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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- Connecticut and 19 other states filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Mylan NV, Teva Pharmaceuticals and four other generic drug makers saying they entered into illegal conspiracies that raised prices on two common generic drugs, the New York state attorney general's office said in a statement. The civil lawsuit is one piece of broader...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges for polluting the seas and deliberate acts to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Shares of Carnival, the world's largest cruise operator, were down more than 2 percent at $50.29 in midday trading on...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges of polluting the seas and trying to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. Shares of Carnival, the world's largest cruise operator, were down 1.8 percent at $50.50 in late-morning trading on the New...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Carnival Corp's Princess Cruise Lines will plead guilty to seven felony charges of polluting the seas and trying to cover it up, and pay a record $40 million criminal penalty, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. U.S. investigators began to probe the ship's actions after a whistle-blower engineer reported an illegal dump off the coast...

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, Nov 29- Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. fast-food and airport workers led nationwide' Fight for $15' protests calling for higher pay and union rights in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president. "needs to be held accountable for his promises," said Hector Figueroa, president of 32 BJ, a property...

  • Rallies organized by the union-backed' Fight for $15' group targeted McDonald's Corp restaurants in several major cities. Baggage handlers and janitors at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan airports also demonstrated in support of starting pay of $15 per hour. "When we started demanding $15... people thought we were crazy, but we were just demanding the basic...

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, Nov 29- Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. workers from fast-food chains staged nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president. McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers,...

  • McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan international airports were due to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said. More than 200 protesters gathered before dawn at...

  • McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities are prime rally targets, while baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan international airports were to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said. More than 200 protesters held a pre-dawn rally in New York...

  • PORTLAND, Maine, Nov 15- The Federal Reserve would hike interest rates more aggressively than planned if the newly elected U.S. government significantly stimulates the economy, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said on Tuesday. "If we end up with a much more accommodative fiscal policy... then we shouldn't have as much accommodation on monetary policy," he told a...

  • WARREN: "COUNT ME IN" ON TRUMP'S SUPPORT OF NEW GLASS- STEAGALL LAW, TRADE DEAL REFORMS, MAINTAINING SOCIAL SECURITY, COLLEGE AND CHILD CARE COST HELP, REBUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE.

  • "This could be a uniting issue," said Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. Voters in Arizona, Colorado and Maine voted to raise their minimum wages to $12 by 2020. Washington State agreed to take the minimum wage to $13.50 in the same time...

  • Gun control measures expected to pass in 4 states

    Opinion polls show gun control-related ballot measures in four states are expected to win on Tuesday.

  • Marijuana on the ballot in 5 states

    Voters in some US states will decide whether or not to legalize the use of cannabis.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 7- Facebook said on Monday it would partner with 50 broadcast stations, print and online publications for an Election Day live video blitz, as the social media company aims to build on the momentum of its popular Facebook Live video streaming service. While Facebook is not selling ads on the Election Day livestreams, it could generate more visits to...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct 28- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign was hit on Friday by the FBI's reopening of its investigation into her use of a private email server while secretary of state, eroding a political boost from a strong U.S. economic report. With just 11 days to go before the Nov. 8 election, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct 28- A stronger-than-expected U.S. economic report on Friday came at a good time for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, although Republican contender Donald Trump's campaign blasted the numbers as "dismal." The Commerce Department reported that the economy grew at a 2.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter, its fastest...

  • America's lobster craze sends prices soaring

    Industry experts say wholesale live lobster prices in August reached the highest level in a decade.

  • Oct 13- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday it plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, as the No. 1 wireless company trims head count and reorganizes operations in a saturated wireless market. The consolidation involves Verizon call centers near Rochester and Orangeburg, New York; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska;...

  • Oct 13- Verizon Communications Inc plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, the No. 1 U.S. wireless company said on Thursday. The consolidation involves Verizon call centers near Rochester and Orangeburg, New York; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska; Wallingford and Meriden, Connecticut; and Rancho Cordoba, California, the...