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  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China. That forward-looking message will be delivered even as he confronts the legacies of two wars long past— Vietnam and World War II— that still are fraught with...

  • SANTA CRUZ, Calif.— One of the world's largest suppliers of antibodies used in research has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine and cancel its research registration in order to settle government allegations that it mistreated goats and rabbits at its Santa Cruz, California, facility. The settlement between Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc. and the U.S. Department of...

  • CHICAGO— Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday said 72 percent support paid family leave. New York, the latest to approve it, will launch its program in 2018..

  • NEW YORK, May 19- Late in July 2012, Phil Mickelson, one of the world's most famous golfers, received a phone call from a well-known professional sports gambler, William "Billy" Walters. "Simply put, Mickelson made money that wasn't his to make," Andrew Ceresney, the SEC's enforcement chief, said at a news conference in New York. Mickelson, 45, was named as a "relief defendant"...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. Vice President Joe Biden announced the changes at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. Under the new rules, released in draft form last summer, the annual salary threshold at which companies can deny...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- As Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg prepares to meet conservative leaders on Wednesday to discuss allegations about political bias at the social media website, one thing he may not have to worry about is federal regulation. Although the U.S. Senate committee is investigating whether there is liberal bias in how Facebook...

  • WASHINGTON— More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules to be issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. Under the new rules, first released in draft form last summer, the annual salary threshold at which companies can deny overtime pay will be doubled from $23,660 to nearly $47,500. The White House estimates that...

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- Lawyers for companies trying to fend off costly class action lawsuits are rethinking longstanding legal strategies after businesses lost two key U.S. Supreme Court cases as well as their staunchest supporter on the bench. The justices ruled against businesses in two of the three class action cases they considered, with the sole case won by a...

  • Archer, 1 year old with Leukemia who was cared for by CareBOX

    CareBOX touts a mission-driven business model that combines the power of crowdfunding with the simplicity of a gift registry.

  • LONDON, May 12- Countries from Britain to Afghanistan pledged on Thursday to set up public registers of company ownership in a collective effort to make it harder to launder the proceeds of corruption around the globe. The build-up to the event was marred by Cameron being caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan, which are both taking part, as "...

  • Meanwhile, the premier of the province of Alberta and the head of the Canadian Red Cross announced that residents of Fort McMurray, the oil-boom town that was evacuated last week because of the fire, would be offered direct financial aid. Smith said they would be flown to Suncor's Firebag site, about 120 km north of Fort McMurray, and transported by bus to the base...

  • May 11- Alberta Premier Notley says province is providing emergency funding for evacuees from wildfire. *Canadian Red Cross president Sauve says Red Cross is providing C $50 million immediately to wildfire evacuees. *Canadian Red Cross President Sauve says C $67 million has been raised to date, some of which will be available for matching funds.

  • LONDON, May 6- As one would-be father of bitcoin falls by the wayside, squabbling among the web-based currency's lead developers is exposing a fundamental flaw: it must evolve to meet growing demand, but may lack a governance structure to achieve this. The latest bickering erupted after Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright promised to prove he was the...

  • LONDON, May 6- As one would-be father of bitcoin falls by the wayside, squabbling among the web-based currency's lead developers is exposing a fundamental flaw: it must evolve to meet growing demand, but may lack a governance structure to achieve this. The latest bickering erupted after Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright promised to prove he was the...

  • *Wright says will not provide further evidence. LONDON, May 5- Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright, who earlier this week said he would provide "extraordinary proof" that he was the creator of digital currency bitcoin, will not provide any further evidence, according to a post on his blog on Thursday. Although Wright did not renege on his claim to be Satoshi...

  • A woman waits for a subway train in New York City.

    Today, train delays are rising, and even a hiccup like a sick passenger or a signal malfunction can inundate stations with passengers.

  • The 86- page report, seen by Reuters and published on Friday on the regulations.gov website that the EPA manages, was from the EPA's cancer assessment review committee. The EPA took down the report and other documents on Monday afternoon, saying it did so "because our assessment is not final," in an emailed statement to Reuters. The EPA declined to comment on whether...

  • SYDNEY/ LONDON, May 2- Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided over whether he really was the elusive person who has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto until now. But Wright made no reference to the row in a BBC interview identifying himself as...

  • SYDNEY/ LONDON, May 2- Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided over whether he really was the elusive person who has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto until now. But Wright made no reference to the row in a BBC interview identifying himself as...

  • Christy Turlington at the NYSE

    Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns speaks to the "Closing Bell" team at the New York Stock Exchange about her organization, Every Mother Counts.