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J&J agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:04am

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs.

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:47am

A tentative four year contract with striking General Motors gives workers a mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and an $11,000 signing bonus.

White House says next G-7 to be held at a Trump golf resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:44am

The White House says it has chosen President Donald Trump's golf resort in Miami as the site for next year's Group of Seven summit.

Judge blocks Trump attempt to ease energy rules in US West

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:33am

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining, drilling and grazing across millions of acres in seven U.S. Western states.

European leaders unanimously endorse Brexit deal, formally sending it to the British Parliament for ratification

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:09am

European leaders unanimously endorse Brexit deal, formally sending it to the British Parliament for ratification.

Saturday drama: Brexit battle to be decided in UK Parliament

Gregory Katz and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:08am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has lost every important vote in Parliament since taking office, faces a titanic struggle Saturday when he puts his Brexit deal with the European Union before suspicious legislators.

Kalray, Intelligent Processor and AI Chip Leader, Adds Intron Technology as Representative Partner Strategically Targeting Marke

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:01am

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US mortgage rates rise this week but remain low

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:59am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week after signs of a trade truce between the U.S. and China last week pushed up the interest rate on 10-year Treasurys.

2 employees injured in Cargill plant explosion in Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:54am

Two employees are being treated for burns after an explosion at a Cargill plant in southwest Kansas.

Kentucky Tipples' Triple Triumph: Sazerac Brands Sweep the Board in 'Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible — World Whisky of the Year' Aw

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:52am

World Whisky of the Year' Awards

Colorado pot grower loses 20K plants due to early snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:40am

A Colorado marijuana grower has lost about 20,000 plants worth millions of dollars because of an early winter storm and says the impact is expected affect the state's legal pot supply.

Head of Bulgarian Radio ousted for move to silence critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:32am

A state media regulator is ousting the head of Bulgarian National Radio for switching its main news channel off the air for several hours last month in what was widely seen as an attempt to mute some critical journalists' voices.

What's in the proposed UK-EU Brexit deal?

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:31am

Britain and the European Union have a Brexit deal — and if it is ratified, people and businesses will finally have a measure of certainty about what lies ahead.

Choosing among airports? Don't let price be your only guide

Robin Saks Frankel Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:23am

but what will it cost you in time? Some airports are notorious for late departures, "ground stops" that delay all arrivals, or both. The Bureau of Transportation lets you search on-time statistics by flight number.

Los Angeles Times, newsroom union reach tentative agreement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:54am

A tentative three-year labor agreement has been reached between the Los Angeles Times and the union representing about 475 members of its newsroom staff.

The Latest: Jury selection resumes for opioid trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:48am

The Latest on a federal trial over the toll of opioids (all times local):

Barneys pens deal to sell assets to Authentic Brands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:48am

Luxury chain Barneys New York has penned a deal to sell its assets for $271.4 million to Authentic Brands Group, a licensing company that owns such brands as Nine West and Aeropostale, and investment bank B. Riley Financial Inc., according to court documents filed late Wednesday.

Wisconsin school guard fired for repeating racial slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:28am

A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school says he was fired after a student used a racial slur against him and he repeated the word when he told the teen not to use it.

Solid earnings, Britain-Europe deal push US stocks higher

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 8:28am

Stocks moved broadly higher in midday trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results.