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NEW YORK— Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation.
ST. LOUIS— Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres. Farmers in other key corn-producing states— Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana— were equally idle, the USDA says.
JACKSON, Miss.— Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.
INDIANAPOLIS— A company that makes drink mixes and sweeteners says it's planning a $21 million project to add production and distribution facilities in Indianapolis. Carmel- based Heartland Food Products Group announced Monday that it anticipates adding up to 160 jobs in the next few years with the expansion on the north side of Indianapolis.
PHILADELPHIA, April 10- A Philadelphia judge on Thursday set aside most of an arbitration ruling that could have cost the state of Pennsylvania some $180 million from a landmark 1998 settlement with the nation's tobacco companies.
WASHINGTON— Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.
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.
CBS' Bob Schieffer announced the move Wednesday at a symposium held at Texas Christian University. Pauley said she owed her 40- year NBC career partly to CBS. She was on a local CBS station in Indianapolis when an out-of-towner in for the Indianapolis 500 watched her broadcast.
Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.
MONROE, La.— Embattled Louisiana Rep. The best way to get privacy and work on putting his family back together is to resign from Congress, "Jindal said. There was milder pressure from Washington, where House Speaker John Boehner said after talking to McAllister, "He's got decisions that he has to make.
WASHINGTON, April 9- Executives from Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are expected to defend their plan to merge as they go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the first hearing since the $45.2- billion deal was announced in February.
INDIANAPOLIS— In an April 7 story about ice on the Great Lakes interfering with steel production, The Associated Press reported erroneously that production at U.S. Crews work to clear Great Lakes shipping pathways.
TOKYO— A U.S. jury ordered Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and its U.S. counterpart, Eli Lilly and Co., to pay $9 billion in punitive damages over a diabetes medicine linked to cancer. The U. S District Court in western Louisiana ordered a $6 billion penalty for Takeda and $3 billion for its business partner and co-defendant Eli Lilly.
RICHMOND, Va.— James River Coal Co. says it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its efforts to turn around its business. The Richmond, Va.- based company says it faces challenges from the weak economy, environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.
WASHINGTON— The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.
INDIANAPOLIS— U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews kept up their battle Monday to clear pathways for vessels hauling vital raw materials on the ice-clogged Great Lakes, where a shipping logjam forced a weeklong shutdown of the nation's largest steel factory.
INDIANAPOLIS— Republic Airways said Monday that its board of directors approved a $75 million plan to buy back stock or retire convertible debt after the airline's pilots rejected a proposed four-year labor contract last week.
The SUVs were originally sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads. The Escapes covered by the recall were built from Oct. 22, 1999 through Dec. 19, 2003 at the Kansas City Assembly plant, and from May 1, 2003 through Jan. 23, 2004 at the Ohio Assembly plant, Ford said in a statement issued Monday.
Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off its access to vital iron ore and other raw materials.
Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.