Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

Supreme Court Sales Tax

The Supreme Court is hearing a case this week that could affect how much customers pay for online...


Allergan says it won't make bid for Shire, ending brief drama

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Allergan said it wasn’t making a takeover offer for drugmaker Shire, only hours after indicating it could pursue a bid. The drugmaker said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that it instead was continuing “its ongoing process of evaluating a full range of potential strategic...


2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

Starbucks Black Men Arrested

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn’t use the restroom because he wasn’t a paying customer. He thought nothing of it when he and his childhood friend and business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were...


Dominion's $8 billion scana deal dealt another blow in S.C.

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Dominion Energy’s $7.9 billion takeover of troubled utility-owner Scana Corp. is looking even less likely to happen, or less likely on the current terms, after a bill passed by South Carolina legislators late Wednesday. The state Senate voted to cut the money Scana can collect...


Correction: Obit-Mellon story

In a story April 17 about the death of Matthew Mellon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Mellon had died at a rehabilitation center in Cancun, Mexico. Police have confirmed that Mellon died in a Cancun hotel room prior to checking into the rehab facility. A corrected version of the...


Black men arrested at Starbucks tell their story for the first time

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. One week after they were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the two black men seen in a cellphone video viewed more than 11 million times went on “Good Morning America” Thursday to describe how arriving 10 minutes early to a business meeting put them in handcuffs....


New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Opioids Declining Prescriptions

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...


Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

Southern Dumping Grounds

ATLANTA (AP) — The last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied, the town’s mayor said this week. For more than two months, the sludge has blown an unbearable stench throughout the tiny town of...


Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an engine failure that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of...


Deutsche Bank flub said to send $35 billion briefly out the door

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. A routine payment went awry at Deutsche Bank last month when Germany’s biggest lender inadvertently sent 28 billion euros ($35 billion) to an exchange as part of its daily dealings in derivatives, according to a person familiar with the matter. The error was quickly spotted and...


British cybersecurity expert faces key hearing in US case

Cyberattack Fighter Detained

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus is due in a Milwaukee courtroom Thursday, where he will ask the judge to toss statements he made to the FBI after his arrest for allegedly writing and distributing malicious...

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