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  • Homeland Security gets one-week funding lifeline Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    Republicans only narrowly manage to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Times reports.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • Kindred Healthcare reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:48 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Kindred Healthcare Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $47.7 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Kindred Healthcare expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.20 to $1.40 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.2 billion to $7.3...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn.— State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said Thursday that it may have been "a mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville because it has a United Auto Workers union contract. Republican lawmakers have grumbled about the United Auto Workers union's ongoing role at the plant, and Ramsey pointed to...

  • SALEM, Ore.— An Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Corp. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend. Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer ruled Wednesday that Oracle should host Medicaid for another year. Earlier this month, Oracle...

  • Churchill Downs reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:57 PM ET

    LOUIVILLE, Ky. _ Churchill Downs Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $13.8 million in its fourth quarter. The Louiville, Kentucky- based company said it had a loss of 81 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $46.4 million, or $2.64 per share.

  • Almost Family posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Almost Family Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.7 million. The Louisville, Kentucky- based company said it had net income of 50 cents per share. Almost Family shares have climbed 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • Lawyers representing Oregon told Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer during the first of a two-day hearing that Oracle's plans to pull hosting services would result in Medicaid enrollment grinding to a halt. The Medicaid system runs on parts of the technology that Oracle built for the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange. Witnesses for the state...

  • Papa John's beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Papa John's International Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $21.1 million. Papa John's expects full-year earnings to be $1.98 to $2.06 per share. Papa John's shares have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • WASHINGTON— Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Instead, Obama sought to reassert his authority to make the decision himself, rebuffing GOP lawmakers who will control both the House and...

  • Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. Ten of the 11 states with the biggest declines in their uninsured rates accepted the health care law's Medicaid expansion, which provides...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Republican shifted tactics Tuesday to try to free up stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security in advance of a Friday midnight deadline. "But... we can't do that until we fully fund the Department of Homeland Security. Tuesday's developments did little to clear up the impasse over immigration that is...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. The halt in talks comes after the USW pulled workers from three Motiva Enterprises LLC refineries in Louisiana and Texas...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 23- Talks to end the largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years are not expected to resume this week, sources familiar with the negotiations said on Monday after the number of plants hit by walkouts increased over the weekend. Face-to-face meetings between the United Steelworkers union and lead refinery owner representative Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of...

  • Texas Roadhouse meets 4Q profit forecasts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:16 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Texas Roadhouse Inc. on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $18.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 26 cents per share. Texas Roadhouse shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • A group of workers and supporters at the Faurecia SA seating plant in Cleveland plans a Tuesday march. The union has been trying to organize Nissan Motor Co.' s Canton, Mississippi, plant for years, and lost a 2008 worker vote at a Johnson Controls plant in nearby Madison that French-based Faurecia bought in 2011.. Protesters say Faurecia employees make a top wage...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states. Q. Would Congress have...

  • CINCINNATI— Low temperatures and school closings have resulted in blood supply shortages in southwest Ohio, health officials say. The Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati said seven of its scheduled blood drives were canceled last week as frigid weather closed local schools and businesses, the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reported.