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Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

April 23, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 2011, file photo, professional golfer Notah Begay III talks to students in Albuquerque, N.M., about his mission to combat diabetes among Native American youth. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest reservation, is to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food. A proposed [&hellip...

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Experts tapped to help judge in Detroit bankruptcy

April 23, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 25, 2013, file photo, former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch speaks during a meeting of the State Budget Crisis Task Force at the National Constitution Center, in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, U.S. Bankruptcy...

Amgen misses 1Q views as higher costs cut profit

April 23, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This April 20, 2010 file photo, shows the exterior view of Amgen Inc. in Fremont, Calif. Amgen reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) Despite higher sales, biotech drugmaker Amgen’s first-quarter...

Yum’s profit rises as KFC sales in China rebound

April 23, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

This Jan. 31, 2014 photo shows a Taco Bell facade behind a KFC drive-thru sign in Saugus, Mass. Fast-food conglomerate Yum! Brands, Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) NEW...

BLM says 6 cattle died in disputed Nevada roundup

April 23, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 12, 2014, file photo, the Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle is released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. The federal Bureau of Land Management...

Investor pressure pushing drugmaker M&A deals

April 23, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – The Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows a Novartis employee in a laboratory of Novartis in Prangins near Nyon, Switzerland. Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday, April 22, 2014 with other major...

North Dakota to begin drone tests for ag research

April 22, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this May 14, 2013 file photo, one of several small drones designed for use by law enforcement and first responders is shown at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. The Federal Aviation Administration says North Dakota’s...

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

April 22, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Swan Lockett stands for a photo in the doorway of her Houston apartment, Monday, April 21, 2014. Lockett said she was unable to get an affordable health care plan on the federal marketplace. The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions...

Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

April 22, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, left, and Robin Wright as Clair Underwood in a scene from “House of Cards.” Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix,...

Dispensaries in limbo as moratoriums sweep state

April 22, 2014 • BusinessComments (0)

Desirae Duvall, manager, and Mario Mamone, owner of Maritime Cafe, worry that the proposed Clackamas County medical marijuana dispensary one-year moratorium would put them out of work permanently. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Molly Harbarger) SALEM, Ore. (AP) —...