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    U.S. experts back cannabis-based drug for childhood seizures

    WASHINGTON — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group’s recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals’ syrup would become the first drug derived from the cannabis […]
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    ‘Pharma Bro’ moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

    FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug was moved Tuesday to a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. Martin Shkreli was sent from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal Correctional Institution at Fort Dix. Shkreli, who was dubbed “Pharma […]
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    New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid 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 firm IQVIA’s Institute for Human Data Science released […]
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    World Trade Center Utah warns of $60m losses from trade war

    A trade war with China could cost a wide variety of Utah businesses 60 million dollars. The list includes Utah’s aerospace industry, hog farms, plastics manufacturers, aluminum recycling companies, wheat farmers and orchard owners. A new report from World Trade Center Utah points out the following: • Over 40% of Utah’s aluminum exports went to […]
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    Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday

    America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th […]
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    2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

    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 asked if they needed help. The […]
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    Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed a recommendation by the engine manufacturer to require ultrasonic inspections of certain fan blades within 12 months. […]
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    Stocks end modestly higher as earnings come in; oil surges

    US stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the S&P 500 its third gain in as many days. Energy companies rose more than the rest of the market, riding a big upturn in crude oil prices. Solid gains in industrial stocks and retailers outweighed losses among food and beverage companies, technology stocks and banks. Investors continued […]
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    Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted. Instead, the leaders announced they had agreed to start talks on a new “free, fair and reciprocal” […]
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    Feud erupts between utility, US states over Colorado River

    DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused an Arizona utility of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening the river’s future. The four states said the Central Arizona Project was trying to avoid a reduction in its share of the river while others are […]