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  • Vivian Ruth Sawyer went fishing through her trash to rescue the old Target bottles soon after opening her stapled prescription bag to find the dowdy, white-capped amber vials that are common in most medicine cabinets. "This is really inconvenient and irritating," the Louisville, Kentucky, resident said. Meanwhile, shoppers continue to mourn the loss of a bottle...

  • NEW YORK— American Express did not violate antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use one credit card over another and steering consumers to another form of payment, a federal appeals court said Monday. To do so, it said, likely would increase the market shares of Visa and MasterCard at the expense of American Express, whose card members tend...

  • But they have a clear precedent: not just the dozens of other rich countries that guarantee time off to care for a child or a sick family member, but also California, New Jersey and Rhode Island. California pioneered paid family leave in 2004, followed by New Jersey in 2009 and Rhode Island in 2014. New York will have the nation's most generous program when it...

  • *Europe leads industry but state support cooling. FRANKFURT, Sept 23- Yield-hungry investors in the offshore wind market are switching their sights to the United States as future support for the industry in Europe remains uncertain, leaving billions of euros looking for a new home. Europe has led the way in developing offshore-- the most expensive form of...

  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.— A prosecutor in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island- based international sport institute says the defendant ran the nonprofit as a personal piggybank, using it to pay for private school tuition, plastic surgery and other expenses. In opening statements Wednesday at the trial of Dan Doyle, the prosecutor said Doyle...

  • GROTON, Conn.— The outgoing commander of an undersea warfighting center in Connecticut says he has been working to make sure technology being developed for the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet is useful when it gets into sailors' hands. Jeffrey Trussler, who has led Undersea Warfighting Development Center in Groton since its creation a year ago, is turning over...

  • Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and others have agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle their part of a lawsuit brought over Rhode Island's disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios. PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The Latest on former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and others agreeing to a $2.5 million settlement to end their part of a lawsuit brought over Rhode Island's...

  • Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and others have agreed to a $2.5 million settlement to end their part of a lawsuit brought over Rhode Island's disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios. PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and others agreed to a $2.5 million settlement to end their part of a lawsuit brought over Rhode Island's...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Fishermen in New England say President Barack Obama needlessly dealt a big blow to their industry when he created the Atlantic Ocean's first marine national monument and circumvented the existing process for protecting fisheries. After Thursday's announcement, fishermen pondered their next move: sue, lobby Congress to change the plan or...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Five Democratic U.S. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators announced last week that they had reached a $185 million settlement with the bank over the scam. The five- Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren, Ohio's Sherrod Brown, Rhode Island's Jack Reed, New Jersey's Robert Menendez, and Oregon's Jeff Merkley- said Wells...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's courtroom victory in a fraud case against the City of Miami will likely further embolden the agency in its years-long effort to more tightly regulate the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market, securities lawyers said. A jury took only a few hours on Wednesday to find Miami and its former budget...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The man who created the TED conference is embroiled in a multimillion-dollar legal dispute over the sale of a TED spinoff. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Rhode Island, Wurman says Marc Hodosh, who bought TEDMED from him in 2008, breached their contract and cost him millions when he resold TEDMED in 2011 without giving him any compensation.

  • Sept 14- GlaxoSmithKline's experimental vaccine to prevent the intensely painful condition known as shingles remained 90 percent effective in people over age 70 even four years after receiving the injection, according to data published on Wednesday. The latest four-year data on Shingrix, which appears in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows it may...

  • The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the plaintiff, Ronda Kaufman, can pursue a proposed class action accusing CVS of violating a New York consumer protection law, and that a lower court judge erred in dismissing her case. CVS, based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, countered that the studies Kaufman relied on substantiated its health claims, and that the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. Hermine is expected to begin weakening on Monday night as it moves northwest and then "meander slowly" off the New England coast into Wednesday, the National...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. Hermine is expected to begin weakening on Monday night as it moves northwest and then "meander slowly" off the New England coast into Wednesday, the National...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. On Cape Cod and its offshore islands, high surf and wind put a crimp in the Labor Day plans of many people looking to celebrate summer's end, but some beaches farther...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Atlantic storm Hermine drifted north on Monday off the U.S. East Coast, still packing near-hurricane strength winds but far enough from land to spare the Middle Atlantic states. The storm, which crossed northern Florida and then raked Georgia and the Carolinas, was still packing sustained surface winds of up to 70 mph with higher gusts on Monday...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...