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    Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.Millions of children have peanut...

    By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer|

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    Liberty Tax fires second chief executive in 6 months

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Liberty Tax has fired its chief executive officer and replaced him with a board member handpicked by the company's founder, who was also fired less than six months ago.The Virginia Beach-based Liberty Tax is the...

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    $50K reward for information in Dallas postal worker slaying

    DALLAS (AP) Investigators are offering a $50,000 reward as they search for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a U.S. Postal Service worker who was found dead in his mail truck in Dallas.Federal investigators announced Tuesday they were offering...

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    Markets Right Now: Stocks open broadly lower on Wall Street

    NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly lower as the market pulls back after a six-day winning streak.Walmart slumped 7 percent in early trading Tuesday after reporting...

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    New 'Year of the Dog' stamp celebrates Lunar New Year

    CHICAGO (AP) The U.S. Postal Service and the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce are unveiling a new stamp to help celebrate the Lunar New Year.The Year of the Dog stamp is the 11th in a 12-stamp series celebrating what's considered the most...

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    Qualcomm raises bid for NXP to about $43.22B

    Qualcomm is raising its takeover bid for NXP Semiconductors by nearly 16 percent to about $43.22 billion, citing in part NXP's strong results since the companies first announced their merger in October 2016.The move announced Tuesday comes as...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

    The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain.Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock...

    By The Associated Press|

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    New rules for nursing homes after Irma deaths move slowly

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) New rules for Florida nursing homes after 14 people died from heat exposure in an unpowered center after Hurricane Irma are moving slowly.The Tampa Bay Times reports that after the deaths, Gov. Rick Scott announced...

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    Report: EU would squeeze US juice, whiskey in trade spat

    BERLIN (AP) A German newspaper reports the European Union is drawing up a list of U.S. products to target including orange juice and Kentucky bourbon if Washington restricts imports of aluminum and steel.The U.S. Commerce Department last...

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    Connecticut's Edible Arrangements sues Google over rival ads

    NORWALK, Conn. (AP) The Connecticut-based fruit bouquet company Edible Arrangements has filed a federal lawsuit against Google, claiming its business is being hurt by rival ads that appear when people use the search engine.The Hour reports...

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