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  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business. The world's largest retailer introduced a new money transfer service Thursday that it says will cut fees for its low-income customers by up to 50 percent compared with...

  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is heating up between Northwestern University and a group that's trying to unionize college athletes. A federal agency is considering Northwestern's appeal of a ruling that said scholarship athletes are essentially university employees — and therefore have the...

  • Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore jobs lost in January because of extreme weather, state labor officials said Thursday. However, the state has regained less than 55 percent of the jobs lost from March 2008 to February 2010 during the...

  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty...

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says that Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to settle violations of federal requirements that call for its contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations. Lowe's is one of the nation's largest home improvement retailers where homeowners can...

  • Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels. The...

  • Text of joint statement on Ukraine

    GENEVA (AP) — Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday in Geneva: ___ The Geneva meeting on the situation in Ukraine agreed on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore...

  • 2 ex-Anglo Irish Bank directors convicted of fraud

    DUBLIN (AP) — Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank were found guilty Thursday of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal — the first convictions to stem from a banking crisis that brought Ireland to the brink of national bankruptcy. After an 11-week trial, a jury found that...

  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday. Called "Nearby Friends," the optional tool will only be available to people who choose to turn it on. The feature uses...

  • CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims. CBO says the budget plan proposed last month by Obama would produce deficits of...

  • 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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