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FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:01am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth.

Former Obama aide to review civil rights law firm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 8:00am

A one-time aide to former first lady Michelle Obama will review workplace practices at a prominent civil rights law firm that fired its founder.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:43am

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Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:09am

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ″The Simpsons,” ″Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 7:01am

Starbucks says it plans to test both recyclable and compostable cups over the next year.

Italy: Driver of bus full of children sets it on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:46am

Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she has asked EU to delay Brexit until June 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:09am

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says she has asked EU to delay Brexit until June 30.

General Mills fiscal 3Q results top forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:47am

General Mills Inc. shares rallied in early trading Wednesday after the food company posted better-than-expected results and raised its guidance.

Nexstar Media selling 19 TV stations for $1.32 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:26am

Nexstar is selling 19 television stations for $1.32 billion as part of its buyout deal with Tribune Media.

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:25am

Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not simply dependent on economic wealth.

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

Kelvin Chan and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:17am

European Union regulators have fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominant role in online advertising, the third big antitrust penalty they've given the internet giant since 2017.

EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.68 billion) for abusing its dominance in online advertising

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:08am

EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.68 billion) for abusing its dominance in online advertising.

Shares in Germany's Bayer plunge on US weed killer ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:41am

Shares in Germany's Bayer have plunged after a U.S. jury found the Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer — the second case that has gone against manufacturer Monsanto, acquired by Bayer last year.

BMW warns profits will fall due to costs, trade uncertainty

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:33am

German automaker BMW said Wednesday that profits in 2019 would be "well below" last year's and that it planned to cut 12 billion euros ($13.6 billion) in costs by the end of 2022 to offset spending on new technology.

UK inflation edges higher as Bank of England meets on rates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:51am

Official figures show that inflation edged higher in February but remains slightly below the Bank of England's target.

The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed statement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:49am

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The Latest: Germany welcomes clarity on Brexit request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:03am

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UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:01am

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain's departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June 30. But a frustrated EU has warned it could keep Britain waiting for an answer.

EU's Juncker says a decision on a delay to Brexit unlikely at this week's summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:50am

EU's Juncker says a decision on a delay to Brexit unlikely at this week's summit.