- Anger builds among unionized workforce at Bath Iron Works Updated: May-23-15 9:23 am
BATH, Maine - The last time Bath Iron Works looked beyond Navy shipbuilding, workers agreed to a contract aimed at boosting efficiency by allowing shipbuilders to learn and perform multiple tasks. President Clinton heaped praise on the shipyard for innovation, but those provisions were tossed aside a couple of years later.
- Vanguard Natural Resources to acquire Eagle Rock Energy Updated: May-22-15 10:40 am
HOUSTON - Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal.
- Congo assesses $6.7 billion contracts with Chinese Updated: May-21-15 11:58 am
KINSHASA, Congo - Congo's government is bringing in outside experts to investigate the long-term impact of some $6.7 billion in contracts with Chinese companies that critics say could exploit the central African nation's mineral riches.
- Bath Iron Works awarded $11.3M defense contract modification Updated: May-21-15 6:07 am
BATH, Maine - The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Bath Iron Works an $11.3 million contract modification to work on maintenance systems for the entire littoral combat ship program.
- Fight over sale of state prison heard at Ohio Supreme Court Updated: May-20-15 11:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The status of the nation's first privately-owned state prison was debated in Ohio on Wednesday, as litigation brought on behalf of union workers displaced by the historic sale was argued before the state's high court.
- Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda Updated: May-20-15 6:20 am
There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. A sample of what's on the agenda of some individual owners, and two small business advocacy groups:
- Use of video visits for inmates grows, along with concerns Updated: May-20-15 3:40 am
RICHMOND, Texas - Four-year-old William Cole saw his father's face and reached out to touch it during a jail visit. But he could only feel a video screen.
- New Jersey lowers lottery's revenue projections by $25M Updated: May-19-15 5:26 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The state's lottery is bringing in less money than Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration expected this fiscal year.
- Vermont to move out-of-state inmates to Michigan Updated: May-19-15 5:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont inmates being held in private Kentucky and Arizona prisons will be moved to a facility in Michigan under terms of a new contract the Department of Corrections signed with a different private prison operator, the department said Tuesday.
- No charges in demolition contracts of Tar Creek site Updated: May-19-15 4:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Charges won't be filed against members of a public board after an apparent low bidder was passed over for demolition work on the Tar Creek Superfund cleanup site.
- Interim committees to review Idaho's broadband, contracts Updated: May-19-15 4:07 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Lawmakers may be done setting the state budget and passing laws, but they'll continue to work on reviewing hot button issues varying from multi-million contracts, school broadband access and public defense reform.
- Rhode Island Fast Ferry awarded 20-year transport contract Updated: May-19-15 6:10 am
NORTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - A coastal Rhode Island company has been awarded a transport contract for a new Deepwater Wind project.
- Judge issues second stay for wolf center's suspended license Updated: May-18-15 3:23 pm
SANDPOINT, Idaho - A judge is reviewing Idaho Fish and Game's decision to suspend the license of a Cocolalla-based wolf exhibition company that allowed customers to touch the animals.
- State reaches $63 million agreement with LCD manufacturers Updated: May-15-15 3:19 pm
SEATTLE - The State of Washington has reached a $63 million agreement with nine LCD manufacturers accused of fixing prices for products ranging from flat-screen televisions to computers and cellphones, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Friday.
- Mexico farmworkers reach agreement with government, employer Updated: May-15-15 1:58 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican farmworkers fighting low wages and poor working conditions in the border state of Baja California have reached an agreement with the government and their employers.
- Arkansas lawmakers OK consultant contract for Medicaid plan Updated: May-15-15 10:47 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas lawmakers have approved a $1 million contract with a consultant looking at the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, but the House speaker says he'll recommend working with another firm as well.
- Audit: Louisiana state contracts lack oversight Updated: May-12-15 10:34 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A state audit finds more than half of Louisiana's state contracts with outside entities do not have to be approved by a centralized authority in state government - totaling nearly $6.2 billion in taxpayer dollars.
- Missouri bill to change license fee office bidding passes Updated: May-11-15 9:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Lawmakers have passed a bill to stop the state from considering how much money a bidder would return to Missouri if awarded a contract to run a licensing office.
- Audit says $211M NY ad campaign shows no tangible results Updated: May-11-15 1:31 pm
ALBANY, New York - The $211 million state advertising contract intended to help boost the economy has shown no tangible results, New York auditors reported Monday.
- No rating improvement for New York City jail health provider Updated: May-11-15 9:20 am
NEW YORK - Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review, according to an evaluation obtained by The Associated Press.
- Idaho water managers finalize deal to avoid shutoffs Updated: May-10-15 2:59 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Idaho groundwater users have agreed to cut more than 10 percent of their water claims in a monumental deal designed to stave off crippling water shutoffs along the southern half of the state.
- Ex-CEO sentenced for scheme involving Iraq, Afghanistan work Updated: May-08-15 7:31 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A former engineering consulting company CEO who schemed to overcharge the U.S. government for reconstruction projects for nearly 20 years was sentenced Friday.
- Iowa agency returns 800 handguns from contract under review Updated: May-08-15 2:41 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Public Safety has returned to Smith & Wesson all 797 handguns that the state bought under contract that is the subject of an internal investigation, a spokesman said this week.
- St. Joseph gets gas restored after a week without it Updated: May-08-15 12:32 pm
ST. JOSEPH, Louisiana - Gas is being restored to St. Joseph residents after they were forced to go without gas for a week following a dispute between their town and the town of Newellton over payments for gas service.
- Virginia contractor to pay $400K in Texas military dispute Updated: May-07-15 3:28 pm
SAN ANTONIO - A Virginia defense contractor will pay $400,000 to settle a dispute about access to restricted information at a Texas military installation.