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  • March 30- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as the upwardly revised fourth-quarter GDP growth rate underscored strength in the domestic economy, while investors looked ahead to the start of first-quarter earnings season. Gross domestic product increased 2.1 percent, compared with the previously reported 1.9 percent, the Commerce Department said.

  • March 30- U.S. stock futures pared losses, setting up Wall Street to open little changed on Thursday as the upwardly revised fourth-quarter GDP growth rate underscored strength in the domestic economy. Gross domestic product increased 2.1 percent, compared with the previously reported 1.9 percent, the Commerce Department said. Investors have been assessing...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Need a master class on how to succeed as an entrepreneur? Just follow the career of Bobbi Brown, who went from waitress to makeup artist to the founder of a now-ubiquitous cosmetics line. She started Bobbi Brown Essentials in 1991 after working with a chemist to create 10 natural-looking lipstick shades, then sold it to Estée Lauder Cos Inc in...

  • WASHINGTON— Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...

  • March 29- Amazon.com Inc plans to cut 263 jobs at its money-losing parenting products unit Quidsi this summer as part of a business restructuring, it said in a notice filed with New Jersey on Wednesday. The New Jersey- based subsidiary operates Diapers.com, Soap.com and other websites. Amazon's stock briefly hit a record high of $876.44 before closing at $874.32.

  • ZAGREB- The central bank governors of Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Montenegro will participate in a conference focused on benefits the euro could have on the local economies 2100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret will deliver speech on German banking sector at Frankfurt School of Finance&...

  • ZAGREB- The central bank governors of Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Montenegro will participate in a conference focused on benefits the euro could have on the local economies 2100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Board member Andreas Dombret will deliver speech on German banking sector at Frankfurt School of Finance&...

  • March 29- Amazon.com Inc plans mass layoffs at its money-losing parenting products subsidiary Quidsi as part of a business restructuring, the company said in a document filed with the state of New Jersey on Wednesday. The e-commerce giant plans to terminate 263 employees in New Jersey this summer, according to a notice filed with the state's Department of...

  • In a letter to the SEC's internal watchdog, Inspector General Carl Hoecker, the Democrats said acting SEC Chairman Mike Piwowar should not have ordered staff to review the SEC's rules on "conflict minerals" and CEO pay ratios because they are mandated by Congress. "We ask that you conduct an investigation into each of these decisions to determine whether they are...

  • Bill Baroni, former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, waves while arriving at federal court in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

    Two former aides to the New Jersey governor have been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a political revenge plot involving traffic jams.

  • WASHINGTON— Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...

  • The Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus late Tuesday after a large study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease and reduced symptoms. The drug was developed by Genentech, part of Swiss drugmaker the Roche Group. Genentech, based in South San Francisco, California, said the initial list price without insurance will be $65,000 a year.

  • NEW YORK— Talks with a Chinese company seeking a stake in a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner are over. The Kushner Cos. confirmed Wednesday that negotiations with Anbang Insurance Group to help fund redevelopment of the family's struggling office tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue have ended. Kushner Cos. bought the property in 2007...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Bridget Kelly, ex-aide to Gov.

  • "Get to Israel to where you belong. Schrode, a Democrat and activist who would come in third in the June primary in her Northern California district, had become the latest target of The Daily Stormer, a popular neo-Nazi website known for orchestrating internet trolling campaigns. Andrew Auernheimer says he is not one of them, but he applauds their vitriolic spirit.

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Trump administration trade officials want a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement to improve access for U.S. farm products, manufactured goods and services in Canada and Mexico, said lawmakers who met with them on Tuesday. That time frame is viewed by some members as "ambitious," especially because it is not clear when the...

  • Bruce Rauner's administration said the delay reflects the challenges Illinois and other states have faced since turning some lottery operations over to the private sector. Indiana and New Jersey also hired private managers after Illinois in 2010 became the first state to do so. A replacement firm for Illinois was supposed to have been hired by Jan. 1 under a...

  • Rider University President Gregory Dell' Omo announced Tuesday that an outside firm has been hired to seek a buyer for the Westminster Choir College and its 23- acre campus in Princeton. Rider officials had also been considering a plan to move the music school to the university's main campus in Lawrenceville. But choir college students and other supporters...