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  • Aug 30- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Estee Lauder Companies Inc of discriminating against men by giving them less paid parental leave than women. Megan Schaefer, a spokeswoman for New York City- based Estee Lauder, said the company does not comment on pending litigation. Mindy Weinstein, acting director...

  • BroadSoft is working with investment bank Jefferies LLC as it pursues a possible sale to another company or a private equity firm, the sources said this week. BroadSoft shares rose 12 percent to $48.15 in afternoon trading in New York on Wednesday, giving the company a market capitalization of $1.5 billion. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, BroadSoft provides...

  • Dawn Bennett, who hosted "Financial Myth Busting with Dawn Bennett," diverted about half of what she raised in a 2-1/ 2 year scheme to repay earlier investors, buy luxuries including many dozen pairs of shoes and pay back rent to the Dallas Cowboys for a luxury suite at AT&T Stadium, authorities said. The SEC filed related civil charges on Friday against Bennett and...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Pulled over for a sobriety test in Northern California in 2014, James Greer took a step back from police officers. Yet video of his encounter with the Hayward Police Department and Bay Area Rapid Transit Police showed that after Greer stepped back from police, officers swarmed him. The remainder came from BART, said Fulvio Cajina, the Greer family...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser Internationals signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won. The decision prompted cities in the five-state region from Maryland to South Carolina to adopt new restrictions. There, Jinia Lopez took her 43- year-old brother Ronald Armstrong to a hospital after he tried to poke a...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 21- A majority of Americans think Confederate monuments should be preserved in public spaces, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, a view that is at odds with efforts in many cities to remove them. Cities across the United States are debating what to do with hundreds of statues, plaques and other monuments to the slave-holding Confederacy.

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  • President Trump lands in Maryland

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports the latest on President Trump landing in Hagerstown, Maryland.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday. In the letter, dated Aug. 11 and sent to Kelly Hammerle, national program manager of the U.S....

  • Baltimore removes Confederate statues in overnight operation

    Statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore in the small hours of Wednesday morning.

  • BERKELEY, Calif. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out U.S. pickup points where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes in its latest move into brick-and-mortar retail. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the...

  • BERKELEY, Ca. Aug 15- Amazon.com Inc is rolling out pickup points in the United States where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes, the company said on Tuesday. The world's largest online retailer has launched' Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the University of...

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  • President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea escalated global uncertainty. But while investors appeared to favor safe-haven assets, some bargain seekers helped Wall Street's three major indexes pare losses and some U.S. officials sought to dial back tensions. Late Tuesday, North Korea had said it was considering plans to fire missiles at...

  • Aug 7- Marriott International Inc said on Monday it would partner with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd to tap into the growing number of Chinese consumers traveling abroad. The deal would allow Bethesda, Maryland- based Marriott to leverage Alibaba's large consumer base in China. Marriott owns the JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance and Autograph...

  • Hyndman, Pa., Aug 2- Rail cars carrying gas and sulfur on a CSX Corp freight train skidded off the tracks and burst into flames on Wednesday in a small Pennsylvania town, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes as firefighters fought the blaze. No injuries were reported after the crash in Hyndman, about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

  • Aug 2- A CSX Corp freight train carrying flammable materials derailed as it moved through a southern Pennsylvania town on Wednesday, striking a residential garage that caught fire, forcing more than 100 residents from their homes, authorities said. No injuries were reported after the crash in Hyndman, about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, but CSX warned...

  • Aug 2- A CSX Corp freight train derailed as it moved through a southern Pennsylvania town on Wednesday, striking a residential garage that caught fire and forcing more than 100 residents from their homes, authorities said. No injuries were reported after the crash in Hyndman, about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, but CSX warned customers of service...

  • No injuries were reported after the derailment in Hyndman, about 100 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The company said trains and shipments would be delayed between Connellsville, Pennsylvania, and Cumberland, Maryland. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team of six to investigate the CSX train derailment, propane tank car fire, in...

  • Aug 2- CSX Corp said a freight train derailed in southern Pennsylvania on Wednesday. No injuries were reported after the derailment in Hyndman, but the company said trains and shipments would be delayed between Connellsville and Cumberland, Maryland. "Customers with freight traveling across these lines should expect service disruptions for one week as...