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  • More cracks found in closed bridge in Oklahoma 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:50 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Additional cracks have been found on a bridge in central Oklahoma that connects two towns, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, noting the new problems are similar to those that led to a major bridge collapse in Minnesota in 2007.

  • Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:22 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.

  • Natural gas-fired power plant planned in W.Va. 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:03 pm
  • MOUNDSVILLE, West Virginia - Developers say a natural gas-fired power plant is planned in West Virginia's Northern Panhandle.

  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:36 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

  • Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:46 am
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank.

  • New Jersey gets more cash to hire for Sandy jobs 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:34 am
  • TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey is getting an additional $3.6 million from Washington to help communities hire the unemployed to help with Superstorm Sandy recovery.

  • Incentives in works for Tapstone Energy HQ 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:13 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust is considering $1.45 million in incentives for Tapstone Energy as the company plans to establish a new headquarters in Bricktown.

  • Man convicted in fatal NH explosion on trial 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:03 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - A Vermont man convicted for the 2010 explosion that killed two workers at a New Hampshire gunpowder plant is on trial for wire fraud connected to an ammunition company in Maine, but defense attorneys say he was trying to create jobs, not defraud the government.

  • Indiana Packers to open warehouse in Frankfort 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:49 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Indiana - State officials say a pork products producer will open a warehouse in Frankfort, creating up to 98 jobs by 2016.

  • Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:58 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.

  • Va. Gov. McAuliffe touts first 100 days in office 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:41 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state's economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.

  • Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 10:31 am
  • WASHINGTON - A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow.

  • Pa. labor dispute law change runs into opposition 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:58 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature.

  • US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:27 pm
  • CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.

  • Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:40 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry.

  • Legislative leaders push for adjournment 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 10:10 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Gov. Terry Branstad outlined at the beginning of the year still have obstacles to overcome, but leaders in the Legislature say ending the 2014 session this week is likely.

  • Biomedical industry growing in Cleveland 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:47 am
  • CLEVELAND - Northeast Ohio is quickly becoming known for its biomedical industry.

  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

  • Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:08 pm
  • WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.

  • Sterling company to build new $8.5M headquarters 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:01 pm
  • STERLING, Illinois - Wahl Clipper Corp. will use a state economic development incentive program to help build a new corporate headquarters in Sterling.

  • State OKs tax credits for Tama meatpacking plant 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
  • TAMA, Iowa - State officials on Friday approved tax credits for developers to reopen a long-closed meatpacking plant in Tama that would eventually employ about 600 workers.

  • Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:07 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback is making it easier for the state to bring a casino to southeast Kansas, despite his personal qualms about expanding legalized gambling.

  • Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:47 pm
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

  • California jobless rate unchanged at 8.1 percent 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:46 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - California's unemployment rate held steady at 8.1 percent in March while nearly 12,000 jobs were created.

  • Colorado adds 3,300 jobs from February to March 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:17 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday.