Business Briefs: Johnson & Johnson, Venmo, Blue Origin

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Johnson & Johnson is paying up. A jury ordered the company to shell out $4.7 billion to 22 women who say their products contained asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer. Cheddar says the company is fighting nearly 10,000 cases related to its talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson denies any of its products contain harmful material. 

Uber has a new partner - Venmo. Riders can now use the money sharing app to pay for their trips, and food deliveries through Uber Eats. The feature is called 'Pay with Venmo' and will show up in the payment options section right next to Apple Pay. So far, Uber is the largest platform to accept Venmo payments.

Want to take a trip to space? It's going to cost you a lot of cheddar. According to Reuters, rocket company Blue Origin reportedly plans to charge between $200,000 and $300,000 for a ticket to space. Last month, company executives said test flights would begin soon and ticket sales will open up next year. Blue Origin was founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos.

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