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  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- Britain unveiled a model of a sleek proposed fighter jet named Tempest on Monday, raising questions about the future of European defence cooperation, given that Germany and France launched their own fighter jet program a year ago. The aircraft, meant to eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon jet, will be developed and built by...

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- Britain unveiled a model of a sleek proposed fighter jet named Tempest on Monday, raising questions about the future of European defense cooperation, given that Germany and France launched their own fighter jet program a year ago. The aircraft, meant to eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon jet, will be developed and built by...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey is seeking to double its number of medical marijuana dispensaries, Gov. Murphy said in a statement that the state is requesting applications for six new dispensaries, up from the six that now operate in the state. The freshman governor, who took over this year from marijuana critic Republican Chris Christie, cast the expansion as part of an...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Applications to operate casino-style gambling online in Pennsylvania were rolling in ahead of Monday's deadline for the state's casino owners to get a license at a discounted rate of $10 million. Those applications came from the owners of Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia, Mount Airy Casino Resort in northeastern Pennsylvania and Live!

  • NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 16- The FANGs have gotten their bite back, and they are helping Wall Street erase the wrenching correction that beset it in February. A star performer in the quartet of the so-called FANG stocks that have fueled the market's gains in recent years, Netflix has surged 106.2 percent year-to-date, leading the S&P 500 and making it one of Wall...

  • ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico— It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico. Lights are slowly coming on for the more than 950 homes and businesses across Puerto Rico that remain without power in hard-to-reach areas. It is slow work, and it has stretched nearly two months past the date when officials had promised that...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Johnson& Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri. But several legal experts said that even though J&J has been successful in...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. According to the federal Department of Transportation, the tunnel project, the largest component of the Gateway rail project that plans to replace century-old rail infrastructure in New York and New...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually— a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from...

  • CHICAGO, July 12- Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc, the global stuffed-animal retailer, had to limit a popular pay-your-age event on Thursday as long lines stretched outside its U.S., Canada and UK stores and crowds clogged mall corridors. Customers would pay a minimum of $1 and no more than $29 for any stuffed animal in stock. The promotion included stores in the United...

  • *Microsoft's market cap above $800 bln. NEW YORK, July 12- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as top technology names hit record highs and industrials rebounded from losses driven by trade worries the day before. Helping the move in tech, CA Inc jumped 18.7 percent and was the biggest percentage gainer in the S&P 500 after chipmaker Broadcom announced a surprise...

  • *Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon hit record highs. NEW YORK, July 12- U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as top technology names hit record highs and industrials rebounded, offsetting worries about a U.S.- China trade war. Helping the tech sector is the view that those companies may be more immune to potential trade dispute problems, said Quincy Krosby, chief market...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually— a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from...

  • CHICAGO, July 12- Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc, the global stuffed animal retailer, had to cancel its popular pay-your-age event as long lines stretched outside its U.S. stores and crowds clogged mall corridors. "Per local authorities, we cannot accept additional Guests at our U.S. Build-A-Bear Workshop locations due to crowd and safety concerns," the company said...

  • SEATTLE— Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches— limiting their wages and job opportunities— under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced binding agreements with the companies— McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Arby's, Carl's Jr.,...

  • In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration screeners were not "investigative or law enforcement officers," and were therefore shielded from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act. "For most people, TSA screenings are an unavoidable feature of flying," but it is "squarely in the realm" of...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A Florida man has been charged with assuming a New Jersey doctor's identity to submit more than $1 million in fraudulent medical claims for services purportedly rendered at a medical center that didn't exist. Yoandi Marrero, a 33- year-old Hialeah resident, and PA Clinical Center— the registered company he allegedly used to front the phantom...

  • SEC officials have said publicly in recent months that the proposed rule-change remains a priority, raising hopes among activist investors who have pushed for changes, including Pershing Square Capital Management's William Ackman, that the SEC will finalize and implement the rule soon. According to the SEC, the vast majority of votes in the United States are...

  • CHICAGO, July 11- Financial planner David Haas client was traumatized in the dentist chair, but it was not the drill that scared her. In a national survey by Brightwork Partners, four in five baby boomers said they worry but they are too confused to plan for medical costs. While most retirement healthcare research focuses on broad lifetime numbers, like Fidelity's...

  • CHICAGO, July 11- Financial planner David Haas client was traumatized in the dentist chair, but it was not the drill that scared her. In a national survey by Brightwork Partners, four in five baby boomers said they worry but they are too confused to plan for medical costs. While most retirement healthcare research focuses on broad lifetime numbers, like Fidelity's...