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  • Alabama: Grayson Hall, Regions Financial Corp., $8 million. Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., $14 million. Arkansas: Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $22.4 million.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A Rhode Island textile company that a judge found to have discriminated against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches says it plans to appeal to the state's highest court. The Superior Court judge's decision released Tuesday found that the Westerly-based Darlington Fabrics...

  • QUINCY, Mass.— In a story May 23 about a visit by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to a Massachusetts high school, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the couple made a donation to the school during the visit. Mark Zuckerberg, wife visit Massachusetts high school. QUINCY, Mass.— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. The Superior Court judge's decision released Tuesday found that the Westerly-based Darlington Fabrics Corp. had violated the state's...

  • QUINCY, Mass.— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited the Massachusetts high school where his wife attended. Zuckerberg says in a Facebook post the couple had stopped by the school on their way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Zuckerberg is set to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday. Zuckerberg livestreamed on Facebook his...

  • Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island- based company says its HASCON family and fan event will be held in Providence in September. Among those scheduled to participate are 94- year-old Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, YouTube stars Dude Perfect, actors...

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited a Rhode Island public school and met with the governor to talk about education initiatives. WPRI-TV reports that Zuckerberg visited Del Sesto Middle School in Providence on Monday. A Massachusetts woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while walking on a crowded sidewalk in the...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. He wrote the post Sunday from Newport, Rhode Island, where he was spotted with his wife, Priscilla Chan. Massachusetts real estate broker Gisele Borghani said she and her family were walking on a crowded...

  • UNIONDALE, N.Y.— As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum& Bailey Circus performed its second-to-last show Sunday afternoon, a group of retired and former circus performers sat across the street at a hotel bar, laughing and hugging and sharing memories of tours past. George "Jerry" Hogan, Ringling's circus chaplain. " "It's 146 years of tradition, older than American baseball,"...

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted on Thursday that Congress will overhaul the U.S. tax system this year despite the chaos consuming Washington and the political divisions in Congress. "I feel very confident we can meet this goal," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters. "We no longer live in a world where the U.S. can set a corporate tax rate without considering what our...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by nearly 40 percent in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, following executive orders that broadened the scope of who could be targeted for immigration violations, according to government data released on Wednesday. The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

  • 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...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The U.S. Navy's senior officer wants a larger and better fleet sooner to compete with other countries, but says the cost is yet to be determined. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, released a paper Wednesday that conforms with President Donald Trump's call for a 350- ship Navy and the service's own estimate that it needs 355 ships.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A company known for selling business cards and other customized publishing products is planning a 125- person sales office in Rhode Island. It would be a Providence- based national sales office for Vistaprint Corporate, a unit of Venlo, Netherlands- based Cimpress N.V. The division emerged from the broader Vistaprint brand in 2015 to focus on...

  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum& Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant. —1841— Phineas Taylor Barnum buys Scudder's American Museum in New York City and renames it Barnum's American Museum, which was something of a zoo, museum,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. The other closed this month, in Providence, Rhode Island, and with it, the end to a way of life few others have experienced. The Associated Press was allowed to observe it extensively.

  • LITTLE COMPTON, R.I.— A Rhode Island school district with a shrinking student body is opening its doors to out-of-town kids— for a price. WJAR-TV reports that Little Compton schools will start welcoming students from neighboring communities next fall for $6,000 in annual tuition. High school-age kids already go to Portsmouth High School.

  • WEST WARWICK, R.I. _ AstroNova Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $512,000. The West Warwick, Rhode Island- based company said it had profit of 7 cents per share. AstroNova shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MIDDLETOWN, R.I. _ Towerstream Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $3.8 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Middletown, Rhode Island- based company said it had a loss of 19 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • "We are writing to request that your agencies investigate whether Carl Icahn violated insider trading laws, anti-market manipulation laws, or any other relevant laws based on his recent actions in the market for renewable fuel credits," the senators said in a letter to the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading...