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  • Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

    By Associated Press

    Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games. Published August 1, 2014

  • USDA overhauls 50 year-old poultry inspections

    By MARY CLARE JALONICK - Associated Press

    The Obama administration is moving to cut down on the thousands of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year with an overhaul of poultry plant inspection rules that are more than 50 years old. Published August 1, 2014

  • Harley recalls bikes for ignition switch problem

    By TOM KRISHER - Associated Press

    Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Published August 1, 2014

  • Report clears ex-state official, finds gaps in law

    By Associated Press

    Indiana's inspector general has determined a former state highway official didn't violate any laws in a series of land deals but found loopholes in the state ethics laws. Published August 1, 2014

  • Report: Midwest economic index declines in July

    By Associated Press

    A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states remained in positive territory despite dropping from a three-year high point a month earlier, a report released Friday said. Published August 1, 2014

  • Agency's future on line in tax-exemption fight

    By MARK HANSEL - Associated Press

    A decision is expected in the next 30 days from the Indiana Tax Court to settle a seven-year dispute that could have repercussions for a local nonprofit and the types of affordable housing clients it serves. Published August 1, 2014

  • For sale: A nearly nonexistent insurance agency

    By JEFF HORWITZ - Associated Press

    One of the country's largest overseers of troubled home loans, Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., is quietly trying to sell a $100 million insurance agency that doesn't appear to exist. Published August 1, 2014

  • Busy summer for film industry in New Mexico

    By Associated Press

    The New Mexico Film Office says another project is coming to the state, bringing to 10 the number of movies and television shows currently being produced in New Mexico. Published August 1, 2014

  • Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

    By RUSS BYNUM - Associated Press

    A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's. Published August 1, 2014

  • Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

    By KRISTEN WYATT - Associated Press

    Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats. Published August 1, 2014

  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    By TOM KRISHER - Associated Press

    As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. Published August 1, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    Before television, Kentucky politicians had to travel to the annual Fancy Farm picnic to make sure their message got out to a large crowd. Published August 1, 2014

  • Parents sue caregiver website company over death

    By Associated Press

    A Kenosha couple is suing the woman charged in the death of their baby and the caregiver screening website they used to hire her. Published August 1, 2014

  • College taking look at classes aimed at execs

    By Associated Press

    The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is taking a look at developing its education programs for company executives to boost revenue. Published August 1, 2014

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