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  • GE Life Sciences HQ moving to Marlborough

    MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — GE Healthcare Life Sciences has announced that it plans to develop a new $21 million U.S. headquarters in Marlborough. The 160,000-square-foot facility announced Wednesday will bring 500 professional jobs to the state, including 220 new jobs. This facility will...

  • Heineken reports sales, profit drop in first half

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Heineken NV, the Amsterdam-based brewer, has reported first half earnings that show a small drop in both revenues and profits — but says its underlying performance was good. Net profit was 631 million euros ($840 million), from 639 million euros in the same period a year ago....

  • Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York's attorney general, the retailer will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera...

  • Some Bank of England board members seek rate hike

    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England's consensus on maintaining record-low interest rates has crumbled after more than three years, with two members of the central bank's monetary policy committee voting to increase borrowing costs this month. While the nine-member committee kept its benchmark...

  • B&N and Samsung introduce co-branded tablet

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets. The 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy...

  • U.S. stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were little changed in Wednesday morning trading as investors waited for minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. Lowe's, the home improvement retail chain, fell after the company's outlook came in short of investors' expectations. KEEPING SCORE: The...

  • Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips is unconstitutional. The unanimous ruling Tuesday by the state's highest court called the fine "strikingly...

  • Egypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials promised Wednesday to end rolling power blackouts that have plagued the country within four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants. Neighborhoods in Egypt sink into darkness for hours during the day,...

  • Dubai's Nakheel to pay $2.1 billion in debt early

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands said Wednesday it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.15 billion this month — nearly four years before the last installment is due. The indebted state developer was scheduled to...

  • Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Sites like PetsDating.com and YouMustLoveDogsDating.com have found a new niche as singles flock to computers and smartphones to find relationships, connecting dog owners to potential mates...

  • Medicaid insurers seek more from state

    BOSTON (AP) — Companies that insure Medicaid patients in Massachusetts are pressing for an increase in the payments they receive from the state for serving low-income residents. The health insurers say $140 million in losses since the start of the year are the result of an expensive new...

  • Alexandria council moves toward paying settlement

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Alexandria City Council has indicated its willingness to pay more than $1.3 million to a Baton Rouge attorney for work he did in the city's lawsuit against Cleco. But the City Charter won't allow a payment to be made as quickly as a federal judge would like. City...

  • Davenport University reveals employment guarantee

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Davenport University says it plans to offer an employment guarantee for all accounting students. School officials announced Wednesday that Davenport will provide additional semesters of education for accounting students who are unable to find work in their field of...

  • Target cuts annual profit outlook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation's third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings...

  • Revel shutdown OKd as prayer service nears

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours before hundreds of workers were to hold a prayer rally as three casinos are set to close, New Jersey officials issued a final closure order for another one. The state Gaming Enforcement Division gave final approval to Revel's shutdown on Sept. 1 and 2, signing...



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