Obama pick for FDA chief breezes through Senate confirmation hearing

FDA nominee pledges to revamp food safety

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to oversee food and drug safety pledged on Thursday to revamp protection of the nation’s food supply to help prevent future disease outbreaks.

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Judge gives Delphi additional time to come up plan for exiting bankruptcy protection

Delphi gets more time to come up with plan

NEW YORK — A federal judge ruled Thursday that auto supplier Delphi Corp. can have more time to come up with a plan to exit from bankruptcy protection, but acknowledged that the auto supplier’s fate hinges on what happens to its former parent General Motors Corp.

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Collapse of prearranged funeral company leads Mo. lawmakers to pass new oversight measures

Mo. lawmakers pass new funeral service oversight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers have approved greater oversight of prearranged funeral services after the collapse of a St. Louis-based company that had done business in much of the country.

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Philip Morris USA sues NY retailer over counterfeit Marlboros

Philip Morris USA sues over counterfeit Marlboros

RICHMOND, Va. — Philip Morris USA, the nation’s largest tobacco company, is accusing a New York retailer of selling counterfeit cigarettes and illegally using the company’s Marlboro trademark.

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CPSC votes for enforcement delay of lead law as it applies to youth ATV sales

CPSC votes to delay lead law for ATVs

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Product Safety Commission will delay enforcement of a new anti-lead law as it pertains to the sale of youth ATVs and dirt bikes.

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No shortage of inventive ideas, but financial crisis has slowed getting gadgets to market

Is the recession suffocating American innovation?

WASHINGTON — Got a bright business idea? Take a number.

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