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  • Dry cleaners press Obama over 'gender-gap' rhetoric

    America's dry cleaners aren't happy that President Obama used them as an example in remarks last week about the economic gap between the sexes. They say the disparity in dry cleaning bills is more complex than the systemized discrimination Obama hinted at in his April 8 remarks about the...

  • Poll: Democrats have better health care plan than GOP

    Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better approach to addressing the nation's health care needs than Republicans, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Almost one-third of respondents in the online survey said they prefer Democrats' plan, policy or approach to health care, compared...

  • NLRB rules VW workers can weigh in on UAW complaint

    Five employees of a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be allowed to participate in a National Labor Relations Board hearing on whether their February vote rejecting unionization should be voided and done over. The United Auto Workers, which lost the election then petitioned the board...

  • Report: Kansas GOP will pay bus fare for Kathleen Sebelius to come home for Senate bid

    The Kansas Republican party jokingly offered to pay for former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to return to her home state if she wants to run for Senate -- seeing her chances for victory unlikely.

  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released...

  • Janet Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought to explain...

  • Bank of America posts loss, hurt by legal charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges. A LOSS: The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million, compared with a profit of $1.11 billion a year earlier....

  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday....

  • US factory output extended solid gains in March

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that...

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in...

  • US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.

  • Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. Matthew Douglas de Grood, a recent graduate of the University...

  • Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

    A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

  • NATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air.

  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q

    BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses. The world's second-largest economy grew 7.4 percent from a...



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