A combination of two Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. drugs improved lung function in patients with the most common form of cystic fibrosis, holding out the promise of a new treatment for the genetic illness. The company’s shares rose to their highest price in almost 14 years.
Idaho Republican Raul Labrador’s bid for the No. 2 leadership spot in the U.S. House of Representatives, while facing long odds, gives the Tea Party movement what it wanted -- a candidate to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader.
With its 92-year-old football stadium starting to crumble, the University of Washington began contemplating a renovation half a dozen years ago. One financing idea -- getting $150 million from Seattle-area taxpayers -- ran afoul of state Representative Ross Hunter. The state was reducing college funding, and tuition was surging.