Gilead Sciences Inc.’s Viread pill reduced the risk of injected-drug users contracting the AIDS virus by half in a study in Thailand, a finding that may give public health officials a new weapon to fight HIV’s spread.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was ordered to pay Vermont $8.3 million by a state-court judge who ruled that the company violated consumer-protection laws by stating that its Eclipse cigarette brand reduced health risks.
Inpex Corp. said it has reduced the risk of cost overruns at its $34 billion Ichthys liquefied natural gas project in Australia after Woodside Petroleum Ltd. shelved a similar plan citing ballooning expenses.
Arcadis NV, the biggest Dutch designer of bridges and dikes, won an order to evaluate options for flood prevention in New York as the city works to avoid a repeat of the destruction last year by superstorm Sandy.
Boeing Co., already struggling with the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner, is facing a possible strike by union engineers, threatening even more upheaval as it tries to fix the plane and resume deliveries to customers.
A landslide struck the storm-ravaged Philippine island of Mindanao, killing 25 miners and adding to destruction that has led to criticism of President Benigno Aquino’s leadership as the government vowed to investigate.
The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to resume discussion this week on the second part of an emergency spending bill to provide for recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Clearly, a significant amount of aid will be needed to repair the storm damage and help many people put their lives back together.