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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage

First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them on from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires.

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

Trump's attempt to shut off the subsidy for copays and deductibles would cause a different subsidy to jump up, the one for premiums.

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform.

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

U.S. regulators approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. Cost of the therapy is said to be over $300,000.

Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest

Scores of his marijuana plants had been destroyed, and a barn that held 1,600 pounds of ready-for-market pot was a smoldering ruin.

Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?

A few Georgia cities are working to grab the new company headquarters, but is Amazon something you want in your hometown? Seattle has some feedback.

Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale.

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service.

Fact-checking fake news on Facebook works – just too slowly

But it routinely takes more than three days for a false story that appears on Facebook to be passed along to fact-checkers and given a false rating.
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