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Documents show profit-seeking behind price hikes at Turing, Valeant | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A decision by Turing Pharmaceuticals to increase profits by raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent drove some patient co-pays up to $16,000, according to excerpts of documents that congressional committee members made public on Tuesday.<p>Martin Shkreli …

Biotechnology

Google's Alphabet overtakes Apple as world's most valuable company

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, pipped Apple to become the world’s most valuable company on Tuesday, ending the iPhone company’s four-year reign.<p>Alphabet’s shares rose by 4.7% by noon on Tuesday following the release of better than expected results. After the rise Alphabet was valued at $548bn …

Investing

Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the case.<p>Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor took the stand in …

Justice

Hackers leak contact details of 20,000 FBI staff

Hackers have leaked 22,175 FBI employees' names, job titles and contact details.<p>The leak comes a day after the hacker group, tweeting from the @DotGovs account, posted a database online with the details of 9,355 US government employees from another department.<p>The second round of details was posted …

Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks.<p>The progressive wish list, which comes as the nation's …

Health Care

The White House wants $19 billion to prevent the next big hack

President Barack Obama today unveiled the White House's proposal for the next fiscal year's cybersecurity budget. The administration is asking for billions in increases to improve cybersecurity and overhaul federal IT systems, as it plans on establishing new programs for both the government and …

The White House

Apple Stores Now Offering Belkin Screen Protector Application

As of today, Apple Stores across the United States and around the world are offering a new system that allows Apple Store employees to apply Belkin-branded screen protectors for iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus, and 6s Plus customers. Many stores across the world began rolling out the Belkin ScreenCare+ …

Don't expect oil prices to rise soon, IEA warns

Hold that sigh of relief.<p>Oil prices are no longer falling by the day, but the slide may have stopped for all the wrong reasons, the International Energy Agency warned Tuesday.<p>Crude prices dropped below $27 per barrel last month, and have since perked up to around $30.<p>The Paris-based IEA called the …

Oil

Another skin cancer for actor Hugh Jackman

<b>(CNN) —</b> Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed yet another bout with skin cancer, warning fans to wear sunscreen to keep the common disease at bay.<p>Jackman, 47, posted a photo to his Facebook page Monday showing a bandage over his nose.<p>"An example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen," he wrote. …

Cancer

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday in an isolated part of Bavaria, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed.<p>The …

Passenger Rail

Poll: Trump, Sanders lead ahead of New Hampshire's vote

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican race in New Hampshire on the eve of the vote, the final CNN/WMUR tracking poll finds.<p>On the Democratic side of the race, it remains Bernie Sanders' primary to lose, with the Vermont senator holding a 26-point lead over Hillary Clinton.<p>…

Government