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  • A lawyer for the Kentucky doctor who was dragged from a United Express flight says he is also representing a woman who got into a verbal confrontation with a flight attendant on American Airlines. Attorney Thomas Demetrio said during an appearance on NBC's "Today" show that the attendant took away the woman's stroller, nearly hitting her child in the process.

  • David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane, said he will also represent a woman whose clash with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend. In a video posted on Facebook on Friday by a bystander aboard the American Airlines flight, the woman is seen in tears and holding a young child after a male flight attendant had apparently...

  • David Dao, who was dragged from a United Airlines plane, said he will also represent a woman whose clash with an American Airlines flight attendant went viral over the weekend. In a video posted on Facebook on Friday by a bystander aboard the American Airlines flight, the woman is seen in tears and holding a young child after a male flight attendant had apparently...

  • IRVINE, Calif. _ First Foundation Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $6.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 17 cents per share. First Foundation shares have climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Qatar Airways close to Italy's Meridiana deal. DUBAI, April 24- Qatar Airways will finalise a long-negotiated agreement to buy 49 percent of Italy's Meridiana in the coming days, and soon apply to Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to start an Indian airline. Qatar Airways will sign the agreement with Italy's second biggest airline in the next "few days", Chief...

  • COSTA MESA, Calif. _ Pacific Mercantile Bancorp on Monday reported net income of $1.8 million in its first quarter. The bank, based in Costa Mesa, California, said it had earnings of 8 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • NOVATO, Calif. _ Bank of Marin Bancorp on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $4.5 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 80 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $20.2 million.

  • *Qatar Airways apply for Indian airline licence. *Qatar Airways close to Italy's Meridiana deal. DUBAI, April 24- Qatar Airways plans to start direct flights to San Francisco early next year as part of efforts to expand its routes into the United States.

  • IRVINE, Calif. _ Opus Bank on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $7.7 million. Opus Bank shares have dropped 31 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Opus Bank, Earnings Report.

  • Were going to make it happen this year, he said, according to Drew Greenblatt, the president of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, who was present. Project lists submitted by the North America's Building Trades Unions and by an outside developer who helped with the transition both contain projects that infrastructure builders call shovel ready. After North America's...

  • Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said uncertainty about travel to the United States is "affecting the business, but to a very small extent. "We didn't have massive decline like other carriers so we still have robust loads to the United States and we will continue our commitment to our passengers in the United States," al-Baker said. "Qatar Airways does not plan and...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 24- Panera Bread Co on Monday said it would add more than 10,000 new delivery jobs by the end of the year, as it expands the service to as much as 40 percent of its restaurants. The bakery-cafe chain, which has agreed to be purchased by JAB Holdings in a deal valued at about $7.5 billion including debt, at the end of 2016 offered delivery at 15 percent of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’ s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Cook then demanded, or Uber’ s app would be kicked out of Apple’ s App Store.

  • JUNCTION CITY, Ore.— The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. From tending the plants to harvesting the grapes, it takes skill and a strong work ethic to produce the winery's...

  • LOS ANGELES, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a question-and-answer session at " Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, TBTF"- 1530 GMT. **BRUSSELS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy participates at the ECON Committee Public Hearing in Brussels 0830 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- EU General Affairs...

  • **BRUSSELS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy participates at the ECON Committee Public Hearing in Brussels 0830 GMT. LUXEMBOURG- EU General Affairs Council meeting 0800 GMT. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 FRANKFURT- "Frankfurt Finance Summit 2017." STOCKHOLM- Meeting of the executive board of the Riksbank- 0800 GMT.

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.46. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that consumers could see price increases slow as crude oil costs drop. Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.04...

  • A bankable, diverse cast including Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron is leading the film, directed by F. Gary Gray, to a two-frame global total of $744.8 million and worldwide sum of $908.4 million. Warner Bros.' "Unforgettable" seems to have slipped audiences' minds, earning $4.8 million in its first weekend from 2,417 theaters. "It just didn't resonate...

  • Universal Pictures' eighth installment in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters over the weekend, down 61 percent from its debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. Disney's animal documentary "Born in China" opened in fourth place, with $5.1 million from 1,508 locations. Warner Bros. thriller "Unforgettable,"...

  • The Uber app on a smartphone by waiting cabs in Barcelona.

    An encounter with Apple showed how Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has pushed risk-taking that's landed his company in hot water, The NYT reports.