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In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions, in Sacramento, Calif. Price hikes for the emergency medicine have made its maker, Mylan, the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. The company, Mylan, has a virtual monopoly on epinephrine injectors, potentially life-saving devices used to stop ...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. European stock markets rose on solid economic data Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, while investors in Asia largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Modest but steady gains for US indexes; homebuilders soar

Stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday, bringing indexes nearly back to the record levels they reached last week. Homebuilders rose sharply following a big jump in sales of new homes last month, and Best Buy soared after the electronics retailer reported a surge in profit as online sales increased. The ...

Ruling: Grad students at private universities can unionize

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation. The 3-1 ruling overturns a 2004 NLRB decision that said graduate students were not employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act. ...

Athletes pose for picture with performers during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Rio Olympics kept NBC on top with viewers again last week

The Olympics in their final week were still golden for NBC. Once again, NBC's nightly prime-time averages took the week's top seven Nielsen slots. And NBC again left rival networks far behind in overall viewership. But a drop in Olympics viewers compared to the previous week was notable. So was ...

FILE - In this July 8, 2016 file photo, a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions is displayed in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for live-saving EpiPens has skyrocketed. EpiPens are used largely by children to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and its price has surged in recent years. A two-dose package cost less than $60 nine years ago. The cost is now closer to $400. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

Members of Congress are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed. EpiPens are injection devices used to ward off potentially fatal allergic reactions, and the price has surged in recent years. A two-dose package cost around $94 nine years ago. The average cost was more ...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a shopper carts his purchased LED TV at a Best Buy in Miami. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, Best Buy reports financial results. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Best Buy posts higher profit, better online and store sales

Best Buy's profit jumped 21 percent as the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer increased sales online and tried to create a better shopping experience in the stores while it also cut costs. Its shares soared 19 percent after the company said online sale rose 24 percent to $835 million, a ...

FILE - In this April 16, 2015 photo, the Howard Johnson Inn and Restaurant is seen in Bangor, Maine. One of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants will close Sept. 6, 2016, taking with it the fried clam strips, ice cream _ and a slice of roadside Americana. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Howard Johnson's restaurant to close, leaving only 1 more

The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction. The slice of ...

Social Security rolls back security measures on website

The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts. For years, workers and beneficiaries have been able to use the My Social Security website to get information about benefits, logging in with a user ...

FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, hikers cross paths along Bright Angel Trail heading into and out of the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Zika fears are leading some to book away from the Caribbean and Florida. The American Southwest, New England and Bermuda are providing a virus-free alternative, but destinations are hesitant to market themselves as such. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Some vacation spots quietly benefit as travelers avoid Zika

With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. And that has left other tourist destinations to capitalize — quietly. Travel experts say families worried about Zika are now looking to Arizona and ...

Campaign's rising rent at Trump Tower came as space expanded

Donald Trump's campaign is taking up more space inside Trump Tower in New York -- and paying a lot more in rent. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign paid $35,457 per month for rent and utilities to Trump Tower Commercial LLC between last August and this April, Federal Election Commission reports ...

FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, supporters of fair immigration reform dance in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. For more than a decade lawmakers have been pointing to their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Hunting for the root of immigration woes? Look to the past.

For more than a decade, lawmakers have been pointing at their counterparts to take the blame for what just about everyone agrees is a broken immigration system. Republicans say President Barack Obama's immigration enforcement policies encourage more people to sneak into the country. Democrats blame Republicans for blocking legislation that ...

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, a home under construction and for sale is shown in Roswell, Ga. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007

Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support the residential real estate market. New-home sales jumped 12.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate ...

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and French President Francois Holland pay their homage at the tomb of Altiero Spinelli, one of the founding fathers of European unity, in the cemetery of the island of Ventotene, Italy, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Standing silently together, the three leaders placed three bouquets of blue and yellow flowers, the colors of the European Union, on the simple white marble tombstone of Altiero Spinelli in the cemetery of the island of Ventotene. (Carlo Hermann/Pool Photo via AP)

Eurozone business resilient in face of Brexit uncertainties

Business activity across the 19-country eurozone grew at a steady, moderate pace in August as the region continued to show little concern about the impact of a British exit from the European Union. A gauge of activity in the services and manufacturing sectors in the eurozone, the so-called purchasing managers' ...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 5, 2015, file photo, Budweiser beer cans are seen at a concession stand at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. A British court has ruled that two groups of SABMiller shareholders should vote separately on Anheuser-Busch InBev’s 79 billion pound ($104 million) takeover, effectively giving smaller investors the outside chance to derail the deal. he decision Tuesday, AUG. 23, 2016 is seen as a concession to smaller shareholders who complained that their payout plummeted in relation to larger investors after the pound fell following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Beer mega merger: what court ruling means for troubled deal

A British court has ruled that two groups of shareholders in brewing company SABMiller should vote separately on the 79 billion pound ($104 million) takeover offer made by rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, effectively giving smaller investors an outside chance to derail the deal. The decision Tuesday is seen as a concession ...

FILE - This June 24, 2016, file photo, provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (Jazeena Baeza/NerdWallet via AP, File)

Ask Brianna: Should I keep renting or buy a house?

"Ask Brianna" from NerdWallet is a Q&A; column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad ...

Women in UK see pay gap widen after having children

A new study shows that women in Britain earn consistently less once they have children — even though the overall gender pay gap has narrowed over the past two decades. The study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies said Tuesday that women find that by the time their first child ...

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, left, and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrive for a joint media conference in Paris, Tuesday, Aug.23, 2016. The French and German interior ministers said Tuesday they're pushing for a Europe-wide policy limiting encryption, and want it discussed at an EU summit in Slovakia next month. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France, Germany want encrypted app makers to help stop IS

France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring the makers of encrypted messaging apps such as Telegram to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists. Privacy advocates argue that encryption is essential to online security, notably for banking transactions. But security experts say encrypted apps are increasingly used by ...

FILE - In a Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Mobileye President & CEO Ziv Aviramon, left, CFO Ofer Maharshak, center, and Chairman Amnon Shashua, clasp hands to ring a ceremonial bell as their company's IPO begins trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. The companies announced their partnership early Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Delphi, Mobileye join forces on autonomous car platform

Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years. The companies announced their partnership early Tuesday. It's another in a flurry of auto industry and tech tie-ups as companies race for ...

Stocks rise on upbeat data, investors await Fed speech

European stock markets rose on solid economic data Tuesday while investors in Asia largely stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely anticipated speech by the Fed chief. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 rose 0.7 percent to 4,419 while Germany's DAX climbed 0.7 percent to 10,570. Britain's FTSE 100 added ...

Swiss charge 3 suspects in global phishing case

Swiss prosecutors say they've charged three people accused of illegally obtaining data on at least 133,600 credit cards with computer fraud following their extradition from Thailand. The Swiss attorney general's office said Tuesday that the group for years earned a living from the unlawful procurement and fraudulent online use of ...

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