BILLION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BILLION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243467-68/veterans-bill-care-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58243467-68/veterans-bill-care-billion.html.csp">House OKs V.A. health-care overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the V.A. to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite employment rules to make it easier to fire senior executives judged to be negligent or performing poorly. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by Friday. The bill includes $10 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582434672014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T18:41:01.892-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58243467@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:41:01 MDT AstraZeneca to acquire lung drugs from Almirall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241625-79/astrazeneca-almirall-drugs-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241625-79/astrazeneca-almirall-drugs-company.html.csp">AstraZeneca to acquire lung drugs from Almirall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Oliver Staley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:26:01.781-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • AstraZeneca, the British drugmaker that fended off a Pfizer takeover attempt, agreed to buy the rights to Almirall’s respiratory medicines for $875 million. AstraZeneca will make additional payments of as much as $1.22 billion if the drugs meet development and sales goals, the London-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Almirall, based in Barcelona, also will transfer its Sofotec device unit to AstraZeneca. Adding the Almirall drugs will strengthen AstraZeneca’s respiratory busi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241625@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:26:01 MDT Airbus expects stable revenue despite order loss http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241592-79/airbus-expects-revenue-stable.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241592-79/airbus-expects-revenue-stable.html.csp">Airbus expects stable revenue despite order loss</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:18:01.479-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • European aerospace company Airbus says it expects its revenue to remain stable this year despite a big cancellation recently for some of its large A350 planes. Airbus competes fiercely with Chicago-based Boeing Co. in the global market for large civilian aircraft. It took a hit in June when Emirates airline cancelled an order for 70 of the twin-aisle planes, opting for Boeing models instead. Since then, however, Toulouse-based Airbus has announced a raft of new orders for its fuel-effici...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582415922014-07-30T11:18:01.479-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T11:18:01.479-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241592@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:18:01 MDT Argentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241452-79/argentina-deal-debt-default.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241452-79/argentina-deal-debt-default.html.csp">Argentina officials stage 11th-hour talks in NYC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLAUDIA TORRENS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T16:15:43.305-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 04:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Argentina’s economy minister led a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default. With a midnight deadline looming, Minister Axel Kicillof arrived at the New York City office of a mediator appointed by a federal court to help close a deal with lawyers for U.S. hedge funds demanding payments of some $1.5 billion. A deal seemed more likely with news that representatives of Argentina’s private bank...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414522014-07-30T16:15:43.305-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T16:15:43.305-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241452@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:15:43 MDT Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241430-79/flipkart-indian-online-amazon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241430-79/flipkart-indian-online-amazon.html.csp">Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAY JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:33:01.453-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mumbai, India • India’s largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, raised $1 billion in new capital this week as the company gears up for competition with Amazon’s push into the Indian market. The company said the funds will be used to invest in expansion, especially in mobile technology. Flipkart is sometimes called the Amazon of India. It was founded by two Indian brothers, Sachin and Binny Bansal, who left Amazon and came home to found their own online retailer. Among the investors in the r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414302014-07-30T10:33:01.453-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T10:33:01.453-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241430@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:33:01 MDT Washington Post: Mending the VA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241436-82/bill-billion-department-veterans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241436-82/bill-billion-department-veterans.html.csp">Washington Post: Mending the VA</a></h4>