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  • BOSTON— During Aaron Hernandez's double murder trial, the former NFL star's lawyer wanted to drive home his point that the prosecution's star witness was a "three-legged pony" whose testimony could not be believed. With Hernandez's acquittal, Baez burnished his status as one of the most recognized defense attorneys in the U.S., six years after his high-profile...

  • Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced to her as the senator whose committee oversees how alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania. The embargo is on virtually all imports from and exports to Cuba, including rum. If Pennsylvania is successful, it would be the first import of a product produced entirely by the Communist state.

  • NEW YORK— When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days. The Trump Organization, now under the leadership of his sons Don Jr. and Eric Trump, has proceeded with overseas resort projects, thereby handing foreign governments potential leverage to influence the president.

  • President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. And environmental law and policy experts questioned Trump's authority to reverse Obama's withdrawal of certain areas in...

  • First NBC was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the receiver. The regulator said Gulfport, Mississippi- based Whitney Bank would assume all of First NBC's transactional deposits and branches. Whitney Bank will reopen 24 branches of First NBC in Louisiana and five branches...

  • BOSTON, April 28- The Massachusetts attorney general sued a unit of Ocwen Financial Corp on Friday, accusing the mortgage servicing company of engaging in abusive practices that harmed thousands of homeowners in the state. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court, came a week after the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Florida attorney...

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Stonegate Bank on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $8 million. Stonegate Bank shares have climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Stonegate Bank, Earnings Report.

  • Q1 GDP comes out weaker than expected. *U.S. core PCE, an inflation gauge, is at 2 percent. NEW YORK, April 28- U.S.

  • Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.02 billion. For the current quarter ending in July, Royal Caribbean expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.60 to $1.65. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.40.

  • WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. _ IRadimed Corp. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $233,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. IRadimed expects full-year earnings in the range of 10 cents to 13 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $22.7 million to $23.1 million. IRadimed shares have declined 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SARASOTA, Fla. _ Roper Technologies Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $158.1 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Roper Technologies expects its per-share earnings to range from $2.16 to $2.24. Roper Technologies shares have climbed 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen almost 7...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- Tiffany Cartagena said she was eating with her mixed-race girlfriend at a restaurant in Ohio last month when she heard nearby diners remark about the "monkey" at the next table. As Trump nears his 100th day in the White House after a campaign punctuated by his inflammatory comments about Muslims and immigrants, a number of Americans say U.S....

  • MIRAMAR, Fla. _ Spirit Airlines Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $31.9 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $591.9 million.

  • President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling is unlikely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and a legal battle. And environmental law and policy experts questioned Trump's authority to reverse Obama's withdrawal of certain areas in...

  • WASHINGTON— Vice President Mike Pence swore in Alex Acosta as the nation's new labor secretary Friday, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. The oath-taking came after the Senate's 60-38 confirmation vote Thursday, in which eight Democrats and one independent joined Republicans in voting yes.

  • VERO BEACH, Fla. _ Orchid Island Capital Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $2.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Vero Beach, Florida- based company said it had net income of 7 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department, making him the first Hispanic member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate confirmed Acosta by a 60-38 vote. Acosta had served as a law clerk to Samuel Alito from 1994 to 1995, when the conservative Supreme Court justice was a judge at the 3rd...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department. Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, was nominated in mid-February by President Donald Trump to be labor secretary. The Senate confirmed Acosta by a...

  • MIAMI _ World Fuel Services Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $31.3 million. World Fuel Services shares have fallen 20 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: World Fuel Services, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Thursday confirmed Alex Acosta as Labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office. Tim Scott, R- S.C., spoke for many Republicans with a statement issued just after the vote saying he hopes Acosta's focus will be "promoting labor policies that are free of unnecessarily burdensome...