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  • DALLAS— With the federal government and a Senate committee looking into the dragging of a man off a United Express flight, the airline industry is beginning to speak up against any effort to bar them from overselling flights. The CEO of Delta Air Lines called overbooking "a valid business process." "I don't think we need to have additional legislation to try to...

  • NEW YORK, April 12- More than 200 "black car" drivers who ferry bankers, lawyers and other executives around New York City are independent contractors and cannot pursue class action claims that they were deprived of wages, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The drivers had sued to recoup unpaid overtime from Corporate Transportation Group and several...

  • NEW YORK— A man with ties to the Bonanno organized crime family who is a secret partner in a World Trade Center construction firm pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal charges, prosecutors said. Vincent Vertuccio, 61, of Maspeth, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to charges of conspiracy and making a false tax return and agreed to pay over $1 million in...

  • The drivers had sued to recoup unpaid overtime from Corporate Transportation Group and several franchisors operating roughly 700 cars in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. By a 3-0 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the drivers "were in business for themselves," reflecting their ability to set their own schedules, decide which rides...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— There's no longer much of a debate about it: Internet gambling is helping to save Atlantic City's casinos. New Jersey's online gambling market had its best month ever in March, registering an increase of more than 40 percent from a year ago as it helped Atlantic City's casinos boost their gambling revenue by more than 9 percent.

  • *Wall Street stocks fall, defensive sectors popular. Treasury yields were little changed as demand tied to worries about Syria and North Korea offset investor selling ahead of a 30- year bond auction. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Tuesday North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help...

  • MINEOLA, N.Y.— When pilot Joseph Milo reported engine trouble, an air traffic controller directed him to a nearby airfield. The erroneous information was one of several factors cited by the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation of the Aug. 16, 2015, crash. Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was flying a passenger to Morristown, New Jersey, when his...

  • *Delta Air rises on profit beat. The strikes pushed President Donald Trump, who came to power in January calling for warmer ties with Syria's ally Russia, and his administration into confrontation with Moscow. Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the U.S. for a peaceful resolution with North Korea, which has warned it would launch a nuclear attack if...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A national survey shows New Jersey hospitals have improved the quality of care over the last year. The Leapfrog Group's hospital report card released Wednesday ranks New Jersey as 15th best for protecting patients from harm. Maine, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin and Idaho made up the Top 5..

  • The strikes pushed President Donald Trump, who came to power in January calling for warmer ties with Syria's ally Russia, and his administration into confrontation with Moscow. Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the U.S. for a peaceful resolution with North Korea, which has warned it would launch a nuclear attack if provoked by the United States,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 12- Software company Qualtrics has raised $180 million from venture capital firms in a funding round the company hopes will sustain it until it launches its initial public offering. The new funding values Qualtrics at $2.5 billion, the company said on Wednesday, a sharp increase over its $1 billion valuation at its last funding round in...

  • David Dao, issued a statement late on Tuesday confirming his identity and saying that he and his family were "focused only on Dr. Dao's medical care and treatment "in a Chicago hospital. The U.S. Department of Transportation launched an inquiry into the incident, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called for new rules to curb the airline practice of...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. stocks ended down but well off the day's lows on Tuesday, with worries over geopolitical risks dragging down sentiment as investors readied for the start of U.S. earnings. The worries drove investors into gold and other safe-haven assets and pushed up the CBOE Volatility index, Wall Street's "fear gauge," which closed above 15 for the first...

  • The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government warplanes dropped barrel bombs on rebel-held areas of Hama province on Tuesday, a day after the United States said their use could lead to further U.S. strikes in Syria. Trump ordered a missile strike on the war-torn country last week as a response to a poison gas attack that his administration...

  • April 11- U.S. stocks extended losses on Tuesday, setting up for their worst day in three weeks in a broad decline as mounting geopolitical tensions drove investors to safe-haven assets. The White House said on Monday President Donald Trump was open to authorizing additional strikes on Syria if its government uses chemical weapons again or deploys barrel...

  • *Brent crude prices rise above $55/ barrel. JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo are scheduled to report quarterly earnings on Thursday and could throw light on the U.S. banking industry's performance amid a rally in financial shares since the election of President Donald Trump. "It looks like the start of a quiet holiday week after an underwhelming Friday, where...

  • *Brent crude rises above $55/ barrel. Investors are keenly watching the quarterly results to justify lofty market valuations following a post-election rally, sparked off by bets that President Donald Trump would introduce pro-growth policies. "It looks like the start of a quiet holiday week after an underwhelming Friday, where much could have happened but...

  • BAYONNE, France, April 8- Basque militant group ETA has handed a list of eight arms caches to the French police through intermediaries, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The surrender of its weapons is expected to end the group's more than four decades of armed struggle that gained it notoriety as one of Europe's most intractable separatist...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The owner of a New Jersey feedstock processor was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a scheme that generated fraudulent tax and renewable fuel credits, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. In addition to the prison term, Malek Jalal, owner of Unity Fuels, was ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution in a scheme that...

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The Department of Justice said on Friday it had sentenced the owner of a New Jersey feedstock processor to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit fraud in a scheme connected to credits for making biodiesel. The department sentenced Malek Jalal, owner of Unity Fuels, to 60 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay more than $1 million in...