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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the CEO of a methadone clinic holds a 35 mg liquid dose of methadone in Rossville, Ga. The drug is the oldest and most effective of approved medications used to treat opioid addiction, but Medicare doesn’t cover it. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
April 24, 2018 - 10:23 am
One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won't cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications used to...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, the Kenmore Elite Smart French Door Refrigerator appears on display at a Sears store in West Jordan, Utah. Private equity firm ESL Investments is offering to buy struggling Sear’s Kenmore brand and home improvement unit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears' biggest shareholder appears to be pushing for a breakup of the 125-year-old company that has survived two world wars and the Great Depression. Chairman and CEO Edward Lampert — whose hedge fund has forwarded millions in funding to keep the ailing chain afloat — has asked the...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 23, 2018. U.S. stocks are mixed Monday morning as health care and industrial companies make gains and energy companies slip with oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday with health care and technology companies and retailers leading the way. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is getting close to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014. Aluminum producers are...
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HOLD FOR RELEASE SUNDAY APRIL 22 1 a.m. ; Illustration shows a Tmall and a JD.com hand wrestling for control over online Chinese commerce;
April 22, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The...
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In this April 19, 2018, photo, workers remove the veil from the Infiniti electric concept sedan at a showroom ahead of the Auto China 2018 to be held in Beijing, China. Auto China 2018, the biggest global auto show of the year, showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 21, 2018 - 10:48 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo, an NYSE logo adorns the entrance to the trading floor the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 20, 2018 - 4:51 pm
A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row. Losses among retailers, packaged food and beverage makers and other consumer goods companies also helped weigh down the market. Banks rose as bond yields continued to climb,...
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Founder and chairman of Alibaba Jack Ma arrives for signing the memorandums of understanding linked to the investment in Thailand, during a press conference Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 19, 2018 - 6:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to step up investments in Thailand as competition between online retailers heats up in fast-growing Southeast Asia. The founder of the online shopping giant, Jack Ma, met with Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Thursday...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon is looking to expand its dominance globally, announcing international customers can now buy more than 45 million items via its app. The move positions Amazon to capture shoppers abroad the same way it has with Americans: with ease of use, a wide product assortment and enticing shipping options. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
April 18, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has cut a deal to sell voice-controlled TVs at Best Buy, the latest attempt by the online retailer to get its burgeoning suite of tech products out where people can see and touch them. Best Buy already sells the Amazon Kindle and other gadgets, but the deal announced...
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April 18, 2018 - 7:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The end is near for department store operator The Bon-Ton Stores. Two liquidation firms are the victors of an auction for the bankrupt company's assets, after the retailer failed to find a bidder willing to continue operating the business. A bankruptcy court hearing is scheduled for...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Clicking "checkout" on an online purchase could cost more after a Supreme Court case being argued April 17. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
April 17, 2018 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet. The case on Tuesday focuses on businesses' collection of sales tax on online purchases. Right now, under the...
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