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  • NEW YORK— Bank of America has confirmed that a high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it would not comment on reports of an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations. The human resources office for Bank of America Corp., which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, began investigating and interviewed as many as a dozen people...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile announcement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke's announcement about keeping Florida off the table, made during a...

  • WASHINGTON— Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met— who would do that? Some of the same Republicans who claim to abhor the bare-knuckle tactic now playing out in Washington have used it themselves. President Donald Trump in May griped via Twitter that Congress' negotiating process was frustrating his drive to enact his agenda.

  • Cities such as Detroit, Memphis, Tennessee; and Gary, Indiana, failed to make Amazon's first cut as the online giant narrowed its list to 20 prospective sites for the $5 billion project that could employ up to 50,000 people. Larry Hogan floated an incentive package of more than $5 billion to lure the second headquarters to Montgomery County. New Jersey's pitch...

  • FRANKLIN, N.C. _ Entegra Financial Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The bank, based in Franklin, North Carolina, said it had a loss of 48 cents per share. The holding company for Macon Bank posted revenue of $15.8 million in the period.

  • Apple's new campus is unlikely to be located in California, where the tech company's headquarters are housed at its sleek "spaceship" Apple Park campus in Cupertino, or in Texas, where it has facilities in Austin that house customer service and some computer assembly operations, said Cook in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday. Apple announced plans for a new...

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • Austin, Texas

    Mayors and elected officials are already making their pitch.

  • Jan 18- Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada's Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also made it onto the list announced on Thursday, and smaller...

  • Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. were on the list announced on Thursday, along with Toronto and smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. The others that met the company's criteria were Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, Montgomery County in Maryland,...

  • Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters:.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. The 20 picks, narrowed down from 238 proposals, are concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest and include several of the biggest metro areas in the country, such as Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles, the only West Coast city on the list.

  • Jan 18- Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities, including one in Canada, to build its second headquarters after reviewing 238 proposals and expects to make a decision this year, it said on Thursday. Major U.S. metros such as New York City, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. make the list, along with smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio.

  • MOUNT AIRY, N.C. _ Insteel Industries Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $8.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Mount Airy, North Carolina- based company said it had net income of 42 cents. Insteel Industries shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The administration had previously expressed support for GOP- drafted legislation that includes money for the popular children's program for six years, a tactic aimed at winning some Democratic support for the bill. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the tweet, which said simply: "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day,...

  • While Apple has announced no plans to change that practice and experts say it would be economically impractical to make iPhones in the United States, the company has begun to emphasize its U.S. economic impact, from developers who sell software on its App Store to the tens of billions of dollars per year it spends with U.S. suppliers. It did not, however, say how much...

  • Jan 17- Apple Inc will open a second U.S. campus as part of a 5- year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. Apple, however, did not say how much of its $252.3 billion in cash abroad, the largest of any U.S....

  • A police officer walks from the scene of an overturned Jeep after an accident on a snow covered road in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.

    Unusually arctic conditions continued to roil the South on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK— A former domestic employee of Goldman Sachs President David Solomon has been arrested in Los Angeles on charges he stole over $1 million of rare wine from his boss, authorities said Wednesday. Charges against Nicolas DeMeyer, arrested Tuesday night, were in a federal indictment unsealed in Manhattan. The indictment said DeMeyer's job duties included...