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  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the pact that Equifax, Experian and TransUnion struck with attorneys general in 31 states. "I am pleased that our agreement brings about reforms that will provide for more effective dealings and better communication between consumers and the credit reporting agencies," said Alabama Attorney General Luther...

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer. While certain issues remain to be resolved, Shannon said he was prepared to approve the sale of the RadioShack brand and...

  • Eaton Vance misses 2Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 9:12 AM ET

    BOSTON _ Eaton Vance Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $70.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 59 cents per share. Eaton Vance shares have risen nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Agreement in place for hotel across from Oxford Casino Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:13 AM ET

    OXFORD, Maine— A developer and a contractor have come to terms to build a hotel across from the Oxford Casino. The Sun Journal reports that Quincy, Massachusetts- based developers GIRI Group on Tuesday signed the agreement with New York- based Calamar to construct the 92- room Hampton Inn. Officials say completion of the hotel is tied to the town's $24 million sewer...

  • Global Partners, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, needs the air quality permit to install seven boilers that would warm rail tanker cars to facilitate offloading of dense crude to Hudson River barges destined for coastal refineries. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has issued a moratorium on expansion of crude handling facilities at the port, but Global...

  • Staples sales dip as stores close ahead of merger attempt Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Staples suffered a 36 percent decline in first-quarter earnings as businesses increasingly go digital, a shift that has compelled its attempted merger with Office Depot. Staples had been under pressure from the private equity firm Starboard Value LP to attempt to combine its business with Office Depot and earlier this year it did just that.

  • WASHINGTON— If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. China is the largest economy negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 16 countries that include the 10 members of the Association of...

  • Hao Zhang, Wei Pang and Huisui Zhang met at the university and conspired to steal technology from Skyworks Solutions Inc. and Avago Technologies soon after graduating in 2006, authorities said. A 32- page indictment charging the six with economic espionage and theft of trade secrets was unsealed after Hao Zhang was arrested Saturday at Los Angeles...

  • RICHMOND, Texas— Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. The facility in Fort Bend County, southwest of Houston, is among a growing number of jails and prison systems across the U.S. in which video visitation has replaced the more familiar in-person visits, where people are in the same room but separated by...

  • Cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda departs for Boston Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Nearly 3,500 passengers and crew were allowed to disembark Wednesday in Bermuda after their cruise ship became grounded on a reef close to the British island as it tried to depart for Boston. The ship ran aground as it departed Bermuda after a temporary malfunction in the steering system forced it slightly off course, the company said.

  • Cruise ship freed after running aground off Bermuda Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Thousands of passengers bound for Boston will spend Tuesday night stuck aboard a Norwegian cruise ship after it ran aground as it tried to depart Bermuda, officials and passengers said. The ship hit the reef near Bermuda's North Channel and is in a stable position, an official with Bermuda's Rescue Coordination Center told The Associated...

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton set up a potential clash over sensitive trade legislation with the White House on Tuesday, urging steps to prevent currency manipulation and lawsuits by foreign companies against governments. The White House also ratcheted up pressure on lawmakers, threatening to veto...

  • Under that agreement, the state receives 25 percent of the slot machine revenue generated at the tribes' Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun while the tribes have exclusive rights to casino gambling in Connecticut. Jepsen said the original legislation could make it easier for other Connecticut tribes to open casinos if they win recognition and could be...

  • BOSTON— Victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will have access to a $200 million compensation fund, following approval Tuesday by a federal bankruptcy judge. It is part of a plan to liquidate the assets of the Framingham- based center approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff.

  • Analog Devices beats Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    NORWOOD, Mass. _ Analog Devices Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $205.3 million. Twelve analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $818.6 million. For the current quarter ending in July, Analog Devices expects its per-share earnings to range from 71 cents to 77 cents.

  • CEDAR FALLS, IOWA, May 19- Democratic U.S. presidential contender Hillary Clinton clashed with the White House on Tuesday saying she wants any trade legislation to address concerns over "currency manipulation," dealing a damaging blow to one of President Barack Obama's key policies for his second term. Soon after Clinton spoke on the campaign trail in Iowa,...

  • WASHINGTON— If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. China is the largest economy negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, 16 countries that include the 10 members of the Association of...

  • BOSTON, May 19- The now-defunct Massachusetts pharmacy behind a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people will pay out $200 million to its victims and creditors under a bankruptcy reorganization plan approved on Tuesday. The bankruptcy reorganization plan was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Boroff. Deaths of patients...

  • It was the third time in as many years that U.S. authorities have made accusations of economic espionage conducted on behalf of China, a sign that the United States is increasingly focused on what it has termed a top national security concern. One of the suspects, Professor Hao Zhang, 36, was arrested on Saturday in Los Angeles after he arrived on a flight from China,...

  • Six Flags theme parks in New England and Southern California have transformed classic wooden coasters at each park by adding steel track that allows them to twist and flip upside down like never before. Cedar Point amusement park along Lake Erie in Ohio freshened up its 20- year-old stand-up, steel coaster by switching to floorless-style trains.