By Brendan Farrington | 03/13/14 11:17 AM
The Florida Supreme Court says limits on non-economic awards in medical malpractice wrongful death cases are unconstitutional. The court issued its ruling Thursday in a 5-2 decision. The law capped an individual doctor's liability for noneconomic damages in such cases to $500,000.
03/13/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses continued to restock their shelves and warehouses in January, but sales plunged during the snowstorm-plagued month. Inventories rose 0.4 percent after a 0.5 percent increase in December, the Commerce Department said Thursday. But sales dropped 0.9 percent in...
03/13/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, its lowest level in three months. It was the second straight decline, and it added to evidence that the job market is picking up after a winter slump. The Labor...
03/13/14 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US business inventories up 0.4 pct in January, while sales plunge to lowest level in 4 months.
03/13/14 09:48 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Swag given to attendees of the South By Southwest festival set off airport security alarms Wednesday, leaving passengers complaining of long delays as they tried to head home. Jason Zielinski, an Austin-Bergstrom International Airport spokesman, said that a particular type of...
03/13/14 09:41 AM
DETROIT — General Motors excluded the Saturn Ion from a Feb. 13 recall for faulty ignition switches after engineers inexplicably failed to look at fatal crashes involving the compact car. The cars were recalled two weeks later, after another inquiry found four crashes involving 2004 Ions...
By Amy Forliti | 03/13/14 09:29 AM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Wednesday that more data analysis must be done to determine whether it will recommend changes to the state's water quality standards to protect wild rice from sulfates.
By Associated Press | 03/13/14 09:23 AM
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose last week but remained close to historically low levels.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 03/13/14 09:19 AM
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, a sign the job market is picking up after a winter slump.
03/13/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales bounced back in February after suffering a steep decline during a bitterly cold January. Shoppers spent more on autos, clothing and furniture. The Commerce Department said Thursday that seasonally-adjusted retail sales rose 0.3 percent in February. Spending...
03/13/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week to 3-month low of 315,000.
03/13/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US retail sales up 0.3 percent in February, a sign economy is recovering from harsh winter.
03/13/14 08:16 AM
CAIRO (AP) — The former chief of staff of Egypt's military says he will not run for president, leaving a leftist politician as the only serious candidate to run against the nation's military chief. Sami Anan told a news conference Thursday his decision not to run in next month's vote was...
03/13/14 07:00 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — In another sign the world economy is finally picking up steam after five years of recession and anemic growth, New Zealand on Thursday embarked on a series of interest rate hikes. New Zealand's Reserve Bank raised its benchmark interest rate by quarter of a...
03/13/14 06:00 AM
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Russia risks "massive" political and economic consequences if Moscow does not enter into "negotiations that achieve results" over the situation in Ukraine. In an address to Parliament, Merkel told lawmakers the only way out of...
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