Three Republicans who are considering a run for the White House pitched their views on Saturday for how conservatives can retake power in Washington.» Read More
NEW ORLEANS— Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge- based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday.
Nowadays, the bar for grabbing attention has moved higher—or, more precisely, lower, The New York Times reports.
First lady Michelle Obama announced the new Veterans Employment Center at Fort Campbell, Ky., during a special veterans' jobs summit, which comes as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down.
FRANKFORT, Ky.— Atmos Energy Corp. customers will see their bills rise after the company won approval for an $8.5 million annual revenue increase.
NEW YORK— Yum Brands reported a higher-than-expected profit for its first quarter highlighted by a rebound in KFC sales in China, where concerns about the safety of the chain's chicken supply eased. The company, which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, said Tuesday that sales at established locations in China rose 9 percent for the period.
April 22- U.S. coal miner Arch Coal Inc said it expects to ship fewer tons of steel-making metallurgical coal this year after posting a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss due to lower prices and weak demand. Arch Coal, like other coal producers, is paring its assets.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in Cedar Rapids the formation of the first Rural Business Investment Company, a for-profit firm licensed by the USDA to invest in businesses that otherwise might not have the capital to increase business opportunities. The USDA traditionally has offered guaranteed loans or direct loans for rural businesses.
In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision— but declined to say how much longer.
WASHINGTON— More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/ 2- year recovery.
WASHINGTON— A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
WASHINGTON— Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. An impromptu appearance in the White House briefing room offered the president an opportunity to trumpet the new figures, which beat initial projections by 1 million.
RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky.— An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs. Germany- based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. cut the ribbon Wednesday in Russell Springs on the $29 million parts manufacturing facility.
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama. Mary Landrieu is vying for a fourth term representing Louisiana; Alaska Sen.
The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County's annual jobless rate last year was the state's lowest, at 6.1 percent, up from 6 percent in 2012. Leslie County had the highest rate in 2013 at 17.7 percent, up from 14.1 percent a year earlier.
But Congress will have to act fast. Foxx's warnings this week echo ones by President Barack Obama, who cautioned in February that unless Congress finished a bill by summer's end then "we could see construction projects stop in their tracks."
The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that prosecutors presented enough evidence to back their contention that 53- year-old Christopher Cello Smith of Prestonsburg, Ky., and 58- year-old Michael D. Smith of Cookeville, Tenn., defrauded thousands of investors.
Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." Bush, a former Florida governor, says the GOP cannot demonize immigrants and should show compassion. Paul was interviewed on ABC's "This Week" during a visit to early nominating New Hampshire.
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.
*Libya oil guards take control of Hariga port, Zueitina pending. *OPEC sees lower demand for its crude in 2014. NEW YORK, April 10- Global crude oil drifted modestly lower on Thursday, pressured by weaker economic data from China as well as the prospect of a rebound in oil exports from Libya.
LONDON, April 7- U.S. drinks company Brown-Forman is one of several parties considering second-round bids for the Whyte& Mackay whisky business, expected to fetch around 350 million pounds, said three people familiar with the matter.