Somewhere out there _ the best guess would be in Alabama _ there are 14 anxious gamblers with more than just school pride riding on Auburn winning the national championship.
In an open letter on Tuesday to Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner, the state's two senators and 10 representatives emphasized the congressional support that would come with putting the jet factory in their state.
MADISON, Wis.-- Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Alabama is getting the largest share of $255 million in federal funding to connect more homes and businesses to broadband internet service. The Federal Communications Commission says it's authorizing $27.8 million to provide access to almost 38,000 homes and businesses in rural Alabama.
WASHINGTON-- All 50 states and the District of Columbia have more lax financial disclosure rules for their high court justices than the disclosure requirements for federal judges, according to an analysis from a watchdog group.
LONDON, Dec 4- Supporters of renewables often imply the clean-energy revolution is close to phasing out fossil fuels for electricity generation in the United States, especially polluting coal-fired power plants.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec 3- Alabama's Jefferson County on Tuesday closed on a $1.78 billion sewer bond deal and brought an end to what had been the biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy before Detroit filed for court protection from creditors in July.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama's health insurance program for education employees is looking at a $220 million shortfall in funding for the next fiscal year, which may have to be made up by requiring many participants to pay more.
Dec 2- A surge of visitors clogged the U.S. government's revamped healthcare insurance shopping website on Monday, signaling that President Barack Obama's administration has a way to go in fixing the portal that showcases his signature domestic policy.
*Forest Labs rallies after comments; 3 M falls after downgrade. NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday, with investors unable to find new reasons to keep pushing shares higher after eight straight weeks of gains, while the mining sector slid alongside sharp drops in precious metals prices.
NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday as new data pointing to economic recovery failed to extend an eight-week market rally, and the yen tumbled on news the Bank of Japan was considering expanding its stimulus.
A check by Reuters showed visitors waiting for the Florida, Pennsylvania and South Carolina markets. But the queue in Pennsylvania and South Carolina quickly disappeared as volumes fluctuated. "The real challenges remain, and that's downstream," said Rick Howard, research director for the technology consultant Gartner. "
NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. stocks rebounded slightly from a weak start on Monday after robust factory data that pointed to steady economic growth, while the yen tumbled on news that the Bank of Japan is considering expanding its stimulus.
WASHINGTON, Dec 2- President Barack Obama and his HealthCare.gov website face another critical test starting this week, as Americans who have been unable to enroll in health coverage under Obamacare rush to a site that continues to face challenges.
Jay Nixon wants state lawmakers back at the Capitol next week in hopes of persuading the Boeing Co. to land its new 777 X jet plant in Missouri.
NEW ORLEANS-- Louisiana's Department of Insurance has joined a lawsuit filed by Mississippi against the federal government to try to block rates from increasing Oct. 1 in the National Flood Insurance Program. Commissioner Jim Donelon said Wednesday that the department had filed an "amicus curiae, or friend of the court" brief in Mississippi's lawsuit.
But people familiar with the discussions said that South Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Utah, California, Kansas, Missouri and Washington state are among the possibilities.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov 21- A U.S. judge on Thursday approved a landmark settlement between Alabama's bankrupt Jefferson County and creditors that locks in more than $1 billon of losses for Wall Street and clears a path to end the second-biggest U.S. municipal bankruptcy case.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.