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  • WASHINGTON— After declaring an economic emergency, Wisconsin Gov. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded $1.2 million in grants and loans in 2011 and 2012 to Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, a company that said it could produce recycled products, electricity and even diesel from fast-food waste. But court records showed that Van Den Heuvel had been...

  • Bristol-Myers says HIV drug gets FDA incentives Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration designated the drug BMS-663068 as a breakthrough treatment, so Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will get extra meetings with the FDA and earlier communication with scientists as it studies the drug. There are six classes of HIV drugs, according to the National Institutes of Health, and patients are typically treated with drugs from...

  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the airlines. The number of passengers worldwide could more than double, to 7.3 billion a year, in the next two decades, according to the International Air Transport...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ordering that the flags on his U.S. properties lowered to honor the five service members killed in last week's shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee. John McCain's reputation as a war hero for his service in Vietnam. His campaign released a statement Tuesday criticizing President Barack Obama for...

  • Church challenge's New Jersey headstone law Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— A Roman Catholic archdiocese in New Jersey and two parishioners are suing the state over a new law that makes it illegal for the archdiocese to sell headstones and monuments at its 11 cemeteries. The suit was filed Monday in federal court in Newark by the Virginia- based Institute for Justice on behalf of the Newark archdiocese and parishioners...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates fell last month in 21 U.S. states and were unchanged in 17, as widespread job growth and a shrinking workforce reduce the ranks of those out of work. The figures point to widespread improvement in the nation's job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in 12 states.

  • Native American tribe sues New Jersey for recognition Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 9:20 AM ET

    A Native American tribe is suing New Jersey officials to demand it be recognized by the state government. New Jersey made the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape its third recognized tribe with a legislative resolution in 1982.. But the tribe says that's now at risk because of an two-sentence email sent by a staffer at the New Jersey Commission on American Indian Affairs...

  • BCB Bancorp posts 2Q profit Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 5:30 PM ET

    BAYONNE, N.J. _ BCB Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $1.9 million. BCB Bancorp shares have fallen 1 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: BCB Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK, July 20- MF Global Holdings Ltd commodities customers may pursue their lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from former chief executive Jon Corzine and other officials over the brokerage's bankruptcy as a class action, a federal judge said on Monday. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan said it was desirable to let the roughly...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- New York political leaders on Monday renewed their push to outlaw microbeads, the personal care plastic additives blamed for polluting waterways, and urged a statewide ban even as Congress considers prohibiting them across the nation. At least seven states, including Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin, have banned the beads, found in...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Overwhelming customer demand on Monday forced the Philadelphia area's transit system to halt the sale of special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis' September visit to the city. Andrew Busch, a spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, said the number of customers buying tickets online was significantly...

  • Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at 'Daily Show' Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 12:11 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good on Aug. 6. Attesting to Stewart's cultural import, President Barack Obama is booked for his seventh appearance on the show Tuesday.

  • Unity Bancorp posts 2Q profit Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 11:21 AM ET

    CLINTON, N.J. _ Unity Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $2.4 million. Unity Bancorp shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Unity Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • July 20- Storied supermarket chain Great Atlantic& Pacific Tea Co Inc, better known as A&P, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in five years and said it was in discussions with buyers for some of its stores. The company said was in talks with Acme Markets Inc, owner of Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores, Stop& Shop Supermarket Co LLC and...

  • A&P files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy, 2nd time in 5 years Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    The company plans to sell as many of its 296 stores as possible and said in a filing with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York that it has bidders for 120 of those operations with expected proceeds of $600 million. The Stop& Shop Supermarket Co., owned by supermarket giant Ahold, said that it has struck a deal to buy 25 A&P stores in the greater New York area for $146 million.

  • A&P, which was founded in 1859 by George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman, began operations as the Great American Tea Co. Its first store, on Vesey Street in Manhattan, sold coffee, tea and spices at low prices, according to its website. The grocer has received debtor-in-possession financing of $100 million from Fortress Credit Corp, court documents show.

  • NEW YORK— Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! As Broadway faces off against pocket-sized sound-and-light shows, performers and some patrons say smartphones and a hyper-connected culture are shredding the immersive experience of live theater. "I've just spent pretty close to a day's salary on theater tickets— I don't want to...

  • WASHINGTON— Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington, signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.- Cuba relations. Kerry said he would visit Cuba on Aug. 14 to preside over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Despite the historic events, there remain issues that continue to vex the...

  • This table contains projected and actual enrollment figures for the newly eligible Medicaid population in the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have opted to expand the program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Where available, it also provides the estimated and revised cost of paying for the program during the 2017 fiscal year, when states...

  • Shrinking Kodak takes on new role: startup landlord Saturday, 18 Jul 2015 | 11:59 AM ET

    But rather than selling off its sprawling, 2- square-mile Kodak Park campus, the company has become landlord to 58 diverse companies— and counting— that have been courted with the promise of plentiful utilities, its own railroad and unique access to Kodak's specialty technical and industrial capabilities. For example, tenant Natcore Technology Inc. can tap...