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  • The SEC's EDGAR system is a crucial network used by companies to file earnings reports and other material information. Spokesmen for the FBI, the Secret Service and the SEC all declined to comment, saying they could neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation. There was no evidence at the time that data had been improperly retrieved, according to...

  • PATERSON, N.J.— A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot will be freed from jail while he awaits trial on charges he sexually assaulted a child. A judge issued the ruling Monday during a detention hearing for 49- year-old Pedro Quezada. Quezada worked at his bodega in Passaic before winning the lottery in 2013.

  • MAHWAH, N.J. _ Ascena Retail Group Inc. on Monday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $15.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.6 billion. For the current quarter ending in November, Ascena Retail expects its per-share earnings to range from 8 cents to 13 cents.

  • Treasury yields fell on Monday as concerns about tensions between North Korea and the United States and a surge in support for the far right in Sunday's German election stoked safe-haven demand for U.S. government bonds. The benchmark 10- year yield posted its biggest single-day drop in over two weeks, holding within its recent range ahead of this week's $88...

  • Sept 25- Securities insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd said on Monday it would grant Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, a municipal bond that offers financial support, a move that could help the city avoid filing for bankruptcy. Hartford would likely seek to file for bankruptcy if the state does not have a budget in place in 60 days, Mayor Luke Bronin had warned...

  • WASHINGTON— The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. Trump has said he wanted to see a 15 percent rate for corporations, but House Speaker Paul Ryan has...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. In a late bid to win votes and stave off defeat, Republicans were adding $14.5 billion to the measure for states, according to documents obtained late Sunday by The Associated Press. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen.

  • New York- based Altice, which is owned by a European conglomerate and is better known as Optimum, said Disney had asked it for "hundreds of millions of dollars" in new fees to be able to continue carrying ESPN and ABC, even as ratings suffer. We want to carry ESPN and its sister networks, including ABC and Disney, at a reasonable rate and have already offered an increase in...

  • New York- based Altice, which is owned by a European conglomerate and is better known as Optimum, said Disney had asked it for "hundreds of millions of dollars" in new fees to be able to continue carrying ESPN and ABC, even as ratings suffer. We want to carry ESPN and its sister networks, including ABC and Disney, at a reasonable rate and have already offered an increase in...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his controversial executive order barring travel to the United States from several majority Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United...

  • MORRISTOWN, New Jersey— President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and jobs. Trump said the tax plan that the White House and congressional Republicans have been working on for months, for the first major overhaul of the tax system in...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, have said they oppose the legislation.

  • Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a bill this year designed to prevent people from possessing or selling shark fins in America, much to the delight of conservation groups such as Oceana. But marine scientists David Shiffman and Robert Hueter said this approach could be wrongheaded. "Removing that from the marketplace removes a template of a well-managed...

  • WASHINGTON— Unwilling to concede defeat on a bedrock GOP promise, President Donald Trump on Saturday tried to sway two Republican holdouts on the party's last-ditch health care hope while clawing at his nemesis who again has brought the "Obamacare" repeal-and-replace effort to the brink of failure. John McCain, whose announcement Friday that he would not vote...

  • Among the payments Watkins Brashear received were $260,000 in cash from a partner of the watershed corporation's special project manager and $177,000 from an internet research consultant. The 2014 state auditor's report said Watkins Brashear wrote dozens of checks to herself totaling about $200,000, which the corporation couldn't justify, and received...