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WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that. Ask Walt Rowen, whose business is etching glass but whose experience managing century-old, family-owned Susquehanna...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober. But when he staggered into a detox facility on a recent Friday night, his head brimming with the...
The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. Government scientists are collecting water and air samples this week from about...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In California and other states where marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use, pot store owners often find themselves nervously carrying around large amounts of cash. That's because most banks want nothing to do with money linked to a plant that...
U.S. regulators have approved another drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C that works in as little as eight weeks. AbbVie's drug, Mavyret (mav-EH'-rit), was approved Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration for patients without significant cirrhosis who haven't been...
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean lawmakers have approved a bill that would legalize abortion in limited circumstances and end the socially conservative country's status as the last in South America with a blanket ban on the procedure. The measure approved late Wednesday allows...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drug and medical device makers would pay higher user fees under legislation the Senate approved and sent to the president on Thursday. The revenue raised would help pay for the government reviews required to bring their products to the market. Senate Majority...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation increasing the user fees that drug and medical device-makers pay. The money raised will help cover the cost of Food and Drug Administration reviews that are necessary to bring products to market. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billions of dollars are expected to flow through California's legitimate marijuana industry next year when recreational pot becomes legal, but most of those businesses won't be able to use banks. The reason: Many banks don't want anything to do with pot money...