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  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. household debt reached a record high in the first three months of this year, topping the previous peak reached in 2008, when the financial crisis plunged the economy into a deep recession. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that household debt, which also includes home equity lines of credit, stood at $12.73 trillion in the first...

  • NEW YORK— When Snapchat went public this year, it was a reminder to many small business owners that they need to be part of the social media evolution. There's no' one size fits all,' "says Michelle Vroom, whose eponymous public relations company in the Philadelphia suburb of Horsham advises small businesses on how to use social media. "They need to think about where...

  • SAVANNAH, Ga. _ Citi Trends Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $8.9 million. Citi Trends shares have declined 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Citi Trends, Earnings Report.

  • DALLAS— Prosecutors say a North Texas man must serve two years in federal prison and repay more than $1.1 million for sales tax refund fraud against The Home Depot. Henry Lamon Spruiell of Arlington was sentenced Monday in Dallas. Investigators say Spruiell, between mid-2013 and early 2016, defrauded 18 stores operated by the Atlanta- based home improvement...

  • The Commerce Department on Tuesday reported that new home construction fell for the second consecutive month in April, but that was led by a big drop in construction of apartments, a volatile sector. For the three months ended April 30, revenue climbed to $23.89 billion from $22.76 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research predicted revenue of...

  • ATLANTA _ Cumulus Media Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $7.4 million in its first quarter. The Atlanta- based company said it had a loss of 25 cents per share. Keywords: Cumulus Media, Earnings Report.

  • SUWANEE, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $952,000 in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Suwanee, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 14 cents. Keywords: AdCare Health Systems, Earnings Report.

  • The hard drive assembly line at Western Digital.

    Western Digital has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba from selling its chips arm without its consent.

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • TOKYO, May 15- Western Digital Corp has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba Corp from selling its chips arm without its consent, potentially derailing a much-needed capital injection for the Japanese conglomerate. A legal battle could delay or put an end to the auction that could fetch some $18 billion and has attracted suitors such as...

  • TOKYO, May 15- Western Digital Corp has sought international arbitration to stop partner Toshiba Corp from selling its chips arm without its consent, potentially derailing a much-needed capital injection for the Japanese conglomerate. California- based Western Digital is a long-standing joint venture partner in Toshiba's main semiconductor plant in...

  • WILMINGTON, Del/ NEW YORK, May 14- The owners of the unfinished Vogtle power plant in Georgia led by Southern Co agreed to cap Toshiba Corp's responsibility for its guarantees on the much-delayed nuclear project, helping ease the Japanese electronics maker's financial stress, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal is also contingent on the...

  • WILMINGTON, Del/ NEW YORK, May 14- The owners of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia led by Southern Co agreed to cap Toshiba Corp's responsibility for guarantees for its bankrupt Westinghouse subsidiary, helping ease the Japanese electronics maker's financial stress, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. The deal is also contingent on the owners...

  • ATLANTA— Georgia Power is extending an agreement to keep construction going on a new nuclear plant after the project's main builder filed for bankruptcy. About an hour before the agreement was due to expire Friday, Georgia Power issued an 11 p.m. statement saying it had been extended. Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp., filed...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • ATLANTA _ Atlantic American Corp. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $221,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Atlanta- based company said it had a loss of 2 cents per share. Keywords: Atlantic American, Earnings Report.

  • May 12- Florida's attorney general has demanded records from Koch Foods Inc, Wayne Farms LLC and other chicken companies in connection with an investigation into anticompetitive conduct within the poultry industry, according to newly released documents. The documents, obtained from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office by Reuters on Thursday in...

  • Deal visited Savannah as dockworkers were unloading the COSCO Development, a massive vessel capable of carrying 13,000 cargo containers measuring 20- feet-long apiece. Like other East Coast ports, Savannah is racing to deepen its 39- mile shipping channel so similar big ships will fit at lower tides even when fully loaded. Mackie McIntosh, the Corps' chief of...

  • Republican Greg Gianforte campaigns for Montana's House of Representatives seat vacated by the appointment of Ryan Zinke to head the Department of Interior on April 22, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana.

    The president's party tends to lose ground in midterms, attracting eye-popping sums from both sides, USA Today reports.