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  • Jan 6- Neiman Marcus Group LLC said on Friday it would withdraw its initial public offering, nearly two years after the upscale department store chain filed its intent with U.S. regulators to go public, as it grapples with weaker customer demand. Neiman Marcus, which also operates the Bergdorf Goodman and MyTheresa brands, was acquired by private equity firm Ares...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 30- A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected on a laptop associated with a Vermont electric utility but not connected to the grid, the utility said on Friday. "We took immediate action to isolate the laptop and alerted federal officials of this finding," the...

  • The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota said a lower court judge erred in finding that the plaintiff shareholders sued too late, by waiting more than two years after learning information that could suggest an intent to defraud. The plaintiffs include the West Virginia Pipe Trades Health and Welfare Fund, the Employees' Retirement System of the...

  • Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the town hall presidential debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

    Mostly Democratic lawmakers want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College.

  • Dec 23- Lockheed Martin Corp led defense stocks lower on Friday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's latest Twitter salvo over the cost of the company's F-35 fighter jet, in which he said he had asked rival Boeing Co to "price-out" an older aircraft as an alternative. "Impractical if not irrational," Richard Safran, a defense analyst at Buckingham Research, said...

  • Edward Snowden

    The report does not accuse Snowden of being spy, but seeks to poke holes in his whistleblowing account, NBC News reports.

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington owned by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump reached agreements with their workers' unions that will end a series of cases alleging the hotels violated federal labor law, the Trump Organization and unions said on Wednesday. More than 500 food and beverage and housekeeping employees at the Trump International Hotel Las...

  • Mauna Kea is a sacred mountain and is the highest island mountain in the world at an altitude of about 13800 feet.

    When there's strong enough convection, along with plenty of moisture available, a winter storm can produce thundersnow, USA Today reports.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves across parts of the archipelago. The PTWC cancelled an earlier tsunami warning that encompassed Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Nauru, Kosrae and Vanuatu...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about potential tsunami waves in the region. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a message following the quake, which struck the New...

  • The civil lawsuit, led by antitrust investigators in Connecticut, comes one day after the U.S. Department of Justice filed criminal charges against two generic drug industry executives, alleging that they colluded to fix prices and split up market share. "We believe that this is the tip of the iceberg," Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen told Reuters in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Twenty states filed a lawsuit Thursday against Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceuticals and four other generic drug makers, saying they conspired on pricing of two common generic drugs, according to a copy of the complaint. The civil lawsuit is one piece of a broader generic drug pricing probe that remains under way at the state and federal level, as well...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Connecticut and 19 other states filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceuticals and four other generic drug makers saying they entered into illegal conspiracies that raised prices on two common generic drugs, the New York state attorney general's office said in a statement. The civil lawsuit is one piece of broader...

  • "Our North America- to- Hawaii business is very strong at the moment, and we're seeing a lot of bookings for the Hawaii vacation out of North America," Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley said in an interview. Hawaiian shares rose more than 5 percent to hit a record high of $53.90, before paring gains and closing at $51.85. Hawaiian also announced on Monday its...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said. Meanwhile, North Dakota law enforcement will not make spot checks on vehicles headed to the camp where activists are based, the governor's office said on...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in...

  • VANCOUVER, Nov 20- The bullish view for Suncor Energy Inc, Cenovus Energy Inc and other Canadian energy producers calls for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by next month to approve a major pipeline expansion to the west coast, boosting sales of land-locked oil sands crude to Asia. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr told reporters Tuesday that Keystone "doesn't...