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Drugmakers' Free Services Trigger Anti-Kickback Probe

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Federal prosecutors are probing whether big drugmakers including Sanofi, Gilead Sciences and Biogen potentially violated laws by providing free services to doctors and patients....

Game Theory Part of the Art of the Sky Deal

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

The same type of blind auction used to pick players in fantasy football leagues could decide the fate of Sky, a media company that employs 30,000 people and has a stock-market value of $36 billion....

Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed how they could tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails....

Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here's a Guide.

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Two of the newest iPhones hit stores Friday, with scenes of customers around the world lining up outside Apple stores. Customer turnout will go a long way toward determining Apple’s results over the next year....

Circle of Life: Elton John Stays With Music Label

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Elton John re-signed a deal to stay with the world’s largest music company, Universal Music Group, in a sign there is still a place for music labels in the streaming age....

Trade Tensions Spell Trouble for Eurozone Economy

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

The eurozone’s economy continued its slow-motion slowdown in September, as exports suffered from a drop off in global demand and uncertainty about future trade relations between the U.S. and other countries....

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Stalled in August

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

U.S. home sales stalled in August, highlighting a growing disconnect between the sluggish housing market and the strong economy that is powering stocks to new highs....

Turkey's Economic Woes Raise Tensions in Egypt

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

Turkey’s economic crisis has heightened concerns in Egypt about whether the Arab world’s largest country is positioned to withstand falling confidence in emerging markets world-wide....

U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 49-Year Low

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell to a new 49-year low last week, though any effect from Hurricane Florence may not be realized for several weeks....

Amazon Is a Giant. But Bigness Isn't a Crime.

Fri, Sep 21, 2018

The company’s scale worries critics, but antitrust law punishes conduct, not size....