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  • BERLIN— The European Union's highest court has ruled that the manager of a business offering free Wi-Fi to customers can't be held liable for copyright infringements by users. A Munich court sought a judgment from the European Court of Justice in a dispute between the manager of a sound-system shop and Sony's German branch. The Luxembourg- based EU court said...

  • WASHINGTON— A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS. Instead, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will testify before Congress next week. The conservative House Freedom Caucus celebrated the development as a victory, as conservatives had long...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker touted a plan on Wednesday for free mobile roaming and wireless internet in cities across the European Union, trying to rally popular support for a bloc battered by Brexit. The European Commission also proposed reining in internet giants such as Google, Facebook's WhatsApp and...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker touted a plan on Wednesday for free mobile roaming and wireless internet in cities across the European Union, seeking to rally popular support for a bloc battered by Brexit and divisions over migration. Juncker highlighted the initiatives in an annual State of the Union address that...

  • Sept 13- The Obama Administration plans to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States by 30 percent in fiscal year 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited an annual refugee report submitted to Congress. Secretary of State John Kerry presented the new target of 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year starting Oct. 1, up from 85,000 in...

  • WASHINGTON— Two Republican congressmen formally offered a campaign-season resolution Tuesday to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen, setting the House on course for showdown votes over an effort that rouses conservatives but has no chance of ousting the commissioner from office. John Fleming, R- La., and Tim Huelskamp, R- Kan., is expected to face votes Thursday in...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks led global shares higher on Monday after Federal Reserve policymakers sounded cautious notes on near-term interest rate increases, while the U.S. currency slipped. But U.S. stocks began to recover on Monday morning after Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart said economic conditions warrant a "serious...

  • *Bicycle company says Berkshire illegally diverted premiums. *Berkshire does not immediately provide comment. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S stock prices rose on Monday after Federal Reserve policymakers expressed caution about the need to raise U.S. interest rates, sharply cutting into losses in European equities, but Asia finished lower, tracking Wall Street's large decline on Friday. But U.S. stocks began to recover Monday morning after Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank...

  • GORHAM, Maine— Geoff Keating grows a prized plant at the northeastern edge of the country, some 3,000 miles away from the region of America most associated with his crop— hops. But hop growers in states like Michigan, New York and Maine, where Geoff Keating runs the Hop Yard farm in Gorham and Fort Fairfield, are starting to ramp up production. "As far as Maine- grown hops,...

  • WASHINGTON— A campaign-season drive by conservative House Republicans to impeach the IRS commissioner won't succeed. With solid Democratic opposition and resistance from many in the GOP, there simply aren't enough votes to oust John Koskinen from his post. Two months to the election, going after Koskinen and the IRS is popular with many conservative voters,...

  • Stifel, the SEC and Noack's lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The SEC sued Stifel and Noack in 2011, saying they misled five Wisconsin school districts about the risks of investing in synthetic collateralized debt obligations, which are tied to mortgage-backed securities or credit default swaps and were at the heart of the...

  • Sept 3- Tropical Storm Hermine plowed across North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday, threatening the U.S. East Coast with a mix of high winds and heavy rain after leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and in the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate in Virginia after...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine swept ashore early on...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, knocking out power to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near the...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, knocking out power to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near the...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, knocking out power for 253,000 customers, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in more than a decade, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near...