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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

National Business

Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

Twice in the past three months, juries have reached multimillion-dollar verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in lawsuits blaming cases of ovarian cancer on talcum powder
Published: 05/04/16

Tampa Bay Times buys Tampa Tribune, ends decades-old rivalry

Florida's largest newspaper, The Tampa Bay Times, says it has purchased its main competitor, the Tampa Tribune, ending a decades-long newspaper rivalry
Published: 05/04/16
Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

Target faces backlash on stance on transgender bathrooms

Consumer backlash is rising against Target's position on what type of bathrooms its transgender customers and employees can use
Published: 05/03/16

AP sources: Takata recall could more than double in size

U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what already is the biggest auto recall in American history, three people briefed on the matter said Tuesday
Published: 05/03/16
Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life

U.S. companies are on track for their third straight decline in quarterly earnings, the worst streak since the financial crisis, a result of low oil prices and weak economic growth
Published: 05/03/16
Fiat Chrysler, Google to cooperate on autonomous minivans

Fiat Chrysler, Google to cooperate on autonomous minivans

Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google's self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans
Published: 05/03/16

Lew says currency design plan winning rave reviews

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the reaction to his plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill and add civil rights and suffragette leaders to U.S. currency has been "overwhelmingly positive."
Published: 05/03/16
Auto sales hit April record on trucks and SUVs

Auto sales hit April record on trucks and SUVs

America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push auto sales to a record number last month with most automakers reporting healthy increases
Published: 05/03/16
Slump in Chinese manufacturing weighs on markets

Slump in Chinese manufacturing weighs on markets

Renewed concerns about economic growth in Europe and China weigh on markets, causing stocks to erase all of the previous day's gains
Published: 05/03/16
In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

Dish technicians will fix iPhones when they aren't busy installing satellite services, while Oculus to sell VR sets at Best Buy even as advance orders have yet to be fulfilled
Published: 05/03/16