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  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Organized labor struck back Thursday against Kentucky's right-to-work law, filing a lawsuit that claims the ban on mandatory union fees in workplaces violates the state's Constitution. Matt Bevin, a leading supporter of the new law, was named a defendant along with Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey in the suit filed in Franklin Circuit Court in...

  • JUNCTION CITY, Kan.— A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall includes more than 8,000 cases of 16.6- ounce packages of "Eckrich Smok-y Cheddar Breakfast sausage, Naturally Hardwood Smoked." The products were distributed in...

  • Alabama: Grayson Hall, Regions Financial Corp., $8 million. Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., $14 million. Arkansas: Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $22.4 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 24- Infosys Ltd, the India- based computer services giant, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company's annual leadership meeting in San Francisco. H1-B visa program for skilled workers, which has been under fire as the Trump Administration moves to tighten a range of...

  • EVANSVILLE, Ind. _ Shoe Carnival Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $8.2 million. Shoe Carnival expects full-year earnings to be $1.30 to $1.45 per share, with revenue in the range of $1 billion to $1.02 billion. Shoe Carnival shares have declined 31 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. "When you say,' I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government& Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of...

  • In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Some Republicans in Congress cheered Trump's budget. They're really deep, deep cuts, "said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district...

  • In his first detailed budget submission to Congress on Tuesday, Trump requested major reductions to programs that help poor families afford groceries and poor and disabled people get healthcare. Some Republicans in Congress cheered Trump's budget. They're really deep, deep cuts, "said Republican Representative Hal Rogers, whose eastern Kentucky district...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Carrier Corp. is releasing a timeline for eliminating 632 jobs at the company's Indianapolis factory— work that will be outsourced to Mexico. United Steelworkers Local 1999 Vice President Robert James says it's "cold" to put people out of work just days before Christmas. Under pressure from Trump, Carrier announced last November that it would...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The ruling is likely to lessen the steady flow of patent...

  • WASHINGTON— Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments. The BlueCross BlueShield Association represents plans that are the backbone of insurance markets under the Affordable...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a ruling that places strict limits on where such cases can be filed. The case involved an appeal from TC Heartland, an Indiana- based food sweetener company sued by Kraft Foods in Delaware. But the Supreme Court's ruling will have the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The dispute began when Heartland, a subsidiary of...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— A classic Corvette bought 50 years ago by an injured Vietnam veteran who returned from the war with a pair of Purple Hearts has been sold for $675,000. The Indianapolis Star reports the original owner's son, Matt Litavsky, sold the marina blue 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe at an Indianapolis auction Saturday. Information from: The Indianapolis...

  • TOKYO, May 22- Japan's Subaru Co says it is unlikely to increase R&D spending from record levels planned this year, acknowledging that smaller carmakers cannot compete with the budgets and workforces of bigger rivals in developing new technologies. Subaru, the smallest of Japan's major automakers, has earmarked 134 billion yen for R&D in the year to March 2018...

  • A significant number of the job gains occurred in nine states, led by Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Arkansas, Colorado and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.3 percent, was the nation's lowest. Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota each had jobless rates below 3 percent.

  • But many farmers are nervous about another plank in Trump's agenda: His vow to overhaul U.S. trade policy, including his intent announced Thursday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Farm Country went on red alert last month when it looked as if Trump wasn't even going to pursue a NAFTA rewrite: White House aides had...

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted on Thursday that Congress will overhaul the U.S. tax system this year despite the chaos consuming Washington and the political divisions in Congress. "I feel very confident we can meet this goal," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters. "We no longer live in a world where the U.S. can set a corporate tax rate without considering what our...

  • Shippoli, a manufacturing engineer at Dan T. Moore Co., a privately-held company which operates nine factories across Ohio and Indiana, won the prize for finding used machines that were a fraction of the cost of buying them new. He is a fan of President Donald Trumps policies and even propped a bright red Make America Great Again hat on the hyena during the campaign.

  • BOSTON— People who lost loved ones in a fungal meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids were stunned when a pharmacy executive was acquitted of murder charges in 25 deaths, and some legal experts are questioning whether the vote by the jury was unanimous, as required in federal criminal trials. The verdict found Barry Cadden guilty of conspiracy, mail...