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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lawmakers OK bill loosening rules for distilleries in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five craft distilleries will be treated like breweries in Alaska, meaning they can offer samples and sell directly to customers. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/fhLIof) the change comes after the Legislature approved House Bill 309 from Rep. Chris...

  • 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...

  • Ohio's jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent in March

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to 6.1 percent, its lowest level in six years, according to state job figures released Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate last month fell from 6.5 percent in February, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said. It's...

  • Bank of Cyprus sells business in Ukraine, Romania

    FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' largest bank says it has sold off its business in Ukraine and a stake in a Romanian bank to help reduce risk and improve cash flow for the troubled lender. Bank of Cyprus says it has completed the sale of its loss-making operations in Ukraine to Alfa Group for...

  • Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns. Denis Pushilin of the...

  • Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's ailing incumbent president wins 4th term with 81 percent of vote.

  • UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year. Axelrod will join Labour's election campaign team as senior strategic adviser, the party said...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...



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