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  • 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.

  • Ky. gov announces automotive industry trade group Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    Steve Beshear said Monday he wants Kentucky to be as synonymous with the auto industry as Detroit. The Democratic governor announced the formation of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association to promote Kentucky as an automotive hub. Board members include representatives from Toyota, Ford, General Motors and various automotive supply companies.

  • Tempur Sealy buying Sealy brand rights in Japan Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Tempur Sealy International is buying the Sealy brand rights in Japan from a former licensee, in addition to some of its assets.

  • Obama signs actions taking aim at gender pay gap Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress are making a concerted election-year push to draw attention to women's wages, linking Obama executive actions with pending Senate legislation aimed at closing a compensation gender gap that favors men.

  • James River Coal files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    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.

  • KFC parent Yum tests new chicken restaurant Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— As KFC struggles in the U.S., parent company Yum Brands is testing a new chicken restaurant called Super Chix. A website for the restaurant in Arlington, Texas, shows a menu that seems positioned as a more premium offering than KFC, in line with the trend toward foods people feel are higher in quality.

  • US court rejects early look at surveillance case Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process. But the Supreme Court rarely grants such requests.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- In Indianapolis, an open house event tends to draw 10 people on a good day. "The realtor was dumbfounded," said Block, vice president of lending at Austin, Texas- based Open Mortgages, which has branches near Indianapolis.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • *Shares in Stallergenes rise 6 percent. CHICAGO/ PARIS, April 2,- France's Stallergenes has received U.S. regulatory approval to sell the first immunotherapy pill against grass allergies in the world's biggest pharmaceutical market, sending its shares up 6 percent on Wednesday.

  • April 1- France's Stallergenes said on Tuesday it received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's green light to sell its immunotherapy pill Oralair for treating grass allergies. Oralair was approved in the European Union in 2008 and is also sold in Canada, Australia and Russia for the treatment of grass pollen allergy.

  • On Tuesday those plans moved a step closer to reality when EPA's proposed rule arrived at the White House for review by the Office of Management and Budget, which is expected to evaluate the proposal by June 1. Under the plan, states must meet whatever target or goal the EPA sets through tailored strategies called state implementation plans.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • *Coast Guard opens Houston Channel for oil tankers. NEW YORK, March 25- Brent crude oil futures rose on Tuesday on renewed geopolitical risk over Russia and supply disruptions in Nigeria and Libya, while U.S. crude was pressured by a stronger U.S. dollar.

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. Senate Democratic leaders are discussing whether to drop reforms to the International Monetary Fund from a Ukraine aid bill, but have not yet made a decision, a senior Democratic Senate aide said on Tuesday.

  • March 21- AK Steel Holding Corp forecast a bigger loss for the first quarter as an unplanned blast furnace outage in its Kentucky plant hurt shipments and drove up costs. AK Steel estimated a net loss of 44 cents to 49 cents per share for the first quarter. AKS shares were up about 3 percent at $6.89 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- If anyone should find it odd that a Japanese distillery was planning to merge with a U.S. bourbon brand steeped in the history of the American South, the answer could be found on a cocktail menu. Prices for bourbon, a type of whiskey distilled from at least 51 percent corn, have risen faster than inflation in the United States for years.

  • *Copper's fall compounds concerns over China slowdown. NEW YORK, March 12- U.S. crude oil fell by more than 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest drop in two months, after the United States announced unexpected plans for a "test" release of strategic oil reserves while weekly data showed a big rise in crude stockpiles.

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