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NEW YORK, April 24- A fire is still raging at Williams Companies Inc's natural gas processing plant in southwestern Wyoming, which exploded on Wednesday afternoon and disrupted regional supplies, the company and local emergency responders said On Thursday.
Most of that number came from people who signed up for Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled. As part of that total, more than 450,000 adults obtained new coverage under Medicaid, according to numbers released separately that reflect enrollments through April 17.
OPAL, Wyo.— A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub.
SEATTLE— About 164,000 Washington residents have signed up for private health insurance through the state's health care exchange, with the bulk of people enrolling in the final three months leading up to the March deadline, state officials announced Wednesday.
Boeing's report "gives much more confidence about the ability to return cash," said Ken Herbert, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity Inc.. Boeing spent nearly $3 billion in the first quarter to buy back some 19 million shares and pay dividends, most of the expected amount for the year, according to analysts.
The HBO deal is a big win for Amazon, which is competing with Netflix and Hulu for streaming viewers as more people cut the cord on cable services. Time Warner, which owns HBO, has long seen Netflix as a threat to HBO and has steadfastly refused to license even its old shows to the company for streaming.
WASHINGTON— To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. Now, Republican candidates are adjusting their plans and linking Democratic Senate candidates to Reid, painting the 74- year-old leader and his allies as unscrupulous politicians.
KATMANDU, Nepal— Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.
SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, April 22- A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.
WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/ 2 years in March, but there were signs a recent downward trend that has plagued the housing market may be drawing to an end. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales slipped 0.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.59 million units.
*To restart Pend Oreille zinc mine at a cost of C $45 mln. Teck also said it plans to resume production at its Pend Oreille underground zinc mine, which has been idle since 2009. The company said zinc has the best outlook of the base metals. The capital cost of restarting Pend Oreille is pegged at about $41 million.
April 22- Diversified Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd said it would cut about 600 jobs, or 5 percent of its global workforce, after a sharp fall in earnings and revenue in the first quarter.
SEATTLE, April 21- The lead money manager for Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is leaving his post this week, marking the latest in a round of high-level departures at the Seattle billionaire's Vulcan Inc organization, which handles his $16 billion fortune.
NEW YORK— The owner of cable networks Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet said Monday that it has agreed to sell information website HowStuffWorks to Blucora Inc. for $45 million. Blucora, based in Bellevue, Wash., owns search business InfoSpace. Blucora shares rose 25 cents to $19.44.
SAN FRANCISCO— Pacific Gas& Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.
But that's what happened 50 years ago at the 1964 New York World's Fair in Queens, N.Y., when a family from Belgium introduced Belgian waffles, topped with fresh whipped cream, powdered sugar and sliced strawberries.
PALMDALE, Calif.— Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits, a union announced Friday.
NEW YORK— Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of distinctive features.
Target, which started its subscription service by offering 150 baby products, is expanding the program tenfold by adding nearly 1,600 items.
NEW YORK— Target is taking aim at rival Amazon by expanding a service that regularly delivers products to shoppers' homes. The nation's second-largest discounter started its subscription service in September by offering 150 baby products, like baby wipes and diapers, for delivery.