Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | Posted Nov 26th - 8:01am
A South African court on Thursday opened the way to allowing local trade in rhino horns, alarming some conservationists who warned the ruling leaves rhinos even more vulnerable to poachers who are slaughtering them in record numbers.
Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Nov 26th - 6:50am
After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted Nov 26th - 9:40am
Supporters of a measure that would exempt some small-time farmers and ranchers from food safety rules are pointing to a small Utah farm blocked by state regulators from selling turkeys this Thanksgiving as an example of regulations they see as burdensome.
Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim comes as Thailand's seafood industry is reeling from allegations that its products are tainted by major labor abuses, including slavery on fishing boats.
There's no trading on U.S. markets today because of the Thanksgiving holiday and only a short session tomorrow, but international stock markets were mostly higher on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus. Jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey have begun to fade.
Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | Posted Nov 26th - 3:20am
Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment is appealing a bankruptcy court ruling that could put it on the hook for nearly $364 million. That's the amount a pension fund wants Caesars to pay in installments for 20 years after the company's largest subsidiary filed for bankruptcy protection in January. The National Retirement Fund wants to oust Caesars, forcing it to cover the remaining cost of promised pensions.