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  • 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.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A dual citizen from Pakistan and the United Kingdom has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for selling drugs that he falsely claimed would cure illnesses including Alzheimer's disease and emphysema. Through more than 1,500 websites, 37- year-old Mustafa Hasan Arif generated more than $12.8 million in fraudulent sales to more than...

  • PORTSMOUTH, N.H.— The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recall of 6,300 electric stoves in connection with the electrocution death of a plumber last year. The rangers were manufactured by Arçelik A.S. of Turkey. The announcement references the Aug. 2016, death of a 52- year-old New Hampshire plumber who was electrocuted...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey claims in a lawsuit that gun manufacturer Sig Sauer sold about $2 million worth of defective handguns to state police. Sig Sauer, based in Newington, New Hampshire, sold 3,000 P229 handguns and various holsters to the New Jersey State Police. New Jersey State Police tried to work with Sig Sauer to repair and replace the guns, according to the...

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • A significant number of the job gains occurred in nine states, led by Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Arkansas, Colorado and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.3 percent, was the nation's lowest. Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota each had jobless rates below 3 percent.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Medicaid recipients in Maine told state regulators Wednesday they shouldn't be forced to work to continue getting their health care benefits as the Republican governor has proposed. The health care bill recently approved by U.S. House Republicans would let states require certain Medicaid enrollees to work— an unprecedented change to the...

  • MIAMI— Authorities searched in the Bahamas on Tuesday for a small overdue plane with four people from the U.S. on board, including a prominent New York businesswoman and her two children. Ryan Kelly, a Coast Guard spokesman. The people on board the plane were identified as Nathan Ulrich, 52, of Lee, New Hampshire, and Jennifer Blumin of New York, 40, along with her 3-...

  • MERRIMACK, N.H.— Anheuser-Busch has announced a multimillion-dollar expansion at one of its breweries in New Hampshire, eying growth in expanding craft or specialty beers. The brewery in Merrimack will receive the $11.3 million expansion, allowing construction of new fermentation tanks for brewing craft beer. Jokerst says the planned expansion will keep...

  • WILMOT, N.H.— A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life. Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother's vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside. He tells WMUR-TV when he switched on a light, the house exploded.

  • BOSTON, May 9- Insys Therapeutics Inc's chief executive said on Tuesday it was working to resolve a U.S. Justice Department probe, after prosecutors accused several former executives of leading a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication. Saeed Motahari, who took over as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO just over three weeks ago,...

  • May 4- TransCanada Corp said on Thursday it would sell its remaining 49.3 percent interest in Iroquois Gas Transmission System LP and an 11.8 percent stake in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System for $765 million. The deal value comprises $597 million in cash and the assumption of $168 million in proportionate debt at Iroquois and PNGTS, Transcanada said.

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming that the hit CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" borrowed lyrics without permission for "Soft Kitty," a song used on several episodes of the show. The lawsuit had been brought in December 2015 by the daughters of Edith Newlin, a New Hampshire nursery school teacher who had written the nearly identical poem "Warm...

  • That hands-off stance ended this month when Republican AGs voted to abandon the agreement and spend money to help unseat Democrats in other states, according to the Republican Attorneys General Association. The move comes as Democratic attorneys general in states across the country have assumed lead roles in opposing some of Republican President Donald...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- Republicans considering whether or not to back U.S. As Trump and leaders in the House round up support for the bill ahead of a planned Thursday vote, some groups are threatening to retaliate against those who do support it, including the Club for Growth, the Heritage Foundation's political arm, and Americans for Prosperity, which is part of the...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. "New York City is directly in the...

  • The cold took a toll on Washington D.C.' s famed cherry trees, many of which had reached their bloom cycle's "puffy white" stage when they were damaged by temperatures of 27 degrees Fahrenheit or below, the National Park Service said. The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow...

  • The cold took a toll on Washington D.C.' s famed cherry trees, many of which had reached their bloom cycle's "puffy white" stage when they were damaged by temperatures of 27 degrees Fahrenheit or below, the National Park Service said. The rare mid-March "nor'easter" was tapering off over upstate New York and northern New England after dumping as much as a foot of snow...