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FDA proposes ban on indoor tanning for minors

December 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Anyone under the age of 18 would be barred from using indoor tanning equipment, under a federal proposal to help reduce skin cancer linked to the devices. more »»

Calif.unemployment rate dips to 5.7 percent

December 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES — California's jobless rate dropped slightly in November to 5.7 percent, down just a tenth of a point from the previous month, the state Employment Development Department reported Frida. more »»

House OKs tax-cut package, first leg of year-end budget deal

December 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Republicans overwhelmed divided Democrats to whisk tax breaks for businesses, families and special interests through the House on Thursday as Congress sped toward final votes on a... more »»

Exec who jacked up price of a lifesaving drug is arrested

December 18, 2015 NEW YORK — A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug fiftyfold was led away in handcuffs by the FBI on unrelated fraud... more »»

Firms; December to be best US auto sales month

December 18, 2015 DETROIT — Two auto sales forecasting companies say Americans will buy more cars and trucks in December than any other month in more than a decade. LMC Automotive and J.D. Power are predicting that U. more »»

VW hires Feinberg to handle cheating claims

December 18, 2015 DETROIT — Volkswagen has hired Kenneth Feinberg to create a program to compensate owners of diesel-powered cars caught up in an emissions-cheating scandal. more »»

Despite lack of eggs, Just Mayo keeping its name

December 18, 2015 NEW YORK — Just Mayo says it will get to keep its name, a decision that caps a rollercoaster year for the vegan spread that has rattled the egg industry. more »»

Fed raises its key interest rate from record low near zero

December 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds modestly higher rates on some loans. more »»

Rumors fly as mystery shrouds buyers of Las Vegas newspaper

December 17, 2015 LAS VEGAS — The ownership mystery surrounding the sale of the Las Vegas Review-Journal has captured the attention of the media industry as the newspaper’s staff and some politicians demand to know... more »»

FedEx tops Street 2Q forecasts

December 17, 2015 DALLAS — FedEx shares rose Wednesday as the shipping company said that quarterly profit rose 4 percent, helped by growth in online shopping and lower costs in its core express-delivery business. more »»

US consumer prices unchanged, core inflation up

December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November as declines in energy and food held down overall costs. But core inflation was up 2 percent over the 12 months ending in November. more »»

Gorilla Glass, used for cell phones, is coming to cars

December 16, 2015 DETROIT — The thin, lightweight glass on your smartphone could soon be found on your car. Corning Inc.’s Gorilla Glass is used for the screens on billions of mobile phones. more »»

Stern announces 5-year deal with Sirius XM

December 16, 2015 NEW YORK — Much has changed for Howard Stern and SiriusXM since their first deal a decade ago — except for their desire to stay in business togethe. more »»

Dolly Parton movie a hit for NBC

December 16, 2015 NEW YORK — Family-friendly programming is doing well this holiday season for NBC, which has a rare three-week winning streak in the television ratings. more »»

Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

December 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in the horse-and-buggy era. more »»

FAA to require most drones to be registered and marked

December 15, 2015 Spurred by numerous reports of drones flying near jets and airports, the federal government will require that the aircraft be registered to make it easier to identify owners and educate amateur... more »»

Seattle first US city to let Uber drivers unionize

December 15, 2015 SEATTLE — Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. more »»

Maine shipyard union narrowly approves 4-year contract

December 14, 2015 AUGUSTA, Maine — The largest union at Bath Iron works approved Sunday a four-year contract that contains provisions aimed at making the shipyard more efficient before bids are submitted on key... more »»

Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil

December 14, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for extracting petroleum where polar bears roam has moved... more »»



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