They married in 2014 in Carmel, California, in a small ceremony.

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next. As a way to get machines to learn without supervision, he has trained them to...

  • Aug 21- Utility Sempra Energy said on Monday that it would buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash after majority owner Energy Future Holdings Corp abandoned a deal to sell the power transmission company to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Energy Future, which has been in bankruptcy since 2014, had initially planned to seek court approval on Monday for...

  • Aug 21- U.S. stocks were mostly flat in early afternoon trading on Monday amid concerns over the recent turmoil in the White House and simmering tensions between the United States and North Korea. Last week, President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon and disbanded some business councils, among other political maneuvers, that led to rising...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 21- Latin American stocks and currencies seesawed on Monday as traders awaited the U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to shed further light on the bank's plans to dial back the extraordinary stimulus policies it introduced to fight the 2009 financial crisis, such as unraveling the bonds it currently holds on its balance sheet.

  • The IRS is warning businesses about a sharp increase in email phishing scams involving employees' W-2 forms— scams that can put staffers' Social Security numbers and other critical information in the hands of thieves. The government said 200 businesses, public schools, universities, Native American governments and nonprofits were victimized by these scams...

  • TORONTO, Aug 21- Conservative Canadian website The Rebel said its domain provider cut its internet registration, making the site inaccessible to some users around the world on Monday as the company scrambled to get back online using a second provider. The move comes after GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and other technology firms last week pushed the...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 21- Fast food chain McDonald's said on Monday it planned to shut all 169 of its restaurants in India's northern and eastern regions, escalating a dispute with its local partner and potentially putting thousands of workers out of jobs. The move by McDonald's India follows a protracted legal dispute with CPRL that started in 2013, when McDonald's...

  • >Norway's opposition Labour calls for debate on oil tax regime. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • >Norway's opposition Labour calls for debate on oil tax regime. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • >Norway's opposition Labour calls for debate on oil tax regime. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • >Norway's opposition Labour calls for debate on oil tax regime. >Norway's risk-averse wealth fund considers next moves. >Norway's economic prospects brighten as election draws near.

  • *FTSE 100 down 0.1 pct. LONDON, Aug 21- UK shares dipped on Monday and were close to revisiting a three-month low as financial stocks fell on geopolitical jitters, though metal prices propped up the heavyweight mining sector. The blue chip FTSE 100 ended down 0.1 percent at 7,318.88 points, suffering its third straight session of losses, in line with a broader "...