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Walmart, CVS Health hammer out new PBM pharmacy network deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:59am

Walmart will continue to operate through CVS Health's pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks.

Operation begins to lift sunken containers off Dutch coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:57am

A salvage operation to lift scores of shipping containers from the seabed off the northwestern coast of the Netherlands has begun more than two weeks after they tumbled off a cargo vessel in a storm.

Volkswagen says it will pay Indian fine even as it appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:49am

Volkswagen Group said Friday that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software on vehicles that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.

EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:25am

The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope.

French step up security to stop migrant boats in the Channel

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:23am

Border control officers patrolling the land, sea and air of northern France are combing beaches, dunes and the frigid, murky coastal waters in a bid to end a high-risk but growing tactic by a group of mostly Iranian migrants desperate to get to Britain: sneaking across the English Channel in rubber boats.

The Latest: Johnson urges May to use Brexit loss as leverage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:09am

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ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:57am

Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group's practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar's Rohingya crisis and China's territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Ryanair lowers profit forecast amid tough competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:30am

Budget airline Ryanair, Europe's biggest carrier by passengers, has warned its profits will be lower than expected — the second such downgrade in four months — because of weaker fares over the winter.

Oxford suspends research funding from China's Huawei

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:29am

Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant.

Tesla says it plans to cut staff by 7 percent, in email to employees says road ahead "very difficult"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:25am

Tesla says it plans to cut staff by 7 percent, in email to employees says road ahead "very difficult"

May's foes gather as Britain's Brexit stalemate drags on

Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:11am

Talks to end Britain's Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked Friday, with neither Prime Minister Theresa May nor the main opposition leader shifting from their entrenched positions.

German brewers to print calorie content on beer bottles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:13am

Two German brewers associations are recommending that their members start printing the number of calories contained in their beers and shandies on the label.

Global stocks rise on hopes for US trade progress

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 1:43am

Global stocks rose Friday after investors saw signs of possible progress toward a resolution of the U.S.-Chinese tariff war.

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 1:11am

Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that an apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it must pay $7.5 billion as compensation.

Malaysia says Goldman Sachs must pay, apology not enough

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 12:40am

Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says the apology by Goldman Sachs for its role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB was insufficient and that it has to pay $7.5 billion as compensation.

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid violent crackdown

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:58pm

Zimbabwe on Friday faced a "total internet shutdown," a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces.

China, Germany promise closer financial cooperation

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:37pm

China and Germany promised Friday to open their markets wider to each other's banks and insurers, giving Beijing a burst of positive trade news amid conflicts with Washington and Europe.

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

Lisa Mascaro and Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:34pm

One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule."

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:19pm

Mitsubishi Motors held a board meeting Friday to examine the latest allegations of unreported compensation against Carlos Ghosn, who led Nissan for two decades and forged the alliance between the Japanese automakers.