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Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.

A Honda technician works on an airbag during a free airbag replacement event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Nov. 20, 2016. (Associated Press)
A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years.

TED talks empire has been grappling with sexual harassment, interviews and internal emails show

Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 11:49 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO – When Gretchen Carlson, a former Fox News anchor who now campaigns against sexual harassment, took the stage at a TED event this month, she described 2017 as a tipping point in the fight against workplace misconduct. But behind the scenes, TED owner Chris Anderson and other senior officials had been grappling with accusations for much of the year that their own conferences, famed for turning short speeches by leading figures into viral videos, had not been a safe place for women – and that the atmosphere of predatory male behavior was getting worse.

Keystone pipeline leaks 210K gallons of oil

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

This Nov. 6, 2015, photo shows a sign for TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. (Jeff McIntosh / Associated Press)
TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday, but state officials don’t believe the leak polluted any surface water bodies or drinking water systems.

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state’s herbicide ban

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

In this Tuesday, July 11, 2017, photo, East Arkansas soybean farmer Reed Storey looks at his field in Marvell, Ark. (Andrew DeMillo / Associated Press)
A major agribusiness company asked an Arkansas judge Friday to halt the state’s plan to ban an herbicide that’s drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their fields and caused widespread damage.

Shares of online styling service Stitch Fix has flat debut

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Shares of Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, jumped 12 percent in their stock market debut Friday. But the company sold fewer shares and at a lower price than it previously expected, a sign of weak demand for its initial public offering,

Comcast talking to 21st Century Fox about a deal, source says

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign in Hialeah, Fla. (Alan Diaz, top, Richard Drew, bottom / Associated Press)
Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person can’t discuss the matter publicly.

Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves U.S. District Court on Oct. 26, 2017 in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin / AP)
A pharmaceutical company founder accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication will fight the charges against him and believes he will be vindicated, his attorney said Thursday.

U.S. health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:09 p.m.

A doctor injects a patient with a solution he says is rich in adult stem cells, Dec. 5, 2014 at his practice in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration laid out a strategy for regulating cell-based medicine, amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that has received little oversight. (Raquel Maria Dillon / AP)
WASHINGTON – U.S. health authorities announced plans Thursday to crack down on doctors pushing stem cell procedures that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that previously has received little oversight. The Food and Drug Administration laid out a strategy for regulating cell-based medicine, including hundreds of private clinics that have opened across the nation in the last decade. Many of the businesses promote stem cell injections for dozens of diseases including arthritis, multiple sclerosis and even Alzheimer’s. They can cost $5,000 to $50,000, but there’s little research that such procedures are safe or effective.

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