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May 28, 2019 - 7:39 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A group of executives for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma have held a United States patent since 2007 for a "self-destructing document and e-mail messaging system." This patent, filed in 2002, replaced a similar one from 1997 that was meant to destroy documents or email "at a...
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May 28, 2019 - 1:11 pm
(HONG KONG) -- In the year that trade talks between the United States and China have faltered repeatedly, China's state media has mostly played down the escalating trade war between world’s two largest economies. But that changed in mid-May, after Beijing’s top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He...
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May 28, 2019 - 11:58 am
(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- Oklahoma faces off in court against Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, marking the first major case against an opioid maker to go to trial. Attorney General Mike Hunter alleges that the country's largest drugmaker fueled the state's raging opioid crisis with deceptive marketing...
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May 28, 2019 - 6:55 am
(NEW YORK) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has proposed to merge with fellow automaker Renault, the company announced in a press release Monday. Fiat Chrysler said the idea to combine came after "initial operational discussions between the two companies to identify products and geographies where they...
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May 26, 2019 - 1:53 pm
(PHOENIX) -- A former business partner of the late comic book legend Stan Lee was arrested on Saturday in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant for alleged elder abuse. Keya Morgan was arrested by Phoenix and Scottsdale police and will eventually be extradited back to Los Angeles, where he was...
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May 25, 2019 - 7:07 pm
(LONDON) -- It’s what every James Bond fan has dreamed of owning: an Aston Martin DB5 that contains the very devices agent 007 deployed to elude his malevolent enemies in the classic 1964 film “Goldfinger.” Aston Martin, the 106-year-old British automaker, heard the rallying cries and decided to...
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May 24, 2019 - 6:25 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- There’s a familiar face in town and it’s covering America’s seventh president’s face on a number of $20 bills: Harriet Tubman. New York artist Dano Wall said he has decided to take matters into his own hands with an unofficial revision of the bill since the Trump administration has...
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May 24, 2019 - 3:05 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Hedge fund star Paul Touradji bilked a pair of employees, including a fundraiser for the Trump campaign, out of nearly $50 million, a Manhattan jury decided late Thursday. Touradji had refused to pay Robert Vollero and Gentry Beach for three years’ worth of work and the jury awarded...
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May 24, 2019 - 2:56 pm
(NEW YORK) -- CrossFit, the popular fitness and lifestyle program with a cult-like following, broke up with Facebook and Instagram on Friday, citing security and privacy concerns. CrossFit, Inc., which boasts 15,000 affiliates and millions of followers, said it was investigating alleged security...
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May 24, 2019 - 2:01 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Almost 40% of American adults wouldn’t be able to cover a $400 emergency with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that they could quickly pay off, a Federal Reserve survey finds. About 27% of those surveyed would need to borrow the money or sell something to come up with the $400...
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