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BILLINGS, Mont.— Real-estate developer Tim Blixseth was ordered to pay $41 million to creditors of the luxury Montana resort he helped drive into bankruptcy, by a federal judge who slammed the one-time billionaire for distorting the facts in the case.
DETROIT— Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. says it will begin leasing cars to small and midsize businesses. Leasing a base Model S for 36 months would cost $1,012 per month with roughly $6,000 up front, according to Tesla's website.
NEW YORK— Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
WASHINGTON— House Democrats unveiled their response to Paul Ryan's GOP budget on Monday, and it relies on a $1.5 trillion in higher taxes over the coming 10 years and the economic benefits of immigration reform to make the numbers work.
Microsoft has built a new television studio, and plans to roll out six series this June, said a report in Bloomberg.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.
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.
April 6- An unexplained blast this week at a liquefied natural gas facility in rural Washington state, which injured workers, forced an evacuation and raised alarm about a potentially large second explosion, could focus attention on the risk of storing massive gas supplies near population centers.
UNCASVILLE, Conn.— A gaming slump is eating into the profits of Mohegan Sun, but the 2,000 tribal members who draw benefits from the massive casino aren't feeling the pinch— not with money coming in from a burgeoning Mohegan Tribe gaming empire.
PERTH, Australia— A Chinese ship involved in the hunt for the missing Malaysian jetliner reported hearing a "pulse signal" Saturday in southern Indian Ocean waters with the same frequency emitted by the plane's data recorders, as Malaysia vowed not to give up the search for the aircraft.
April 4- Amazon.com Inc launched a new product named Amazon Dash on Friday that allows the user to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the company's AmazonFresh service. However, the device is available only for users of the AmazonFresh which currently operates exclusively in Southern California, San Francisco and Seattle.
EUGENE, Ore.— Brittany Murphy's final movie opens Friday in Eugene before going on a limited run. That year she worked on a psychological thriller called "Something Wicked," and much of it was filmed in Eugene and other parts of Lane County.
The video has made headlines across the U.S.— he was on the CNN website homepage Thursday and is scheduled to appear on the "Today" show this morning— and beyond, including Spain, Australia and the U.K.. For more on Duncan, the rescue's work and its animals, check out the website, and Facebook page.
BELLINGHAM, Wash.— A Washington beekeeper accused of stealing 28 hives from a competitor will have to pay more than $14,000 in restitution. But, Joseph Eugene "Skip" Guilmette of Everson avoided jail time in a plea agreement last week in Bellingham.
The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice about the last days of Jesus will start a 54- city tour in New Orleans on June 9. It will star punk legend John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon as King Herod, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas and JC Chasez of' N Sync as Pontius Pilate.
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.
Arledge himself acknowledged on Wednesday that BNY Mellon is only in the early stages of a two-pronged strategy to gather assets from individual retail investors, but he pledged that the strategy will show tangible progress by this summer.
ORLANDO, Fla., April 3- Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in bourbon barrels that sells out quickly even at $15 a bottle.
April 2- Plug Power Inc said it bought fuel-cell stack maker ReliOn Inc for about $4 million in an all-stock deal, as the company looks to diversify its supplier base. Plug Power shares rose 4.5 percent after the bell as the deal also helps the fuel-cell maker expand into the stationary back-up fuel cell market.
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.