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FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims

Jul. 23, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

U.S. regulators warned a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD, the trendy ingredient that's turning up in lotions, foods and pet treats. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved...

Coke shares hit all-time high as new drinks win customers

Jul. 23, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola shares hit a record high after the company upped its full-year revenue expectations and said it's winning customers with new drinks like low-sugar sodas and iced coffees. Shares of Coca-Cola Co. rose 6% to close at $54.33 Tuesday. Coke's shares first rose above $50 in early June....

Koch exec, Black Lives Matter in group pushing prison reform

Jul. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A criminal justice reform group that launched Tuesday has brought together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries executive in an unlikely collaboration focusing on finding solutions to problems like racial disparity and the...

UPS adds pickup spots at retailers, seeks to fly more drones

Jul. 23, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Parcel Service Inc. is responding to the growth in online shopping and pressures for speedy delivery by seeking to expand its drone deliveries and adding thousands of new spots where customers can pick up packages. The Atlanta-based package delivery giant said Tuesday it is adding...

What consumers should know about Equifax $700M settlement

Jul. 22, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

Equifax's $700 million settlement with the U.S. government over a massive 2017 data breach includes up to $425 million for consumers. The breach was one of the largest ever to threaten private information, affecting 147 million people. The compromised data included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses,...

The Latest: Navajo Nation wants feds to address opioid risk

Jul. 22, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a federal audit that found U.S. government hospitals put Native Americans at risk of opioid abuse (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Navajo Nation leaders are troubled by a federal audit that found government hospitals have put Native American patients more at risk for...

FDA approves 9 generic versions of nerve pain drug Lyrica

Jul. 22, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic copies of a popular, pricey pill for nerve pain. The agency on Monday said it approved nine generic versions of Pfizer Inc.'s Lyrica. It is also used for seizures and fibromyalgia, a condition that causes chronic,...

The Latest: Con Ed defends decision to shut off power

Jul. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on power outages amid hot weather in New York City (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Con Edison is defending its decision to shut off power to thousands of New Yorkers amid the weekend's high temperatures. The utility said in a statement Monday that disconnecting power was "necessary...

China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Jul. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. Regulators have approved 25 companies in information technology and other fields seen by communist leaders as a path to...

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....