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Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:38pm

strengthened in 2005 — of relying on the technical knowledge of the companies that it regulates. FAA inspectors are supposed to oversee the work of those company employees, but published reports suggest that the agency knew little about MCAS when it certified the Max.

Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:34pm

Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in Texas and waived patient co-payments in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

Providing Hope Va Steps Up to Save the Life of a Veteran in Need

Newswire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:20pm

words nobody ever wants to hear.

Former White House doctor running for Congress in Texas

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:09pm

A former White House physician who President Donald Trump picked last year to lead the Department of Veteran Affairs before his nomination was derailed by professional misconduct allegations filed paperwork Monday to run for a rural congressional seat in Texas.

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Jamey Keaten and Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:55pm

Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’

1 pleads guilty, another not guilty in $1B fraud scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:52pm

A former vice president of a Chicago-based health information company pleaded guilty Monday for his role in what authorities called a $1 billion fraud scheme.

Federal appeals court rules against political ad law

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:36pm

A Maryland law approved by state legislators to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 3:00pm

George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94.

Police: Customer accused in Golden Corral worker's stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:42pm

A customer is accused in the fatal stabbing of a restaurant employee outside the business after the two had argued earlier, police in Ohio said Monday.

GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plant

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:23pm

General Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier this year.

White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 1:06pm

The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms.

Fed is likely to reinforce a message of continued low rates

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:38pm

The Federal Reserve is expected to send a clear message when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: Interest rates will likely stay ultra-low for the foreseeable future.

PG&E's stock surges 16% on tentative wildfire settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:37pm

PG&E's stock surged Monday after the utility reached a tentative $13.5 billion settlement resolving all major claims related to the Northern California wildfires of 2017 and 2018.

Saudi Arabia's deficit widens to $49B ahead of Aramco sale

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:32pm

Saudi Arabia will reduce spending in 2020 as the budget deficit widens to $49 billion amid sluggish oil prices and deeper curbs on oil production by the heavyweight producer.

Court rejects Minnesota's renewal of US Steel mine permit

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:23pm

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday reversed a decision by state regulators to renew a wastewater discharge permit for U.S. Steel's giant Minntac iron ore mine in the northeast of the state.

Census Bureau head says IT concerns are being remedied

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:13pm

Information technology problems at the U.S. Census Bureau have been fixed or are in the process of being remedied, despite recent reports raising concerns about the bureau’s preparedness for the 2020 Census, the agency’s director said Monday.

U.N.D.P. says Latin America is wealthier but unequal

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:54am

Latin America has significantly reduced poverty over the last two decades. So why is there generalized discontent, prompting thousands of protesters to take to the streets?

Update on the latest in business:

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:33am

U.S. stocks are mostly lower in afternoon trading as investors wait for the latest updates about trade negotiations and the economy.

No major impacts on Lake Superior found from Line 3 pipeline

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:23am

An updated environmental review released by a state agency Monday found no serious threat to Lake Superior if crude oil ever leaked from a new pipeline to replace Enbridge Energy's aging Line 3 across northern Minnesota.