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  • AUGUSTA, Maine— In a story Sept. 13 on whether workers' compensation should cover medical marijuana, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a compensation insurance trade group. The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers' compensation. AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering...

  • 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.

  • KINGSTON, N.Y.— Kevin Corrado, publisher of the New Haven Register in Connecticut for the past three years, has been named publisher of the Daily Freeman in Kingston. The Hudson Valley newspaper reports that Corrado also will oversee operations at the Denver- based Digital First Media's other New York properties, including the Oneida Daily Dispatch; The...

  • Credit reporting company Equifax corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2017.

    A U.S. House panel said Wednesday the chief executive of Equifax will testify about a massive data breach that impacted up to 143 million Americans.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax Inc's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans and sent shares of the credit reporting company tumbling. Congress is also probing the hack, and Equifax's chief executive, Richard Smith, is expected to testify on Oct. 3 before a...

  • Sept 13- Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans, according to the Illinois attorney general's office, which is leading the probe. Eileen Boyce, a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, declined to identify the other states.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- A U.S. House panel said Wednesday the chief executive of Equifax will testify about a massive data breach that impacted up to 143 million Americans at an Oct. 3 hearing, as the company's shares fell another 14.6 percent amid pressure on the company to explain its handling of the hack. Representative Greg Walden, Republican chairman of the...

  • Sept 13- U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose sharply last week and gasoline inventories fell the most on record as refineries continued to be hampered by damage from Hurricane Harvey, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Refineries operated at the lowest level in nine years after Harvey, which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25, shuttered plants on the...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • 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,...

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The for-profit colleges have found allies in the new administration and President Donald Trump,...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— The Maine supreme court on Wednesday began considering whether a paper millworker left suicidal by narcotic painkillers should receive workers' compensation for medical marijuana. Madawaska resident Gaetan Bourgoin won a ruling from the state's Workers' Compensation Board two years ago saying the paper mill's insurer must reimburse him...

  • WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. The for-profit colleges have found allies in the new administration and President Donald Trump,...

  • CRANSTON, R.I.— Rhode Island officials say they'll assist hundreds of employees affected after the southern New England retail chain Benny's announced it was closing its doors. The director of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training tells WPRI-TV agency workers will help Benny's employees work on their resumes, apply for unemployment benefits and...