- Published on 02/28/2014 - 9:55 am
- Written by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press
(AP) — For 15 years the trucks have barreled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin.
- Published on 02/28/2014 - 9:52 am
- Written by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press
(AP) — Regional airlines report difficulty over the past year in finding enough pilots to hire, but it isn't clear whether there is a shortage of pilots, a government watchdog said in a report released Friday.
- Published on 02/28/2014 - 9:50 am
- Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press
(AP) — Pregnant women and mothers who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.
- Published on 02/28/2014 - 9:49 am
- Written by Associated Press
(AP) — Online delivery company GrubHub plans to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of its common stock.
- Published on 02/27/2014 - 1:57 pm
- Written by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer
(AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing at a record high and has turned positive for the year.
- Published on 02/27/2014 - 1:50 pm
- Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer
(AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen noted Thursday that recent economic data have pointed to weaker-than-expected gains in consumer spending and job growth. She said the Fed will be watching to see whether the slowdown proves only a temporary blip caused by severe winter weather.
- Published on 02/27/2014 - 1:47 pm
- Written by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press
(AP) — Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a state famous for big, clear skies: Wyoming.
- Published on 02/27/2014 - 1:45 pm
- Written by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer
(AP) — U.S. hospitals are coping better with ongoing shortages of hundreds of medications, but a new survey indicates that obtaining drugs from alternate sources is costing them a lot of money they can't spare.
- Published on 02/27/2014 - 1:44 pm
- Written by The Associated Press
Storms outside can freeze up economic growth.
- Published on 02/27/2014 - 1:42 pm
- Written by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press
(AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday launched his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, urging stronger efforts to create more opportunities for young minority men and to improve conditions that keep them impoverished and imprisoned in disproportionate numbers.