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Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup 


(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.

GAO report: Airline pilot shortage? Not clear 


(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.

USDA adds foods to moms and kids food program 


(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.

GrubHub orders up an IPO

(AP) — Online delivery company GrubHub plans to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of its common stock.

Standard & Poor's 500 index closes at record high

(AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing at a record high and has turned positive for the year.

Yellen: Fed monitoring recent weaker economic data 


(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.

Wyoming top in CO2 per person amid new regulations 


(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.

Hospitals coping better as drug shortages persist

(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.

Bad weather puts the chill on many companies 


Storms outside can freeze up economic growth.

Obama plan aims to improve odds for minority boys

(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.