- UCare cutting workforce by nearly 250 Updated: Oct-12-15 6:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis-based health insurer UCare is cutting its workforce by nearly 250 people.
- Correction: California Legislation story Updated: Oct-12-15 3:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In stories Oct. 11 about legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the author of AB967, which would have set minimum penalties for sex assaults at colleges. The bill's author was Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, not Sen. Connie Leyva.
- Dell buying EMC in $67 billion bet on data storage Updated: Oct-12-15 3:10 pm
NEW YORK - Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market.
- Companies sign contracts for Iowa's private Medicaid program Updated: Oct-09-15 5:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The four national health insurance companies selected to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program have signed contracts with the state to begin work.
- Campaign donor backed company vying for Allentown contract Updated: Oct-09-15 4:17 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The city planned to award a no-bid contract to a company whose main investor contributed to the mayor's Senate campaign, according to email records.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
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- Israeli team advances in contest to send spacecraft to moon Updated: Oct-07-15 11:27 am
JERUSALEM - A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday.
- The Latest: Prosecutor: Ex-UN official implicated himself Updated: Oct-06-15 8:05 pm
NEW YORK - The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local):
- Universal Stainless & Alloy has new deal at Titusville plant Updated: Oct-06-15 9:46 am
TITUSVILLE, Pennsylvania - A Pittsburgh-area specialty steelmaker has a new five-year contract covering workers at a small plant in northwestern Pennsylvania.
- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- Deere has tentative labor agreement with UAW workers Updated: Oct-01-15 12:20 pm
MOLINE, Illinois - Farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, averting a possible strike by 10,000 employees at 12 factories in three states.
- Cut Off company gets 1-year, $9.1M Navy contract extension Updated: Oct-01-15 4:05 am
CUT OFF, Louisiana - A company in Cut Off has a one-year, $9.1 million extension to a Navy contract chartering the maritime support vessel MV C-Champion.
- Forest Service adds 7 air tankers to firefighting fleet Updated: Sep-30-15 4:23 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The National Interagency Fire Center says the U.S. Forest Service has awarded three companies exclusive contracts to provide seven Next Generation Airtankers for fighting forest fires.
- Cape Air to continue service between rural Montana cities Updated: Sep-30-15 4:43 am
BILLINGS, Montana - The federal government has approved Cape Air for another contract to provide Essential Air Service flights in Montana.
- Emails show complaints about Medicaid fraud detection system Updated: Sep-29-15 2:25 pm
HOUSTON - Former Texas health official Jack Stick tried to persuade dozens of other states to buy Austin technology company 21CT's Medicaid fraud detection system even as he privately complained that the results it produced for Texas were worth "a bucket of warm spit," according to his email messages.
- Newton County awards Magco bridge replacement contract Updated: Sep-29-15 6:33 am
MERIDIAN, Mississippi - The Newton County Board of Supervisors has awarded a contract to replace two decaying wooden bridges to Magco Inc. of Laurel.
- Covington, Westlake companies get Corps dredging contracts Updated: Sep-29-15 4:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Pentagon says Weeks Marine Inc., of Covington, Louisiana, has won a $6.5 million contract for maintenance dredging in Texas.
- Chairman Tom Ricketts not surprised by Cubs' success Updated: Sep-28-15 8:11 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts isn't surprised that his team is headed back to the postseason.
- Drivers from Taiwan get reprieve from driver's license test Updated: Sep-28-15 8:03 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregonians living in Taiwan will be able to get a driver's license without taking a driving test.
- State awards deal to dredge sand from Sandy-affected lake Updated: Sep-28-15 3:33 pm
ASBURY PARK, New Jersey - New Jersey has awarded a $1.6 million contract to dredge tons of sand pushed into an oceanfront lake by Superstorm Sandy.
- Migration crisis proves boon for some businesses Updated: Sep-27-15 5:12 am
BERLIN - People crammed into boats and trekking across borders have become the dominant images of Europe's migrant crisis. In the shadows, however, there are those who are profiting, for whom every migrant is a business opportunity.
- Omaha software developer awarded $43.8 million in lawsuit Updated: Sep-25-15 3:34 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Douglas County jury has awarded Omaha software developer Baldwin Hackett & Meeks Inc. $43.8 million in a lawsuit that accused a rival software firm of violating antitrust laws and breaching a nondisclosure agreement.
- Contract awarded for South Bend airport customs station Updated: Sep-25-15 3:20 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The South Bend International Airport could begin living up to its name next year when it comes to commercial flights.
- Miss. death sentence overturned, mental evaluation ordered Updated: Sep-24-15 5:54 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the death penalty of Erik Wayne Hollie, who pleaded guilty to killing a pawn shop owner and claiming God had led him to the shop.
- General Electric to create 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom Updated: Sep-24-15 1:40 pm
NEW YORK - General Electric Co. said Thursday that it may create 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdom after Congress did not renew a government program that allows foreign companies to borrow money to buy U.S. products.