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Day: March 28, 2017

U.S. senator launches probe into five top opioid drugmakers

(Reuters) – U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill sought on Tuesday details from the nation’s top opioid drugmakers on their sales and marketing practices, as lawmakers step up efforts to tackle the country’s deadly opioid crisis. The Missouri senator’s investigation comes amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, with 91 Americans dying everyday as a result of […]

Movie studios look to young, diverse audiences for growth

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The future of Hollywood movies is in the hands of young and diverse audiences. At CinemaCon Tuesday, studio executives and representatives from the National Association of Theater Owners touted the importance of both groups in growing the movie business. Higher ticket prices helped push the motion picture industry to a record […]

The Latest: Mayor: Oakland has improved safety inspections

The Latest on a deadly building fire in Oakland (all times local): 4:15 p.m. In the wake of another deadly fire, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf says the city has improved its enforcement efforts involving dangerous buildings. Four months ago, Schaaf vowed to improve internal communications within the city after 36 people died in a fire […]

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