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  • Other retailers receiving the letters are BCBG Max Azria, Carter's Inc, Canada's DavidsTea Inc, Forever 21 Inc, Ascena Retail Group Inc's Justice, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, Payless ShoeSource, Tillys Inc, Fast Retailing Co's Uniqlo, VF Corp's Van's and Zumiez Inc.. He was joined in the latest requests by the attorneys general of California, Connecticut,...

  • Other chains receiving the letters are BCBG Max Azria, Carter's Inc, Canada's DavidsTea Inc, Forever 21 Inc, Ascena Retail Group Inc's Justice, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, Payless ShoeSource, Tillys Inc, Fast Retailing Co's Uniqlo, VF Corp's Van's and Zumiez Inc.. He was joined in the latest requests by the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 11- The number of nonbank firms that service mortgages in the United States is growing but the federal agency charged with protecting borrowers has no single list of the companies, even though they can pose major risks to consumers, according to a report released on Monday. In its report, the Government Accountability Office found the Consumer...

  • *OCBC to buy Barclay's Singapore, Hong Kong operations. SINGAPORE, April 7- Barclays has agreed to sell its wealth and investment management business in Hong Kong and Singapore to Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, as the British lender continues its drive to reduce risk and simplify. OCBC's purchase price was set at 1.75 percent of Barclays' $18.3 billion in assets...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Amaya Inc was sued on Thursday by a U.S. investor who accused the Canadian gambling website operator of defrauding shareholders by concealing insider trading conducted by its chief executive. In a proposed class-action complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the plaintiff, Harvey Weisman, said Amaya should have revealed...

  • The virus was discovered at MedStar after several recent attacks on U.S. hospitals by cyber extortionists using software known as ransomware, which encrypts data and demands that users pay to get it unlocked. The FBI said on Monday it was looking into the incident at MedStar, which is one of the largest medical providers to have operations interrupted by...

  • MedStar spokeswoman Ann Nickels said she did not know when the systems would be restored or what type of virus had infected the network. MedStar quickly decided to take down "all system interfaces to prevent the virus from spreading" and moved to backup systems for paper record-keeping, the post said. The FBI said on Monday that it was looking into the incident at...

  • March 28- MedStar Health, one of the biggest medical providers in the Washington, D.C., area, said on Monday it shut down some computer systems after the discovery of a computer virus. "Networks temporarily shut down to prevent virus spread," MedStar, the operator of 10 hospitals in Washington and Maryland, said on Twitter. The Washington Post quoted MedStar...

  • March 28- MedStar Health, one of the biggest medical providers in the Washington, D.C., area, said on Monday it shut down its computer network after the discovery of a computer virus. "Networks temporarily shut down to prevent virus spread," Medstar, the operator of 10 hospitals in Washington and Maryland, said on Twitter. "We have no evidence of compromised information.

  • March 28- On the morning of Saturday, March 5, students gathered at test centers around the United States to take the SAT, the all-important college entrance exam. The day was momentous- not simply for the test-takers but also for the College Board, the not-for-profit that owns the exam. In Asia, test-preparation companies were eager for information.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Even if you have never played the board game Catan, odds are you have probably heard of it. Catan- formerly known as "The Settlers of Catan"- has sold over 25 million copies in more than 30 languages, and it has created a cult of rabid fans around the world. As a result, "it's all about where you start out," says Vinny Bonta of Columbus, Ohio, who represented the...

  • Some industry groups have vowed to fight it in court and in the U.S. Congress, calling it unnecessary and warning that compliance will cost billions of dollars. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez at a news conference at the International Masonry Institute in Bowie, Maryland on Thursday called the deaths of thousands of workers over the last century from...

  • Offense against terrorists

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports from Silver Spring, Maryland, on protecting public citizens and keeping secure rail and transit systems.

  • "We've made a number of commitments to customers in all of the Pepco Holdings utilities' jurisdictions- the District, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey- and we look forward to getting to work to deliver those benefits to our customers and communities," Exelon Chief Executive Chris Crane said in a statement. Exelon struck deals worth $430 million with utility...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on Wednesday, with U.S crude settling below the key $40 per barrel mark after a sixth straight week of record highs in stockpiles that traders warned could cut short the market's two-month long rally. The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration said crude stockpiles rose 9.4 million barrels last week-...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Washington D.C. regulators on Wednesday approved power company Exelon Corp's merger with Pepco Holdings Inc, a decision that clears the last regulatory hurdle facing the $6.8 billion deal to create the country's top power distributor. The D.C. Public Service Commission, which regulates power, gas and telecommunication companies in the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- Washington, D.C., regulators on Wednesday approved power company Exelon Corp's merger with Pepco Holdings Inc, the Washington Post reported. Pepco's shares rose $5.92 to $27.16 while Exelon's shares fell $0.16 to $34.84. The deal has already won approval from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia and the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Bank of America Corp and its Merrill Lynch unit will pay $14 million to settle lawsuits claiming that they forced financial adviser trainees to work 60 hours and more per week, including on weekends, without paying them overtime. The settlement filed on Tuesday night in federal court in Manhattan resolves proposed class-action claims that...

  • The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude stockpiles rose 9.4 million barrels last week, not far from the 8.8 million build indicated by industry group American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday but way off the 3.1 million barrels expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. U.S. crude futures were down $1.25, or 3 percent, at $40.20 a barrel by 11:30 a.m....

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Washington, D.C.' s subway system will reopen on Thursday after a day-long shutdown for emergency safety checks that forced commuters to battle heavy traffic aboard crowded buses, on bicycles and even skateboards. Washington's Metrorail, the second-busiest U.S. subway system, will reopen at 5 a.m. EDT after crews wrap up checks of power...