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Microsoft’s Windows 10 push comes to shove for some users

May 25, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this April 29, 2015, file photo, a Dell laptop computer running Windows 10 is on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. In a statement issued to the BBC on May 24, 2016, Microsoft denied claims that it was forcing users of older Windows versions to upgrade to Windows 10. (AP Photo/Jeff [&hellip...

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Florida insurers request rate hikes under federal health law

May 25, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly a dozen health insurers are proposing rate increases averaging 13 percent for 2017 Florida plans sold on the exchanges created under President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to federal officials, but that...

China’s Wanda prepares for battle with ‘old brand’ Disney

May 24, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, delivers a speech at the Ninth Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong. Wanda Group and its billionaire founder, Wang Jianlin, are inaugurating a sprawling entertainment complex Saturday, May...

Vallejo unveils plans for electric car plant at ex-shipyard

May 24, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Oct. 2, 2014, the sun begins to go down behind the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif. The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major...

Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies

May 24, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this May 21, 2016 file photo, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, left, speaks next to Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda during a press conference after a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven in Akiu, northern...

Viacom CEO sues to be restored to Redstone trust

May 23, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viacom’s embattled chief executive sued Monday to be restored as a director and trustee to entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. after a weekend move by media mogul Sumner Redstone stripped him of the positions. Viacom CEO...

White House backs bill to overhaul chemical regulation

May 23, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and top House Democrats said Monday they will support a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, clearing the way for the bill’s passage in Congress and signature by President...

How would Bayer-Monsanto affect workers, farmers, investors?

May 23, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayer wants to buy Monsanto for $62 billion, hooking up the German chemical and drug company with the St. Louis-based producer of seeds and weed-killers. The deal would create a global giant in agriculture technology touching much...

Biotech firm to pay $3.5M fine to settle animal-abuse case

May 21, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — One of the world’s largest suppliers of antibodies used in research has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and cancel its research registration in order to settle government allegations that it mistreated goats and rabbits at...

Bondholders sue over Puerto Rico debt-moratorium law

May 21, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Holders of bonds from Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank are suing to challenge aspects of a debt-moratorium law that island officials say is crucial to maintaining essential services as the U.S. territory struggles...