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  • Manufacturing in Ohio seeing slow, steady growth

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's identity is tied in many ways to what it has made for generations — steel, cars, glass, tires and, yes, even footballs. While manufacturing alone no longer dominates the state's economy, its fortunes and the fate of its political leaders still rise and fall with the...

  • Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition. The hew headset intended for creators of VR experiences is nicknamed Crescent Bay and features a higher resolution and refresh rate,...

  • Oklahoma City oil producer unveils new formation

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer. Continental Resources Inc. said western Oklahoma's Springer Shale deposit is in the heart of the South Central...

  • $993,780 approved for Ark. school internet study

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a $993,780 contract to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The contract with CT&T Inc. of North Little Rock will begin immediately and the findings are due back to the...

  • Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

    PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident. Bernard Boudaille of France's accident investigation authority BEA says investigators still don't know what brought down...

  • Judge weighing oil company bankruptcy settlement

    KNOB LICK, Ky. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has signed off on a $1.9 million settlement between a bankrupt oil company and its former CEO, who is due to report to federal prison soon. The trustee for the defunct Young Oil and the one-time operator, Anthony Young, reached an agreement to...

  • Council rejects settlement talks in land dispute

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — The West Feliciana Parish Council has rejected a proposed ordinance that would have allowed parish President Kevin Couhig to negotiate a settlement in a lawsuit over land bordering the former St. Francisville ferry landing. The Advocate reported...

  • National gun association buys ads against Malloy

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The gun industry's national trade association is purchasing political advertising aimed at defeating Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic incumbent who signed wide-ranging gun control legislation last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings. The...

  • Construction begins at Baton Rouge development

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Work has started on the Onyx Residences, a $7 million mixed-use development in downtown Baton Rouge. The Advocate reported (http://bit.ly/1maUpoS) the project is at corner of Third and Convention streets. The Onyx Residences will include 28 apartments on top of 5,600...

  • Health council urges market to accept food stamps

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Members of the Mayor's Health Council hope to work out a plan under which the Vicksburg farmers market can accept electronic benefits transactions as part of a plan to improve the health of Vicksburg residents. "If we don't get people healthier, they're always going to...

  • A quick look at manufacturing jobs in Ohio

    Annual number of manufacturing employees in Ohio since 2000: ___ 2000 — 1,023,000 2001 — 955,000 2002 — 884,000 2003 — 845,000 2004 — 823,000 2005 — 812,000 2006 — 796,000 2007 — 771,000 2008 — 739,000 2009 — 629,000 2010 — 620,000 2011 — 638,000 2012 — 656,000 2013 — 662,000 ___...

  • Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six months into a nearly yearlong renovation that will restore the Orpheum Theater as a live-performance venue, members of the design team that orchestrated the work say the project has been mostly smooth-sailing. The 96-year-old Beaux Arts-style theater, which has hosted...

  • Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California...

  • Neshoba hospital turns a profit

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — A new audit shows Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home earned a profit of $5 million during its 2013 fiscal year. The Neshoba Democrat reported (http://bit.ly/Xphc4t) it was the third consecutive year that revenue exceeded expenses and the facility's...

  • 2016 may loom, but Jeb Bush is focused on business

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a growing personal business empire. It's a break in style from recent candidates who distanced...



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