WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough
Associated Press | July 07, 2015 3:30 amTaxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday.
Greek PM Tsipras races to restart talks after vote win
Associated Press | July 07, 2015 2:48 amWith his country struggling to stave off financial collapse, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will try to convince European creditors to agree on a new bailout program when they meet Tuesday for an emergency eurozone summit.
Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77
Associated Press | July 06, 2015 10:00 pmOne of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah.
What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit
Associated Press | July 06, 2015 9:00 pmGreece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.
Death toll from defective GM switches rises to 121
Associated Press | July 06, 2015 9:25 amThe death toll from faulty ignition switches in General Motors' small cars has risen by two to 121.
Growth in US services firms rises in June
Associated Press | July 06, 2015 9:18 amU.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.
US stocks open lower after Greek 'no' vote on bailout
Associated Press | July 06, 2015 7:06 amU.S. stocks are opening lower after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject the terms of the country's latest bailout.
Chinese small investors look for way out of stocks
Associated Press | July 06, 2015 3:37 amShares in big state companies soared Monday after promises of government action to halt a slide in Chinese stock prices but many others sank as jittery small investors tried to cut their losses.
Honda chief: Product development needs more time for quality
Associated Press | July 05, 2015 10:00 pmTo illustrate his vision for a turnaround at recall-slammed Honda, Takahiro Hachigo, the new chief executive, showed video footage set to a light-hearted 50s-style rock music of happy people with Honda products, like a lawn mower and the Asimo walking robot.
Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline
Associated Press | July 05, 2015 12:07 pmMembers of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund
Associated Press | July 05, 2015 6:24 amMalaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.
Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders
Associated Press | July 04, 2015 11:26 amForget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum.
Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Associated Press | July 03, 2015 12:12 pmAetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.The...
Insurer merger mania paints muddied picture for consumers
Associated Press | July 03, 2015 10:18 amsee Anthem and Cigna -- the companies haven't even struck a deal yet.
China reduces planned IPOs for July after market turmoil
Associated Press | July 03, 2015 4:36 amChina cut the number of initial public offerings planned this month by two-thirds on Friday, adding to frantic efforts to shore up plunging stock prices.
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