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  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:19 am
  • UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.

  • Colorado economic indicators seen as positive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:17 am
  • DENVER - A review of Colorado's economy in the first quarter of this year shows unemployment down and wages and personal income up.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:14 am
  • St. Cloud Times, April 16

  • 2 Anglo Irish Bank executives convicted of fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:58 am
  • DUBLIN - Two former executives of Anglo Irish Bank, the reckless lender that brought Ireland to the brink of bankruptcy, have been convicted of committing fraud in a loans-for-shares scandal.

  • Stocks drift after Google, IBM earnings disappoint 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:56 am
  • Major U.S. stock indexes drifted between gains and losses in morning trading Thursday amid a crop of disappointing corporate earnings. Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth and WellPoint were among the big market decliners.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • Report: State gains more than 8K jobs in March 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:44 am
  • BOSTON - Preliminary estimates show Massachusetts gained more than 8,000 jobs in March while the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent from 6.5 percent the previous month, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday.

  • Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:37 am
  • ROME - Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016.

  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:52 am
  • HONG KONG - As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

  • Sandoval leads trade mission to Canada 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:13 am
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval is heading a delegation of Nevada business and education leaders on a trade mission to Canada.

  • Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:35 am
  • ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:16 am
  • HONG KONG - World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.

  • UMSL, Normandy look to revitalize neighborhood 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri-St. Louis is joining some of its neighbors in an effort to promote economic development in a nearby community.

  • State to report on Arizona jobless rate for March 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:09 am
  • PHOENIX - Stat Department of Administrations economists on Thursday will report Arizona's unemployment rate for March.

  • Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:00 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.

  • Governor calls special session on rainy-day fund 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:45 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - Saying the state's budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

  • Cuba publishes text of foreign investment law 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:17 pm
  • HAVANA - Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.

  • California home prices surge in March; sales fall 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:11 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - California home prices surged to a six-year high in March amid lackluster sales at the start of the traditional buying season, a research firm said Wednesday.

  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:54 pm
  • OAKDALE, Pennsylvania - Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

  • US stocks rise, extending gains into third day 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:28 pm
  • Stocks are higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy.

  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:15 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

  • Unemployment rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:14 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.