US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients
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US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said in a statement … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump vows to change ‘one-side and unfair’ trade
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The Latest: Trump vows to change ‘one-side and unfair’ trade

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is vowing to change “one-sided and unfair” trade relations with China but says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of the U.S. in the past. Trump says during a joint appearance with Chinese President … Continue reading

Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017
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Travel & Leisure magazine names Norfolk America’s Favorite Place in 2017

NORFOLK, VA – Travel & Leisure readers love the mermaid city!  Norfolk claimed the #1 spot in the annual America’s Favorite Place poll for 2017 beating out cities such as Portland, Scottsdale and Nashville. “We are grateful that the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine choose Norfolk as America’s Favorite City! Our city earned this … Continue reading

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Virginia unemployment rate drops to 3.7%

~ Virginia’s unemployment rate ranks 2nd lowest among major U.S. states  ~ – Virginia labor force expands to record high 4,340,369 – – Initial unemployment claims hit 43 year low – RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Friday, Oct. 20, that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after … Continue reading

Asian shares slightly higher, though Japan is exception
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Asian shares slightly higher, though Japan is exception

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were slightly higher Friday following a record high close on Wall Street, except for Japan, where a pause in the dollar’s strengthening dampened optimism about exporters. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 20,305.04 in morning trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained nearly 0.1 percent to 5,675.20. … Continue reading

The Latest: 800 flights canceled at Atlanta airport
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The Latest: 800 flights canceled at Atlanta airport

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local): 9:05 a.m. An Atlanta airport official says there’ve been around 800 cancellations due to the threat of Irma, which weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil says the airport will still be operational Monday and will … Continue reading

Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes
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Nokia and Apple settle long-running legal disputes

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia and Apple have settled their numerous legal disputes after signing an agreement to work together. Nokia, once the world’s No. 1 cellphone maker and now a networks provider after selling its ailing mobile phone sector to Microsoft in 2014, described the pact as “meaningful.” Maria Varsellona, Nokia’s chief legal officer said … Continue reading

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Gorsuch seen as business-friendly on labor, workplace issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decade as a federal appeals court judge, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has criticized courts for giving too much power to government agencies that enforce the nation’s labor and employment laws. As a lawyer in private practice, he also backed curbs on some class-action lawsuits. His conservative approach could tip … Continue reading

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Dow hits 20,000 following solid open for US stocks

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time Wednesday, the latest milestone in a record-setting drive for the stock market. Strong earnings from Boeing and other big companies helped push the Dow past the threshold early on and had U.S. stocks solidly higher by afternoon. The Standard & Poor’s 500 … Continue reading

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Trump hotel starts ‘inaugural tradition’ amid ethics concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight in “a new inaugural tradition,” its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of Friday’s inaugural activities, it also … Continue reading

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Get on-the-job training…and college credit

Any Norfolk State student can write for the Spartan Echo, but did you know you can get training and college credit for it, too? Just register for JRN 221 News Writing. The course meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The News Writing course teaches students through on-the-job training. Students write for … Continue reading