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  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.

  • Nevada jobless rate remains 8.5 percent in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada's jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.

  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery' Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    In addition, Stan Greenberg, James Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word "recovery" is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven't worked.

  • US Senate leader: rancher's backers 'terrorists' Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • BOSTON, April 15- Massachusetts' top securities regulator on Tuesday charged a company that marketed online telephone services with running a $1 billion pyramid scheme that targeted minorities, including Brazilian-Americans.

  • Tapas chain Firefly closes Henderson restaurant Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    HENDERSON, Nev.— Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300- horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

  • How one pension fund delivered 22%, outpaced peers Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
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    Some of the best investment strategies don't come from Wall Street—they come from public pension funds.

  • Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    Party operatives are pushing a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot use. The political world likely will be focused on Florida in November for clues about the turnout potential among young voters of pot on the ballot.

  • Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:08 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland grazing rights.

  • Feds release cows gathered in Nevada roundup Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    The Bureau of Land Management took the action after hundreds of states' rights protesters, including militia and tea party members, showed up at corrals outside Mesquite to demand the animals' return to rancher Cliven Bundy.

  • Miss. man indicted in $9 million bankruptcy fraud Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— A Jackson man was indicted Wednesday on charges that he defrauded his bankrupt business of more than $9 million. William "Butch" Dickson faces charges in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

  • Police: Facebook posts prompted fatal casino fight Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Reno, Nev., police say they've arrested a nightclub guard accused of killing a man who posted negative Facebook comments about the lounge's security. Police say 23- year-old Victor Victoria-Acevedo had posted comments on Bubinga Lounge's Facebook page after people he knew had run-ins with security there.

  • Nevada food exports hit record levels Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Nevada's food and agricultural exports reached a milestone last year, exceeding 2012 sales by more than $19 million. Food and agricultural products are Nevada's ninth largest export category. Canada, China, Mexico and Japan were Nevada's top four markets for agricultural products last year.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • April 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc wants Americans, even those on a budget, to buy more organic food. The move could help revive Walmart's flagging grocery sales and boost the profile of the resurrected Wild Oats brand.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of U.S. home foreclosure filings slid 23 percent in March from a year ago, helping bring first-quarter foreclosure activity to its lowest level since the second quarter of 2007, a report from RealtyTrac showed on Thursday.

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