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Obama pitches economic plan to conservatives in Idaho

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks to a capacity crowd at Boise State University during a visit to Boise, Idaho, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prodding the new Republican Congress from a conservative state, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged GOP lawmakers to work with him on an agenda [&hellip...

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Family of comedian killed in Wal-Mart crash settles claim

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

This 2010 photo shows comedian James McNair, friend and mentor to Tracy Morgan who survived the auto crash that killed McNair when a Wal-Mart truck slammed into the limo van carrying them and others home from a show in Delaware. The family of McNair has...

Haley OK with gas-tax hike if income tax cut, DOT retooled

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley delivers her State of the State address to the joint session of the legislature, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday...

New govt standards target pathogens in poultry products

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this March 29, 2006, file photo, a wide variety of cuts of meat are displayed at the meat section of Cub Foods grocery store in a Burnsville, Minn. Standards proposed Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, by the Agriculture Department aim to reduce rates...

Missouri governor urges ‘healing and hope’ after Ferguson

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored...

Nearly 3M gallons of brine spill; ND oil boom’s largest leak

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

In this photo taken Jan. 12, 2015, crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state’s largest during the state’s current oil boom. (AP...

Obama taps longtime aide to replace Podesta in senior role

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this April 17, 2012, file photo, then National Economic Council Deputy Director Brian Deese speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama has chosen a veteran White House aide and deputy...

Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo a police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home of Nancy Lanza, in Newtown, Conn. The Newtown Legislative Council is voting Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 on a proposal recommended by the board of selectmen to raze...

Officials begin testing mystery goo as bird death toll rises

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Volunteers Susan Kaveggia, left, and Susan McCarthy wash a male surf scoter at International Bird Rescue, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Fairfield, Calif. The death of 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area has baffled wildlife officials who say the feathers of...

Judge: Jeffs’ brothers can avoid some queries in labor probe

January 22, 2015 • BusinessComments (0)

Nephi, left, and Lyle Jeffs leave the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. A federal judge says the brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer questions about suspected child labor...