Lawmakers eye Aug. 16-17 for tax free weekend

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Massachusetts shoppers hoping to shave a little off their shopping spree should plan to hit the stores on Aug. 16-17.

30 protesters arrested in union rallies at UPMC

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Organizers say 30 protesters have been arrested during a demonstration for a labor union and higher employee wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Sunoco Logistics' 300-mile pipeline dealt setback

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Sunoco Logistics has gotten a setback to its plans to pump propane and ethane in its 300-mile Mariner East pipeline across southern Pennsylvania.

Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Former Commissioner David Stern praised the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling controversy and predicts it will "end well" for the league.

Governor candidates assess overseas tax breaks

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinois' gubernatorial race, with Gov. Pat Quinn strongly condemning the growing trend as "unpatriotic" on Wednesday and questioning his Republican challenger's stance on the issue.

2018 Olympics organizers elect new president

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of a top official.

Samsung Electronics' 2Q profits down 20 percent

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday that its second-quarter profit dropped 20 percent as smartphone and tablet sales fell.

McDonald's ordered to pay $27M in deaths of teens

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

A Central Texas jury on Wednesday ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in actual damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant.

J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

|Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body.

Judge: Peanut salmonella trial may exceed 2 months

| |Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014

The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a southwest Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up for more than two months, the trial judge said Wednesday.



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