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NEW YORK | Ex-Bloomberg LP executive among those arrested in fraud case

NEW YORK — The former head of construction at Bloomberg LP cooked up a lucrative side business, prosecutors say: an electrical contractor that he kept humming with $250 million worth of business from the global media and financial information company. Anthony Guzzone’s “brainchild” was part of a broader pay-to-play scheme involving 13 other people — … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-Bloomberg LP executive among those arrested in fraud case

NEW YORK | A look at where companies stand on marijuana business

NEW YORK — When Canada legalized recreational marijuana in October, it emerged as the world leader in the industry — and U.S. companies are scrambling to get in on the action. Uruguay may have been the first country to legalize pot, but the South American country’s market is dwarfed by Canada’s. And while a majority … Continue reading NEW YORK | A look at where companies stand on marijuana business

WASHINGTON | The Latest: China unhappy at report Japan may block Huawei

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies (all times local): 6:00 a.m. China has expressed serious concern about media reports that Japan might exclude Chinese telecom equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. from government purchases. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said Friday that both … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: China unhappy at report Japan may block Huawei

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — As Mars’ newest resident settles in, Planet Earth is working on three more landers and at least two orbiters to join the scientific Martian brigade. NASA’s InSight spacecraft touched down on the sweeping, red equatorial plains Monday, less than 400 miles (640 kilometers) from Curiosity, the only other working robot on … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Planet Earth working on 3 Mars landers to follow InSight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla— America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete in delivering experiments to the lunar surface. Bridenstine says NASA will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there. The goal … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla | Next US moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

ROME | Italy, on trail of Mafia boss, seizes villas, yacht and more

ROME — Anti-Mafia authorities in Sicily on the trail of the No. 1 fugitive Mafia boss have confiscated 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion) in property. The seizure of tourist resorts, a 21-meter (70-foot) yacht, companies and other property Saturday was called one of the biggest hauls in Italy’s strategy to weaken criminal syndicates by going … Continue reading ROME | Italy, on trail of Mafia boss, seizes villas, yacht and more

NEW YORK | Markets sink as tech and retail fall; oil drops 7 percent

NEW YORK  — Stocks are skidding Tuesday as weak results from retailers and mounting losses for big technology companies push the market back into the red for the year. Energy companies are slumping because of a 7 percent plunge in the price of oil. Crude is on track for its biggest loss in three years. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Markets sink as tech and retail fall; oil drops 7 percent

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales. Attorney General Pam Bondi announced late Friday that she has added the companies to a state-court lawsuit filed last … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales