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ABC says it’s settling ‘pink slime’ defamation lawsuit

June 28, 2017 |

ABC News has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a $ 1.9-billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on the company’s lean, finely textured beef product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” the TV network said Wednesday.

ABC spokeswoman Julie Townsend said in…


L.A. Times – Business

Halle Berry Says Oscar Win Was Meaningless

June 28, 2017 |

In her off-the-cuff acceptance speech, Halle Berry dedicated her 2002 Oscar for best actress to “every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened.” But 15 years later, the opportunities are not at all like she imagined they would be. In…
Newser

Judge Says Arthritis May Qualify Woman for Euthanasia

June 28, 2017 |

A 77-year-old Canadian woman suffering from incurable erosive osteoarthritis is one step closer to legally taking her own life after a judge in Toronto ruled she met a key criteria of Canada’s 2016 medically assisted death law. The CBC reports that Superior Court Justice Paul Perrell ruled last Monday that…
Newser

It’s ‘unlikely’ the U.S. economy’s growth will meet Trump’s goal, International Monetary Fund says

June 28, 2017 |

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Trump’s plans to boost economic growth.

The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual rate of 2.1%. That would be an improvement over…


L.A. Times – Business

FDA says it will prioritize generic drugs to help control prices

June 27, 2017 |

The Food and Drug Administration said it’s taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs on the market in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

Copycat pills generally have been much cheaper than original brand-name drugs. But recent high-profile…


L.A. Times – Business

Freighter Captain Says U.S. Destroyer Ignored Warnings

June 27, 2017 |

The captain of a cargo ship that hit a U.S. destroyer near Japan earlier this month has said in a report that the ship sent emergency warnings as the American vessel suddenly cut across its path, according to a person with direct knowledge of the testimony.
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Kenyon Martin Says Knicks Should Fire ‘Old, Asleep’ Phil Jackson

June 26, 2017 |

Phil Jackson’s too damn old to lead an NBA franchise and it’s high time the Knicks kicked his geriatric ass to the curb … so says ex-NBA baller Kenyon Martin, who just LIT UP the Zen master. We caught up with K-Mart hangin’ with BIG3 teammate Al…

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