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14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 12:19 pmIn the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine, 14 former owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people.
Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 12:14 pmRussian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days.
Dish adds Netflix app to some of its set-top boxes
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 12:02 pmDish is making it easier to watch video from an online rival, Netflix.
FedEx misses Street 2Q forecasts, but profit jumps 23 pct
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 11:31 amFedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts due partially to a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices.FedEx...
Flexible spending accounts come with array of choices
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 10:50 amHealth care flexible spending accounts come with a potentially mystifying list of covered items. The numerous choices can prove daunting at the end of the year, as consumers try to spend their account...
Ohio House to consider lethal injection drug bill
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 9:24 amThe names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal the state House is poised to vote on Wednesday.
Irish lawmakers open probe into banking crisis
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 7:36 amIrish lawmakers opened a fact-finding investigation Wednesday into the causes of Ireland's banking crisis, when a collapsing property market exposed reckless lending and forced the country to take an emergency international bailout.
Philips to buy US medical imaging firm Volcano
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 1:18 amRoyal Philips NV said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire U.S. medical equipment maker Volcano Corp. for $1.2 billion (around 1 billion euros) in a deal that would beef up its presence in technology which allows doctors to see inside patients' hearts and veins during treatment.
In final 2014 push, Congress renews tax breaks
Associated Press | December 17, 2014 12:13 amBanks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.
Nightclub company Hakkasan to buy The Light Group
Associated Press | December 16, 2014 11:42 pmOne purveyor of swanky Las Vegas Strip nightlife is buying another in a $36 million deal announced Tuesday.
Temporary tax breaks _ which ones affect you?
Associated Press | December 16, 2014 6:37 pmrather than over time -- giving some companies huge tax shelters. The tax break, known as bonus depreciation, benefits automakers, utilities and heavy equipment makers. Cost: $1.5 billion.
Congress votes to extend tax breaks through 2014
Associated Press | December 16, 2014 6:18 pmBanks, retailers, commuters and teachers will keep their temporary tax breaks for another year after Congress gave final approval Tuesday to a massive tax package affecting millions of businesses and individuals.
American Apparel fires founder Charney, names new CEO
Associated Press | December 16, 2014 5:30 pmAmerican Apparel has fired founder Dov Charney and named longtime fashion executive Paula Schneider to be its next CEO.
Southwest bag workers picketing over flight delays
Associated Press | December 16, 2014 5:12 pmSaying Southwest Airlines is neglecting workers and its customers, baggage handlers are bringing attention to the company's slide in on-time performance as they seek a new contract.
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