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  • NEW YORK, March 22- A New York state judge on Wednesday ordered ExxonMobil Corp to work with New York's attorney general to recover lost emails from an account once used by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was the oil company's chief executive. Justice Barry Ostrager of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan also ordered Exxon by March 31 to turn over...

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Most U.S. and European share indexes fell on Wednesday as concerns over potential delays to President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies again unnerved investors, while safe-haven gold, U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders struggled on Wednesday to get enough support in the House of Representatives to win...

  • BOSTON— The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country. Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee were hit hardest. Joan Peay, 76, of Nashville, Tennessee, suffered two...

  • EAST CHICAGO, Ind.— The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to begin remediation work on nearly 200 properties within a Superfund site affected by an ongoing lead contamination crisis in far northwest Indiana. The cleanup in East Chicago will be bolstered by $16 million the EPA secured from the parties responsible for the contamination at the 322-...

  • Missouri utility regulators began hearing testimony on a request from Clean Line Energy to build a high-voltage transmission line from western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois to an Indiana power grid that connects with eastern states. Along the way, the line also could supply power to the equivalent of 200,000 Missouri homes. So Clean Line Energy...

  • MADISON, Wis.— A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the Legislature. The bills come in reaction to court rulings in Wisconsin and nearby Midwestern states— starting in Michigan— that have helped the retail giants lower the value placed on their stores for levying property taxes.

  • University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to tap into what they hope will be a cash crop. said Patricia Fontaine, of Palmer Farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island. She, her mother and brother attended a sold-out workshop this month on growing saffron hosted by the University of...

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— About 1,500 workers at three Indiana factories are facing layoffs despite hopes that President Donald Trump would convince the companies to reverse plans for moving production to Mexico. Layoffs could start within a month at a 350- worker Rexnord industrial bearings factory in Indianapolis, according to United Steelworkers Local 1999...

  • CHICAGO, March 16- Bird flu that is highly lethal to poultry has infected a second commercial chicken farm in Tennessee that supplies Tyson Foods Inc, company and state officials said on Thursday. In Tennessee, authorities have started to cull the infected flock of 55,000 chickens in Lincoln County, to contain the highly pathogenic H7N9 flu, according to the U.S....

  • CHICAGO, March 16- A form of bird flu that is highly lethal for poultry has infected a second commercial chicken farm in Tennessee that supplies Tyson Foods Inc, company and state officials said on Thursday. The initial case in Tennessee was the nation's first infection of highly pathogenic bird flu at a commercial poultry operation in more than a year.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Department store operator Gordmans has told state regulators it plans to eliminate nearly 600 jobs later this spring as part of its bankruptcy when it closes both its distribution centers and its headquarters. Another 140 jobs will be eliminated when Gordmans closes a distribution center in Clayton, Indiana, near Indianapolis.

  • WHEELING, W.Va., March 15- When Mike Lujano and George Lenz hoisted a rainbow flag outside their business in a Victorian brownstone on Market Street two decades ago, they found that few neighbors in socially conservative Wheeling, West Virginia, knew it was a symbol of gay pride. Defying stereotypes in the U.S. culture wars over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

  • The ax would fall especially hard on Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to the poor and lower-income workers. In Washington, for example, state officials say they would have to come up with $1.5 billion a year starting in 2020 to keep coverage in place for about 600,000 residents who gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion...

  • An X-ray tomographic image of the world’s oldest fossil of red algae.

    A cluster of fossilized algae discovered in India is believed to be 1.6 billion years old.

  • The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The White House is pushing back pre-emptively, saying that publishing those returns would be illegal. The White House adds that it is "totally illegal to steal and publish tax returns" and is bashing the "dishonest media.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- Tax season in the United States is off to a slow start. The number of people filing their taxes with the Internal Revenue Service is running well below last year. The most significant reason, however, and one cited by the IRS, is that a new regulation delayed refunds by taxpayers claiming an Earned Income Tax Credit or an Additional Child Tax Credit...

  • SAO PAULO, March 13- Brazilian meatpacker and food processor JBS SA on Monday said it reached an agreement to acquire U.S.-based ham and bacon producer Plumrose USA for $230 million, according to a securities filing. The Brazilian company said the deal includes five prepared foods plants located in Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi and Vermont and two distribution...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's pick to run Medicare and Medicaid won confirmation Monday from a divided Senate as lawmakers braced for another epic battle over the government's role in health care and society's responsibility toward the vulnerable. That legislation would roll back key elements of former President Barack Obama's health care law,...

  • I was sent here on a fiscal note, said the Indiana lawmaker and vice chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, who rode a Republican wave during his first election to Congress in 2010.. The release of Trumps budget, which comes as the Republican president is facing an intraparty revolt over proposed legislation to replace the Obamacare...