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  • Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for more than a year, and it may be expanded nationwide. The TSA says the approach is...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Five men, including a Washington political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the arrests of political consultant David Blaszczak, founder of Precipio Health...

  • DALLAS _ Copart Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $90.5 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $386.1 million.

  • *Q2 rev $12.39 bln vs. est. *Q2 adj profit $0.40/ shr vs. est. Revenue from personal systems business, which makes notebooks, desktops and workstations, jumped 9.6 percent to $7.66 billion in the second quarter ended April 30.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba _ Medicure Inc. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter loss of $3.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Winnipeg, Manitoba- based company said it had a loss of 25 cents per share. Medicure shares have dropped 33 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV believes a software update can address U.S. regulators' contention that its diesel vehicles are producing excess emissions, a lawyer for the company said at a court hearing on Wednesday. Robert Giuffra, a lawyer representing Fiat Chrysler, said at a hearing in San Francisco that regulators' concerns could be...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 24- The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Wednesday said it will invest up to $146 million in an alliance with Boeing to build an experimental spaceplane that can deliver small satellites into orbit on a daily basis. Boeing declined to say how much it will put into development of the vehicle, which it calls Phantom Express,...

  • EPA already regulates pesticide safety under a different law that gives the agency authority to place restrictions on when and where spraying can occur. The current EPA rule was put in place after a lawsuit was filed by environmentalists and commercial fishermen. A federal appeals court agreed in 2009, forcing EPA to start requiring the permits.

  • May 24- Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that new Chief Executive James Hackett is eligible for at least $13.4 million in total annual compensation. Hackett will earn a $1.8 million annual salary, up from $716,000 at his previous job as chairman of the Ford unit developing self-driving cars and related projects. He will receive $7 million in stock-based...

  • WASHINGTON, May 24- An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119...

  • *OPEC, other producers to discuss oil output in Vienna. *High inventories, rising U.S. output undermining OPEC limits. NEW YORK, May 24- Oil prices retreated slightly Wednesday as investors reacted to a smaller-than-expected U.S. gasoline stocks draw as they awaited the outcome of discussions in Vienna between OPEC and other oil-exporting countries on whether...

  • Trump's fiscal 2018 budget proposal seeks funding for only two of them: $50 million toward dredging the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, Georgia, and $58 million to start deepening Boston harbor. Jim Walker of the American Association of Port Authorities says the Army Corps could still fund some projects using $226 million in discretionary funding...

  • HONOLULU— The Latest on a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu:. American Airlines says it will look into allegations that a disruptive passenger was allowed to board a flight despite complaints that he was scaring people. A woman on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu says passengers complained to American Airlines employees before takeoff...

  • ZURICH, May 24- A person in Germany treated with Roche Holding AGs new multiple sclerosis drug Ocrevus has been diagnosed with an often-deadly brain infection after switching from another medication earlier this year, the Swiss drugmaker said on Wednesday. Roche said it was investigating a case of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a patient...

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • ATHENS, Greece _ Star Bulk Carriers Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $16 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 22 cents per share. Star Bulk Carriers shares have risen 61 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street stocks rise. *Global shares recover after China downgrade. NEW YORK, May 24- Wall Street rose, while the U.S. dollar and bond yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve meeting minutes signaled a gradual approach to interest rate hikes, and oil prices dipped on a draw of U.S. gasoline stocks that was smaller than...

  • TORONTO/ CALGARY, Alberta, May 24- U.S. pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc has priced its Canadian initial public offering at C $17 per share, according to a term sheet of the deal seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The move comes during a period of political uncertainty in British Columbia, with election results in the province expected to weigh on Kinder Morgan's Trans...

  • SAO PAULO, May 24- Brazilian stocks rose for a second day on Wednesday, supported by efforts by President Michel Temer's government to maintain an ambitious reform agenda amid growing political unrest. Temer's plans to streamline Brazil's pension system cleared another hurdle in Congress on Tuesday. House speaker Rodrigo Maia said a vote in the full lower...

  • HONOLULU— Before a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu took off carrying a passenger whose inflight behavior prompted bomb-threat procedures and military fighter jets to escort the plane, passengers complained to American Airlines workers that the man was scaring them, a woman who was on the flight said Wednesday. Jaime Reznick, of Los Angeles, said when she...