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Pfizer Calls Off $150 Billion Merger With Allergan

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:40am

U.S. drug company Pfizer announced it has terminated its merger agreement with Ireland-based Allergan. Pfizer says the decision was driven by anti-inversion rules introduced by the U.S. Treasury.

Cruz Declines Cheesehead Hat But Still Wins Wis. Primary

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:27am

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz fended off the cheese hat, saying, "I would not presume to intrude on the elegance with which the people of Wisconsin wear those hats."

Flight Attendant Deploys Emergency Shute; Slides Down

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:17am

United Airlines says it is investigating why the flight attendant activated the emergency evacuation slide in Houston. She's been grounded while the investigation continues.

Pfizer, Allergan Call Off Their $150 Billion Merger

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:11am

Pfizer announced that the planned merger between the two pharmaceutical companies has been terminated because of a recent change in U.S. tax rules.

The Agonizing Collision Of Love And Slavery In 'Thomas Jefferson'

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 6:00am

The real, historical Thomas Jefferson never wrote anything about Sally Hemings, his slave and companion for decades. But she comes to life in a complex new novel from author Stephen O'Connor.

Taking High School Courses In College Costs Students And Families Nearly $1.5 Billion

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 5:53am

Hundreds of thousands of first-year students from all backgrounds are shelling out for remedial courses, says a new report.

White House To Financial Advisers: Put Savers' Interests First

Wed, 04/06/2016 - 5:00am

The White House on Wednesday rolled out rules to force financial advisers to take on fiduciary duties. That means they must put savers' interests ahead of fees. Critics say the rules are too complex.

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