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  • Boeing to give California workers $47M in back pay Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    PALMDALE, Calif.— Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday.

  • Senate to debate rideshare regulations Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Among the major issues left to cover at the Arizona Legislature before the session ends is how to regulate the increasingly popular ridesharing programs like Uber and Lyft. The Senate on Monday is expected to debate a bill that aims to regulate Uber and others.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits increased slightly last week to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. The four-week average for claims dipped to its lowest level since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession began. California: Down 13,982, due to fewer layoffs in services. Iowa: Down 1,266, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing.

  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. "Traditionally, it was too easy to start an airline and too difficult to kill one off," says Jamie Baker, an airline analyst with JPMorgan Chase. Last year, they paid an average of $3.03 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

  • California mulls wolf listing amid hunts elsewhere Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:20 AM ET

    FRESNO, Calif.— While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Phoenix Fire Department loses keys for businesses Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    PHOENIX— The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can't account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed.

  • Feds release cows gathered in Nevada roundup Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The Bureau of Land Management took the action after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including militia and tea party members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' return to rancher Cliven Bundy.

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    She served as chief of staff to former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and as deputy director of the White House budget office during a period in which the federal government saw three consecutive budget surpluses.

  • Lockheed to begin building asteroid sampler for NASA Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 10- A NASA mission to pluck samples from a distant asteroid and return them to Earth passed a major technical review, clearing engineers to begin building the robotic spacecraft, officials said on Thursday.

  • Ulta to create up to 537 jobs at Indiana plant Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    GREENWOOD, Ind.— Beauty products retailer Ulta Inc. will locate a distribution center in Greenwood, Ind. and create up to 537 jobs by 2018.. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said Thursday that the Bolingbrook, Ill.- based company will invest nearly $52 million to lease and equip a 670,000- square-foot plant in the southern Indianapolis suburb.

  • Executives who gathered in the Chilean city of Santiago this week acknowledged tougher environmental standards, labor strikes, community resistance and resource nationalism were also making exploration more challenging.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    WEST POINT, N.Y.— If MacArthur or Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. The academies for Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine compete, and the one that does the best job fending off the barrage of cyberattacks is declared the winner.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose— and lose big.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.

  • Budget passed, Legislature taking up tax cuts Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    PHOENIX— Just a day after adopting a $9.23 billion state budget, the Arizona House and Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a pair of tax cuts for manufacturers, including one that would give a multi-million-dollar tax credit to the world's biggest corporation to install and run a solar facility. The Legislature approved Senate Bill 1413, pushed by Gov.

  • During the next two quarters, Intel will move assembly and testing from its site in Heredia, where it has been present since 1997, to existing sites in China, Malaysia and Vietnam, Mulloy said. Still, Intel will continue to have over 1,000 engineers finance and human resources employees in Costa Rica and do some research and development there.

  • GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a wide swath of programs, including Medicaid, food and farm aid and eliminating subsidies for Amtrak and airline flights to small cities. Easy in theory, hard in practice, "Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, says of some recent votes.

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