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NEW YORK— It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story about gay rights.
HARRISBURG, Pa.— U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until Wednesday.
WASHINGTON— The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. "Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn't have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood," Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said.
*Chinese factory activity shrank again in April. *Euro zone businesses enjoy best month in nearly three years.
The IRS will defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits.
WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/ 2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales slipped 0.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.59 million units.
*Taxpayer wants hearing to question IRS "retribution". *IRS argues taxpayer is on "fishing expedition". The IRS is squaring off against Michael Clarke, a West Palm Beach, Florida, investor who is arguing that the U.S. tax agency in 2011 improperly issued a summons "as retribution" against him and his business partners for resisting an audit.
April 22- The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case tapped a top restructuring official at Phoenix Management Services on Tuesday to help the court determine if the city's plan to adjust its $18 billion of debt is feasible.
RACINE, Wis.— Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and development center to the public this spring.
PHILADELPHIA— Comcast's first-quarter net income rose by nearly a third as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." Net income rose to $1.87 billion, or 71 cents per share, in the January-March quarter from $1.44 billion, or 54 cents per share a year ago.
*Results from Netflix expected after the market close. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Monday as investors showed hesitation in the wake of a strong rally last week and ahead of key earnings releases. The S&P 500 posted its best week since July last week, boosted by results from such names as General Electric Co and Morgan Stanley.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46- year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack.
*Results from Netflix expected after the market close. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks rose slightly on Monday as investors found few reasons to push indexes sharply higher following a strong rally last week and ahead of key earnings releases.
*Japan logs largest-ever trade deficit; dollar rises vs yen. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks were little changed on Monday as investors found little reason to push up prices after last week's rally, while the dollar reached a two-week high against the yen after Japan posted a record trade deficit.
*Traders discount separatist conflict in Ukraine. While conflict in Ukraine lingered on Monday, traders concentrated on last Thursday's upbeat U.S. economic data showing jobless claims remained low and factory activity was better than expected, and a significant international agreement to lower tension in Ukraine.
*Results from Netflix expected after the market close. NEW YORK, April 21- U.S. stocks were flat on Monday ahead of key earnings releases as investors found few reasons to push indexes sharply higher following a strong rally last week. The S&P 500 posted its best week since July last week, boosted by results from such names as General Electric Co and Morgan Stanley.
PITTSBURGH— After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.
PALMDALE, Calif.— Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday.
PHILADELPHIA— A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter. Blasius Chocolate Factory says on its Facebook page that the problem had been solved and the store "is open now forever.
It's the story of the documentary "1971," premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival, a film about a little-known but hugely important break-in on March 8, 1971. A group of eight calling themselves the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI broke into a laxly guarded satellite FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.