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  • GETTYSBURG, Pa.— A Pennsylvania businessman wants to build a harness racing track and casino near Gettysburg, the site of the 1863 battle that turned the tide of the American Civil War. The proposed location on about 700 acres is just east of where U.S. Route 15 crosses the Maryland- Pennsylvania line. It's LeVan's third attempt to bring gambling to Gettysburg.

  • Jan 13- Volkswagen has agreed to pay a $4.3 billion fine to settle U.S. criminal charges that it conspired for nearly 10 years to cheat on diesel emission tests. Court cases are still pending in about 20 states, including New York, Massachusetts and Maryland. A total of about 1,520 lawsuits have been lodged in the court near VW's Wolfsburg headquarters, including...

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- U.S. asset management firm T. Rowe Price Group Inc is cautious on commodities and related stocks because there remains excess supply in the industry, Chief Executive Officer Bill Stromberg said on Friday. After a crushing fall to around $26 per barrel in early 2016 from its 2011-14 trading range around $100, U.S. crude futures recovered to 1-1/ 2- year...

  • California, Maryland, Vermont and Illinois since 2014 have enacted statutes codifying the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate in state law and expanding on the federal law's requirements. Democratic lawmakers in New York, Minnesota, Colorado and Massachusetts said they are pursuing similar measures this year, with Obamacare under mortal threat...

  • President-elect Donald Trump continued holding meetings on Wednesday in New York as he prepared to take over the White House from Barack Obama on Jan. 20. *Investment banker, head of Ducera Partners, advising on Bayer-Monsanto merger. *New York- based media specialist involved with Bayer-Monsanto merger.

  • NEW YORK— When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks. Romis, whose company is located in Los Angeles, had to use personal savings to restore Weberous' cash reserves. Companies with cash problems often have overestimated how much revenue they'd have and underestimated expenses, says...

  • NASA to use OSIRIS-REx that will map asteroid Bennu.

    NASA is studying asteroids to find out more about them; specifically, they're looking at how to kill them. NBC news reports.

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump has tapped his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser. The Kushner family principally deals in real estate, owning or managing properties in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois and a handful of other states. Its holdings in Manhattan include tenement walk-ups on the borough's Lower East Side, an Albert Wagner- designed historic...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- A Florida man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges that he conspired to operate an illegal bitcoin exchange, which prosecutors said was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies, including JPMorgan Chase& Co.. Anthony Murgio, 33, entered his plea in federal court in Manhattan to three counts, including conspiracy to operate...

  • WASHINGTON— The outgoing Obama administration on Monday blacklisted five Russians, including a senior law enforcement official close to President Vladimir Putin, as the two nations' feud over U.S. election hacking escalated. But the symbolic effect of the new penalties was more significant, following weeks of accusations that Moscow spearheaded a campaign...

  • Jan 9- The U.S. solar industry's top lobbying group named energy policymaker Abigail Ross Hopper as its new chief executive, pledging pragmatism as the sector prepares to work with an incoming president who has expressed doubts about its importance. Hopper joins the Washington- based Solar Energy Industries Association after serving as director of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- The U.S. Federal Reserve may have to raise interest rates quicker than markets currently predict should the Trump administration's fiscal stimulus boost the economy, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said in prepared remarks on Friday. U.S. employment rose less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labor...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- George Karavetsos, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, will depart the agency to join a private law firm, according to an internal announcement seen by Reuters. The FDA confirmed the departure, but a spokeswoman declined to comment beyond the announcement. Reuters also reported that FDA managers...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- President Vladimir Putin ruled out on Friday expelling anyone in retaliation for Washington's decision to throw out 35 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions on two of the country's intelligence agencies. RIA news agency quoted Putin as saying he would consider the actions of President-elect Donald Trump, who takes office next month, when...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- Russia said on Friday it planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using two facilities in Moscow in retaliation for expulsions and sanctions imposed by Washington. Maria Olson, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, said the mission had not yet received any official documents from the Russian Foreign Ministry on the...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 30- Russia said on Friday it planned to expel 35 U.S. diplomats and ban U.S. diplomatic staff from using two facilities in Moscow in retaliation for expulsions and sanctions imposed by Washington. Maria Olson, spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, said the mission had not yet received any official documents from the Russian Foreign Ministry on the...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...