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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion.
After an epic breakdown in customer service this summer, Comcast Corp. has appointed a fast-rising executive, Charlie Herrin, to a new position with broad powers to fix Comcast's relationship with its customers.
Seven in ten hotel bookings made on mobile devices now are same-day. And it's a good guess that most of those last-minute bookers are business travelers.
Center City law firm Fox Rothschild L.L.P. said Tuesday that it had merged with Dallas-based David & Goodman P.C., an 18-lawyer firm focusing on litigation, real estate, corporate and family law and other matters.
The Street: Today's diesel vehicles are 30% more fuel-efficient than their gas counterparts and will likely play a big role in reaching new federal fuel efficiency standards requiring a 54.5 miles-per-gallon average by 2025.
Independence Blue Cross, the biggest health insurer in Southeastern Pennsylvania, said it was discontinuing its stand-alone prescription drug plan for people who have traditional Medicare plans or a Medicare supplement plan. IBC said the stand-alone pharmaceutical plans were not cost-effective because they served so few people. The change will affect 9,000 customers, IBC said.
Was it all merely a coincidence? One of the most salient and disturbing facts to emerge within hours of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks was that 15 of the 19 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia.
The Street: A 2013 study published by the journal Climatic Change studied historic emissions and compiled a list of leading investor- and state-owned producers of oil, natural gas, coal and cement over a 156-year-period
The Street: It is said that pirating music, movies, TV shows, software, and other digital content is stealing from starving artists. But if you're such an offender, this kind of stealing may be the least egregious form of piracy you're committing.
A former ratepayer advocate has been fined $11,000 for ethics violations, most of which stem from her simultaneously working for the state while serving...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - If you're about to Google Jimmy Kimmel, beware.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States and Brazil have resolved a decade-long trade battle over subsidies Washington provided to American cotton growers, an official close to the negotiations said late Tuesday.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino.
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Scarborough's next book will be personal.
NEW YORK (AP) - No one watches live television anymore, right? Apparently, many people still do, judging by results from the first week of a new television season.
A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly drop this year.
NEW YORK (AP) - With Bill Gross' surprise departure from Pimco, 45-year-old Daniel Ivascyn now finds himself watching over trillions in assets at the huge mutual fund firm.
NEW YORK (AP) - Exxon Mobil issued a report Tuesday that acknowledges the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing but also defends the practice as being better for the environment than other types of energy production and generation.
The Street: Consumers are going to love wearable technology such as the Apple Watch in the short term, but it's going to have to prove its worth if it wants to survive.
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