- DC Council holds hearing on family paid leave plan Updated: Feb-12-16 10:56 am
WASHINGTON - People packed a D.C. Council hearing Thursday to speak for and against a controversial plan to provide several weeks of paid time off for residents.
- Ohio officials say fentanyl pills being sold as lookalikes Updated: Feb-12-16 10:53 am
CLEVELAND - Authorities in northeast Ohio say they're seeing a disturbing trend in the sale of the powerful painkiller fentanyl to people who possibly think they're buying less-potent oxycodone.
- 2 ex-daycare workers ordered to pay $2.3M in boy's death Updated: Feb-12-16 9:54 am
NOBLESVILLE, Indiana - Two former workers at a suburban Indianapolis day care where a 5-month-old boy died in 2013 have been order to pay the child's parents more than $2.3 million.
- Nonprofit to pay back $392K to state child welfare agency Updated: Feb-12-16 4:19 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Providence nonprofit organization will pay back more than $390,000 to the Department of Children, Youth and families as part of an agreement.
- Jamestown team wins North Dakota LifeSmarts competition Updated: Feb-12-16 2:05 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A team from Jamestown has won the state finals of the annual LifeSmarts competition.
- Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits Updated: Feb-11-16 11:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.
- TOPS payments stalled because of La. budget uncertainty Updated: Feb-11-16 8:57 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Payments to Louisiana's colleges from the TOPS free college tuition program were put on hold Thursday because of uncertainties about the state's budget and questions about whether the popular program could be on the chopping block.
- Opponents urge lawmakers to snuff out tobacco tax increase Updated: Feb-11-16 8:39 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers.
- Washington keeps moving toward new college savings plan Updated: Feb-11-16 8:23 pm
SEATTLE - While Washington's prepaid tuition program remains on hold, the state took small steps toward opening a second college savings plan this week.
- School voucher bill stalls in House amid flagging support Updated: Feb-11-16 5:42 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposal to create a school voucher program stalled in the House on Thursday despite efforts to drum up support among wary rural lawmakers by limiting the areas of Tennessee where parents could receive state money to pay for private school tuition.
- What a recession does to your money Updated: Feb-11-16 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - If we are indeed in the midst of a recession - and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun - stocks likely still have a long way to go down.
- Double the chaos: Amped-up funds flourish amid turmoil Updated: Feb-11-16 3:43 pm
NEW YORK - That second scoop or slice makes everything so much better. So why not double the fun investing, too?
- Official urging military members to buy renter's insurance Updated: Feb-11-16 1:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The state's insurance commissioner says members of the military stationed in Arkansas should consider buying renter's insurance because the Basic Allowance for Housing no longer covers it.
- Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.65 percent Updated: Feb-11-16 11:35 am
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.
- The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems Updated: Feb-10-16 8:39 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:
- UW-Extension plans about 80 job cuts to absorb budget hit Updated: Feb-10-16 5:12 pm
MILWAUKEE - Officials are planning to eliminate about 80 University of Wisconsin System-Extension positions as part of a reorganization plan drafted to absorb a state budget cut, the head of extension said Wednesday.
- NY speaker: Proposal to hike taxes on millionaires is fair Updated: Feb-10-16 4:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie defended a proposal to raise taxes on millionaires, calling it a fair way to raise needed revenue despite strong opposition from Senate Republicans and a shrug from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker charged in payday loan scam Updated: Feb-10-16 3:28 pm
NEW YORK - Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet.
- Charlotte man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme Updated: Feb-10-16 3:20 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say the co-founder of a Charlotte property investment firm has pleaded guilty to a fraud scheme that bilked at least 20 people out of more than $3 million, money that they say he used to buy expensive jewelry for himself.
- HBO Now has 800,000 paying subscribers since April launch Updated: Feb-10-16 3:13 pm
NEW YORK - HBO Now, the standalone online version of the premium TV channel, has gained about 800,000 paying subscribers since it launched in April, contributing significantly to the 2.7 million net new HBO customers last year.
- Bill would help families of first responders killed on duty Updated: Feb-10-16 2:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The families of law enforcement officers and other first responders killed on duty would receive increased benefits under a bill unanimously passed by the Florida Senate.
- President: Czechs paid $6.2M ransom to Pakistan kidnappers Updated: Feb-10-16 1:33 pm
PRAGUE - The Czech Republic paid a ransom for the release of two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013, President Milos Zeman said Wednesday.
- House panel approves longshot bill for horse industry Updated: Feb-10-16 12:56 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A legislative committee on Wednesday bet on a longshot bill to provide tax relief for Kentucky's horse industry, choosing it over a more modest option with a smaller price tag amid lean budgetary times.
- Tesla urges Nevada regulators to abandon solar rate hike Updated: Feb-10-16 12:29 pm
LAS VEGAS - A Tesla Motors executive is asking Nevada regulators to reconsider the increase in fees solar customers pay.
- Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies Updated: Feb-10-16 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process.