Mylan, U.S. finalize $465 million EpiPen settlement

New Deal followed a whistleblower lawsuit filed by French rival Thomson Reuters Posted: Aug 17, 2017 1:39 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 17, 2017 1:39 PM ET Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million US settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, resolving claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the centre of a firestorm over price increases. The U.S. ...

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Shania Twain announces extensive Now tour for 2018

Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain previously said she was done with touring, but has unveiled plans for a North American road show in 2018. She announced the tour and performed the song Swinging with My Eyes Closed from her upcoming new album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday. [embedded content] The extensive, 46-date tour is named for her fifth studio album, Now, set for release Sept. 29. It’s the first ...

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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence says: Don’t bet on it. DNA testing for ...

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Quebecer seeks to file class action against Netflix over fee hikes without warning

A Quebec man wants millions in compensation from Netflix on behalf of subscribers in the province, alleging the company violated strict consumer rights rules when it upped their fees. The class action document filed in Quebec Superior Court earlier this month seeks permission to sue the popular video streaming service for allegedly charging higher fees unilaterally. “They had to send ...

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Andrew Scheer won’t grant interviews to The Rebel under current ‘editorial direction’

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer won’t grant interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet’s editorial direction remains “as it is,” he said at an event for supporters in British Columbia on Wednesday evening. The website, founded by conservative activist Ezra Levant, has come under fire since last weekend’s rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., culminated in violence and an attack on ...

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$800M 8-year maintenance contract awarded for new navy ships

The federal government has awarded an $800-million contract to perform future maintenance and repair work on the Royal Canadian Navy’s new vessels to the Canadian subsidiary of a French multinational corporation. The contract deals with the new Arctic and offshore patrol ships and joint support ships, which haven’t yet been built, and initially covers eight years but can be extended ...

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Katy Perry delays tour kickoff citing ‘production delays’

Katy Perry says she’s pushing back the start of her new tour because of “unavoidable production delays.” The pop star’s Witness: The Tour will now begin Sept. 19 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. “Major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week,” Perry said in a statement Thursday.  “I’ll be spending ...

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Uncharted territory: Does a new lead character help or harm a beloved video game series?

How often does a movie or TV show successfully continue after the departure of a headliner? Whether with a new actor reprising an old role (James Bond, Doctor Who) or an all-new cast and setting (Star Trek), many pop culture franchises have managed to sustain their popularity with reboots or new faces. But there’s a checkered past with as many failures as successes. For every Frasier ...

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Would you strap on a VR headset for hours? Creators are betting on it

You’re staring out at thousands of shrieking fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field late Thursday night. Look up and a shower of colourful confetti starts falling around you. Look left and there’s Coldplay’s Chris Martin, sweaty and singing. And it’s all happening in your living room — that is, if you have a certain virtual reality headset. Thursday night’s Coldplay concert — being shown live in ...

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Emma Stone tops Forbes’ highest-paid actresses list

Stone, 28, who won best actress for her role as a struggling actress in La La Land, made $26 million (all figures US) in pre-tax earnings, according to Forbes’ calculations over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017. She outpaced Jennifer Aniston, 48, who came in at No. 2 this year with earnings of $25.5 million, with residual income still coming in from the ...

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