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  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have signed up...

  • History of Eastern Market focus of lecture

    DETROIT (AP) — The stories behind Detroit's Eastern Market will be shared by an expert and an official with the longtime open-air public market and adjacent district. The Friday evening lecture will feature preservation advocate and tour guide Lisa Rush and Randall Fogelman, Eastern Market...

  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted

    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's...

  • Jackson airport addressing life after Southwest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is delaying security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the concourse after a downgrading of its revenue bonds by Fitch Rating Service. Fitch dropped the rating to BBB+ from A- on the heels of Southwest Airlines'...

  • Polo match on waterfront will close bourbon event

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spring event that includes tours of Kentucky's bourbon distilleries will close with a polo tournament on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville. The first-ever Kentucky Bourbon Affair will feature the polo match to close the five-day event in May. The polo...

  • Six small shopkeepers are big losers in CFPB headquarters building renovation

    Federal officials have ignored six small businesses on the ground floor next to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters, refusing to share information about the building's renovation or the future of their shops. The shopkeepers' fears are warranted, because CFPB's...

  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday. Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the first three...

  • Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday. Oil trading also was suspended for the holiday. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 14,504.47. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index...

  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site

    RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law. DeFazio, D-Ore., said the Formosa Mine, which...

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it has reached an agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said during a visit to...

  • Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government. The three lawsuits seek to hold IBM and Ford responsible...

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information. "The...

  • Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown

    NEW YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea. The "Horseless eCarriage" prototype was commissioned by NYCLASS, a group...

  • Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line. The nation's largest electric company said in a regulatory filing with the U.S....

  • Record labels sue Pandora over older songs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees. The labels, including divisions of Sony, Warner and Universal, argue that songs such as Aretha Franklin's "Respect" and the...



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