04/22/14 02:15 PM
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that heralds more restructuring in the fast-changing industry. Joseph...
04/22/14 01:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first three months of the year as guest counts declined. After a decade of consistent growth, sales also declined last...
04/22/14 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales edged down 0.2 percent to a seasonally...
04/22/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
04/22/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing-home sales fell in March to lowest pace in 20 months; rising prices a factor.
04/22/14 09:45 AM
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in an international hunt for its fugitive leaders. The...
By Associated Press | 04/22/14 09:11 AM
The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.
04/22/14 08:46 AM
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By Sophia Tareen | 04/22/14 08:01 AM
Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoid strains on municipal budgets, but there were few signs the Legislature would take up the issue anytime soon.
By Associated Press | 04/22/14 08:00 AM
Speaking Monday on his monthly Townsquare radio network show, the governor noted that in the 2015 fiscal year, the state expects to pay more for retiree benefits than it will for benefits earned by active employees.
04/22/14 06:45 AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — US promises additional $50 million for Ukraine political, economic reforms.
04/22/14 05:00 AM
GENEVA (AP) — Novartis announces multibillion-dollar deals with GSK, Lilly affecting 15K employees globally.
04/21/14 08:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant Pharmaceuticals has teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion. Valeant said Monday that it intends to propose a merger with Allergan using a combination of Valeant stock and cash. The...
04/21/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons. The pictures mark the latest effort by the West to prove that Moscow is using its military to...
04/21/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations. The change, if adopted following an ongoing review...
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