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  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. The case stems from a lawsuit filed by states and the Obama administration in 2010 against American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

  • TEWKSBURY, Mass.— An attorney for a $1 million lottery winner accused of trying to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a New Hampshire department store says she will appeal her conviction. Attorney Patrick Arnold tells the Eagle Tribune the accusation against Yokatia Rodriguez stems from a "misunderstanding that could happen to anyone." Arnold says she will appeal...

  • PORTSMOUTH, N.H.— A New Hampshire woman is heading to Las Vegas to compete for the title of America's fastest grocery bagger. WBTS-LD reports Alysha Orrok recently won the New Hampshire bagging competition. The Portsmouth teacher pulls night and weekend shifts at a Hannaford Supermarket.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The Latest on New Hampshire's response to President Donald Trump's decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law:. New Hampshire's insurance commissioner says President Donald Trump's decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law won't create further instability in New Hampshire...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The Democratic leadership in the New Hampshire legislature on Friday called on Republican Gov. "President Trump's decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments will dramatically hurt New Hampshire families' ability to afford and access the health insurance they need," said a statement from Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn, Senate...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— A committee aimed at making New Hampshire more business friendly heard about burdensome regulations affecting ski areas, builders, bagpipe makers and more on Thursday. Chris Sununu, who called New Hampshire a "regulatory police state" during his campaign, appointed a regulatory reform steering committee last month to conduct in-depth reviews of...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— House Speaker Shawn Jasper could return to his chicken farming roots if he becomes New Hampshire's next agriculture commissioner. Chris Sununu said Thursday he has asked Jasper, a fellow Republican, to seek the top position at the Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food. The current commissioner, Lorraine Merrill is retiring at the end of the...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities, according to a national survey released Tuesday. "Many times employers don't know where to go to find qualified candidates," said John O'Neill, director of...

  • WASHINGTON— Hackers allegedly working for the Kremlin stole details about how the U.S. infiltrates foreign networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor took the classified material home and put it on a personal computer, according to a news report published Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reported the breach of...

  • NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H.— An expanding brush fire that has been fanned by steady winds and has spread to about 70 acres has forced the early closure of the Lost River Gorge, an area popular with hikers and explorers, before one of its busiest weekends of the season. The fire is on property in North Woodstock owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests...

  • BOSTON, Oct 5- New Jersey on Thursday accused Insys Therapeutics Inc of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to boost sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug, as Massachusetts announced a $500,000 settlement with the drugmaker to resolve similar allegations. The lawsuit by New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino accused Insys of illegally directing...

  • Sept 28- Washington state on Thursday sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for a national opioid addiction epidemic. Stamford, Connecticut- based Purdue said in a statement it was "deeply troubled" by the opioid crisis and that its U.S. Food and...

  • Sept 7- New Mexico on Thursday sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson, Allergan Plc, Endo International...

  • District Judge Beth Labson Freeman in San Jose, California, said the plaintiffs could pursue claims for damages over Craft Brew Alliance Inc's packaging for six- and 12- packs of Kona. She said this was despite a disclaimer on Kona packaging saying the beer was brewed in New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington state, as well as Hawaii.

  • Aug 31- Arizona sued Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday, accusing the drugmaker of engaging in a fraudulent marketing scheme aimed at increasing sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine called Subsys. The lawsuit by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix comes during a series of federal and state...

  • The lawsuit by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix comes during a series of federal and state investigations centered on Insys' Subsys opioid drug. The lawsuit, filed in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, accused Insys of paying doctors sham speaker fees in exchange for writing prescriptions of Subsys...

  • In a complaint filed on Wednesday, two nonprofits said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has done nothing to implement legislation signed in July 2012 by former President Barack Obama that required the warnings. The Center for Auto Safety, and Kids and Cars Inc, said nearly 1,000 people are killed annually in the rear seats of U.S. passenger...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • Aug 8- New Hampshire sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, joining several state and local governments in accusing the drugmaker of engaging in deceptive marketing practices that have helped fuel a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by New Hampshire, which was not among those settled, said Purdue has continued to benefit from its...