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Under the Hood: Trouble with lock system
Tribune News Service5 hours ago
FILE - In this July 5, 2016, file photo, cans and plastic bottles brought in for recycling fill containers at a recycling center in Sacramento, Calif. The state of California is fining CVS Pharmacy a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California fines CVS $3.6 million for failing to recycleCalifornia is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctorsFederal prosecutors say a Massachusetts lab has agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it paid doctors in Texas in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott in California announced the settlement with Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation Monday
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work on restoring power lines in a fire ravaged neighborhood in an aerial view in the aftermath of a wildfire in Santa Rosa, Calif. Pacific Gas and Electric will be in a better position to steer its way out of bankruptcy if California Gov. Gavin Newsom and a federal judge both approve a $13.5 billion settlement with the thousands of people who lost their homes, businesses and family in a series of catastrophic fires that have been blamed on the utility's equipment. The company provided clearer picture outlining the rest of its financial journey in a Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, regulatory filing that provided more details about a deal it announced heading into last weekend. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
PG&E's $13.5B deal with fire victims removes huge obstaclesPacific Gas and Electric will be able to avoid two legal obstacles that could have tripped up its efforts to bounce back from bankruptcy
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, tags with bar codes hang at a facility in Flandreau, S.D. George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at his home in Wendell, N.C. He was 94. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn, File)
George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94The inventor of the Universal Product Code has died
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate and Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign stop at the Danceland Ballroom Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Davenport. (Meg McLaughlin/The Dispatch - The Rock Island Argus via AP)
Consulting firm allows Buttigieg to release names of clientsThe McKinsey & Co. consulting firm says it will allow Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to identify the clients he served more than a decade ago
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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