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  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans. Trump announced Shulkin's selection at a news conference in New York and said he had interviewed at least 100 people for the job. The choice is likely to...

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it awarded a $92 million contract to Weeks Marine of Cranford, New Jersey, to replenish beaches and build sand dunes along the northern section of Ocean County. Chris Christie's plan to erect protective sand dunes along New Jersey's entire 127- mile coastline. "When completed, all of New Jersey's coastal...

  • NEW YORK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley is scheduled to attend an event "The Culture Imperative- An Interbank Symposium"- 1620 GMT. NAPLES, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before a panel at the American Council of Life...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Comcast is threatening a costly legal battle if Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signs a bill that would ban employers from asking job applicants for their salary history. David Cohen, a senior vice president at the cable and entertainment company, tells Philly.com that a memo sent to the city is supported by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of...

  • NEW YORK, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley is scheduled to attend an event "The Culture Imperative- An Interbank Symposium" in New York- 1620 GMT. LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, Bank of England Executive Director for Financial Stability Strategy& Risk Alex Brazier and other external members of the Financial...

  • Patty and Chris Emmett lost their son, Christopher, to an accidental opiate overdose on Aug. 23, 2016.

    Last year there were 137 fatal drug overdoses in a county of just 318,000 people, NBC News reports.

  • According to the SEC, Cadbury India paid a local businessman $90,666 in 2010 to work with government officials in the Indian state of Hamichal Pradesh and obtain licenses and approvals to add capacity at the Baddi plant, which was built in 2005.. The SEC said Cadbury India's books and records did not accurately reflect the nature of the businessman's services,...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on economic outlook before the CFA Society Chicago- 1800 GMT. HARTFORD, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks before the Connecticut Business& Industry Association annual Economic Summit and Outlook- 1400 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a panel discussion on "Ending too-big-to fail" at the American Economic Association conference- 1615 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on economic outlook before the CFA Society Chicago- 1800 GMT. HARTFORD, United States- Federal...

  • PHILADELPHIA— Thousands of Philadelphia toddlers have started 2017 in a citywide pre-kindergarten program as a new sugary beverage tax created to fund it hit store shelves. Three-year-old Makayla Grant finished her first week in the program Friday at SPIN Parkwood Pre-K in Northeast Philadelphia. Before going to pre-K, Makayla attended the local YMCA,...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it will investigate the collision of two trolleys in Philadelphia that injured 46 people and sent 25 to the hospital. NTSB said it will send a team to Philadelphia to look at collision avoidance and federal oversight issues after one trolley rear-ended another Wednesday.

  • NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE WEDNESDAY'S TROLLEY COLLISION IN PHILADELPHIA THAT SENT 25 PASSENGERS TO HOSPITAL-- STATEMENT.

  • *Germany, French inflation supports bond yields. NEW YORK, Jan 3- The U.S. dollar touched a 14- year high and major stock markets got off to a solid start in the new year, boosted by strong data, while debt yields edged up after upbeat economic figures out of China and Europe. Inflation rose in Germany and France, providing the euro zone's central bank with evidence its...

  • Jan 3- Wall Street rose sharply on Tuesday as a post-election rally extended into the new year, helped by gains in Verizon Communications and technology companies Alphabet and Facebook. U.S. stocks have surged over the past two months on expectations that President-elect Donald Trump will stimulate the economy with tax cuts and infrastructure spending and...

  • New laws to know about in the New Year

    A number of new laws take effect in 2017, regulating things like phones, guns, and sugary soft drinks.

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...

  • CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a panel discussion on " The United States and the Global Economic Outlook" hosted by the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association- 2030 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in a panel...