PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Wall Street analyst says FairPoint shareholders are pressing for a sale of the company now that it has negotiated a new labor pact with workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Barry Sine from New York-based brokerage Drexel Hamilton says "shareholders are beating the drums."
Union workers said during the four-month strike that North Carolina-based FairPoint was positioning itself to be sold. But the company disputes that...
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A rash of drug overdoses at Wesleyan University that sent a dozen people to hospitals is likely to bring more scrutiny to drug policies on college campuses that have wrestled with how to approach enforcement and when to involve local police.
State Rep. Matthew Lesser is a member of the Wesleyan class of 2005 whose district includes the Middletown campus. He says the episode will force schools to examine their policies.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says owning stocks is the key to building wealth over time, but investors must avoid the common mistakes of trading too often and paying high investment fees.
The billionaire investor says there's every reason to expect stocks to perform well long-term, even if prices are volatile.
Buffett says his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. conglomerate benefited over the past 50 years from the S&P 500's growth from 84...
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Police say they have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.
NASCAR's Team XTREME says the car was found early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County. The team tweeted a pictured of team owner John Cohen standing in front of the No. 44 Chevrolet, which was valued at $250,000 and appears undamaged.
Morrow police Detective Sgt. Larry Oglesby, leading the investigation in the...
ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years.
The Fulton County District Attorney's Office says 32-year-old Omar Pitts of College Park pleaded guilty Friday to murder and other charges in the death of his girlfriend's 12-year-old brother, Jay'tavious Mahone.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders' difficulties passing the Homeland Security Department's funding may show a struggle to demonstrate who's really in charge of Congress.
The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the agency exposed Speaker John Boehner's weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives. It also demonstrated anew his need to rely on Democratic help at key moments, as the minority party's agreement to a one-week spending bill...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law.
The government sent them erroneous information on forms that they need to complete their 2014 tax returns. Now they're getting robocalls and emails advising them to delay filing until the mistakes get fixed.