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  • What's the key to turning around Rust Belt cities?

    Cleveland and other Rust Belt cities are making a comeback as young people sick of high prices in the big city look for more manageable places to live and cities capitalize on attracting a new generation of employers. In Cleveland, the news that...
  • Give U.S. multinationals an incentive to not dodge taxes

    Give U.S. multinationals an incentive to not dodge taxes
    When is a U.S.-based company not considered a U.S. company by the IRS? When it buys a smaller firm in a foreign country and — presto chango! — deems that company to be its parent, escaping the obligation to pay taxes to the U.S. Treasury on...
  • AbbVie-Shire deal puts more pressure on Congress to overhaul tax code

    A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings. Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
  • British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan

    British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan
    Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans. The “Flare Pan&...
  • A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

    A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers
    I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was...
  • Manufacturing's 'Second Wind' Comes With A Little State Help For Two Firms

    Two aerospace manufacturers in Connecticut landed million-dollar state aid deals on Wednesday to help them expand operations and create jobs. In Westbrook, a fluid control systems manufacturer, The Lee Co., will use more than $20 million from the state...
  • Sanofi wins right to market MannKind's inhaled insulin drug Afrezza

    A French pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay up to $925 million for the right to market Afrezza, the recently approved inhaled insulin treatment for diabetes developed by MannKind Corp. of Valencia. Sanofi, based in Paris, said it would pay $150...
  • Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

    Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies
    Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine. Prime Minister...
  • An O.C. couple do the math: Same drug is far cheaper in Canada

    An O.C. couple do the math: Same drug is far cheaper in Canada
    Bent and Henni Christensen consider themselves patriotic Americans and strong supporters of Medicare. Nevertheless, the Huntington Beach couple buy most of their prescription drugs from an online Canadian pharmacy at prices much lower than in the United...
  • Hospira beats profit estimates, raises 2014 outlook

    Hospira beats profit estimates, raises 2014 outlook
    Hospira Inc., a pharmaceutical and medical device maker, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher sales of specialty injectable drugs, and raised its full-year outlook. The company's net income more than doubled to $70.9 million, or 42...
  • 2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries

    2014 job growth to ramp up in new and old industries
    In Palm Beach County, a startup medical device company has plans to expand from 135 employees to about 200 next year, both professional and manufacturing jobs. In Broward, a long-term nursing care and Medicaid provider expects to grow to 800 employees...