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Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

By Mark Gillispie | Jul 17
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.

EU Probes Amazon over Use of Retailer Info to Gain Edge

EU Probes Amazon over Use of Retailer Info to Gain Edge

Jul 17
The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see whether it uses data from independent retailers to gain an edge in the market.

Congress Grills Big Tech over Competition, Money and Power

Congress Grills Big Tech over Competition, Money and Power

By Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien | Jul 17
Big Tech faced tough questions Tuesday as federal lawmakers focused on issues of potentially anticompetitive behavior by technology giants and expressed bipartisan skepticism over Facebook's plan for a new digital currency.

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Jul 17
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.

Trump signs Order to Make American-Made Goods More American

Trump signs Order to Make American-Made Goods More American

By Kevin Freking | Jul 16
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that will require federal agencies to purchase products using more American components.

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

Deals, Protests During Amazon Prime Day

By Mae Anderson | Jul 16
The company's fifth annual Prime Day now stretches two days, Monday and Tuesday, invented as an effort to try to drum up sales during sluggish summer months and sign up more users for its Prime loyalty program.

DeVos: Efforts to Boycott Israel Are A 'Pernicious Threat'

DeVos: Efforts to Boycott Israel Are A 'Pernicious Threat'

By Collin Binkley | Jul 16
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" on college campuses and is fueled by bias against Jews.

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

More to Come: FTC Fine Doesn't Spell Closure for Facebook

By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 15
Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches.

Biden Cancer Nonprofit Suspends Operations Indefinitely

Biden Cancer Nonprofit Suspends Operations Indefinitely

By Stephen Braun | Jul 15
A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed a cure for cancer has suspended its operations, it announced Monday.

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look At What Didn't Happen This Week

By Amanda Seitz and Beatrice Dupuy | Jul 15
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

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