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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by— until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in...

  • BOSTON— Wynn Resorts has fended off a challenge to a key state environmental permit as it looks to finally start construction on its nearly $2 billion Boston- area casino. Wynn said it will immediately start construction on the resort casino complex planned for the Mystic River waterfront in Everett once the environmental license is in hand.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Textron Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $177 million. Textron expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.60 to $2.80 per share. Textron shares have fallen roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed roughly 6 percent.

  • DALLAS— Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights across the country were delayed or canceled Wednesday after technology problems prevented many travelers from checking in or boarding flights. Southwest began having intermittent problems with several computer systems after an outage around 2 p.m. Central time. Southwest briefly held planes at their gates,...

  • DALLAS— Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights across the country were delayed or canceled Wednesday after technology problems prevented many travelers from checking in or boarding flights. Southwest began having intermittent problems with several computer systems after an outage around 2 p.m. Central time. Southwest briefly held planes at their gates,...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan, against the recommendation of its staff and objections from environmentalists, to require utility ratepayers to help pay for expanded natural gas— if other New England states follow suit. Maine would participate only if four other New England states agree to similar plans.

  • They argued that utility National Grid's deal to purchase power from the wind farm violated federal law and would result in a significant increase to their electric bills. The five-turbine wind farm is currently being constructed by Deepwater Wind just offshore from Rhode Island's Block Island. The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association sued National...

  • PAWTUCKET, R.I. _ Hasbro Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $52.1 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Hasbro shares have climbed 27 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen roughly 6 percent.

  • UNIONDALE, N.Y.— The Latest on plans for an offshore wind farm off Long Island:. He said he is strongly encouraging the Long Island Power Authority to approve the 15- turbine proposal when it meets next week. The U.S. lags behind Europe and others in development of offshore wind energy.

  • UNIONDALE, N.Y.— A New York utility plans to approve a wind farm off eastern Long Island that it says would be the nation's largest offshore wind energy project built to date. The announcement that the Long Island Power Authority plans to approve a proposed 90- megawatt, 15- turbine wind farm in U.S. waters east of Montauk at a meeting next week was greeted...

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  • NEW YORK, June 21- State budgets finally returned to their pre-recession peaks in fiscal 2016 after eight years, once adjusted for inflation, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Aggregate 50- state general fund spending and revenues have now surpassed the peaks they hit in fiscal 2008, the National Association of State Budget Officers reported in the...

  • June 7- Akamai Technologies Inc and Nortek Inc, which voluntarily disclosed to U.S. prosecutors that their units in China had paid bribes, will not be charged because the U.S. companies turned themselves in, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. For firms under investigation for bribery, a written confirmation from the Justice Department declining to prosecute is...

  • June 7- Akamai Technologies Inc and Nortek Inc have agreed to pay U.S. regulators profits made as a result of bribes the U.S. companies' units paid to Chinese officials, in exchange for avoiding prosecution, the SEC said on Tuesday. Under the agreements, neither company was charged with violations of U.S. foreign bribery laws for the "improper" payments and gifts...

  • May 26- For Alan Feid, a 28- year-old looking to buy an engagement ring for his fiancée, the rings he found in the diamond district in Manhattan were just as good as the ones he saw at Tiffany& Co's flagship store on Fifth Avenue. "At the end of the day, I don't think there's much of a difference when it comes to the style or the quality," said Feid, a resident of Jersey City, New...

  • May 17- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is making the opioid antidote naloxone available without a prescription in all its pharmacies in New Mexico, part of a plan to make the drug readily available in 35 states by the end of this year. The drugstore chain has already made naloxone available without a prescription in Alabama, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New...

  • Supporters gather prior to a Donald Trump rally at the The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center on May 7, 2016 in Lynden, Washington.

    Donald Trump's campaign may use new donations to repay Trump's $36 million loan, reports NBC News.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- At quick glance, public pensions should be running from hedge funds. Then, this February, the $15 billion Illinois State Board of Investment said it would reduce its target allocation from 10 percent to just 3 percent. Henry Garrido, a worker union leader and NYCERS trustee, cited the industry's high fees and poor performance in scoring a...