Budgets & Deficits

  • Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

    | 08/29/14 04:48 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday outlined proposed tax cuts he pledges to make if re-elected and said he will continue to promote them during a two-week campaign tour....
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  • Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgrade

    | 08/29/14 04:38 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by...
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  • APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

    APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

    | 08/29/14 04:12 PM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he...
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Health Care

  • Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

    | 08/29/14 04:26 PM

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting...
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  • New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    | 08/29/14 02:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans....
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  • Stalemate between Nebraska insurer, hospital chain

    | 08/29/14 02:01 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The contract between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Catholic Health Initiatives is set to expire Sunday after the two sides failed Friday to agree on rates. The failed...
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Economy

  • Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    Stocks end higher following strong run in August

    | 08/29/14 05:54 PM

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P...
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  • Stock market closes at record high

    Stock market closes at record high

    | 08/29/14 04:17 PM

    The Standard & Poor's 500 is ending the week at a record high after a day of quiet trading. Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped nearly 8 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts'...
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  • Build better teachers

    Build better teachers

    By Mona Charen | 08/29/14 03:52 PM

    Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.
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Technology

Environment & Energy

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    | 08/29/14 07:24 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the...
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  • Costs of coal power plant proposal challenged

    Costs of coal power plant proposal challenged

    | 08/29/14 06:28 PM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant...
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  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914

    | 08/29/14 03:51 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 18 this week to 1,914. The Houston firm said Friday...
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Labor

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