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Stories with subject: Contracts and orders
  • Ohio prison food vendor fined $142,000 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The private food vendor that holds the contract for feeding Ohio's 50,000 prisoners has repeatedly failed to meet the staffing levels it promised, the state announced Friday as it hit the company with $142,100 in fines.

  • Pinal moves to end deal to house federal detainees 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:57 pm
  • FLORENCE, Arizona - Pinal County is giving the federal government notice that the county intends to cancel its money-losing contract to house federal immigration detainees in the county jail.

  • Aetna Life to pay $500,000 to settle consumer case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:12 am
  • ALBANY, New York - New York financial regulators report an agreement with Aetna Life Insurance Co. to pay $500,000 for using group life insurance policy forms that didn't include required information notifying policyholders of certain rights and benefits.

  • Southern agrees to coal research with Chinese firm 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:46 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Southern Co. says it has signed a deal with a state-owned Chinese coal and energy company to work together to develop coal technologies, based in part on the coal gasification and carbon capture technology that Southern subsidiary Mississippi Power Co. is deploying at the $5 billion Kemper County power plant.

  • Indiana agencies approve deal for new I-69 section 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:41 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana officials have approved a deal with the private company that will finance and build the new section of Interstate 69 between Bloomington and Martinsville.

  • Netflix's Comcast deal improves quality of video 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:59 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to a recent deal that bought Netflix a more direct connection to Comcast's network.

  • ConocoPhillips to resume Kenai LNG shipments 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:46 pm
  • NIKISKI, Alaska - ConocoPhillips says it will resume exports of liquefied natural gas from a Kenai Peninsula facility.

  • Judge denies injunction in commuter rail lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:01 pm
  • BOSTON - A judge has denied a request by the losing bidder of a contract to operate the state's commuter rail system to block the MBTA from moving forward with a new company.

  • Organizers back out of Evel Knievel festival 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:29 pm
  • BUTTE, Montana - A struggle for control over a festival that draws thousands of stuntmen, wannabes and fans paying homage to Evel Knievel in his Montana hometown has led organizers to turn over the event to the famous daredevil's family.

  • Oshkosh Corp. laying off 760 from defense division 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:13 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, or 29 percent of the group's workforce, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.

  • Lufthansa Technik to build facility in Puerto Rico 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:55 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - German company Lufthansa Technik announced Thursday that it had signed a deal with Puerto Rico's government to build a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul in the U.S. territory.

  • BofA paying $772M over selling credit card extras 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

  • HP to pay $108M to end international graft inquiry 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:58 pm
  • NEW YORK - Hewlett-Packard will pay the U.S. government $108 million to settle charges that former employees paid bribes to officials in Russia, Mexico and Poland.

  • Hungary prime minister wins 3rd term 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 8:43 pm
  • BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party won parliamentary elections Sunday and narrowly secured a new two-thirds majority, but gains by a far-right party were a cause for concern.

  • South Dakota in dispute over Medicaid tech project 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:32 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota officials and a contractor hired six years ago to work on a new computerized Medicaid management system have not been able to resolve differences on the project.

  • Authority: Land-use agreement reached for dam work 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:38 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Energy Authority says it has reached a land-use agreement that is also key to it perhaps receiving additional funding for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project.

  • China's top brass in show of support for president 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:08 am
  • BEIJING - China's top generals on Thursday issued an unusually lavish declaration of support for President Xi Jinping as he moves to consolidate his power with a crackdown on corruption in the military.

  • Appeals court: 1 Texas execution back on schedule 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:13 pm
  • HOUSTON - A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling requiring the Texas prison system to disclose more information about where it gets lethal-injection drugs, reversing a judge who had halted an upcoming execution.

  • Agency upholds bid protests over 2 air tankers 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:34 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A federal auditing agency on Wednesday upheld a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service contract for two next-generation air tankers to fight wildfires.

  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty to corruption charges 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:22 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A former state legislator pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft, bribery and tax-evasion charges for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks and bribes from consultants and contractors who were awarded federal money for projects on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

  • Tesla to appeal changed New Jersey car regulations 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:56 pm
  • NEWARK, New Jersey - Electric-car company Tesla Motors has filed notice it intends to go to court to appeal New Jersey's ruling that would stop it from selling its vehicles in the state within two weeks.

  • BlackBerry ending US licensing deal with T-Mobile 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - BlackBerry is ending its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the companies no longer have complementary strategies.

  • Judge tosses man's claim of ownership of Facebook 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:05 pm
  • BUFFALO, New York - A federal judge has officially closed the book on a New York man's multibillion-dollar lawsuit claiming half-ownership of Facebook.

  • Feds award contract for major Navajo water project 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:14 pm
  • GALLUP, New Mexico - The federal government has awarded a nearly $20 million construction contract to a Wyoming company to build the first pumping plant for the Navajo-Gallup pipeline project.

  • Georgia editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:04 pm
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