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  • EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections. The EPA on Tuesday said it was basing its 2013...

  • US says average airfares rising slowly; $381 in 4Q

    DALLAS (AP) — The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the average domestic airfare rose to $381 in the fourth...

  • Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down." The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut back on the state's booming oil production as a...

  • City, utility want rate hike for car-sharing plan

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Power and Light and the city of Indianapolis are seeking a $16 million rate hike to pay for a proposed electric car sharing program. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1lvE34Z ) IPL research analyst Kimberly Berry says in a filing with the Indiana...

  • Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks. A report from Verizon found that Internet attacks in...

  • IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a...

  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking — said...

  • Capital budget 1 of last big pieces pending

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — One of the last big pieces to be resolved before lawmakers wrap up their work is the capital budget. The House began taking up amendments Monday. Sunday was supposed to mark the end of the legislative session, but ran long after the House and Senate failed to find...

  • Gov. Brewer signs bill to curb human trafficking

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer signed sweeping legislation Tuesday that aims to curb human trafficking and was championed by the wife of U.S. Sen. John McCain. Brewer, who made the issue a priority during her State of the State address, signed the bill into law during a news conference....

  • Brazil investigators: death of ex-prez accidental

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's National Truth Commission said Tuesday that its investigation into the 1976 death of former President Juscelino Kubitschek turned up no evidence to support claims his fatal car accident was the work of the country's then-military regime. Members of the...

  • 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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