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Trump falls short in CEO roundtable on coronavirus vaccine

As a private citizen and presidential candidate, Donald Trump was a proponent of vaccine skepticism - ignoring the scientific consensus on stuff like how vaccines don't cause autism. As president, he is now surrounded by experts on the subject, including on Monday when he held a coronavirus roundtable with his task force and the heads of several pharmaceutical companies.

Construction underway for Montgomery Logistics Center in Spokane Valley

Construction is underway for the Montgomery Logistics Center, a multi-phase industrial development in Spokane Valley. Seattle-based Leavitt Capital Companies is constructing the development, at 11002 E. Montgomery Drive, that will contain three buildings totaling more than 139,000 square feet.

Hanford whistleblower case settles for $5.5 million in total fines

Eight years ago, Salina Savage took on government contractors who had used a shell company to prevent legitimate businesses from receiving lucrative jobs at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Richland-based whistleblower’s case finally settled this week, generating more than $5.5 million in fines against the company and a total of $690,000 paid to Savage for alerting the government to the swindle.

Trump’s prescription to reduce drug prices takes small steps

President Donald Trump’s long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of “getting away with murder” and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about costs.

Trump wants negotiations with California on auto gas mileage

President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans to reduce gas mileage and pollution requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

Drug supply firm execs say they didn’t cause opioids crisis

Top executives of the nation’s leading wholesale drug distributors told Congress under oath Tuesday that their companies didn’t help cause the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic, drawing bipartisan wrath that included one lawmaker suggesting prison terms for some company officials.

Stocks jump as technology, industrials and banks rally

U.S. stocks are climbing Thursday morning as technology companies, banks and industrial companies rally. Companies including Delta Air Lines and BlackRock are rising after they reported strong results in the first quarter. Big technology companies including Apple and Microsoft are making some of the biggest gains.