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  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the aftermath...

  • Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance. The bills sponsored by Sen. William Conley Jr. and Rep. Gregg Amore allow drivers to use their phones,...

  • Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices

    Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots. Here's a more detailed look: LANTERNS DETAILS: Pier 1 Imports' hanging glass...

  • Feds: NC saw nearly 20k more find jobs in March

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. North Carolina trailed only Florida as employers in 34 states...

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone. Introducing such a device...

  • Company gets help and is now dressed for success

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Tessemae's salad dressing quickly became a hit, the owners of the family-run condiment company were faced with the reality that they needed help navigating the grocery business. The company based in Annapolis, Md., got its start in 2009 selling dressing to a local Whole...

  • Sun Valley region airport gets $18M grant

    HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a small central Idaho airport that serves the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley an $18 million grant for construction work on safety improvements. The Idaho Mountain Express (http://bit.ly/1hQ8AMO ) reports the Friedman...

  • Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants. In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the emissions-related provisions of the Environmental Protection Agency standard are permissible. The...

  • Nevada jobless rate remains 8.5 percent in March

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday. But the report noted that the March unemployment rate is down from 10.2 percent for the same...

  • WGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction. Starting this weekend, WGN America is adding its first original series to its schedule of Chicago sports and acquired programming such as broadcast network reruns. The groundbreaker...

  • Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar...

  • Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines. Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services...

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since showing up...

  • Survey: Louisianans with jobs top 2 million

    More than 2 million Louisianans say they have a job, an all-time high. That number hit a new peak for the sixth month in a row in March, as the state's unemployment rate held steady from February at 4.5 percent. That tied for the seventh-lowest rate in the nation. "Because of all we have done...

  • Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs. A separate survey shows state employer payrolls fell for the fourth straight month, suggesting that Mississippi's stronger economic growth in late...



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