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Michael Lucarelli, 51, was a director at Manhattan- based Lippert/Heilshorn& Associates Inc. when he made the illegal trades over the last year, prosecutors said as they announced 13 securities fraud charges. Lucarelli, wearing a tank top, slacks and sandals, was released on $500,000 bail after an initial appearance in federal court in Manhattan.
RICHMOND, Va.— Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded tobacco products as less harmful than cigarettes. Swedish Match's application also highlights a philosophical debate over how best to control tobacco.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.— A prominent kitchen cabinet manufacturer plans to add 80 jobs and invest $30 million at its West Virginia facility. American Woodmark Corporation announced Monday it will expand its South Branch manufacturing center in Moorefield, West Virginia.
FORT LEE, Virginia— Pentagon spokeswoman: Shooter at Virginia base didn't wound anyone; shooter's status unknown.
BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.
BOSTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a company that performs background checks for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security compromised data of at least 25,000 government workers, and that number could rise, an agency official said on Friday.
NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.
The TVA said the plant consumes about 7,200 tons of coal daily. TVA already has announced plans to shut down coal-fired boilers at plants in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee. The U.S. government-owned utility supplies power to about 9 million people in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.
Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators.
RICHMOND, Va.— Dollar Tree Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell more than 2 percent on costs related to its planned acquisition of rival discounter Family Dollar even though shoppers spent more at its discount stores.
WASHINGTON— Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds— $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief— offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. "It is certainly better than nothing," said Bruce Marks, chief executive of the nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.
PITTSBURGH— The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.
RICHMOND, Va.— Seventeen agricultural operations in Virginia will receive federal funding aimed at expanding their operations and creating new products. In Virginia, nine of the businesses will receive $200,000 apiece.
Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.
NEW YORK, Aug 20- As the first U.S. oil condensate exports head to Asia from the Gulf Coast, crude producers and refiners are exploring ways to get around a century-old law that makes it three times more expensive to ship by water between U.S. ports than to sail to a foreign port.
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.
WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months.
RICHMOND, Va.— Riding a wave of growth and popularity of the state's aquaculture, Virginia officials on Tuesday announced the creation of the Virginia Oyster Trail to connect travelers to the state's oyster industry.
He was indicted along with his former boss, Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, and two others. It also charges Stewart Parnell and the plant's quality assurance manager, Mary Wilkerson, with obstructing justice.
WASHINGTON— Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.