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While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.
CORAL GABLES, Fla.— While other Republicans considering the 2016 presidential race are openly laying the foundations of potential campaigns, former Florida Gov.
CINCINNATI— Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall.
WASHINGTON— Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.
Clinton spoke at a forum sponsored by the Center for American Progress, which was formed more than a decade ago by veterans of her husband's administration, where she was joined by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Patty Murray of Washington and others.
HELENA, Mont.— Montana's poverty rate increased last year, while median income also rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. That growth put the state among the top five— with Alaska, Kentucky, Utah and Wyoming— for the biggest median household income increases between 2012 and 2013..
DENVER— Colorado's poverty rate dropped slightly last year and median income rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Median household income in Colorado rose 2.4 percent in 2013, to $58,823.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Soldiers being discharged from the military— particularly Fort Knox in central Kentucky— will get a sales pitch on the jobs available and benefits of staying in the area from a program started up Tuesday by business groups in Kentucky and southern Indiana.
COLUMBUS, Ind.— Officials expect a decision soon from federal regulators regarding plans for upgrading more than 100 miles of railroad tracks through southern Indiana. The proposal from Louisville& Indiana Railroad and CSX Transportation would allow the line between Indianapolis and Louisville, Kentucky, to handle larger and faster freight trains.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Humana's board of directors has replaced the health insurer's share buyback plan with a bigger authorization for $2 billion in repurchases. It replaces a $1 billion buyback plan, of which about $782 million was outstanding after the insurer bought back $118 million in shares in the third quarter.
DANVILLE, Va.— Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
FRANKFORT, Ky.— An Australian company is looking to put a facility in Louisville that the company says would create 250 jobs with wages at $20 per hour. Computershare Inc. says it is considering spending $12 million to open a facility in Louisville.
It puts a check on the administration, prevents the introduction of combat boots on the ground, requires very close monitoring by the Congress, all along the way, "said Kentucky Republican Representative Hal Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest. Nucor is purchasing ArcelorMittal and Gerdau's respective 50 percent stakes in Gallatin Steel.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— A Texas energy company will get $3.5 million as part of a settlement reached on Friday with a Kentucky company to end long-running litigation over a dispute about oil and gas royalties.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge. Bill Sharp, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, says the case is a free speech issue.
WASHINGTON— House and Senate leaders, usually proud sorts, staged showdown votes in their chambers Thursday on measures that are going nowhere. Well before the vote, the measure was known to be dead on arrival in the Democratic-led Senate— and for good measure faced a promised Obama veto.
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success. DALLAS— For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors.
As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.
NEW YORK— Pharmacy operator PharMerica raised its annual forecasts Wednesday, citing favorable business trends and a recent acquisition. PharMerica is now forecasting adjusted net income of $1.58 to $1.62 per share and $1.76 billion to $1.8 billion in revenue.