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FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration approved 41 first-of-a-kind drugs in 2014, including a record number of medicines for rare diseases, pushing the agency’s annual tally of drug approvals to its highest level in 18 years.

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Phone companies would like to cut your landline cord for you

CHICAGO — If you haven’t cut the cord on your landline phone service, pretty soon you may not have a choice.

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Chrysler’s jaw-dropping, 56-month US sales streak

DETROIT — Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 as a weak automaker with few new cars and trucks in its pipeline, leaving many to doubt whether the company could survive — let alone boost sales and gain market share.

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Snoqualmie Ice Cream recall; potential contamination in Montana, Wyoming

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream says it is voluntarily recalling nearly a year's worth of ice cream and related products because of possible listeria contamination.

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BLM seeks comment on proposed Wyoming dunes rules

BLM seeks comment on proposed Wyoming dunes rules

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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$5,000 fine for uranium spills at new Wyoming mine

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An energy company has agreed to pay a $5,000 state penalty for two spills of uranium solution from pipelines at a new Wyoming mine.

November 11, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Jackson Hole restaurants get new safety rule

JACKSON, Wyo. — Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety.

October 20, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

DETROIT — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests.

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E.J. Dionne: Why Paul Ryan should love Americorps

E.J. Dionne: Why Paul Ryan should love Americorps

WASHINGTON — We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie.

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Great Lakes Airlines to leave North Dakota

Great Lakes Airlines to leave North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota by the end of the month after serving the state for more than two decades.

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Guest opinion: When it comes to health care, IRS should be IRX

WASHINGTON — The scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service is “overtaxed” in its new role as the key enforcement agency for Obamacare.

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Betrayed? Citizen-soldiers losing jobs despite protective law

Betrayed? Citizen-soldiers losing jobs despite protective law

LOS ANGELES — The jobs of the nation’s citizen-soldiers are supposed to be safe while they are serving their country: Federal law does not allow employers to penalize service members because of their military duties.

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New law requires insurers to cover cancer trials

BOZEMAN — Gov. Steve Bullock has signed into law a measure that prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage for cancer patients participating in clinical trials.

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Obama administration plan for curbing gun violence

Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:

January 16, 2013 1:10 pmLoading…

Park Service pays $16M in 2nd phase of Teton land deal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The National Park Service on Friday completed the second phase of its purchase of what is supposed to eventually total just over two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park.

December 28, 2012 4:49 pmLoading…
Republican Daines seeks to take ambitions to D.C.

Republican Daines seeks to take ambitions to D.C.

When Republican U.S. House candidate Steve Daines looks at the dysfunction gripping Congress, he sees lawmakers lacking a key attribute he learned during almost three decades in private industry: focus.

October 21, 2012 1:43 pmLoading…
For some companies, ‘reshoring’ jobs gains appeal

For some companies, ‘reshoring’ jobs gains appeal

MINNEAPOLIS — Two years ago, Calibur11 in Duluth, Minn., did what any other cash-strapped manufacturer looking to prune costs would do: Turn to China.

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Guest opinion: FDA must heed consumers and require labeling of GMO-laced foods

FINLAND, Minn. — Recent national surveys by the Mellman Group and MSNBC, as well as polls conducted over the past two decades, indicate that 90 percent of U.S. consumers want to know whether or not the foods they eat and feed to their families have been genetically engineered.

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Guest opinion: Don't order costly GMO labels just to satisfy scientific illiterates

WASHINGTON — Traditionally, the government has mandated labeling standards to warn consumers of potential hazards, such as smoking’s link to cancer and lung disease, and a high-fat diet’s link to numerous medical problems.

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David Ignatius: High stakes in China's slowing economy, rising unrest

WASHINGTON — Perhaps when Chinese leaders began to speak over the last several years about a new “Beijing Consensus” and the triumph of the “China Model,” that was a warning the bubble was about to burst. And we’re seeing that hubris play out now, as China’s leaders struggle with the greates…

May 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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