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  • AstraZeneca cancer drug, companion test approved

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday granted accelerated approval to the first in a new class of targeted drugs for ovarian cancer, Lynparza from British drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC. The drug is for women whose ovarian cancer is associated with certain defective genes and...

  • Warren County passes local right-to-work law

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — If you want to build Corvettes in Bowling Green, Kentucky, you have one option: Join a labor union. The General Motors plant in Warren County is a closed shop, meaning its 888 employees must pay union dues in order to work there. But the Warren County Fiscal...

  • Gang accused of robbing New Jersey freight trains

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary. Now, prosecutors in northern New Jersey say their ringleader is back at it. In an age...

  • New Jersey beach owner sues over dune project

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A major Jersey shore beach owner is suing the state, the federal government and the borough of Point Pleasant Beach over a project to establish protective sand dunes along the state's shoreline. Jenkinson's Pavilion, one of the state's largest and...

  • Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Americans travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba's most celebrated products, but some limitations remain. Here's a look at some facts and figures surrounding the loosened restrictions on cigars: — THE RULES Licensed American travelers can bring back no more...

  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution. The FAA is expected to propose restricting...

  • US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading as the market comes off a massive two-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average was up four points, less than 0.1 percent, to 17,782 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose five points, or...

  • Another big catch for Thai co. in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods. Thai Union Frozen Products, which already owns Chicken of the Sea, another major seller of tuna and other seafoods, has now hooked the largest canned...

  • Unemployment rates fell in 41 US states last month

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 41 U.S. states in November and were unchanged in six more, reflecting healthy job gains across the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in only three states: Connecticut, Louisiana, and Washington state....

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Chief Operating Officer Sanders to leave

    Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Scotts Miracle-Gro says its president and chief operating officer, Barry Sanders, will leave next month, as the lawn and garden products maker continues a push to thin its layers of executive leadership. The Marysville, Ohio, company said Friday that Sanders...

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