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Stories with subject: Contracts and orders
  • Criminal probe into tribal lender includes Nevada partners 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:47 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A federal criminal investigation into the former leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe's online lending operations now includes a Nevada company the tribe partnered with in its first attempt to offer payday loans.

  • First Sky View graduating class reunites 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:08 am

    SMITHFIELD, Utah - In celebrating Sky View High School's first graduating class, an enduring image of its 50-year history was on full display, as current students performed the school's fight song for the Class of 1965.

  • Ruling could ease way for unionizing at fast-food chains 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:40 pm

    NEW YORK - It could be easier for unions to bargain for better pay and working conditions on behalf of millions of workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other fast-food chains after a National Labor Relations Board ruling on Thursday.

  • Looking to future, more NCAA athletes seek own trademarks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 10:22 am

    BOSTON - Like their counterparts in the pros, more college football stars are starting to snatch up trademark rights to their names, nicknames and fan slogans.

  • Report: Solyndra misrepresented facts to get loan guarantee 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 6:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.

  • New tactical vehicle contract big boost for Wisconsin city story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:52 pm

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - A lucrative military contract awarded to Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. to build the Humvee's replacement will provide an economic boost to the city of Oshkosh and across the state, company and local leaders said Wednesday.

  • Arkansas package fails to secure military vehicle project story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:17 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas officials expressed disappointment Tuesday that a military vehicle assembly contract they had hoped to lure with an $87 million incentive package is going to another state.

  • Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Wisconsin firm 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:16 pm

    OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. has won a major contract to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the military's Humvee troop carriers.

  • Entergy picks contractor for New Orleans solar project 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:32 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Entergy New Orleans has chosen Blattner Energy Inc. to build its first solar power project in the city.

  • Lab manager settles lobbying claims with $4.8M payment 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:32 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The managers of one of the nation's premier federal laboratories have agreed to pay nearly $4.8 million to settle allegations of improperly using taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and others to extend the lab's $2.4 billion management contract.

  • Mexico's first lady returns mansion after scandal broke out story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:09 pm

    MEXICO CITY - First lady Angelica Rivera has returned the $7 million mansion she bought from a firm that won lucrative contracts with the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's Public Administration Department said Friday.

  • Official peeved over ethics vote takes it out on charities story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:32 pm

    FREDERICK, Maryland - A Frederick County councilman known for peevish behavior is protesting the tightening of local ethics rules by halting his company's charitable donations to community organizations.

  • Wilmington finds out-of-state animal control contractor 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 7:01 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - The city of Wilmington has found a new animal control contractor after the current one announced it would be pre-emptively terminating all of its government contracts.

  • Juvenile detention contractor opts out amid criticism 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 3:17 am

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A new provider is being sought for a privately run, South Florida juvenile detention facility whose conditions are under investigation by the state.

  • Proposed Massachusetts natural gas rate hikes cut by $13M 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:16 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Columbia Gas announced Thursday they have reached an agreement that cuts the natural gas company's proposed rate hike of nearly $50 million by more than $13 million and prevents another distribution rate hike for three years.

  • No-bid contracts awarded by new review board in Mississippi 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 12:00 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The new board that's supposed to block Mississippi government agencies from awarding no-bid contracts has, itself, approved millions of dollars in no-bid contracts.

  • Target reaches deal to settle breach claims with Visa 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.

  • QVC owner Liberty buying Zulily in about $2.3 billion deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 2:10 pm

    NEW YORK - Zulily, which offers flash sales of products like toys and children's clothing geared to young moms, now has a parent.

  • State officials admit 'errors' in $7.6M lottery project bid 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 7:29 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - After spending months defending a decision to award a $7.6 million West Virginia Lottery building renovation project to a contractor that didn't submit the lowest bid, state officials now say they made serious errors.

  • Los Alamos lab contractor fined for security lapses 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 3:20 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - The private consortium that manages the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been fined by the federal government for losing track of secret weapons data and nuclear material.

  • SFX says deal to sell company to its chairman is off 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:17 pm

    NEW YORK - SFX Entertainment said Friday that a deal to sell the music-festival promoter to its chairman and CEO is off, although it said Robert Sillerman is still interested in buying the company at a lower price and there is another potential buyer.

  • Coal company, Montana tribe sign onto Washington coal port 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:25 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A Wyoming company has entered a partnership to develop a Washington state coal port for shipments of the fuel to Asia, in a deal that gives Montana's Crow Tribe the future option of a 5 percent stake in the project.

  • PNM, 4 parties reach deal on a new plan for San Juan plant 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 9:13 pm

    SANTA FE, New Mexico - Public Service Co. of New Mexico and four other parties signed a new agreement Thursday to end their dispute over the future of the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington.

  • AM General hopes contract with Mercedes is sign of future 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 6:58 pm

    MISHAWAKA, Indiana - Black Mercedes-Benz R-Class SUVs rolled down the AM General assembly line Tuesday interspersed with white MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vans as workers began producing vehicles for the German automaker, a scene company officials believe is a sign of hope for the northern Indiana auto plant where Hummer H2s once were made.

  • Philadelphia council wants free Wi-Fi in parks from Comcast 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 7:42 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia City Council wants Comcast Corp. to provide free wireless Internet service to the city's prisons, recreation centers and parks.