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SodaTax-Chicago-071217.jpg An Illinois appeals court has upheld a temporary restraining order on implementing Cook County's tax on soft drinks and other sweetened beverages. The penny-per-ounce tax was supposed to take effect from July 1. The temporary hold, issued June 30, could now be in place until at least July 21.

untreatable-gonorrhea-071017.jpg There is a growing concern among the medical experts on the spread of antibiotic resistant and untreatable gonorrhea.

jawbone-070717.jpg Jawbone, a maker of fitness tracker and bluetooth speaker, has gone out of business, according to a report in The Information. The company was expected to shut down with several rumors making rounds since last year that it was seeking buyers and planning to close its speaker division. Jawbone...

Dignicap-FDA-120915.jpg Nearly one and a half years after securing FDA clearance for use in breast cancer patients to reduce the severity of chemotherapy-induced hair loss, DigniCap scalp cooling system has scored yet another regulatory nod.

Republican-healthcare-062917.jpg The Republican health care plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is not well received by Americans, multiple new national polls indicate, amid uncertainty over the fate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act in the Senate. Surveys from NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist, USA Today/Suffolk University and Quinnipiac...

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) announced Thursday a new definitive agreement with Rite Aid Corp. (RAD), under which Walgreens will purchase 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid. The consideration for the transaction will be $5.175 billion. Under the terms...

The USDA decision to completely suspend Brazil's imports of fresh meat, announced yesterday, raised market fears over the risk that other relevant buyers will halt the entry of Brazilian protein. The concern is due to the very short timespan between the nonconformities alleged by the Americans and investigations known as "Weak Meat Operation."

US-brazil-062317.jpg The U.S. has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil due to recurring concerns about the safety of the products. The suspension of shipments from Brazil, the fifth largest exporter of beef to the U.S., will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture takes corrective action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture or USDA said in a statement.

capitol-062017.jpg Senate Republicans plan to vote on their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare as soon as next week, although the results of a CBS News poll show the vast majority of Americans are unclear about what the legislation will do. Seventy-six percent of Americans said they have not heard enough about the GOP healthcare plan.

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