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  • NEW YORK— MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete for casino customers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed that a Connecticut judge was right to dismiss MGM's lawsuit against the state. MGM Resorts claimed it was...

  • BUENOS AIRES/ NEW YORK, June 21- Argentine stocks tumbled and the countrys peso currency fell to a record low on Wednesday, a day after index provider MSCI surprised investors by not promoting the country to its emerging markets index. Argentina's benchmark Merval stock index slumped 5 percent, while the peso currency dropped as much as 2 percent to 16.47 per...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court in St. Louis against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson and units...

  • June 21- Missouri on Wednesday became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office filed a lawsuit in a state court against Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson's Janssen...

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.

  • TOKYO— Money-losing Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that it has chosen a U.S.- Japan consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of its lucrative memory chip business, but hurdles remain as an American joint-venture partner is opposing the move. Tokyo- based Toshiba said the board of directors selected the bid, totaling about 2 trillion yen, from the consortium...

  • PARIS, June 21- Emirates, the Middle East's largest airline, is seeing a return in demand on routes to the United States that it had started to retreat from in May, President Tim Clark said on Wednesday. Emirates announced in April it would cut flights on five U.S. routes from May, blaming travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump's administration for...

  • June 21- Cybereason said on Wednesday it received $100 million in investment from its biggest investor SoftBank Corp, as the cybersecurity-focused startup looks to develop new technologies and increase distribution channels. Following the latest financing, Cybereason has raised a total of $189 million in capital from CRV, Spark Capital, Lockheed Martin...

  • The Senate was poised to take up its own version of the bill, one calling for more modest revisions in the current law, on Thursday, setting the stage for negotiations between the chambers over a final version lawmakers hope to send to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker by July 1. The bill would create two new enforcement agencies, one within the Cannabis Control...

  • BOSTON— The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday. Children in Texas and Oregon have been taken to hospitals recently after choking on fidget spinner pieces, W.A.T.C.H. said. W.A.T.C.H doesn't tell the whole story and "tends to...

  • "That was an old Gmail account that has been hacked," said Kevin Durfee, owner of George's of Galilee in Narragansett. Goodwin said she didn't believe Durfee's public denial and was told by police to expect an apology from him, but the controversy only emboldened her and other sick leave proponents who ushered a compromise version through a Senate panel Wednesday...

  • A fifth of the plaintiffs have cases pending in state court in St. Louis, where juries in four trials have hit J&J and a talc supplier with $307 million in verdicts. Those four cases and most of the others on the St. Louis docket involve out-of-state plaintiffs suing an out-of-state company. "We believe the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Bristol-Myers Squibb...

  • BOSTON— The CEO of a Boston ride-hailing company geared toward women is facing charges he defrauded the U.S. Virgin Islands' government of more than $2 million. The Boston Globe reports 43- year-old Syed Zain Gilani was arrested last week at Safr's Boston headquarters and will face charges July 7 in the Virgin Islands. Information from: The Boston Globe,...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Delta Air Lines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage. The airline invested $600,000 in the four kiosks being tested throughout the summer, Delta spokeswoman Ashton Morrow said Tuesday. Carl Peterson of Rosemount is a Delta Priority member who flies once a week for his job.

  • People arrive to hear Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks during a rally to thank volunteers and supporters on the last night before election day as he runs for Georgia's 6th Congressional District on June 19, 2017 in Roswell, Georgia.

    Two Congressional candidates face off in Tuesday's special election for Georgia's sixth District.

  • Parexel is being acquired by Pamplona Capital Management in a $5 billion deal that will make the pharmaceutical contract researcher a private company. Shares of Parexel jumped more than 4 percent, to $87.60, before the opening bell. Parexel International Corp., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, provides clinical research, technology consulting and medical...

  • RHINEBECK, N.Y.— Last goodbyes are said in these woods with wildflowers placed on a shrouded body, or with the beloved wrapped in a favorite childhood blanket. "Green burials" like these at Rhinebeck Cemetery in New York's Hudson Valley shun coffins, embalming fluid and concrete "vaults" so everything in the ground decomposes. "I love the thing about just being...

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • June 19- Teladoc Inc, the largest provider of telemedicine in the United States, said on Monday it agreed to acquire medical consultation company Best Doctors to expand its ability to offer remote treatments for complex, chronic diseases. As part of agreement, Teladoc will purchase Best Doctors for $375 million in cash and $65 million in Teladoc stock.