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FDA to bolster cybersecurity of medical devices

After a series of computer security problems in medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make sure companies do as much as possible to defend against hacking and other threats.

Missoula Independent ceases operations

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Early Tuesday morning, Missoula Independent staffers came to their doors only to find them locked and a sign taped to the glass: The Independent has closed its office and ceased publication, reports Missoula Current.

CBS sets aside $120 million for Moonves, but will he see it?

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 3:28 p.m.

CBS revealed Monday that it set aside $120 million in severance for ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves. But whether he sees a penny of it is one of the tough and potentially incendiary decisions the network faces after his resignation over sexual misconduct accusations.

U.S. Bank to offer small-dollar loans to compete with payday lenders

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:14 p.m.

U.S. Bank will offer small-dollar loans to its depositors, aiming to provide cash when customers get in short-term binds. The product, called Simple Loan, puts the nation’s fifth-largest bank in more direct competition with payday lenders and other financial firms that offer a few hundred dollars for short terms and often at high interest rates.

China promises retaliation if U.S. imposes more tariffs

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties.

JPMorgan slashes its stake in Papa John’s

JPMorgan Chase & Co., which held more than 5 percent of Papa John’s shares at the end of last year, has cut its holdings on behalf of clients to 2.4 percent, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump’s battle with Beijing over industrial policy.

Convenience shops go healthy as millennials choose wellness

In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on tap.