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Lawsuit alleges overbilling by hospitalist company

(AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed a civil lawsuit in Chicago claiming a California-based company systematically overbilled Medicare and other government programs for hospital physician services.

225-acre solar farm planned for Currituck County

(AP) — A 225-acre solar farm is expected to be in operation in Currituck County by the end of next year.

California releases revised fracking regulations

(AP) — California oil regulators have released updated rules governing well stimulation jobs including hydraulic fracturing.

Fish taken from California hatcheries amid drought

(AP) — Workers evacuated rainbow trout on Tuesday from a hatchery on the American River as part of rescue efforts prompted by concerns that California's drought will increase water temperatures and kill the fish.

Tariffs help solar panel maker Stion raise hiring

(AP) — Solar panel maker Stion says it will hire 23 more employees, bringing its total to 177 employees at its Hattiesburg plant as new tariffs on Chinese solar panels cause an increase in demand for American-made panels.

SolarCity, an installer, to buy panel-maker Silevo

(AP) — SolarCity, one of the nation's largest installers of rooftop solar systems, is buying Silveo, a solar panel manufacturer.

Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by US

(AP) — Microsoft and four other large American technology companies are using a New York court case to try to stop the U.S. government from accessing data stored outside the United States.

DreamWorks mixing faves, newbies in YouTube debut

(AP) — When AwesomenessTV launched as a YouTube channel two years ago, it was a bet by veteran TV and movie producer Brian Robbins on the ability of teen and tween audiences to find videos they love to watch online.

Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54 


(AP) — Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego's most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday. He was 54.

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

(AP) — Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country's newly elected president.