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Lawmakers Anxious to Hear From Shkreli, But He's Taking 5th

By Marcy Gordon and Matthew Perrone | Feb 4
Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired.

Congress: Drugmakers Planned Price Hikes to Boost Profits

By Matthew Perrone and Tom Murphy | Feb 3
Two drugmakers made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to documents released by federal lawmakers.

Navajo Nation Takes on Urban Outfitters

By Felicia Fonseca | Feb 3
The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.

Official: NY Investigators Target NFL Over Ticket Resale

By Michal Virtanen | Jan 30
New York authorities are investigating whether the NFL is engaging in anti-competitive practices on its ticket-selling website, an official said Thursday.

Missouri Business Groups Divided on LGBT-Discrimination Ban

By Summer Ballentine | Jan 28
Missouri businesses are divided over a proposed ban on discrimination against LGBT people, with some companies backing the measure as needed to recruit top candidates and some powerful business groups countering it could lead to more lawsuits.

Busted! Vegas-Area Cabs Overcharging Public by $47M a Year

Jan 20
State auditors say Las Vegas-area cabs are overcharging customers to the tune of $47 million a year.

NY Court: Business That Refused Lesbian Wedding Violated Law

Jan 15
The owners of an upstate wedding venue who refused to host a lesbian wedding and were fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law had their appeal rejected by a state court on Thursday.

Judge Upholds Seattle 'Gun Violence Tax,' Dismisses NRA Suit

By Gene Johnson | Dec 27
A judge upheld Seattle's so-called gun violence tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.

No Room at the Inn: Lesbian Couple Denied Brooklyn Booking

Dec 24
A lesbian couple from Staten Island, New York filed a lawsuit this week that claims the staff at a Sleep Inn hotel in Brooklyn, New York denied them service. The women claim they weren't given a room because the staff had an issue with their sexuality.

Firefighters Sue Siren Maker Over Their Hearing Loss

By Deepti Hajela | Dec 24
There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone's head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck.

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