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‘Pharma Bro’ defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

BY TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday,...

Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy

BY TOM KRISHER, MARCY GORDON and MARI YAMAGUCHI Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection...

Global markets higher after Wall Street rebound

BY JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded from losses to end last week higher on stronger oil...

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016...

BY MATTHEW BROWN and KATY DAIGLE BEIJING (AP) — The world's biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal...

Illinois could be 1st state with ‘junk’ credit due to budget

BY SARA BURNETT CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status,...

Court says Iowa lottery rigging investigation took too long

BY RYAN J. FOLEY IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in...

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

BY LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's shoe...

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end...

Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

BY SARAH RANKIN RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 303-mile pipeline that would carry fracked natural gas across West Virginia and Virginia would have "significant" impacts...

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and ADAM SCHRECK WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic...

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Lee Commission pursuing Edison Farms land for conservation

The Lee County Commission voted to begin negotiations to purchase the piece of Estero wetlands known as Edison Farms. The 4,000-acre property has been high...

Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and will not be able to attend the...

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

BY BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed...

Citizens’ Insurance proposes rate hike

Property Insurance rates could be on the rise for some around the state next year, as the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors voted...