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  • Gov. Snyder cool to demand that unions give money

    By Associated Press

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder isn't embracing a top Republican lawmaker's demand that Detroit unions contribute money to help shore up pensions as part of the city's strategy for exiting bankruptcy. Published April 23, 2014

  • Energy Innovation Laboratory dedicated in E. Idaho

    By Associated Press

    A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls. Published April 23, 2014

  • Va. toll road could cost $500m, not be built

    By ALAN SUDERMAN - Associated Press

    Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million - with no road to show for it. Published April 23, 2014

  • New social networks connect cooks and diners

    By MICHAEL WARREN - Associated Press

    If the latest development in culinary social media catches on, the trendiest restaurants may no longer be restaurants. Published April 23, 2014

  • Chinese man released on bond in seed piracy case

    By RYAN J. FOLEY - Associated Press

    One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending trial after posting a $50,000 cash bond. Published April 23, 2014

  • Gov. Nixon raises new concern about income tax cut

    By DAVID A. LIEB - Associated Press

    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon raised new concerns Tuesday that a tax cut passed by the Missouri Legislature could have "cataclysmic" consequences for state revenues, but Republican legislative leaders responded that he was manufacturing a crisis to justify a forthcoming veto. Published April 22, 2014

  • FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

    By Associated Press

    Federal health advisers have unanimously rejected an experimental pain pill that combines two common opioids, oxycodone and morphine. Published April 22, 2014

  • State workers' pay an issue for Kansas lawmakers

    By JOHN HANNA - Associated Press

    Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers modest salary increases but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses, and a union official said Tuesday that the combination could lower the pay of many employees. Published April 22, 2014

  • Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill

    By CHRISTINE SCALORA - Associated Press

    Nurse practitioners still must collaborate with doctors in order to practice in Nebraska, after Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have changed state regulations to give them more independence. Published April 22, 2014

  • Botox maker Allergan draws bid from Valeant

    By KEN SWEET and MATTHEW PERRONE - Associated Press

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion. Published April 22, 2014

  • Yum's profit rises as KFC sales in China rebound

    By Associated Press

    Yum Brands reported a higher-than-expected profit for its first quarter highlighted by a rebound in KFC sales in China, where concerns about the safety of the chain's chicken supply eased. Published April 22, 2014

  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill to cut income taxes

    By Associated Press

    A House-backed plan to cut both the state's individual and corporate income tax rates has passed the Oklahoma Senate, although a final agreement on a tax cut has yet to be reached. Published April 22, 2014

  • Fallin signs bill for Okla. trooper raises

    By Associated Press

    Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that would give Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers their first pay raise in seven years, although the pay hike won't come unless money is included in a separate budget proposal. Published April 22, 2014

  • News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

    By Associated Press

    Authorities say there is no public safety risk after the Milwaukee Public Market downtown was evacuated after road construction crews reported hearing an underground explosion. Published April 22, 2014

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