The Latest: May and Merkel discuss Brexit in Berlin

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks with the leaders of Germany and France Tuesday ahead of a key Brexit summit this week. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) The Latest on Brexit discussions (all times local): Continue Reading Below 12:10 […]

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Yale Law School policy may discriminate against Christian groups, Sen. Ted Cruz says

FILE: Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Washington. (Associated Press) Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has opened an investigation into Yale Law School over a decision to expand its nondiscrimination policy to certain organizations’ hiring practices – a move he contends may be aimed against Christians. Per the school’s […]

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Dems playing politics with disaster relief funds for Midwest, Republicans say

Environmental restoration employees deploy a containment boom from a boat on Offutt Air Force Base in Neb., as a precautionary measure for possible fuel leaks in the flooded area.  (U.S. Air Force via AP) Senate Republicans on Monday blasted their Democratic colleagues for blocking a disaster relief bill that was intended to help Midwestern regions affected by flooding because it supposedly […]

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3 Leading Alzheimer's Disease Drugs in Development After Biogen's Aducanumab Flop

Until recently, Biogen's (NASDAQ: BIIB) aducanumab was considered by many as the best hope over the near term for a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. However, any such hopes were dashed last week after Biogen and its partner, Japanese drugmaker Eisai, halted two late-stage clinical studies evaluating aducanumab in treating Alzheimer's disease. With aducanumab no longer a contender, which […]

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Better Buy: Mastercard vs. Discover

The credit card industry has come a long way over the long run, and both Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) have survived to become major players in the payments space. Mastercard's payment network spans the globe, with billions of cards issued and the company participating fully in international growth. Discover has a more limited audience, but […]

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PG&E plunges 14% after disclosing an 'electric incident' just before wildfire

Shares of utility PG&E fell 14 percent on Wednesday after the company said its insurance wouldn’t cover its cost if it’s found responsible for the Camp Fire. “If the Utility’s equipment is determined to be the cause, the Utility could be subject to significant liability in excess of insurance coverage,” the company said. The utility company also discloses that it […]

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6 Most Important Things in Business Today: OPEC Breakup?

The U.K. economy did well in the third quarter. According to Reuters: Britain’s economy kept up healthy momentum during the third quarter, but this may prove a high watermark ahead of Brexit, official figures showed on Friday. Gross domestic product in the three months to September was 0.6 percent higher than in the previous quarter, matching the consensus forecast in […]

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Britain mulls making firms disclose ethnicity pay gap

The British government is considering making companies reveal the pay gap between white and non-white workers, in a bid to end disadvantages faced by employees from ethnic minorities. Prime Minister Theresa May says revealing the figures might "uncover some uncomfortable truths." She says "too often ethnic minority employees feel they're hitting a brick wall when it comes to career progression." […]

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