Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M
An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis is reducing that amount by $107 million in his final order in the case.
Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly.
Disney Plus adds disclaimer about racist movie stereotypes
Disney’s new streaming service is adding a disclaimer to "Dumbo," “Peter Pan” and other classic movies because they depict racist stereotypes.
Free broadband? UK Labour Party promises nationalization
The British Labour Party is expanding its plan for public ownership of big industries.
In DC, face scans peg a lawmaker - and a long-dead singer
In DC, face scans peg a lawmaker - and a long-dead singer.
Supreme Court steps into Google-Oracle copyright fight
The Supreme Court says it will referee a high-profile copyright dispute between technology giants Oracle and Google.
Warren says getting to ‘Medicare for All’ will take 3 years
Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she’s elected president, she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a “Medicare for All” plan by her third year in office.
US approves drug to prevent sickle cell pain, organ damage
U.S. regulators have approved a new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous flareups in which misshaped blood cells clump together, blocking blood and oxygen flow.
Fed finds resilient financial system despite high debt
Federal Reserve finds financial system remains resilient despite high levels of corporate debt.
Ailing ex-telecom executive Ebbers seeks release from prison
A former telecommunications executive convicted in one of the largest corporate accounting scandals in U.S. history is asking a judge to shorten his prison sentence so he can be released as his health deteriorates.
US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October
US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October, rebounding from decline in previous month.
China presses Washington for tariff cut in trade deal
China presses Washington to roll back punitive tariffs in interim trade deal.
Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google after US ban
Huawei starts selling foldable Mate X smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.
Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect
Twitter says its new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and advocacy for or against political content.
US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack
US health experts recommend wider use prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems.
White House seeks disclosure of actual health care prices
New rules from the Trump administration would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures.
US stock indexes on track to cap week with more record highs
Stocks moved higher and headed for records on Wall Street after U.S. officials said they were making progress in trade negotiations with China.
Be careful out there: UK police warn candidates about safety
British police are unveiling new tactics to protect politicians amid the country’s fraught, even hostile political atmosphere, issuing safety recommendations for candidates running in the country’s Dec. 12 general election.
GM strike pushes industrial production down 0.8% last month
GM strike pushes industrial production down 0.8% and manufacturing output 0.6% in October.
Powell urges Congress to tackle growing budget deficit
Powell urges Congressional panel to tackle budget deficits, reiterates comfort with rates.