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FDA Approves Nonopioid Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms 16 May 7:11pm FDA Approves Nonopioid Treatment for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first nonopioid treatment to help adults manage opioid withdrawal symptoms as the agency looks to continue to encourage the development of therapies to help patients suffering from addiction.
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No Harm in Reducing Use of Roche Drug for Breast Cancer, Study Says 16 May 7:01pm Updated No Harm in Reducing Use of Roche Drug for Breast Cancer, Study Says
Treating breast-cancer patients with an expensive Roche drug for six months instead of 12 reduced heart-related side effects without sacrificing effectiveness, a new study found.
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U.S. Housing Starts Dropped in April 16 May 6:58pm Updated U.S. Housing Starts Dropped in April
Rising material costs and labor shortages are converging to pose challenges to builders seeking to meet demand for homes.
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Novartis Top Lawyer Departs Over Cohen Payments 16 May 5:34pm Updated Novartis Top Lawyer Departs Over Cohen Payments
A top executive at Swiss drugmaker Novartis is stepping down as the global fallout widens from the recent disclosure of payments to a company owned by U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer.
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MoviePass Proves Great for Customers, Awful for Investors 16 May 4:43pm Updated MoviePass Proves Great for Customers, Awful for Investors
MoviePass, the service that lets people see a new film every day for $9.95 a month, has seen its subscribers skyrocket to three million. But its parent company has been bleeding cash, prompting shareholders to stampede for the exit.
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Gambling Firms Race to Expand After Limits Are Lifted on Sports Betting 16 May 2:17pm Updated Gambling Firms Race to Expand After Limits Are Lifted on Sports Betting
With potentially billions of dollars in new revenue at stake, companies such as Churchill Downs, FanDuel and Paddy Power Betfair are racing to expand their sports betting operations after the Supreme Court struck down limits.
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Sports-Betting Companies Race to Expand After Supreme Court Decision 16 May 12:33pm Updated Sports-Betting Companies Race to Expand After Supreme Court Decision
With potentially billions of dollars in new revenue at stake, companies such as Churchill Downs, FanDuel and Paddy Power Betfair are racing to expand their sports betting operations after the Supreme Court struck down limits.
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U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.7% 16 May 10:52am Updated U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.7%
U.S. industries pumped out more goods in April to meet growing demand from consumers and businesses, another sign the economy is gaining momentum.
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Can You Handle It? Bosses Ban Cellphones From Meetings 16 May 9:41am Updated Can You Handle It? Bosses Ban Cellphones From Meetings
Many managers are conflicted about how—or even whether—to limit smartphone use in the workplace.
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Oil Companies Look to Profit at the Pump 16 May 9:41am Updated Oil Companies Look to Profit at the Pump
Major oil companies are doubling down on gas stations, refineries and processing plants, betting on a once-unloved part of the energy business to shore up profits and expand their customer bases.
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Disney Considers Letting Pixar Co-Founder Lasseter Return 16 May 8:34am Updated Disney Considers Letting Pixar Co-Founder Lasseter Return
Executives at Walt Disney have discussed bringing animation guru John Lasseter back to the company in a new role that would reduce his managerial power but allow him to retain creative influence.
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Top Frequent-Flier Programs for 2018 16 May 7:41am Updated Top Frequent-Flier Programs for 2018
Southwest leads a survey of award availability on 25 airlines, along with Air Canada, Turkish and JetBlue; American makes a big move to open up seats.
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Can Amazon Convince Whole Foods Shoppers to Join Prime? 16 May 6:26am Updated Can Amazon Convince Whole Foods Shoppers to Join Prime?
Amazon.com is offering new discounts for Prime members shopping at its Whole Foods grocery stores, adding another perk to its membership program after a 20% price hike.
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Novartis Lawyer Departs Over Cohen Payments 16 May 5:25am Novartis Lawyer Departs Over Cohen Payments
A top executive at Swiss drugmaker Novartis is stepping down as the global fallout widens from the recent disclosure of payments to a company owned by U.S. President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer.
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