Budgets & Deficits

  • NY public authorities' spending rises $1.5B

    | 07/10/14 05:43 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report shows New York's 46 state public authorities spent $30.3 billion in operating expenses last year, up $1.5 billion over 2012. The state Authorities Budget Office...
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  • Hogan to use public financing in governor's race

    | 07/09/14 06:48 PM

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign finance money for his general election run for governor of Maryland, a move that will effectively tap out the state's fund...
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  • Report: Detroit art valued at more than $4.6B

    | 07/09/14 06:09 PM

    DETROIT (AP) — Treasures in the Detroit Institute of Arts eyed for sale by some creditors in the city's historic bankruptcy could be worth more than $4.6 billion, but likely would fetch a...
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Health Care

  • WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave

    | 07/10/14 10:57 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office....
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  • NY emergency health facility opens after Sandy

    | 07/10/14 10:39 AM

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban city of 33,000 is once again receiving emergency health care after its hospital was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The newly opened South Nassau Urgent...
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  • Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

    | 07/09/14 02:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask...
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Economy

  • US stocks fall on Portugal worries

    | 07/10/14 10:55 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries about the soundness of a European bank pushed U.S. stocks lower Thursday and sent global investors hunting for less risky assets. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial...
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  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.15 pct

    | 07/10/14 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages edged up slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average...
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  • US wholesalers slow restocking as sales weaken

    | 07/10/14 10:24 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale stockpiles rose in May at the weakest pace in five months as companies kept their supplies in line with slower sales. Wholesale stockpiles grew 0.5 percent in...
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