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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, April 23, 2016.

    Donald Trump holds a 15-point lead over Ted Cruz in the May 3 presidential primary race in Indiana, NBC News reports.

  • Donald Trump pauses as he speaks at his New York presidential primary night rally in Manhattan, April 19, 2016.

    Trump won majorities — rather than pluralities — in all five contests Tuesday, according to NBC News.

  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

    After strong showings in Tuesday night's primary contests, Clinton and Trump had a message for rivals: Give up.

  • Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs during the Hartford Gun Violence Prevention Discussion on April 21, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Hillary Clinton won four out of five Democratic contests on Tuesday, extending her lead over Bernie Sanders.

  • U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at Crosby High School, in Waterbury, Connecticut, April 23, 2016.

    Heading into the final weeks of contests, there has been intense speculation that Trump's support has a ceiling. NBC News reports.

  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria sixfold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • *Deployment increases U.S. forces in Syria six-fold to 300. HANOVER, Germany, April 25- President Barack Obama announced on Monday the biggest expansion of U.S. ground troops in Syria since its civil war began, but the move was unlikely to mollify Arab allies angry over Washington's cautious approach to the conflict. The deployment of up to 250 Special Forces...

  • BETHLEHEM, Pa., April 24- With a rusting steel mill in its center, this Pennsylvania city would seem fertile ground for Donald Trump's campaign and its vision of a declining America that only he can fix. Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley region around it have filled new industrial parks with e-commerce companies, white collar businesses fleeing New York's high...

  • Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat, made the request in a letter dated April 20 to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, a Republican from Texas. The letter, seen by Reuters, came weeks after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists worked with media outlets including The Guardian and BBC to report on 11.5 million...

  • The company said on Wednesday it delivered 34 business jets and 26 King Air turboprops in the quarter, compared with 33 jets and 25 King Airs in the same period last year. Revenue in Textron's aviation division, which includes Beechcraft and Cessna but not the helicopter business, rose 3.8 percent to $1.09 billion in the first quarter ended April 2, accounting for...

  • Textron said it delivered 34 business jets and 26 King Air turboprops in the quarter, compared with 33 jets and 25 King Airs in the same period last year. Textron, which also makes Beechcraft aircraft, reaffirmed its 2016 earnings forecast of $2.60- $2.80 per share. Net income rose to $150 million, or 55 cents per share, in the quarter from $128 million, or 46 cents per...

  • Other retailers receiving the letters are BCBG Max Azria, Carter's Inc, Canada's DavidsTea Inc, Forever 21 Inc, Ascena Retail Group Inc's Justice, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, Payless ShoeSource, Tillys Inc, Fast Retailing Co's Uniqlo, VF Corp's Van's and Zumiez Inc.. He was joined in the latest requests by the attorneys general of California, Connecticut,...

  • Other chains receiving the letters are BCBG Max Azria, Carter's Inc, Canada's DavidsTea Inc, Forever 21 Inc, Ascena Retail Group Inc's Justice, Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, Payless ShoeSource, Tillys Inc, Fast Retailing Co's Uniqlo, VF Corp's Van's and Zumiez Inc.. He was joined in the latest requests by the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, the...

  • NEW YORK, April 11- Verizon Communications Inc's wireline employees will go on strike starting Wednesday after reaching an impasse in talks over a new contract, union officials said on Monday. Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represent over 37,000 employees of the wireline business, which includes...

  • Young couple with baby

    San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate six weeks of fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder much of the cost.

  • April 5- San Francisco became the first U.S. city to mandate six weeks of fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder much of the cost and exceeding federal and state benefit rules for private-sector employees, a city supervisor said on Tuesday. "Our country's parental leave policies are woefully behind the rest of the world, and today San...

  • April 5- San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to mandate fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder a substantial portion of the burden and far exceeding the benefits provided by California and other states and cities. San Francisco already offers 12 weeks of fully paid leave to its approximately 30,000 city employees.

  • Snow and ice cover pedestrian sign

    Millions of Americans were under winter weather advisories Monday, reports NBC News.