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BATON ROUGE, La.-- The Louisiana attorney general's office said a special grand jury was selected Thursday to look into possible criminal activity involving a $200 million Medicaid contract awarded by Gov.
BETHESDA, Md.-- A parking garage partially collapsed Thursday outside a shopping mall in suburban Maryland, and officials said one construction worker died after being trapped under a concrete slab. Montgomery County rescuers worked to stabilize the structure for more than four hours to free a second worker.
OMAHA, Neb.-- A prominent Nebraska abortion clinic is facing a new legal challenge from state officials who want to revoke the license of the clinic's only nurse because of allegations of questionable care. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning said Wednesday that he has filed a petition with regulators to revoke Lindsey Creekmore's license.
PARIS, May 23- Christine Lagarde has made her mark as International Monetary Fund chief by taking a firm yet pragmatic stance in the austerity-versus-growth debate raging as Europe struggles to pull itself out of a long crisis.
WASHINGTON, May 22- Three congressional hearings during the past week have allowed lawmakers to vent their anger at the U.S. tax agency for its targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny, but the sessions have yielded few answers about who was responsible.
By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West. WASHINGTON, May 22- The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of a scandal about extra tax scrutiny of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday she had done nothing wrong but invoked her constitutional right not to answer questions.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
We score all the states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.
*Gold shoots up from 1- month low and 7 days of losses. *Silver hits Sept 2010 low before rebounding. Copper prices hit their highest in almost a week, helped by a weaker dollar and shrinking inventories of the metal in Asia, although concerns about China's growth capped gains.
*Gold also shoots up from 1- month low and 7 days of losses. NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 20- Gold and silver prices gained about two percent on Monday after a roller-coaster session that opened with a gut-wrenching dive in silver prices to their lowest in 2-1/ 2 years before an abrupt midday turnaround.
*Early May U.S. consumer sentiment highest in almost six years. NEW YORK, May 17- Prices for U.S. With the better-than-expected retail sales figures on Monday, "you could probably say maybe the consumer is in a little better shape than we were thinking," said Steve Van Order, fixed-income strategist at Calvert Investments in Bethesda, Maryland.
WASHINGTON, May 17- Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia in April from a year before, according to Labor Department data released on Friday. A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year.
ST. LOUIS, May 17- U.S. authorities have seized two accounts linked to a major operator in the booming Bitcoin digital currency market, Tokyo- based exchange Mt. The price of the volatile currency ballooned in March as a result of the Cyprus bank crisis.
*U.S. consumer sentiment jumps to highest in almost six years. NEW YORK, May 17- Prices for U.S. Combined with better-than-expected retail sales figures on Monday, "you could probably say maybe the consumer is in a little better shape than we were thinking," said Steve Van Order, fixed income strategist at Calvert Investments in Bethesda, Maryland.
WASHINGTON, May 17- President Barack Obama on Friday will seek to turn the spotlight from controversies threatening to swamp his agenda to the economy by announcing he will cut in half the time it takes to get federal approval for large job-creating projects.
The traffickers lived modestly and had alleged links to known terrorists, including Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind cleric serving a life sentence for a conspiracy to blow up New York City landmarks. Arrests also were made in New York City, New Jersey and Delaware.
Martin O'Malley signed Maryland's first gas tax increase in 20 years into law on Thursday and announced $1.2 billion in highway and transit projects. It will jump another 8 cents by July 2015. The tax would rise another 8 cents by July 2016, unless Congress approves an Internet sales tax measure that would provide another revenue source for transportation.
May 16- T. Rowe Price Group Inc Chief Investment Officer Brian Rogers backed keeping JPMorgan Chase& Co's Jamie Dimon in his dual roles of chairman and chief executive, offering valuable support from a top shareholder as a key governance vote at the bank approaches next week.
BALTIMORE-- The Preakness draw was over, and trainer Shug McGaughey listed a variety of reasons why he was OK with having Kentucky Derby winner Orb starting Saturday's race from the rail. Then someone asked him, "If you had your choice, where would you want to be?"
BALTIMORE, May 15- An improving U.S. housing market suggests it is time for the Federal Reserve to stop aiming its stimulus at the real estate sector, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said on Wednesday.