Budgets & Deficits

  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    | 09/01/14 02:18 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was...
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  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    | 09/01/14 04:02 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed rail upgrades between Chicago and St....
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  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    | 08/31/14 10:18 AM

    DETROIT (AP) — The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin just over a year after the city sought court protection in July 2013. The...
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Health Care

  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    | 09/01/14 04:17 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor. Those results show a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults,...
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  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    | 09/01/14 02:18 PM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was...
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  • Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient

    | 09/01/14 01:55 PM

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family...
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Economy

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    | 09/01/14 04:49 PM

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of...
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  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    | 08/31/14 02:09 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's...
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  • Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

    Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms

    | 08/31/14 01:03 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage...
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