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  • Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report says health care spending in Massachusetts continues to grow faster than the rate of inflation. The report is scheduled to be released Tuesday by the Center for Health Information and Analysis, created under state law in 2012 to monitor health care spending. The...

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved. After some delays, the start of the trial Tuesday in U.S. District Court comes just over 13 months after Detroit...

  • Austerity debate flares as Europe recovery fades

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is in danger. Governments are under pressure to save it, but struggling with political obstacles and disagreement among themselves over what to do. Instead, the region is pinning its hopes — once again — on the European Central Bank, which is...

  • Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

    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 picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a strike. In Niagara County,...

  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    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. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the funding on Sunday. The bridge will be built near Wilmington. The...

  • Detroit raced toward this week's bankruptcy trial

    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 confirmation trial for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history starts Tuesday in federal court....

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announces $14.4 million in park grants

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $14.4 million in investments for park development and storm water management on Chicago's south side and south suburbs. Projects include a $2.1 million grant for an expansion of the Sandridge Community Center in Calumet City, a $2 million...

  • Sonoma County declares $4.5M in quake damages

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Sonoma County is declaring a local emergency relating to last Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake centered near the city of Napa. The proclamation made on Saturday clears the way for county residents and business owners who had property damage to seek state and federal...

  • ACORN-linked groups may profit in Bank of America settlement

    Congress banned federal funding for ACORN in 2009 after years of allegations of misuse and corruption, but many of its local chapters reorganized under new names and continued their previous operations.

  • Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a...

  • Fla. Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday outlined proposed tax cuts he pledges to make if re-elected and said he will continue to promote them during a two-week campaign tour. Scott said he will try to push through more than $1 billion in tax cuts over the next two years....

  • Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgrade

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding "self-healing" smart technologies to the grid. Duke is Indiana's largest electric utility,...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

  • APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show. The loans from the Iowa Energy Center helped Summit...

  • Detroit gets $275 million financing from Barclays

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager says Barclays PLC will provide $275 million to fund the city's exit from bankruptcy. Emergency manager Kevyn Orr's office said Thursday the money will be used to pay off a $120 million loan. It will also fund city revitalization efforts...



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