The Obama administration moved to restrict prescriptions of the most commonly used narcotic painkillers in the U.S., with the DEA saying it would put hydrocodone combination drugs in the category reserved for medical substances with the highest potential for harm.
Central bankers gathering for the Jackson Hole conference confront a global economy that has once again disappointed, leaving them reluctant in some places and unable in others to turn off spigots of easy money.
Federal prosecutors are looking at the role employees inside and outside of General Motors' legal department played in a delayed ignition-switch recall linked to 54 accidents and more than a dozen deaths.
Keurig is rolling out a new version of its coffee brewer, marking the first major product launch under CEO Brian Kelley, who pressed his engineers to develop a machine that could brew both versions of its coffee pods.
Mark J. Mazur, the Obama administration's point man in the effort to deter U.S. companies from restructuring overseas to avoid taxes, is a career government economist known for his loosened neckties, Pez dispensers and sweeping grasp of the U.S. tax code.