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Oil price fall forces N.D. to consider austerity

March 25, 2015 BISMARCK, N.D. — Two years ago, North Dakota was so flush with money from the energy boom that lawmakers spent over $1 million to spruce up the cafe at the state Capito. more »»

FAA streamlines rules for permits to fly drones

March 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced they are streamlining rule... more »»

Airbus moves engineering center to Wichita State

March 25, 2015 WICHITA, Kan. — Airbus Americas announced plans Tuesday to relocate its engineering center to Wichita State University's Innovation Campus. more »»

Greek, German leaders seek to reboot relationship

March 24, 2015 BERLIN — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor sought Monday to reboot an increasingly sour relationship, saying they are looking for ways to help Athens reach a deal with... more »»

Louisville Slugger announces deal to sell iconic brand

March 24, 2015 The company that made bats for a who’s who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. more »»

Fed: Rate hike is likely this year

March 24, 2015 NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer says he expects the Fed to start raising interest rates sometime this year. more »»

Tourists flocking to Cuba before Americans

March 24, 2015 HAVANA — Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington said it would renew ties with Havana. more »»

Obama’s new efforts to attract investments

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is announcing federal efforts to combine with states to attract more global investors to the United States. more »»

Home sales rebound slightly in February

March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans bought homes in February, but tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather point to sluggish sales in the coming few months. more »»

US anti-drugs work in Colombia uses cancer-linked herbicide

March 23, 2015 BOGOTA, Colombia — New labeling on the world’s most popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that underpins U.S. more »»

Companies tap into Vermont’s maple potential

March 22, 2015 ISLAND POND, Vt. — Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmer. more »»

Lawsuit could end sports leagues’ all-or-nothing TV packages

March 22, 2015 NEW YORK — A high-stakes case playing out in federal court could lead to the end of the all-or-nothing pro sports TV packages that force fans to buy hundreds of live games from around the league... more »»

Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

March 22, 2015 TBILISI, Georgia — For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia’s crumbling tourist trade is a health risk. more »»

Magazine publisher Meredith finds success focusing on women

March 21, 2015 DES MOINES — The nation’s top publisher of magazines and websites for women has its origins in a journal sold door-to-door featuring tips to help farmers get ahead in the early 1900s. more »»

FDA OKs genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

March 21, 2015 BOISE, Idaho — Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles, but some food suppliers say they don’t want any part of it and others are staying... more »»

Simon Property ups bid for Macerich to $16.8B

March 21, 2015 NEW YORK — Mall operator Simon Property boosted its hostile bid for rival Macerich by 5 percent to $16.8 billion and said it will be its best and final offer. more »»

UN deems weed killer a probable carcinogen

March 21, 2015 LONDON — One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. more »»

Hungary's junk credit rating upgraded by S&P

March 21, 2015 BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's junk credit rating has been upgraded by Standard & Poor's, which cited the country's improving growth outlook and its better preparedness to handle unexpected crises. more »»

Alaska fishermen’s vote highlights rift in marketing group

March 20, 2015 JUNEAU, Alaska — A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska’s Copper River sockeye salmon by name. more »»

GM CEO Barra to be questioned in lawsuit

March 20, 2015 DETROIT — General Motors CEO Mary Barra will be questioned this fall by lawyers suing GM over its defective ignition switches. more »»



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