Professional services

November 14, 2018 - 7:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said it...
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November 03, 2018 - 10:28 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Alabama-based law firm is acquiring a South Carolina-based firm. Burr & Forman of Birmingham said Thursday that it's acquiring McNair Law Firm of Columbia. The merger takes effect Jan. 1. With the 84 McNair attorneys, Burr & Forman says it will have 360 lawyers...
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October 25, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pending home sales rose slightly in September, but contract signings are depressed from a year ago as affordability has become a greater challenge for would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says that its pending home sales index increased 0.5 percent last month to...
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September 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young has been slapped with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting firm. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, says her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...
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FILE- In this July 31, 2018, file photo, a sign shows a house sold in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Sept. 20, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in August. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes were unchanged in August, as a shortage of houses priced at less than $250,000 — a level considered to be affordable for the middle class — has become a drag on the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors says homes sold last month at...
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Mourners console each other during the public viewing before the funeral of Botham Shem Jean at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. He was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in his apartment last week in Dallas. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 5:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Friends and family on Thursday remembered a man gunned down by a Dallas police officer as a deeply religious accountant who loved to sing and had confided to his uncle that he might one day want to be prime minister of his native Caribbean island country of St. Lucia. Those speaking...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, file photo a woman prepares a cup of ice cream behind a "Help Wanted" sign at a Dairy Queen fast food restaurant in Rutherford, N.J. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for July. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
September 11, 2018 - 11:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high. Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs. That could help push up wages broadly...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:24 pm
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Attorney General's Office says it will defend a state law at the center of a dispute over a proposed gold mine in mountains north of Yellowstone National Park. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Saturday that state attorneys are stepping into a lawsuit over a...
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FILE- In this June 24, 2018, file photo Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled over 9 percent as the markets opened Friday, Sept. 7, after the CEO smoked marijuana during a YouTube video podcast and the company’s accounting chief left after a month on the job. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
September 08, 2018 - 12:58 am
Another executive departure, another controversy over the CEO's behavior, another stock drop. Another typical day at Tesla. Although the details change, the pattern stays the same. This time, the executive departure is David Morton, chief accounting officer at Tesla Inc., who called it quits after...
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This Sept. 21, 2017, photo provided by Harding University in Search, Ark., shows Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Authorities said Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, that a Dallas police officer returning home from work shot and killed Jean, a neighbor, after she said she mistook his apartment for her own. The officer called dispatch to report that she had shot the man Thursday night, police said. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 6:42 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who said she mistook a black neighbor's apartment for her own fatally shot that person, and authorities are seeking manslaughter charges, police said Friday. It was not clear what the officer may have said to 26-year-old Botham Jean after entering his...
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