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Biden: More competition in meat industry can ease food costs

Jan. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met virtually with independent farmers and ranchers Monday to discuss initiatives to reduce food prices by increasing competition within the meat industry, part of a broader effort to show his administration is trying to combat inflation. ...

Cap on drug price hikes for privately insured sparks battle

Nov. 21, 2021 08:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Workers and families with private health insurance would reap savings on prescription drugs from a little-noticed provision in President Joe Biden's sweeping social agenda bill. It's meant to break the cycle of annual price increases for widely used medicines. ...

Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule

Oct. 19, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day. ...