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  • DES MOINES, Iowa— For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co-workers, a team of technicians entrusted to build computers used to randomly pick numbers for some of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. "The depth of his deceit is...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines. The 780- mile-long line would run from wind farms in western Kansas through Missouri and...

  • Dr. Farzad Mostashari, left, is helping medical practices adopt electronic health records in the Bronx.

    Across the continent from Washington, Silicon Valley sees the American health care system as the next great market for reform. NYT explains.

  • Cities with the best view of the total eclipse are spending big, bracing for a huge influx of tourists — and it's not clear it will pay off.

  • *USDA estimates, big Russian crop dent price sentiment. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Aug 14- Chicago wheat futures dropped on Monday for a third session, weakened by big harvests in the Black Sea region and a smaller than expected cut in the U.S. government's spring wheat forecast. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active wheat contract lost 1.5 percent to $4.32-3/ 4 a bushel by...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 14- Chicago wheat futures slid 1.2 percent on Monday, falling for a third consecutive session to a two-month low under pressure from abundant global supplies. The Chicago Board of Trade's most-active wheat contract lost 1.2 percent to $4.34 a bushel by 0256 GMT after declining earlier in the session to $4.32-1/ 2 a bushel, the lowest since June 12.

  • NEW YORK— Payless ShoeSource says it emerged from bankruptcy protection this week and is looking for a new CEO to lead the company. The low-priced shoe chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April. The Topeka, Kansas- based company says that CEO Paul Jones retired this week and that its board of directors will select a new leader.

  • AUGUSTA, Ga.— Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media Inc., the companies announced Wednesday. New Media said in a news release it will pay $120 million to purchase Morris Publishing Group, the newspaper division of Georgia- based Morris...

  • TOPEKA, Kan. _ Westar Energy Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $72.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Topeka, Kansas- based company said it had profit of 50 cents. Keywords: Westar Energy, Earnings Report.

  • Shown the Door, Older Workers Find Bias Hard to Prove

    70 former Spirit AeroSystems employees are filing suit against the company for age discrimination.

  • July 20- The president of the United Auto Workers union said on Thursday the union is talking with General Motors Co about the potential threat to plants and jobs from slumping U.S. car sales. "We are talking to right now about the products that they currently have" at underused car plants such as Hamtramck in Michigan and Lordstown in Ohio, and whether they might be...

  • July 20- The president of the United Auto Workers union said on Thursday the union is talking with General Motors Co about the potential threat to plants and jobs from slumping U.S. car sales. "We are talking to right now about the products that they currently have" at underused car plants such as Hamtramck in Michigan and Lordstown in Ohio, and whether they might be...

  • Then came word that two Republican senators not at the dinner- Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas- had announced their opposition to the healthcare proposals put forward by party leaders in the Senate. He called 49 Republican senators over to the White House for lunch and a scolding on Wednesday, telling them they needed to settle their differences and...

  • Then came word that two Republican senators not at the dinner- Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas- had announced their opposition to the healthcare proposals put forward by party leaders in the Senate. He called 49 Republican senators over to the White House for lunch and a scolding on Wednesday, telling them they needed to settle their differences and...

  • SHANGHAI, July 19- China's Dalian Wanda Group did not fund a spate of deals made by AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, the U.S. cinema chain majority owned by Wanda said late on Tuesday, after reports that Beijing was cracking down on the Chinese firm's overseas deals. AMC's shares dived over 10 percent on Monday after sources said regulators in China had told banks to...

  • But for U.S. farmers the 23- year old pact secures access to stable, lucrative markets in Mexico and Canada that now account for over a quarter of U.S. farm exports. Another concern is that the mere uncertainty of open-ended trade talks could drive Mexico to alternative suppliers of grains, dairy products, beef and pork. Mexico became even more crucial after...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • An employee puts a low price dollar sign together at a Walmart store.

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