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China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
There's intense competition between the U.S. and China for economic influence in the world. As Obama seek ... (full story)


To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed bees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration hopes to save the bees by feeding them better.
A new federal plan aims to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly, spending millions of dollars more on research and considering the use of f ... (full story)


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Dear Mr. Berko: Do know the name of a large drug company that is supposed to have a cure for deafness? I have profound hearing loss, and I'm interested in the company. And I have about $30,000 to invest if you think the stock would be a good long-term investment. -- TP, Erie, Pa.
Dear TP: The company to which you refer is Novarti ... (full story)


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Roetzel & Andress expands its Chicago office

With 13 locations and over 200 lawyers, Roetzel & Andress is no stranger to growth.
The firm continued its tradition on May 1 when it officially welcomed 11 more attorneys to its Chicago office, beefing up its healthcare practice at the same time.
The lawyers were recruited from Lincolnwood, Illinois-based Kamensky Rubins ... (full story)


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John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools

COLUMBUS (AP)––John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools — and that includes evolution.
The astr ... (full story)


GOP gave consultant $300K for legal bills in Earl challenge

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party paid $300,000 in legal bills for a Republican consultant who spearheaded a challenge that bumped a Libertarian out of the 2014 governor's race, a filing at the state Elections Commission shows.
The motion came in response to an election complaint filed by former Libertarian candidat ... (full story)