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  • AAA: Average price of gasoline in Washington $3.71 Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    BELLEVUE, Wash.— The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $3.71. That's up 2 cents in a week and 17 cents in a month, but 2 cents below the price a year ago. Bellingham $3.83, Bremerton $3.74, Seattle- Bellevue- Everett $3.77, Tacoma $3.75, Olympia $3.74, Vancouver $3.72, Yakima $3.67, Tri-Cities $3.52, and Spokane $3.45.

  • GOP seeks coverage choices in health law they hate Sunday, 6 Apr 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

  • 7M enrolled doesn't guarantee health law's success Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama's health care law, but that doesn't guarantee success for the country's newest social program.

  • Va. gas prices increase ahead of spring break Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday that the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Richmond increased by 11 cents over the past week, to $3.45. On the bright side, Virginia's average of $3.42 is below the national average of $3.57 and is the 10th lowest in the country. Gas prices this week are up 4 cents in Roanoke, 8 cents in Charlottesville and 9 cents in Norfolk.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- The U.S. labor market emerged surprisingly strong from the severe winter, with employers hiring at a brisk pace and the jobless rate holding near a five-year low. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising by 197,000 in February, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • CarMax 4Q profit falls 7 pct on accounting change Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— CarMax Inc. said Friday that its fourth-quarter net income fell 7 percent, as the effects of an accounting correction offset higher vehicle demand. Investors were disappointed and CarMax shares fell in premarket trading.

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- U.S. employers maintained a solid pace of hiring for a second straight month in March, further evidence of resilience in an economy that had been held back by a brutally cold winter. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 192,000 jobs last month after rising 197,000 in February, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 3:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A Maryland man will plead guilty to charges of conspiring to commit insider trading, in what marks the 10th criminal prosecution stemming from an insider-trading ring orchestrated by a former Wells Fargo investment banker, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • Court voids $920M DuPont award in Kevlar case Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia voided the verdict against South Korea's Kolon Industries Inc because of mishandled evidence.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Apple Inc, Google Inc and Facebook Inc have made significant progress in adopting renewable energy sources to power their Web services, the environmental group Greenpeace said in a report on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Real estate: What $1.28 million buys in DC suburbs Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    A quick look at residential real estate numbers shows that the D.C. suburb's housing market is heating up.

  • *Corn, wheat, soy all up double digits. NEW YORK, March 31- Commodities had the best quarter in 18 months as trading for March ended on Monday, with weather and economic growth likely to determine if gas, gold, grains, lean hogs and coffee continue going higher and draw money into the space.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- President Barack Obama's embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance.

  • *Business travelers splash out on New York- London route. ATLANTA, March 30,- Delta Air Lines has been making inroads in the dogfight over the lucrative market for business travel between New York and London, but the newly merged American Airlines Group is fighting back.

  • Nine partners quit Patton Boggs amid merger talks Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    March 28- In the latest defections to hit Washington, D.C., law and lobbying firm Patton Boggs, nine partners are leaving the firm, according to several sources with direct knowledge of the moves. One of the parting lawyers, Benjamin Chew, led the commercial litigation and antitrust group, while Kevin Boardman had been on the firm's strategic planning committee.

  • 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.

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