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  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer. The Grand Rapids Press reports he'll be sentenced Sept. 19. Fitzgerald, of Boca Raton, was arrested Aug. 25 at Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport while preparing for a Talon Air flight to Massachusetts.

  • Xiulu Ruan, who with John Couch ran the Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama clinics, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile, Alabama, after a jury in March found them guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other felonies. Prosecutors said that before federal authorities executed multiple search warrants in 2015, Ruan and Couch...

  • May 26- U.S. stocks were little changed in early afternoon trading on Friday, taking a breather after six straight days of gains and ahead of a three-day holiday weekend. Investors may be taking a breather as we head into the holiday weekend, "said Emily Roland, head of investment research at John Hancock Investments in Boston. At 12:32 p.m. ET the Dow Jones...

  • Harvard Dental School of Medicine in Cambridge, MA.

    A death at the Harvard Dental School on Longwood is being investigated, according to NBC Boston.

  • May 26- U.S. stocks were little changed in late morning trading on Friday, following six straight days of gains, as investors took a breather ahead of a three-day holiday weekend. The six-day winning streak is the market's longest since February and investors may look to cash in on their gains ahead of the long weekend due to Monday's Memorial Day holiday.

  • NEW YORK, May 26- Three fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempt to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show. The American Petroleum Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers, prominent trade groups in the oil and gas...

  • BOSTON, May 26- Fidelity Investments may support shareholder proxy proposals calling on companies to report on sustainability matters this year, a major shift by the Boston asset manager as climate activists gain more traction at large U.S. corporations. Fidelity's new language marks a milestone since the family-controlled Boston fund manager, the...

  • NEW YORK, May 26- Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on a unified legal position on climate science, court filings show. The American Petroleum Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers, prominent trade groups in the oil and gas...

  • John Couch, who with Xiulu Ruan ran the Physicians Pain Specialists of Alabama clinics, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile, Alabama, after a jury in March found them guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other felonies. According to court papers, Physician's Pain Specialists of Alabama had two clinic locations in Mobile.

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 25- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking. The 33- year-old tech founder of the world's largest social networking company said he would...

  • DEVENS, Mass. _ American Superconductor Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $6.9 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 55 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in July, American Superconductor expects its per-share loss to be $1.02.

  • Alabama: Grayson Hall, Regions Financial Corp., $8 million. Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., $14 million. Arkansas: Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $22.4 million.

  • Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for more than a year, and it may be expanded nationwide. The pilot program is "an effort to...

  • EPA already regulates pesticide safety under a different law that gives the agency authority to place restrictions on when and where spraying can occur. The current EPA rule was put in place after a lawsuit was filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen. A federal appeals court agreed in 2009, forcing EPA to start requiring the permits.

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— President Donald Trump wants $108 million to deepen harbors for two U.S. seaports, while other ports scrambling to make room for larger cargo ships will benefit from a boost of more than $56 million already approved by Congress. While Congress has authorized 15 total port projects to pursue deeper and wider shipping channels, Trump's proposed...

  • BURLINGTON, Mass. _ Exa Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.6 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Burlington, Massachusetts- based company said it had a loss of 17 cents. For the current quarter ending in August, Exa said it expects revenue in the range of $17.1 million to $18.1 million.

  • Joseph Aspirin, Sudafed, Pepcid, Mylanta, Rolaids, Zyrtec, and Zyrtec Eye Drops, the Illinois attorney general said in a news release. "Johnson& Johnson's disregard for proper manufacturing practices of children's medications was unacceptable," Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement. J&J's McNeil unit previously in 2015 pleaded guilty to...

  • *Fed minutes scheduled to be released at 2 p.m. ET. U.S. interest rates futures were steady ahead of the minutes, due at 2 p.m. ET. "The real take from the Fed is that a June rate hike still seems to pretty much baked in the cake, but I'm going to be looking at guidance as how they expect to start spending down their excess assets," said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for...

  • *Fed minutes scheduled to be released at 2 p.m. ET. Investors are also awaiting more details regarding the Fed trimming its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, when the central bank releases the minutes at 2 p.m. ET. "The real take from the Fed is that a June rate hike still seems to pretty much baked in the cake but I'm going to be looking at guidance as how they expect to start...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget:. Members of a House appropriations subcommittee are skeptical about President Donald Trump's plan to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from security grant programs managed by the Homeland Security Department. Homeland Security John Kelly says the Trump administration had to make cuts as part of...