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  • NEW YORK— State and federal authorities are proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and the entire credit monitoring industry after the company announced that personal information like Social Security numbers of about 143 million Americans was exposed. This is on top of the lawsuits already filed against Equifax by state attorneys general, and a...

  • BOSTON— Many of the Massachusetts voters who opened the door to legal marijuana are closing the door to pot shops that want to operate in their communities, raising questions about how strong a foothold the cannabis industry can achieve in the state. More than 100 municipalities already have imposed bans, moratoriums or zoning restrictions on commercial...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and rapper LL Cool J are among the recipients of Harvard University's 2017 W.E.B. Other medalists this year include Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, artist Kara Walker, Microsoft Chairman John Thompson and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. The awards are presented by the Hutchins Center for...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended that President Donald Trump reduce the boundaries...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month. Officials from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm, now ranked by U.S....

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- A string of eastern Caribbean islands faced their second major storm of the month on Monday as Hurricane Maria barreled toward them with 120 mile-per-hour winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surges. Officials on islands from French-controlled Martinique to the U.S. Virgin Islands warned residents to prepare for the storm,...

  • BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sept 18- Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second major storm this month. It was located about 60 miles east of Martinique, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m. ET. It was headed west-northwest at about 10 mph...

  • Maria, a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and was located about 85 miles east of Martinique, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. ET advisory. Hurricane warnings were in place for Dominica, St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, St. Lucia and the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe...

  • Sept 18- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane as it ripped into the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadalupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat, and the...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying Maria would strengthen rapidly into a major hurricane in the next two days and rip into the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadalupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Hurricane conditions were expected for Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Kitts, Nevis and...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Maria was about 275 miles east-southeast of the Leeward island of Dominica with maximum sustained...

  • Sept 17- A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night. Maria was about 275 miles east-southeast of the Leeward island of Dominica with maximum sustained...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • ROME- ECB Supervisor Ignazio Angeloni participates in a panel discussion at Italian Banking Conference 2017 in Rome, Italy- 0845 GMT. WASHINGTON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney gives a lecture at the International Monetary Fund, then has a public discussion with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde- 1500 GMT. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 STOCKHOLM- Swedish...

  • After the outbreak, Congress in 2013 passed the Drug Quality and Security Act, which aimed to bring more compounding pharmacies, which make custom medications, under the authority of the FDA rather than state pharmacy boards. The law created a category of "outsourcing facilities" that could register with the FDA, allowing them to sell products in bulk to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in August and industrial output recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as Hurricane Harvey disrupted activity, suggesting the storm could dent economic growth in the third quarter. "The early returns from Harvey are trickling in and the news is not good," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic...

  • When Uber began operating in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any permits, so it used a software tool it had created called Greyball to block regulators from booking rides. Uber stopped using the software after it received approval to operate its service in Portland in April 2015. Portland launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in...