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  • RALEIGH, N.C.— A federal judge in North Carolina has tripled the award for more than 50,000 people on the Do Not Call Registry who were contacted by Dish Network, setting up a potential $60 million payout. In January, a jury decided to give $400 to each of the people on the registry, but Judge Catherine C. Eagles ruled Monday that the award should be increased to $1,200...

  • The Texas House has given final approval to a scaled-back version of a hotly debated transgender "bathroom bill" similar to one in North Carolina that caused national uproar last year. Texas lawmakers have revived a more narrowly focused version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like the one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Texas lawmakers have revived a more narrowly focused version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like the one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to public schools and not all bathrooms. A broader proposal mandating that transgender Texas residents use public restrooms according to their birth...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas— though it may only apply to public schools. "it's absolutely about child safety," said Paddie, from the East Texas town of Marshall. Texas' legislative session ends May 29, but that's plenty of time to...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— A world-renowned furniture market shows a significant drop in interest a year after calls to boycott the North Carolina event over a state law that limited discrimination protections for LGBT people. The High Point Market Authority said this week registration for last month's edition of the twice-a-year gathering was down 5 percent compared...

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Cato Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $22.2 million. The Charlotte, North Carolina- based company said it had profit of 85 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • "This is the right time for us to enter the United States," Brendan Proctor, chief executive officer for Lidl U.S., told Reuters at a media event in New York late on Tuesday. Lidl, which runs 10,000 stores in 27 countries, and German rival Aldi Inc have already upended Britain's grocery retail market, hurting incumbents like Tesco Plc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc's ASDA...

  • Senate Republican candidate and North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

    Republican Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a foot race in Washington and was taken away in an ambulance.

  • Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., black shirt, and Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., yellow shirt, run in the ACLI Capital Challenge 3 Mile Team Race in Anacostia Park, May 17, 2017. Tillis reportedly collapsed later in the race.

    Tillis, 57, was seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders at about the two-mile mark.

  • CNBC Disruptors Phononic

    Phononic has developed an energy-saving alternative to the heat guzzling compressors that power traditional refrigerators.

  • BEIJING— When the sister of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that's proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. She used the money from the sale to invest $500,000 in a...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $48.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $27.1 million.

  • Cincinnati is cutting social services to keep up with payments on $1 billion in bonds for a sports stadium, Vocativ reports.

  • SCOTUS refuses to hear North Carolina's appeal

    NBC News reports that the U.S. Supreme court has refused to hear the state's appeal of a ruling that found its legislation intended to discriminate against minorities.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 15- President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry and its largely immigrant workforce, according to farmers and officials who met with him. At a roundtable on farm labor at the White House last month, Trump said he did not want to create labor problems...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, officials and experts on Sunday urged organizations and companies to update older Microsoft operating systems immediately to ensure they aren't vulnerable to a more powerful version of the software— or to future versions that can't be stopped. Microsoft blamed the U.S....

  • LONDON— In a story May 14 about the global "ransomware" cyberattack, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the researcher known as MalwareTech had redirected the attacks to his server. Britain's National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22- year-old identified online only as MalwareTech, who—...

  • LONDON— An unprecedented global "ransomware" attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe's police agency said Sunday— and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers. The attack that began Friday is believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, spreading...