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State probes whether drugmaker downplays addiction risk

June 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office is targeting the maker of Oxycontin, a top selling prescription painkiller, with an investigation into whether it downplays the risks of addiction when marketing pain pills to doctors and other prescribers. But Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma for now is refusing to respond to a...

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Asian stocks slip as investors await China data, Fed meeting

June 9, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 13, 2016. Most Asian stock markets headed lower on Friday as investors evaluated the latest set of corporate earnings and awaited a...

US says Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than thought

June 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

In this March 29, 2013 file photo, a worker helps monitor water pumping pressure and temperature, at an oil and natural gas extraction site, outside Rifle, on the Western Slope of Colorado. Federal geologists say western Colorado has about 40 times more...

The Oklahoman to close printing facility, lay off 130

June 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoman has announced plans to close its printing and packaging operations in Oklahoma City and lay off a total of 130 employees. The state’s largest newspaper announced the decision Wednesday. Chris Reen, the publisher of...

Philadelphia could become 1st major US city with soda tax

June 8, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Opponents of a proposed sugary drink tax demonstrate outside City Hall in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Philadelphia City Council is set to consider a sugary drink tax that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney proposed to pay for universal prekindergarten,...

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Farmers New Coverage Plan

June 8, 2016 • Local Business ReviewComments (0)

A lot has changed in home insurance. There’s a new coverage plan from Farmers®, and I think it could change the home insurance industry. Farmers Smart Plan Home® is a new approach to home insurance that allows you, the home owner, to customize your...

Unions protest change in Alaska oil tanker escort contract

June 7, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

Tim Saffle, left, regional representative of the International Organization of Masters and Alaskan Mariners, and Alan Cote, right, national president of the Inlandboatmen’s Union, speak at a press conference on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Anchorage,...

Turkish owner unites Godiva, McVitie’s in new London company

June 7, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

LONDON (AP) — Turkey’s Yildiz Holding says it is uniting its chocolate and biscuit brands — including Godiva Chocolatier and United Biscuits — into a new London-based company. The new company, Pladis, will have revenue of $5.2 billion and...

Atlanta-based company sells locomotives abroad for 1st time

June 7, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

ATLANTA (AP) — ?An Atlanta-based rail service and switch engine manufacturer has sold some of its locomotives overseas for the first time. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/22NQ1wY) that Railserve, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, says...

Federal Reserve relief and oil prices send stocks higher

June 6, 2016 • BusinessComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen again managed to soothe investors’ jangled nerves. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index made its highest close in 2016, and oil prices also reached their highest levels...