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  • NEW YORK, March 24- A federal judge on Friday said United Parcel Service Inc is liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan said the state and city are entitled to compensatory damages...

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. The episode is a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure. With a Republican in the White House, passage seemed almost guaranteed.

  • Reversing a lower court ruling, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Alisha Bromfield's mother may pursue claims that Home Depot should not have employed the supervisor, given his known history of sexually harassing, verbally abusing and physically intimidating female subordinates. Home Depot spokesman Stephen Holmes said the Atlanta-...

  • SUWANEE, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Suwanee, Georgia- based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $7.5 million, or 74 cents per share.

  • ATLANTA _ Oxford Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $10 million. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $267.2 million. For the current quarter ending in May, Oxford Industries expects its per-share earnings to range from $1 to $1.10.

  • Denver Health Medical Center, for example, opened a new $26.9 million clinic in the city's southwest in 2016 to provide care to an area lacking in health services and saw more patients within six months than it had expected over two years. But since November's election, when Republicans swept the White House and Congress, Denver Health has deferred $73.7 million-...

  • March 23- Financial market concerns are rising about the pace of policymaking in Washington under U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress, with investors focused on knock-on effects from any setbacks in Trump's Obamacare rollback plan. April 3: Senate Judiciary Committee expected to vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, sending...

  • March 22- Financial market concerns are rising about the pace of policymaking in Washington under U.S. President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans in Congress, with investors focused on knock-on effects from any setbacks in Trump's Obamacare rollback plan. April 3: Senate Judiciary Committee expected to vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, sending...

  • NEW YORK— As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue. asked Kelsey Norman, a doctoral student who plans to fly home Friday to Los Angeles from Beirut—...

  • DALLAS— A new security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from 10 mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in the Middle East and Africa. Paula Berger, an energy-company manager, and a co-worker have tickets to fly from the U.S. through Dubai to Hyderabad, India, where her company has an...

  • ATLANTA _ Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $13 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 46 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.81 billion.

  • CAIRO— The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States:. Royal Jordanian flies from the Jordanian capital of Amman to New York, Chicago and Detroit. The official says Middle East Airlines, Lebanon's...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners. The U.S. ban affects flights from Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Cairo; Istanbul; Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;...

  • March 20- Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp, is taking offers for a financing package to help it go through U.S. bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Should it file for bankruptcy, the money would allow Westinghouse to continue to pay employees and build four...

  • March 20- Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the nuclear power plant developer owned by Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp, is taking offers for a financing package to help it go through U.S. bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Should it file for bankruptcy, the money would allow Westinghouse to continue to pay employees and build four...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches and seriously damaged a number of other crops like strawberries and apples. In South Carolina, 85 percent of the state's peach crop is gone while the small pink blooms remain on the trees, according to the South Carolina...

  • Mark Vartanyan, 29, who's known to have used the online alias "Kolypto," was arrested in Norway in October 2014 and was extradited to the U.S. in December. Vartanyan was involved in the development, improvement, maintenance and distribution of Citadel from August 2012 to January 2013 while living in Ukraine and again from April 2014 to June 2014 while living in...

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— The Georgia Ports Authority reported its second consecutive month of record growth Monday, saying an expanded Panama Canal is driving up cargo volumes more rapidly than expected. The state's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick handled 2.94 million tons of imports and exports in February, up nearly 10 percent from the same month last year.

  • "I would have never lasted to get to Savannah or Statesboro," Yarbrough said of the biggest cities near Claxton— each 30 to 60 miles away. Most rural hospitals have a higher-than-normal percentage of Medicaid patients; expected cuts to the federal program for low-income residents will affect facilities everywhere, but experts and administrators are...

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.