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  • June 22- Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday after reaching land near the Texas- Louisiana border, but heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes still threatened parts of several states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to continue to weaken but still carry heavy rains as it moves over eastern Texas,...

  • NEW YORK— Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false and malicious broadcast" last Sunday evening. He ribbed Murray Energy's CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama administration for damaging the coal industry. The Ohio company sued the comedian Wednesday afternoon in...

  • TAIPEI, June 22- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is looking at six U.S. states including Wisconsin as locations for a display-making plant and would make a decision next month, top executives said on Thursday. The Taiwan- based company has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time, and Chairman and Chief Executive Terry Gou visited the...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California's insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Mylan N.V. is best known for producing EpiPen emergency allergy treatments and generic drugs. These refined coal credits were approved by Congress in 2004 in order to incentivize companies to fund production of cleaner coal. Mylan is one of only a few public companies, and the only publicly-traded pharmaceutical maker, that uses these tax...

  • LEVITTOWN, Pa.— Family-owned Calkins Media is selling its six remaining daily newspapers in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh suburbs. The company announced Monday that GateHouse Media is acquiring the Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer, the Beaver County Times and the Ellwood City Ledger, all in Pennsylvania, and the Burlington County Times in New...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota added three rigs while Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico gained two rigs each. California and Louisiana increased by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON— Employers added a significant number of jobs in nine states last month, and unemployment rates in four states fell to record lows. The Labor Department said Friday that the states with the largest percentage gains in jobs were Alaska, Alabama and Louisiana. Florida added nearly 30,000 jobs last month, the most of any state, followed by New York with...

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— West Virginia lawmakers returned Monday to try again to agree on tax and budget bills for the 16th day of a special session that has cost the state about $500,000 so far. The law authorizes paying the 134 legislators each $150 daily, plus travel expenses, as well as per diems of $55 if they commute and $131 for overnight stays. "We've had members not...

  • Oklahoma added five rigs, New Mexico gained four, while West Virginia and Ohio tacked on two each. Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming each gained one. Arkansas, California, Kansas and North Dakota were all unchanged.

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan...

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan...

  • The private electronic trading venue is one of more than 30 broker-run dark pools, also known as alternative trading systems, in the United States that compete with 13 public stock exchanges, including the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange. That fragmentation, which can make it more challenging to get trades done, has been a source of frustration for many of...

  • May 31- The state of Ohio on Wednesday sued five major drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioid painkillers that have fueled a sky-rocketing drug addiction epidemic. Opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the United States in 2015, more than any year on...

  • May 31- The state of Ohio on Wednesday sued five major drug manufacturers, accusing them of misrepresenting the risks of prescription opioid painkillers that have fueled a sky-rocketing drug addiction epidemic. Opioid drugs, including prescription painkillers and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the United States in 2015, more than any year on...

  • The measure is the latest rollback of union-backed laws pursued this year by Missouri Republicans, who gained control of the legislature and governor's mansion in 2016 for the first time in eight years. In February, Missouri joined more than two dozen other states when it enacted "right-to-work" legislation, making it illegal to require workers to join a union...

  • The measure is the latest rollback of union-backed laws pursued this year by Missouri Republicans, who gained control of the legislature and governor's mansion in 2016 for the first time in eight years. In February, Missouri joined more than two dozen other states when it enacted "right-to-work" legislation, making it illegal to require workers to join a union...

  • The measure is the latest rollback of union-backed laws pursued this year by Missouri Republicans, who gained control of the legislature and governor's mansion in 2016 for the first time in eight years. In February, Missouri joined more than two dozen other states when it enacted "right-to-work" legislation, making it illegal to require workers to join a union...

  • The measure is the latest rollback of union-backed laws pursued this year by Missouri Republicans, who gained control of the legislature and governor's mansion in 2016 for the first time in eight years. In February, Missouri joined more than two dozen other states when it enacted "right-to-work" legislation, making it illegal to require workers to join a union...

  • The measure is the latest rollback of union-backed laws pursued this year by Missouri Republicans, who gained control of the legislature and governor's mansion in 2016 for the first time in eight years. In February, Missouri joined more than two dozen other states when it enacted "right-to-work" legislation, making it illegal to require workers to join a union...