| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:06 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
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&...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:51 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The Florida Venture Forum announced Monday the 20 startup companies that will participate in its Seventh Annual Early Stage Capital Conference, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 15 in Kissimmee. Five are from Central Florida.
Each company delivers a six-minute...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess.
An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...