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  • "Any major occurrence in the industry is going to impact us all," said Richard Hunt, president of the Consumer Bankers Association, the trade and lobbying group that organized the recent CBA Live gathering. The board also reclaimed another $75 million in pay from former CEO John Stumpf and former community bank executive Carrie Tolstedt, saying they dragged...

  • April 17- IRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robotic vacuum, brought a string of lawsuits on Monday accusing rivals including The Hoover Co and Black& Decker Corp of using its patented technology without permission. Bedford, Massachusetts- based iRobot filed lawsuits in federal court in Boston against Hoover, Black& Decker, Bobsweep Inc and Bissell Homecare...

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. Washington is an outlier because, despite years of lobbying, it is not a state. West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

  • U.S. residents paid Uncle Sam an average of $8,943 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes in 2016.. A look at how the District of Columbia and the states rank in per capita federal taxes:. 1. District of Columbia: $36.569.

  • Washington, that swampy den of iniquity that politicians love to scorn, sends the most tax dollars per person to the U.S. government. Washington is an outlier because, despite years of lobbying, it is not a state. West Virginia, Mississippi and New Mexico have low median household incomes, which helps explain why they their residents pay far less in federal taxes.

  • J.C. Penney Co. said Friday that it is delaying the closure of 138 stores by several weeks after more people started visiting those locations. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • The school in Wallingford, Connecticut, issued an apology and thanked victims for coming forward. The school in Middletown, Rhode Island, agreed in August to a sexual abuse settlement that provides compensation for up to 30 former students who were assaulted. A report by a Boston lawyer said the school became a "private hell" for dozens of students.

  • Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy

    Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said on Thursday that he will not seek re-election in 2018.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 13- To stop President Donald Trump from undermining Obamacare, Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is considering an approach that has worked against the administration on immigration: using Trump's own words against him. Trump said he would let the Affordable Care Act "explode" after Republicans failed...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— In a story April 8 about optometrists supporting a Connecticut bill limiting online eye exams, The Associated Press reported erroneously the medical title of the co-founder of Opternative, a company that offers such tests. Connecticut optometrists seek to limit online eye exams. Some Connecticut optometrists are seeking to limit the use of...

  • DALLAS— With the federal government and a Senate committee looking into the dragging of a man off a United Express flight, the airline industry is beginning to speak up against any effort to bar them from overselling flights. The CEO of Delta Air Lines called overbooking "a valid business process." "I don't think we need to have additional legislation to try to...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- More than 200 "black car" drivers who ferry bankers, lawyers and other executives around New York City are independent contractors and cannot pursue class action claims that they were deprived of wages, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The drivers had sued to recoup unpaid overtime from Corporate Transportation Group and several...

  • The drivers had sued to recoup unpaid overtime from Corporate Transportation Group and several franchisors operating roughly 700 cars in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the drivers "were in business for themselves," reflecting their ability to set their own schedules, decide which rides...

  • IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y.— A spin-off company of Xerox Corp. says it plans to move its call center from one Rochester suburb to another, adding several hundred jobs in the process. Conduent Inc., the former business services division of Norwalk, Connecticut- based Xerox, says it will move the operations from Webster to a former retail store in a vacant mall in the...

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks were higher in choppy trading Monday as gains in energy shares offset losses in financials ahead of quarterly earnings later this week. The index is currently trading at 17.4 times forward earnings estimates, above its long-term average of 15, according to Thomson Reuters data. JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo are scheduled to...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Rick Maynard found the manila envelope containing letters from the battlefields of World War I while he and his sister were cleaning out the basement after their father's death. "He was on the front lines," said Rick Maynard, the parks and recreation director for the town of Guilford. Soon, letters such as those from 21- year-old Paul Maynard, who died...

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    A coalition of 17 U.S. states filed a legal challenge against efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back climate change regulations.

  • "The law is clear: the EPA must limit carbon pollution from power plants," New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement announcing the challenge. Shortly after, EPA filed a legal motion asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to delay ongoing court proceedings on the regulation to allow for the review.

  • April 5- President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, was questioned about his ties to the pharmaceutical industry by Democrats on a key Senate committee on Wednesday ahead of a vote on whether to advance his nomination for a vote by the full Senate. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said Democrats had "a...