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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekley session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Next stop, Brexit: Britain's EU divorce bill becomes law

Jan. 23, 2020 10:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans announced in the House of Commons that the Withdrawal Agreement Act had received royal assent...

Sajid Javid, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, pictured during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.  (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

High hopes: US, EU and UK all aim for trade deals this year

Jan. 23, 2020 10:36 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The United States, the European Union and what will soon be post-Brexit Britain have all raised the prospect of concluding trade deals between themselves by the end of this year, setting up an intense few months of negotiations. High-level representatives said Thursday at the...

This Oct. 21, 2019, photo shows Johnson's Baby Aloe & Vitamin E Powder in Salt Lake City. Johnson & Johnson reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Johnson & Johnson posts higher sales, big 4Q profit jump

Jan. 22, 2020 10:46 AM EST

Higher prescription drug sales and lower legal costs drove Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit 32% higher. The world's biggest maker of health care products on Wednesday reported net income of $4.01 billion, or $1.50 per share. That's up from $3.04 billion, or $1.12, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo a sign for TD Ameritrade is shown on an office window for the brokerage i New York. Online brokerage TD Ameritrade will release its fiscal first-quarter earnings report Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

TD Ameritrade's profit falls 37% after cutting commissions

Jan. 21, 2020 5:30 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade’s fiscal first-quarter profit fell 37% in the first full quarter with free commissions on most trades. The Omaha, Nebraska, based company said Tuesday it earned $379 million, or 70 cents per share, during the quarter ended in December. That's down...

New Hampshire considers importing Canadian drugs

Jan. 21, 2020 4:22 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A proposal to import prescription drugs from Canada to New Hampshire attracted bipartisan support at the Statehouse on Tuesday, winning praise from both the Democrat sponsoring the bill and the Republican he wants to replace in the corner office. Sen. Dan Feltes, D-Concord, told the...

House passes bill that could lower prescription drug costs

Jan. 21, 2020 12:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Prescription drugs in West Virginia could soon become less expensive under a bill passed in the House of Delegates on Tuesday. Lawmakers in the GOP-controlled chamber unanimously approved a measure that would give consumers any drug manufacturer rebates that are normally sent to...

Capitol Watch: Money flows into parties as 2020 fights near

Jan. 18, 2020 9:20 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health care interests are giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to political parties as New York's Legislature gears up for fights over how to contain soaring Medicaid costs, state records show. The contributions are among others disclosed by politicians and political committees this...

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. The executive director of the State Medical Board of Ohio says it has fast-tracked investigations related to whether licensees failed to report concerns about Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss decades earlier. (Ohio State University via AP, File)

Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M

Jan. 18, 2020 6:29 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school. The total was about $9.8 million as of December, school spokesman Benjamin Johnson said by email. ...

Retired public employees to see cuts in health care benefits

Jan. 16, 2020 2:23 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of retired public employees will have to pay more of their health care costs starting in 2022 after trustees for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted Wednesday to reduce health care benefits. The trustees voted 9-2 on changes that will affect current and future...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 15, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Take wait, see approach on state budget Altoona Mirror Jan. 12 For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and...