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  • Police charge Canadian in Internet privacy breach

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police have charged a 19-year-old Canadian man in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from Canada's tax agency website. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Wednesday that Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his residence Tuesday and is charged with...

  • Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday. The Association of American Railroads said in a...

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon. Activists in one Senate race are doing just that. Other...

  • Man to plead guilty in Disney insider info case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man will plead guilty to securities fraud and pay regulators around $801,000 for using insider information to profit from Disney's $4 billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment in 2009. According to the deal filed in Los Angeles federal court Wednesday, Toby Scammell...

  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about...

  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    NEW YORK (AP) — IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets. The world's largest technology services company has been working to...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs, but higher prices actually have been good for business. Fuel now accounts for more than a third of airlines' expenses, overtaking salaries, wages and benefits as...

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his...

  • Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million. Five homes sold this year for more than $10 million in Greenwich, the assessor's...

  • Lawmakers outline concerns for gas negotiations

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Resources Committee members have signed onto a letter, outlining issues they want Gov. Sean Parnell's administration to keep in mind in negotiating gas project contracts. This assumes passage of SB138, which would set state participation in a liquefied natural gas...

  • Consumer groups win appeal to reveal Company Doe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — We soon could know the identity of the manufacturer — only known now as "Company Doe" — in a product safety case that has been linked to a child's death. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., sided with consumer groups Wednesday in their fight to reveal...

  • La-Z-Boy cutting 100 jobs in North Carolina

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — La-Z-Boy Inc. is closing two facilities and eliminating 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a larger restructuring of its business. The furniture maker said Wednesday that it will idle two North Wilkesboro facilities and put them up for sale. It will move warehouse and...

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. The California Fish and Game Commission...

  • US sues NY real estate dealer over disabilities

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has sued a prominent real estate developer, saying some of the company's apartment buildings are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was brought Wednesday against The Durst Organization Inc. It...

  • Philadelphia chocolate store closed over tax spat

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A popular Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store has been shuttered by the city days before Easter. WPVI-TV (http://bit.ly/1l42Hhe) said Wednesday the Department of Revenue revoked the business license of the Blasius Chocolate Factory in the city's Kensington...



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