Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Massachusetts-based publisher wins national award

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Editor & Publisher, a journal that has chronicled the newspaper business for about 130 years, has named a Massachusetts-based media executive as the nation's publisher of the year.

Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.

Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness, or at least satisfaction.

Owners have grand plans for new MLS club in LA

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Henry Nguyen and Peter Guber envision their new Major League Soccer team taking the field somewhere in the Los Angeles area in early 2017 in a sparkling new stadium filled with roaring fans.

Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

Dignity Health pays $37 million to settle lawsuit

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

A large hospital chain based in Northern California agreed Thursday to pay $37 million to settle allegations that it overcharged the federal Medicare program.

Argentina OKs law aimed at luring oil investment

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Argentina's Congress has passed an energy law aimed at luring foreign investment into its promising shale oil and gas.

Puerto Rico government looks to raise tax on oil

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Puerto Rico government officials said Thursday they are seeking a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns.