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August 24, 2016 1:12 PM Uber to offer drivers retirement plan help

SAN FRANCISCO — Ride-hailing service Uber is now offering drivers in select cities assistance in planning for retirement. Uber said Wednesday it was partnering with Betterment, an online investment and wealth management company, to provide a year of automated investment management advice for drivers in Seattle, Boston, Chicago and the state of New Jersey 74

August 23, 2016 10:41 PM Tesla touts speed and driving range with new upgraded battery

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/2 seconds. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will offer a larger upgraded battery pack for performance versions 32

August 23, 2016 8:29 PM U.S. lawmakers demand investigation of $100 price hike of lifesaving EpiPens

EpiPen maker Mylan has become the new boogeyman of the pharmaceutical industry. Following complaints from consumers that the company had hiked the price of the emergency auto-injector by $100 in recent months for no obvious reason, members of Congress are calling for an investigation. The price has increased 450 percent since 2004, when a dose cost $100 in today's 51

August 23, 2016 7:11 PM Kerry commits to ramping up military assistance to Nigeria

ABUJA Aug 23 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made "very strong commitments" in talks with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to look at ways of ramping up military assistance to help defeat Boko Haram insurgents, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. "He made very, very strong commitments to the government that we are going to look at what we can do differently 27

August 23, 2016 6:42 PM The week after devastating floods, Obama tours Louisiana damage

WASHINGTON — Wearing khakis and hiking boots, President Obama toured a flood-damaged Baton Rouge suburb Tuesday, assessing damage from what's being described as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Obama brushed off criticism that he was late in coming to the flood-ravaged region, and instead devoted much of his time praising 33

August 23, 2016 6:21 PM Are they students? Or are they employees? NLRB rules that graduate students are employees

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are school employees, clearing the way for them to join or form unions that administrators must recognize. Debates over the role and rights of graduate students have emerged as more universities rely on low-paid 54

August 23, 2016 6:11 PM The Latest: Obama — nation ‘heartbroken’ by Louisiana flood

President Barack Obama says the nation is “heartbroken” by the loss of life during recent flooding in Louisiana. Obama is speaking in East Baton Rouge Parish as he tours flood damage in Louisiana. Obama says people’s lives have been upended by the flooding. He notes that families have lost homes and possessions while local businesses have suffered 34

August 23, 2016 5:50 PM Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour flood-ravaged areas, but some say he's too late

President Obama landed here Tuesday to tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods and to try to avoid the political minefields that his visit presents. Obama has been under pressure for days to visit after flooding killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands from their homes this month. As the rains stopped, Obama was slammed for his decision last week to continue 22

August 23, 2016 5:21 PM Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana after criticism he should have come sooner

President Obama landed Tuesday in southern Louisiana, arriving 10 days after the region was devastated by record flooding -- after choosing not to cut short his Martha's Vineyard vacation in spite of mounting criticism. The president, after landing in Baton Rouge, plans to tour some of the hardest-hit areas in the southern part of the state. Some places 27

August 23, 2016 2:23 PM Congress scolds pharmaceutical company’s price hike on EpiPens

Move over, Martin Shkreli. Get in line, Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Congress appears to have found another drug maker to scold over high prices. Responding to the high cost of the EpiPen auto-injector for reversing life-threatening allergic reactions, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday wrote Mylan Laboratories 39