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  • WASHINGTON— Boeing mechanics are to blame for accidental contamination of oxygen systems aboard one of the modified Boeing 747 planes known as Air Force One used for presidential travel, the Air Force said in an investigation report. The plane was undergoing extensive maintenance at a Boeing facility in San Antonio, Texas, when the mishap occurred in April...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate committee overseeing pensions on Monday asked the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to assess whether President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution and federal bans on conflicts of interest. Trump may be profiting from the retirement plans of millions of our nations public servants, Senator Patty...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, May 18- More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law- subsidy payments to insurance companies- which is under threat in a court case. The 16 attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- President Donald Trump has made his selection for the next full-time head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, according to U.S. Mnuchin said that an OCC pick had been made in response to criticism from Democrats, who objected to Trump installing a new bank regulator on an interim basis who was not confirmed by the Senate.

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • WASHINGTON— Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance— but why, and who's to blame? President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats, meanwhile,...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • NEW YORK— Sally Jacobsen, a widely experienced Associated Press correspondent who became the first woman to serve as the news service's international editor, overseeing with a cool, steady hand coverage of wars, terrorism and a daily stream of history-making events, has died at the age of 70.. Jacobsen, who retired in 2015 to Croton-on-Hudson, New York, died...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— When an exposed concrete subway vault near the U.S. Capitol was painted white this spring, riders rejoiced at the brightened Washington Metro station. A church in Atlanta was razed this spring, and the McKeldin Fountain near Baltimore's Inner Harbor disappeared this year. Earthquake concerns in the San Francisco Bay Area doomed architect...

  • And regulators in Virginia and Maryland have reported early price hike requests ranging from just under 10 percent to more than 50 percent. Increases like that will probably will be seen in other states, too, as insurers set prices to account for uncertain support from a federal government led by a new president who wants to scrap and replace the law, said Sabrina...

  • ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Maryland regulators on Thursday approved plans for the nation's first large-scale offshore wind projects, saying the decision will position the state to be a leader in the developing industry. The Maryland Public Service Commission awarded renewable energy credits for two projects off Maryland's Eastern Shore near Ocean City.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Global Medical REIT Inc. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said it had funds from operations of $278.3 million, or 2 cents per share, in the period. The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, posted revenue of $4.7 million in the...

  • BALTIMORE _ Laureate Education Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $122.8 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 82 cents per share. Laureate Education expects full-year revenue in the range of $4.29 billion to $4.35 billion.

  • KIEV, Ukraine— The formidable surveillance power of cell site simulators has put them at the forefront of privacy debates in the U.S. and Europe. Now The Associated Press has found evidence that the devices are at work sending threatening text messages to the soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. "They're mass surveillance devices,"...

  • GERMANTOWN, Md. _ Intrexon Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $31.4 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 23 cents per share. Intrexon shares have decreased 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • GERMANTOWN, Md. _ Neuralstem Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $7.6 million in its first quarter. The Germantown, Maryland- based company said it had a loss of 68 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • BALTIMORE _ MMA Capital Management LLC on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $3.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. MMA Capital Management shares have climbed 24 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: MMA Capital Management, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- The newly appointed second-in-command at the U.S. Justice Department faced a weighty task just two weeks after taking office- writing the rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein argued the case for Comey's sacking in a three-page memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- The newly appointed second-in-command at the U.S. Justice Department faced a weighty task just two weeks after taking office- writing the rationale for firing FBI Director James Comey. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein argued the case for Comey's sacking in a three-page memo to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.