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Millions rally in historic protests against Trump.
Minn. Republicans in DC strike upbeat note, but Democrats hear little to like from Trump
Lawsuit cites $35 service fee to cover each overdraft. The bank said it has treated customers fairly and will defend itself against the allegations.
Trump administration has made its opposition clear.
With GOP in control, his chances look excellent.
Charlie Weaver got a sense of the new world order when he found himself begging Republicans in the U.S. Senate and House to vote for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The suit follows a $11.5 million fraud settlement that the state reached with the automaker.
The judge's ruling could make sealed records public, where they would be available for additional cases.
Senators were skeptical of the claim by the CEOS of the two companies that their megadeal would result in lower prices.
The bill makes changes in regulatory review and helps to finance research.
Howard Root said he would rather step away from the Maple Grove-based business he co-founded and ran for 20 years than face the risks that he says come from running a publicly traded medical device company.
WASHINGTON — The 21st Century Cures Act, which speeds up approval of medical devices and drugs and sets up a sweeping medical research framework for…
Included in the bill, which heads to the Senate, are key changes in the regulatory process used to evaluate new medical devices.
Minnesota businesses whose growth plans depend on exports will face a new obstacle if President-elect Trump enacts the trade program he outlined during the campaign.
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The ruling gives the company until February to work out plan to restart its stalled Nashwauk project.
The FDA is grappling with how far companies can go in touting uses that haven't been studied.
They want freer exchanges on unapproved uses; critics are leery.
It "stands in the way" of keeping public informed.
A former sales rep alleges the company misrepresented how the device would be used.
They wonder if product was intentionally misclassified to lower rebates paid to Medicaid.
Within hours of AT&T's announcement that it had agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota put out a statement saying he was "skeptical of huge media mergers."
WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Nov. 30 hearing to discuss pricing policies for the Mylan Pharmaceuticals EpiPen epinephrine injector that…
Patient safety advocates welcome move, but say enforcement is the key.
Debate over forced arbitration finds its second wind, with help from events like Wells Fargo scandal
WASHINGTON – Nearly eight years after launching a legislative assault on binding arbitration clauses buried in service and employment contracts, U.S. Sen. Al Franken,…
It "stands in the way" of keeping public informed.
"Physicians might change their minds if they knew how many problems there really were," said a former FDA official who left the agency to found a search engine that tracks device performance.
WASHINGTON – Federal Medicare and Medicaid payments for Mylan Pharmaceutical’s EpiPen epinephrine injector rose from roughly $86 million in 2011 to about $487 million…
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The fiscal committee, led by Minnesotans, says it is off the voters' minds, too.
While income growth remains a worry, fewer people are living in poverty and the ranks of the uninsured have thinned.
In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, they question how Mylan classified device in order to lower rebates.
Hybrid approach would allow benefits to change if needed, but critics say the approach poses risks for workers.
Stumpf apologized, but wouldn't call what happened 'fraud'
The trove of personal data that Pokemon Go and other popular smartphone apps obtain and keep on users has led privacy advocates to warn that players risk having personal details exploited commercially and possibly criminally.
Schools and manufacturers find they must team up to nurture a talent pool.
Opponents include labor unions that say the changes provide inadequate protections for workers.
Device's "non-innovator" status is estimated to be costing states millions in Medicaid overpayments.
Auto-injector was inappropriately given generic designation, she says.
A letter from senators sent Tuesday questions Mylan's plans to introduce half-price generic.
Mylan CEO says pricing is only "part of the problem."
Amy Klobuchar is among several senators criticizing sharp price rise for product she calls a 'life preserver' for millions.
New protectionist stance tests traditional alliance.
The money will be used for a system that automatically stops trains to avoid accidents.
Across the country, in the aftermath of the extraordinary attack on the DNC computers, cyber security experts are newly assessing the vulnerability of the nation's voting system. Some say the technological weaknesses are significant enough to disrupt the presidential election.
UCLA will pay two patients who suffered injuries after a doctor there treated them with the Infuse bone graft. Medtronic will pay one of them a confidential settlement.
$17.7 million grant aims to unclog a dangerous intersection and move freight faster.
Agriculture Department officials will have two years to determine how to implement labeling rules.
Minneapolis congressman and big-time Bernie Sanders backer says Clinton is progressive enough to rally Democrats and tough enough to beat Trump.
Many children are among millions of users of the app, which tracks personal data.
Legislation would make foods across the country carry labels disclosing genetically engineered ingredients.
Efforts to mitigate Central States pension woes still take back seat to finger-pointing.
Vermont recently implemented the country's first law that makes food distributors reveal the presence of genetically engineered ingredients. In a few weeks, that law could be dead.
Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.
Deal could provide first national law mandating on-package notification of genetically engineered ingredients.
Franken had asked it questions about late Medtronic report.
Franken, others want U.S. multinationals to publicly disclose profits country-by-country.
Minnesota's Republican House members voted to prevent debate on a bill to ban firearms sales to suspected terrorists. Their reluctance is not just predictable, it is probably pragmatic politics, experts said.
Due to a new Vermont law, some food companies are already redoing packages.
Two top Minnesota lawmakers say the business case will be key to building support to end the long-standing trade embargo.
Some in state's D.C. delegation are at odds over desire to mine.
He says Muslims must build political clout to fight hate and discrimination.
New details about added sugar, calorie counts are among the rules the FDA approved.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has teamed with Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois in urging Swedish furniture seller Ikea to “conduct a…
Franken, Klobuchar had sought explanation of how review was misplaced, findings unreported.
Report finds no difference in human health problems as GMO labeling issue heats up.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota spoke at the National Press Club Monday to tout legislation that would prohibit members of Congress from making personal requests for political donations.
Leaders say Minnesota business is at risk without direct flight to Asia.
With the retirements of 407,000 people on the line, the Teamsters' Central States Pension Fund is appealing to Congress to help solve its dire financial predicament.
The U.S. Treasury Department has rejected the deep retirement cuts sought by the ailing Teamsters Central States Pension Fund. The decision is a relief to thousands of retirees, who stood to see pension checks slashed.
Move by consumer protection bureau targets forced arbitration in the financial industry.
Human services groups ask for time to comply with new pay threshold.
Fifty people traveled by bus to join rallies outside the Supreme Court.
Critics say the measure would undermine oversight of banks, while he sees politics at play.
Groups protest against proposal that proponents say would save fund
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