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COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Sep. 25, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How much the manufacturers stand to gain depends on how big the rollout proves to be. ...

Salesforce.com, Darden rise; Steelcase, Rite Aid fall

Sep. 23, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: H.B. Fuller Co., up $4.76 to $65.19. The adhesives company beat Wall Street's fiscal third-quarter revenue forecasts. Steelcase Inc., down 65...

San Francisco pledges to crack down on retail shoplifting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor and police chief of San Francisco announced Wednesday they'll dedicate more police, beef up coordination and make it easier to report shoplifters in an attempt to crack down on brazen commercial thieving that has added to the city's reputation as soft on...

Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find

Sep. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter classrooms around the country. But the tests have already...

The Latest: March protests Australia state's vaccine mandate

Sep. 20, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched in the streets of Australia’s second-largest city to protest against mandatory coronavirus vaccine rules in the construction industry., The protest Tuesday in Melbourne was aimed at a Victoria state...

Rite Aid moving headquarters to Philadelphia

Sep. 14, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rite Aid is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia in what it calls a site “designed specifically for in-person collaboration and company gatherings, rather than office spaces." The new “enterprise headquarters" will be located in the former...

Arizona high court rejects major part of lawsuit against CVS

Sep. 02, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court ruling rejects a major part of a Tucson hospital's lawsuit accusing a pharmacy chain of negligence and seeking compensation for care provided to opioid-addicted patients. The justices ruled Wednesday that...

Walgreens joins other retailers with starting pay boost

Aug. 31, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

Walgreens will hike starting pay to $15 an hour beginning in October, as employers across the United States continue boosting wages to attract workers. The drugstore chain said Tuesday that the wage hike will take effect in phases and be completed by November 2022. It...

Groups make own drugs to fight high drug prices, shortages

Aug. 10, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Impatient with years of inaction in Washington on prescription drug costs, U.S. hospital groups, startups and nonprofits have started making their own medicines in a bid to combat stubbornly high prices and persistent shortages of drugs with little competition. The...

WVa lawsuit against opioid makers set for April 2022 trial

Aug. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by the state of West Virginia accusing several drug manufacturers of misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs will go to trial next April, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said Thursday. The Mass Litigation Panel, a...