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Senate Unanimously Confirms New VA Chief

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Robert McDonald will be taking over the troubled Veterans Affairs Department. The Senate unanimously confirmed McDonald, 97-0 this afternoon. McDonald is a former CEO of Procter & Gamble. President Obama nominated McDonald after the abrupt resignation of Eric Shinseki . McDonald is an Army veteran who is being asked to restore confidence…

Senate Expected To Confirm New VA Chief Today

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is expected to easily confirm Robert McDonald as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs this afternoon. President Obama nominated the former Procter & Gamble CEO after the abrupt resignation of Eric Shinseki . McDonald is an Army veteran who is being asked to restore confidence in the troubled Veterans Affairs…

NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- The NCAA is reaching a 75-million dollar preliminary settlement in a class-action concussion-related lawsuit. The proposed agreement would create a medical monitoring fund that would allow all former college athletes to get neurological screening for brain functions and brain damage. The NCAA's settlement would preserve the rights of athletes to sue their…

House Passes FDA Sunscreen Speed-Up Bill

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Undated) -- The House of Representatives is leaning on the FDA to move faster on approving new types of sunscreen. The House voted Monday to require the Food and Drug Administration to speed the approval of new sunscreen ingredients. The bill would put deadlines on the FDA to more quickly approve existing and future ingredient…

Pfizer Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings

Posted On July 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Pfizer is reporting higher-than-expected second quarter earnings today. The nation's largest U.S. drugmaker says it earned 58 cents a share last quarter, a penny more than what analysts were expecting. Pfizer got a big boost from growing sales of its cancer medicines.