- Shareholders criticize Pfizer after scrapped Allergan deal Updated: Apr-28-16 1:28 pm
Just weeks after the collapse of Pfizer's controversial deal to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan and move its headquarters to Ireland, company executives faced sharp criticism from shareholders at their annual meeting.
- Ex-Villanova hoops player convicted in bailout fraud scheme Updated: Apr-28-16 5:52 am
PHILADELPHIA - Two leaders of a defunct financial holding company, including a former Villanova University basketball player, have been convicted of using a circular loan scheme in an effort to defraud the U.S. Treasury Department's bank bailout program seven years ago.
- House GOP leader: No help for Puerto Rico before deadline Updated: Apr-26-16 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress will not act to help debt-ridden Puerto Rico ahead of a May 1 deadline when nearly half-a-billion dollars in bond payments come due, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday.
- Muhammad Salah, acquitted of supporting Hamas, dead at 62 Updated: Apr-25-16 6:13 pm
CHICAGO - Muhammad Salah, a suburban Chicago man who fought off charges he supported Hamas, has died. He was 62.
- Rhode Island to get $27 million to prevent foreclosures Updated: Apr-24-16 3:37 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island is slated to get nearly $27 million in additional federal funding to help prevent foreclosures.
- Indiana awarded $3M in additional Hardest Hit funding Updated: Apr-20-16 11:01 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is receiving more federal funding to help homeowners struggling with mortgage payments.
- State faces questions after Ohio gets $94M to fight blight Updated: Apr-20-16 3:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio is receiving an additional $94 million to help demolish blighted homes and prevent foreclosures, but some say it missed out on even more funding because of an issue with the state's application.
- US sanctions head of Libya's Islamist-backed government Updated: Apr-19-16 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on the head of Libya's Islamist-backed government in Tripoli, accusing him of threatening stability in Libya and undermining the new U.N.-brokered unity government.
- Central bank: Lebanon will abide by US anti-Hezbollah law Updated: Apr-18-16 10:31 am
BEIRUT - Beirut will abide by a U.S. law that imposes sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the militant Hezbollah group, Lebanon's central bank governor said Monday.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Apr-16-16 12:14 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Ex-Sparks Nugget fined $1M for money-laundering violations Updated: Apr-05-16 9:19 pm
SPARKS, Nevada - The former Sparks Nugget has agreed to pay a $1 million civil fine after the northern Nevada hotel-casino admitted violating federal anti-money laundering regulations before it first was sold in 2013, U.S. regulators said Tuesday.
- Analysts: New inversion rules will kill Pfizer-Allergan deal Updated: Apr-05-16 4:41 pm
Drugmakers Pfizer Inc. and Allergan Plc are scrambling to determine whether to proceed with their plan to merge and move Pfizer's address - but not its operations or headquarters - to lower-tax Ireland. They are taking another look after the U.S. Treasury Department issued new rules to make such "tax inversion" deals less profitable.
- Allergan continues to slide on new tax inversion rules Updated: Apr-05-16 8:20 am
NEW YORK - Allergan's stock is down 20 percent with the U.S. aggressively pushing its campaign to shut down so-called tax inversions by American companies.
- Treasury Department sets its sights against inversions Updated: Apr-04-16 8:18 pm
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department announced a new package of rules Monday aimed at making "tax inversions" - when U.S. companies move abroad for lower tax rates - less financially appealing.