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  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- In July 2013, California urogynecologist Andrew Cassidenti received an email from an entrepreneur named Otto Fisher, who had a proposition. In a phone call, Fisher said he needed doctors to operate at outpatient centers in California and Las Vegas. Fisher said he could guarantee Cassidenti $2,500 for every surgery the doctor performed, "whether...

  • Former NAACP leader Julian Bond dies at 75 Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 3:42 AM ET
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    Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the civil rights movement, died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla at 75, The NY Times reports.

  • States from Alabama to West Virginia that oppose the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan filed for the stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and asked for a ruling by Sept. 8, one year before states need to submit compliance plans to the EPA. "This rule is the most far-reaching energy regulation in the nation's history, and the EPA simply does not...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 9- In her 2008 bid for the White House, Hillary Clinton cast herself as a blue-collar Democrat who was unabashedly pro-coal, a stance that helped her beat opponent Barack Obama easily in primaries in states that produced or were reliant on coal. Ohio and Pennsylvania, in particular, have a lot of electoral votes, which are key to electing a new...

  • BRIDGEPORT, NJ, Aug 6- As the Federal Reserve puzzles over what is holding back U.S. wages and productivity six years into the economic recovery, a pasta sauce company in New Jersey may offer some answers. Chelten House Products makes private-label sauces and dressings for high-end grocers such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Kroger, and has doubled its workforce...

  • Aug 6- Duke Energy Corp reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, hurt by higher expenses in its U.S. regulated power business and weakness in its operations outside North America. Duke sells power to 7.3 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky at rates set by state regulators.

  • *Medicaid memberships rise 10.8 pct. Last month, Anthem Inc said it would buy Cigna Corp and Aetna Inc announced the acquisition of Humana Inc.. The deals could present acquisition opportunities for WellCare and rival Centene Corp as Anthem and Aetna might have to sell some Medicare Advantage plans to satisfy antitrust regulators.

  • Aug 5- WellCare Health Plans Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit and raised its forecast for full-year adjusted earnings, as the health insurer added more Medicaid members and managed its costs better. Memberships in WellCare's Medicaid plans, which offer government-sponsored insurance to low-income families, rose 10.8 percent to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- Dreams that a cap-and-trade market could become a force for lowering carbon emissions died in the U.S. Senate in 2010, scuttled by politics and a bad economy. Northeast and California that already have carbon markets by giving them credit for their early actions. "To understate it, there has been a reticence to discuss cap and trade policies in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3- Macy's Inc said on Monday the department store chain will expand same day delivery services to nine cities and metropolitan areas this month, pushing into an aggressive field dominated by e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.. Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, said it will now offer same day delivery to customers in 17...

  • Aug 3- Alpha Natural Resources Inc, one of the largest U.S. coal companies, became the latest in the hard-hit industry to seek bankruptcy on Monday. Walter Energy Inc and Patriot Coal Corp also filed for bankruptcy protection this year. Energy Future Holdings Corp, a power company that also has a large coal mining business, has been in bankruptcy since 2014..

  • Aug 3- Coal miner Alpha Natural Resources Inc became the latest company to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to a steep fall in coal prices. Walter Energy Inc and Patriot Coal Corp filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. The company and its affiliates operate more than 50 underground and surface mines, and more than 20 coal preparation facilities in...

  • Alpha Natural and its affiliates operate more than 50 underground and surface mines, and more than 20 coal preparation facilities in Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

  • LAHAINA, Hawaii, July 31- Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact are unlikely to end in a final deal, sources involved in the talks said on Friday, with a dispute between Japan and the United States over autos, New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and no agreement on monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations...

  • Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, delayed until 4 p.m. local time a news conference originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Dairy exports are a top sticking point, with New Zealand- which has said it will not...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping- and controversial- regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. Among other things: The EPA is expected to push back the rule's start date by two years to 2022, according to a slide posted by the agency briefly on its...

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping- and controversial- regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector. Among other things: The EPA is expected to push back the rule's start date by two years to 2022, according to a slide posted by the agency briefly on its...

  • July 21- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc forecast third-quarter profit well below Wall Street's estimates and said it would cut about 500 jobs as it absorbs recently acquired businesses. Lexmark said the restructuring is expected to generate $2 million savings in 2015 and annualized savings of $65 million beginning in 2017..

  • UPDATE 1-Printer maker Lexmark to cut 500 jobs Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:29 AM ET

    July 21- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it would cut 500 jobs, or about 4 percent of its global workforce, as the company integrates its recently acquired businesses and tries to soften the impact of a strong dollar. Lexmark swung to a quarterly loss in the second quarter ended June 30, hurt by an 11 percent decline in revenue in its imaging solutions...

  • July 3- Health insurer Aetna Inc said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's No.2 insurer spot by membership, and would nearly triple Aetna's Medicare Advantage business. Antitrust authorities, who were aggressive in...