Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
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Nadal faced little opposition on his way to becoming the first player to win 10 tournaments at the same venue in the Open era, and the first to reach 50 on clay.
Appearing in his first Masters final, the 15th-seeded Ramos-Vinolas saved three break points in his first service game and was 0-40 down in his next.
 Federer has beaten him in finals at the Australian Open and the Miami Masters, either side of a win for big-serving American Sam Querrey at Acapulco, Mexico.
Federer also beat Nadal in the fourth round at Indian Wells, but the 18-time Grand Slam champion skipped Monte Carlo this year.
Ramos-Vinolas had lost his two previous matches to Nadal in straight sets — both in Barcelona.
Ramos-Vinolas saved two match points after matching Nadal's aggression, but a poor unforced error gave Nadal a third match point and Ramos-Vinolas double-faulted to lose in 1 hour, 16 minutes of a one-sided contest.
The university says it wants a "cost-effective, low maintenance, long-term solution" to provide faculty and staff housing.
Some employees have traditionally lived on the campus because it is remote from larger towns, but Alcorn's master plan calls for demolishing existing employee housing.
Searchers have recovered the body of a 66-year-old Colorado man who drowned after falling out of a canoe on Wellington Lake southwest of Denver.
Jefferson County officials say Henry Wendel and his wife fell into the water on March 22. They had life vests with them, but were not wearing them.
Two employees at the private lake rescued Wendel's wife after she had spent about 30 minutes in the water.
Energy officials say one of the largest solar projects in Georgia has been completed.
The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/2p3yoyb) that the new 52-megawatt solar facility in Hazlehurst is expected to generate more than 134 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually for customers of Green Power EMC for the next 30 years.
Construction began in April 2016 on the 480-acre utility-scale solar energy plant in Jeff Davis County.
During the eight-month construction period, more than 300 workers were employed, the majority of whom are local area residents.