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Monday, Apr 24, 2017

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Cement multinational CEO resigns after Syria deals

The top executive of LafargeHolcim says he will resign, citing "strong tensions" facing the Swiss-French cement maker since its admission last month that it had struck deals with armed groups in Syria _ allegedly including the radical Islamic State group
Updated: 3 hours ago

Vermont's finance chief to take job with hospital regulator

Vermont's finance chief plans to step down by the end of this fiscal year to take a position with the Green Mountain Care Board, the state's hospital regulatory body
Updated: 3 hours ago

How major US stock market indexes fared on Monday

U.S. stocks joined a worldwide relief rally Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together and that "Frexit," or a French exit from the bloc, won't happen
Updated: 3 hours ago
Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

Magnifique: Investors applaud French vote with stock rally

U.S. stocks joined a worldwide rally after the first round of France's presidential election over the weekend raised expectations that the European Union and euro currency will hold together
Updated: 3 hours ago

MetLife asks court to put hold on 'too big to fail' case

MetLife is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling on whether the government can tag the insurance giant as a potential threat to the financial system
Updated: 3 hours ago

Sheriffs: Raise pot tax, use money for addiction treatment

Massachusetts sheriffs are urging lawmakers to consider increasing the tax on retail marijuana sales and earmark the additional revenue for substance abuse prevention and treatment
Updated: 3 hours ago
Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience

The new book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it
Updated: 9 hours ago
Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers, Qatar Airways, says passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival
Updated: 10 hours ago
Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown

Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown

Farming uses a higher percentage of illegal labor than any other U.S. industry, and that's sparking worry about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally
Updated: 10 hours ago

Justices turn away GM appeal over ignition switches

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims
Updated: 10 hours ago