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  • PARIS, June 21- Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, is seeing a return in demand on routes to the United States that it had started to retreat from in May, President Tim Clark said on Wednesday. Emirates announced in April it would cut flights on five U.S. routes from May, blaming travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration for...

  • June 21- Cybereason said on Wednesday it received $100 million in investment from its biggest investor SoftBank Corp, as the cybersecurity-focused startup looks to develop new technologies and increase distribution channels. Following the latest financing, Cybereason has raised a total of $189 million in capital from CRV, Spark Capital, Lockheed Martin...

  • The Senate was poised to take up its own version of the bill, one calling for more modest revisions in the current law, on Thursday, setting the stage for negotiations between the chambers over a final version lawmakers hope to send to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker by July 1. The bill would create two new enforcement agencies, one within the Cannabis Control...

  • BOSTON— The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday. Children in Texas and Oregon have been taken to hospitals recently after choking on fidget spinner pieces, W.A.T.C.H. said. W.A.T.C.H doesn't tell the whole story and "tends to...

  • A fifth of the plaintiffs have cases pending in state court in St. Louis, where juries in four trials have hit J&J and a talc supplier with $307 million in verdicts. Those four cases and most of the others on the St. Louis docket involve out-of-state plaintiffs suing an out-of-state company. "We believe the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Bristol-Myers Squibb...

  • BOSTON— The CEO of a Boston ride-hailing company geared toward women is facing charges he defrauded the U.S. Virgin Islands' government of more than $2 million. The Boston Globe reports 43- year-old Syed Zain Gilani was arrested last week at Safr's Boston headquarters and will face charges July 7 in the Virgin Islands. Information from: The Boston Globe,...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Delta Air Lines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. The airline invested $600,000 in the four kiosks being tested throughout the summer, Delta spokeswoman Ashton Morrow said Tuesday. Carl Peterson of Rosemount is a Delta Priority member who flies once a week for his job.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • June 19- Teladoc Inc, the largest provider of telemedicine in the United States, said on Monday it agreed to acquire medical consultation company Best Doctors to expand its ability to offer remote treatments for complex, chronic diseases. As part of agreement, Teladoc will purchase Best Doctors for $375 million in cash and $65 million in Teladoc stock.

  • BOSTON, June 19- A former employee of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Monday to having conspired to defraud insurers into paying for an expensive fentanyl-based drug that is at the heart of an investigation into the company. Elizabeth Gurrieri, a former manager of reimbursement services for Arizona- based Insys, entered her plea in federal court in...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Florida's governor on Monday made his second public pitch in two years to Connecticut businesses, urging them to leave a state that has seen two major corporate headquarters recently leave or threaten to leave. Rick Scott told about two dozen business officials at a gathering in Norwalk they should "go ahead and give up" on Connecticut and move to...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island is asking self-driving car companies to consider the smallest state as a testing ground. Transportation officials say they're still in the early stages of scoping out how Rhode Island could adopt cutting-edge transportation systems and prepare its workforce for inevitable changes in how people move around.

  • June 19- Billionaire investor John Paulson, whose hedge fund firm is the biggest owner of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc shares, on Monday joined the ailing drug company's board as it restructures to repay debt. Investors appeared to see Paulson's becoming a director as a vote of confidence in Valeant, sending its U.S.-listed shares up 5.1. percent...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • Instead, the box office dud has unintentionally played a role in giving new life to efforts to rid Massachusetts of its film industry subsidies. The state Senate has proposed a budget paring back what's considered among the most generous of the 36 states currently offering tax incentives to film companies. David Hartman, head of the Massachusetts Production...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Board member Sabine Lautenschlager will give introductory remarks at an ECB high-level meeting on cyber resilience in Frankfurt, Germany 0900 GMT. **BRUSSELS- ECB Board member Daniele Nouy will give introductory statement at hearing before the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium 1400 GMT.

  • PARIS- European Central Bank Supervisory Board Member Daniele Nouy and Governing Council member François Villeroy de Galhau to speak in Paris. STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the general council of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT. LUXEMBOURG CITY- European Central Bank board member Vitor Constancio will participate in EU economic and financial affairs council meeting.