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  • MUNICH/ BERLIN, Jan 12- Senior Volkswagen managers have been warned not to travel to the United States, legal and company sources told Reuters, after six current and former managers were indicted for their role in the German carmaker's diesel test-cheating scheme. But leaving Germany at all could pose a risk of being extradited to the United States from a third...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Officials with Amazon have announced that the popular online retailer plans to add 2,500 new full-time jobs in New Jersey over the next year and a half. New positions are also available in Washington, Texas, California, Kentucky, Illinois and Florida. Amazon already employs a total of 11,000 workers at seven sites in New Jersey.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record. College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. The request to use the drug would come if executioners weren't confident the first of three lethal drugs would render a prisoner unconscious, Gary Mohr,...

  • Jan 12- Florida's insurance commissioner is allowing MetLife Inc and Unum Group boost long-term care premiums, alleviating financial stress the insurers have been facing from rising medical costs and policyholders living longer. MetLife's Florida subdivisions can increase average monthly premiums by $4 to $44 over the next three years, while two Unum...

  • MIAMI/ NEW YORK Jan 12- A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a Volkswagen executive charged in the Justice Department's diesel emissions investigation held without bail pending trial. Oliver Schmidt was arrested Saturday at Miami's International Airport as he planned to fly home after a vacation. He was one of six current and former VW executives charged this week...

  • Jan 12- Florida's insurance commissioner is allowing MetLife Inc and Unum Group to boost long-term care premiums, alleviating some financial stress the insurers have been facing from rising medical costs and policyholders living longer. MetLife's Florida subdivisions can increase average monthly premiums by $4 to $44 over the next three years, while two...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, in its latest move to win over shoppers by investing in faster delivery. At least 16 new U.S. fulfillment centers are in the works for this year and next, said Marc Wulfraat, president of logistics...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it will create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, in its latest move to win over shoppers by investing in faster delivery. At least 16 new U.S. fulfillment centers are in the works for this year and next, said Marc Wulfraat, president of logistics...

  • Jan 12- U.S. stock moved off their session lows around midday on Thursday, but were still set for their worst day this year as the lack of details on economic policy in Donald Trump's speech hit investors optimism and winded a post-election rally. He instead lashed out at U.S. spy agencies and media houses over what he called a' phony' Russia dossier.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it plans to create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, becoming the latest company to boast a hiring spree since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November. The new hires, from Florida to Texas and California, will be key to the...

  • Jan 12- The S&P 500 and the Dow were set for their worst day since October as the lack of details on economic policy in Donald Trump's speech took the wind out of a record-setting post-election rally. He instead lashed out at U.S. spy agencies and media houses over what he called a' phony' Russia dossier. Trump also blasted pharmaceutical companies over high drug...

  • Jan 12- Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it plans a hiring spree for warehouses it is building across the United States, making it the latest company to tout U.S. job creation since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November. The new hires, from Florida to Texas and California, will be key to the company's promise of two-day shipping to members of its...

  • WASHINGTON— Americans with no more than a high school degree have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record. College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic...

  • MIAMI— A Volkswagen AG executive indicted in the company's U.S. emissions scandal who was arrested in Miami while on vacation was denied release on bail Thursday by a judge who found it was too likely he would flee home to Germany. They said if Schmidt were to return to Germany, there would be no way for the U.S. to extradite him because he is a German citizen.

  • Rep.-elect John Rutherford, R-Fla., talks with the media outside of the Capitol Hill Hotel on November 14, 2016.

    An aide to a Florida congressman who was wheeled out of the Capitol on a stretcher Wednesday says he "did not suffer a heart attack."

  • WASHINGTON— Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany have been indicted in the U.S. in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal as prosecutors made good on efforts to charge individuals in a corporate corruption case. In announcing the federal charges and a corporate plea bargain by Volkswagen, Justice Department prosecutors on Wednesday...

  • The German automaker agreed on Wednesday to pay $4.3 billion in U.S. civil and criminal fines and pay California $153.8 million. In total, VW has now agreed to spend up to $22 billion in the United States to address claims from owners, environmental regulators, U.S. states and dealers. Five of the six current and former Volkswagen executives are in Germany and it is...

  • DETROIT— The U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments Wednesday against six executives at Volkswagen AG. Five of the six are believed to presently live in Germany. One, Oliver Schmidt, was arrested Jan. 7 in Miami during a visit to the U.S.

  • n a Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato of New York was escorted off a plane Monday night, Jan. 9, 2017, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for making a commotion after a 6½-hour delay.

    Alfonse D'Amato of New York was escorted off a plane for making a commotion after a 6½-hour delay.