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  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, former chief executive of American International Group Inc, may pursue large parts of his defamation lawsuit against former New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, a New York state appeals court ruled. Wednesday's decision by the Appellate Division in Brooklyn, New York came seven months after Greenberg, 92, reached a...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island's unemployment rate has kept steady at 4.3 percent. Rhode Island's rate was down one percentage point from a year ago. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Tuesday that it's relocating its headquarters from New Haven, Connecticut, to Boston and cutting 20 percent of its global workforce.

  • Prospective buyers look at a home in Ansonia, Conn.

    After two straight years of gains, the rate of home flipping flattened in the second quarter of this year.

  • NEW YORK— Worries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab software on Wednesday. Best Buy and Office Depot said they will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said most consumers don't need to be alarmed.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 14- Germany's Bayer AG, one of the world's biggest agricultural chemical companies, is joining a $100 million bet that the next big breakthrough in crop fertilizers will be found inside a biological Petri dish. The venture will be backed via a Series A investment from the two companies and hedge fund Viking Global Investors LP.

  • FRANKFURT- German Central Bank head Jens Weidmann will deliver a lecture entitled "Monetary policy after the crisis" in Frankfurt- 1530 GMT. TALLINN- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch will participate in closing session "Economic and Financial Priorities for relaunching the Eurozone and the EU" at Eurofi Financial Forum 2017 "What way...

  • FRANKFURT- German Central Bank head Jens Weidmann will deliver a lecture entitled "Monetary policy after the crisis" in Frankfurt- 1530 GMT. TALLINN- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Yves Mersch will participate in closing session "Economic and Financial Priorities for relaunching the Eurozone and the EU" at Eurofi Financial Forum 2017 "What way...

  • NEW YORK— Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar's fishing devices and apps. Though ReelSonar is based in Seattle, thousands of miles from the damage, it's feeling an impact from the storms. His products are also sold in hundreds of sporting goods and camping stores in Texas and Florida.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- When Lori Jung set up a crowdfunding campaign to help with her brother's medical expenses for spinal cord damage, she also spoke to an accountant. "If I open up an account for you and raise $30,000, and give it to you, then Ive given you a $30,000 gift," said Morris Armstrong, an enrolled agent tax accountant and registered investment adviser in Cheshire,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- When Lori Jung set up a crowdfunding campaign to help with her brother's medical expenses for spinal cord damage, she also spoke to an accountant. "If I open up an account for you and raise $30,000, and give it to you, then Ive given you a $30,000 gift," said Morris Armstrong, an enrolled agent tax accountant and registered investment adviser in Cheshire,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- When Lori Jung set up a crowdfunding campaign to help with her brother's medical expenses for spinal cord damage, she also spoke to an accountant. "If I open up an account for you and raise $30,000, and give it to you, then Ive given you a $30,000 gift," said Morris Armstrong, an enrolled agent tax accountant and registered investment adviser in Cheshire,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- When Lori Jung set up a crowdfunding campaign to help with her brother's medical expenses for spinal cord damage, she also spoke to an accountant. "If I open up an account for you and raise $30,000, and give it to you, then Ive given you a $30,000 gift," said Morris Armstrong, an enrolled agent tax accountant and registered investment adviser in Cheshire,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- When Lori Jung set up a crowdfunding campaign to help with her brother's medical expenses for spinal cord damage, she also spoke to an accountant. "If I open up an account for you and raise $30,000, and give it to you, then Ive given you a $30,000 gift," said Morris Armstrong, an enrolled agent tax accountant and registered investment adviser in Cheshire,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 13- When Lori Jung set up a crowdfunding campaign to help with her brother's medical expenses for spinal cord damage, she also spoke to an accountant. "If I open up an account for you and raise $30,000, and give it to you, then Ive given you a $30,000 gift," said Morris Armstrong, an enrolled agent tax accountant and registered investment adviser in Cheshire,...

  • BOSTON— Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years- but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. Spurred in part by the car industry's race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian fjords and remote-controlled...

  • TOKYO— Toshiba's long meandering sale of its computer memory business took another turn Wednesday, as the Japanese nuclear and electronics company's announcement of a deal with a consortium was immediately met with opposition from U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital. But Western Digital has begun legal action, opposing the sale to anyone else.

  • BOSTON— Online bidding is winding down for dozens of items with direct connections to Britain's late Princess Diana. Eighty items being sold at auction 20 years after her death in a Paris car crash include articles of clothing, jewelry, signed papers and photographs. Boston- based RR Auction says the sale ends Wednesday evening and results will be made public...

  • White House, Republican lawmakers have not devised tax plan. The president is cranking up a publicity campaign to build public support for his general goals of lower and simpler taxes, but no detailed tax plan has been completed or proposed by the White House or the Republicans in control of Congress. Later in the day, Trump held a dinner at the White House with the...

  • **FRANKFURT- Executive board member of ECB Peter Praet speaks in Frankfurt- 1700 GMT. LONDON- British Finance Minister Philip Hammond speaks at the inaugural annual dinner of UK Finance, formerly known as the British Bankers' Association- 1900 GMT LONDON- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Henry Ohlsson gives a speech in order to present the Riksbank's latest...

  • **FRANKFURT- Executive board member of ECB Peter Praet speaks in Frankfurt- 1700 GMT. LONDON- British Finance Minister Philip Hammond speaks at the inaugural annual dinner of UK Finance, formerly known as the British Bankers' Association- 1900 GMT LONDON- Swedish Deputy Central Bank Governor Henry Ohlsson gives a speech in order to present the Riksbank's latest...