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  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    By Associated Press

    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. Published July 25, 2014

  • Ferry owner backs Detroit River bridge

    By LAURA BERMAN - Associated Press

    In the shadow of the mighty Ambassador Bridge, Gregg Ward operates the little ferry that could. Published July 25, 2014

  • New York suggests summer shutdown for nuke plant

    By Associated Press

    New York's latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point nuclear plant calls for shutting down one of the region's largest power producers for up to three months a year - during air-conditioner season. Published July 25, 2014

  • W.Va. board suspends medical license of operator of pain clinic where syringes were reused

    By Associated Press

    W.Va. board suspends medical license of operator of pain clinic where syringes were reused. Published July 25, 2014

  • Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

    By Associated Press

    Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago, casting its future into question. Published July 25, 2014

  • Iowa panel sued for rejecting Cedar Rapids casino

    By Associated Press

    A former Linn County attorney is suing the Iowa Racing Gaming Commission for rejecting the proposed Cedar Rapids casino. Published July 25, 2014

  • Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

    By Associated Press

    The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings. Published July 25, 2014

  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    By LAURA MILLS and NATALIYA VASILYEVA - Associated Press

    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage. Published July 25, 2014

  • Jobless Rhode Islanders must soon post resumes

    By Associated Press

    Unemployed Rhode Islanders will soon be obligated to post their resumes to an online job board or lose their unemployment benefits. Published July 25, 2014

  • Damaged road in western SD won't be closed

    By Associated Press

    Meade County officials have decided not to close a damaged section of a road connecting U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. Published July 25, 2014

  • North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

    By Associated Press

    Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled. Published July 25, 2014

  • US rig count up 12 to 1,883

    By Associated Press

    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose 12 this week to 1,883. Published July 25, 2014

  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    By Associated Press

    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state. Published July 25, 2014

  • Feds probe Dodge Charger alternator complaints

    By Associated Press

    The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints about engine stalling and alternator failures in Dodge Charger sedans. Published July 25, 2014

  • Group sues state over political contribution limit

    By Associated Press

    A libertarian group has sued the Wyoming secretary of state in federal court over the state's limit on political contributions. Published July 25, 2014

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