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  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Adobe rises on strong forecast. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in late morning trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by financial stocks.

  • "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...

  • In a complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Denise Daniels said the animated film, featuring color-coded characters representing individual human emotions, mirrors a children's program called "The Moodsters" that she conceived and pitched to Disney every year from 2005 to 2009.. Daniels, who lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities area and has...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber said on Tuesday it will for the first time allow drivers to collect tips through its smartphone app, an about-face from previous company policy, as part of the ride-services firm's broader effort to improve an often-contentious relationship. San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the waiting-time charges. The tipping option, long available in the app of rival...

  • San Francisco- based Uber Technologies Inc had for years opposed adding a tipping feature to its app despite drivers' complaints that the extra money would help compensate for decreasing wages. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips, Uber said. Lyft Inc, which is Uber's chief ride-services competitor in the United...

  • HAVANA— The lieutenant governor of Minnesota has become the first U.S. state official to make an official visit to Cuba since President Donald Trump announced the new U.S. policy toward the island. Tina Smith and a group of state officials and representative of state agriculture groups on Tuesday made the first public stop on the five-day trip at government...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 20- Uber Technologies Inc will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app, the company said on Tuesday, part of a broader effort to improve its often-contentious relationship with its drivers. Beginning on Tuesday, drivers in Houston, Minneapolis and Seattle can collect tips. Tipping is part of a broader...

  • UBER DRIVERS IN SEATTLE, MINNEAPOLIS AND HOUSTON CAN NOW RECEIVE TIPS, WITH TIPS AVAILABLE FOR ALL DRIVERS BY END JULY- UBER BLOG.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the new waiting-time charges. The tipping option, long available in the app of...

  • In a complaint filed on Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Denise Daniels said the animated film, featuring color-coded characters representing individual human emotions, mirrors a children's program called "The Moodsters" that she conceived and pitched to Disney every year from 2005 to 2009.. Daniels, who lives in Minnesota's Twin Cities area and has...

  • CHICAGO— Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. They're expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday facing higher stakes to get a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. No other state even comes close...

  • Minnesota- based Medica says the increase is necessary to remain in Iowa. Medica will re-evaluate the decision in September before contracts to provide coverage in Iowa are signed. Iowa is seeking a waiver that would allow it to repurpose federal subsidies to attract younger, healthier individuals into the market.

  • 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.

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. activist investor Jonathan Litt on Monday called for Canada's Hudson's Bay Co to consider going private and to monetize its vast real estate holdings, sending shares in the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue up 15 percent. The company, also known as HBC, said it would review the letter from Litt, whose activist real estate hedge fund Land&...

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Polaris Industries is recalling up to 35,000 all-terrain vehicles in Australia, Europe and New Zealand because they may have violated bans on asbestos use in those countries. Polaris announced the recall in Australia of a dozen different ATV models sold since Dec. 31, 2003 on Monday. The details of recalls in New Zealand and Europe are still being...

  • TORONTO/ NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. activist investor Jonathan Litt on Monday called for Canada's Hudson's Bay Co to consider going private and to monetize its vast real estate holdings, sending shares in the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue up 13 percent. HBC stock had lost about a third of its value this year amid declining sales at its retail stores, which include Saks, Lord&...

  • CHICAGO, June 19- U.S. corn futures fell more than 1 percent on Monday on forecasts for mostly benign weather in the Midwest as the crop heads into its pollination phase next month, analysts said. As of 12:01 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn was down 5 cents at $3.79 per bushel. CBOT July wheat was up 7-3/ 4 cents at $4.73 a bushel while MGEX July spring wheat was...

  • Credit counselor Linda Humburg understands why many of her debt-burdened clients don't want to open their mail. What bothers her, though, is the sheer volume of untouched bills and collection notices that some bring to their first counseling appointments. "The shoeboxes don't make my heart drop as much as the grocery bags and garbage bags," says Humburg,...

  • Minnesota- based Medica has preliminary plans to sell insurance in Iowa next year in the individual market and expects to make an announcement soon, spokesman Larry Bussey said. It was viewed as an effort to keep Medica in the Iowa market while luring others back. "It is our intent to stay in Iowa, but we can't make a final decision until we have clarity on the rules for...