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  • NEW YORK, May 19- A Virginia man who orchestrated a hoax takeover bid that drove up Fitbit Inc's stock price last November, yet made only about $3,000 for his efforts, has been arrested and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday. Robert Walter Murray, 24, of Chesapeake, was accused of submitting a sham regulatory filing in which the nonexistent, Shanghai-...

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The U.S. Department of Justice said Robert Walter Murray was charged with securities fraud and wire fraud.

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- U.S. and EU officials will meet next week in Washington for more talks about risks to air travel after a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday did not, as some industry watchers had expected, extend a cabin ban on large electronics devices. "The United States and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to continue working closely together on...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- U.S. and European Union officials will meet next week in Washington D.C. for more talks about risks to air travel, but no extension of a cabin ban on large electronics devices was announced after the two sides met in Brussels on Wednesday. "The United States and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to continue working closely together on...

  • BRUSSELS, May 17- U.S. and European Union officials will meet next week in Washington D.C. for more talks about risks to air travel, but no extension of a cabin ban on large electronics devices was announced after the two sides met in Brussels on Wednesday. "The United States and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to continue working closely together on...

  • 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...

  • "This is the right time for us to enter the United States," Brendan Proctor, chief executive officer for Lidl U.S., told Reuters at a media event in New York late on Tuesday. Lidl, which runs 10,000 stores in 27 countries, and German rival Aldi Inc have already upended Britain's grocery retail market, hurting incumbents like Tesco Plc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc's ASDA...

  • WASHINGTON— Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance— but why, and who's to blame? President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats, meanwhile,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- Virginia's governor issued an order on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, saying it would "fill the void" left by the Trump administration which has been rolling back federal climate rules. Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 11...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- Virginia's governor issued an order on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants to "fill the void" left by the Trump administration, which has been rolling back federal climate rules. Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Directive 11, an order instructing...

  • President Donald Trump signs a revised executive order for a U.S. travel ban on Monday, leaving Iraq off the list of targeted countries, at the Pentagon in Washington.

    U.S. appeals court judges questioned the lawyer defending President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban about whether it discriminates against Muslims.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser has a message to those blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for the cyberattack encircling the globe: Don't point a finger at the National Security Agency. Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers used a hole in Microsoft software that was discovered by the National Security Agency.

  • MCLEAN, Va. _ Gladstone Investment Corp. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $9.4 million. The McLean, Virginia- based company said it had net income of 31 cents per share. Gladstone Investment shares have increased nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MCLEAN, Va. _ WidePoint Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $1.2 million in its first quarter. The McLean, Virginia- based company said it had a loss of 1 cent per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Protesters rally during a demonstration against the travel ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City.

    A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments over President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on people entering the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries.

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • Deal visited Savannah as dockworkers were unloading the COSCO Development, a massive vessel capable of carrying 13,000 cargo containers measuring 20- feet-long apiece. Like other East Coast ports, Savannah is racing to deepen its 39- mile shipping channel so similar big ships will fit at lower tides even when fully loaded. Mackie McIntosh, the Corps' chief of...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a U.S. ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins, saying any security threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating from 10 specific...

  • BRUSSELS, May 11- The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of a ban on passengers taking laptops into the cabins of commercial aircraft to include some European countries, saying any threats faced are common. The Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating...