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
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
Moelis Sees Growth As Bigger Banks Face ‘Unbelievable’ Regulation In an interview with Bloomberg’s Cristina Alesci, Kenneth Moelis said he is fully aligned with investors – and not one asked why he was leaving money on the table – and said he sees growth as bigger banks face ‘unbelievable’ regulation. 04/16/2014 - 1:55 pm | View Link
PS4 Sales Graph Shows Amazingly Stable Growth Since January, No Sign of Slowing Down Today we learned that the PS4 has sold seven million units worldwide, but is the demand for Sony’s new console finally slowing down? Apparently it isn’t, at least since January. Sony has given sales data for the PS4 at fairly regular intervals, and ... 04/16/2014 - 1:51 pm | View Link
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Is Amazon.com, Inc. Just Growing for Growth's Sake? Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) has grown its way to being a dominant player in retail, cloud computing, and streaming, building a $142 billion market cap along the way. Investors have clearly bought into the company's growth potential and given Jeff Bezos free ... 04/16/2014 - 12:22 pm | View Link
Why rising oil rig counts mean more oil production growth US rig counts rise: Oil rigs pass 1,500 while gas rigs drop again (Part 3 of 3) (Continued from Part 2) U.S. oil rigs continue to increase Last week, the Baker Hughes oil rig count rose from 1,498 to 1517, up by 19. Oil rig counts have risen by ~10% ... 04/16/2014 - 11:46 am | View Link
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Department of Human Services officials tell Hawaii lawmakers the agency may seek about $4.5 million from the Legislature next year to cover money owed by the state's troubled health insurance exchange.
Director Patricia McManaman told state senators during a hearing Wednesday that the department would probably pay back the state if it asks for the funds.
South Dakota U. S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers have been tossing out figures of taxpayer losses ranging from zero dollars to $80 million.
The governor's office says about $3.5 million in state grants supported the Northern Beef project.
Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.
Arizona finished an 0-6 homestand in which it led at the end of just one inning and dropped to 1-11 in home games, including a pair of losses in Australia that started the season.
Gee also had an RBI groundout and made a nice play in the sixth after centerfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis failed in a diving attempt to catch Gerardo Parra's blooper.
Parra took off for second and Gee, seeing no one covering the base, rushed to the bag and tagged the runner out on the throw from shortstop Ruben Tejada.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
 Adley rewrote the proposal Wednesday to instead give the governor authority to remove members if they violate state law "or public policy."
Robert Travis Scott, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a nonpartisan government watchdog group, said the flood protection authorities were structured with limited oversight from the governor to de-politicize their work.
The lawsuit, which blames the drilling activities of the companies for coastal erosion in Louisiana's vulnerable wetlands, was filed without the support of the governor's office.
Jindal has called the board's lawsuit a windfall for trial lawyers because of the contingency fee arrangement, which would give the attorneys a slice of any judgment rather than a flat fee.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Wednesday that more than $12 million in heroin and crystal meth reportedly was confiscated in the arrests.
The suspects were arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan on multiple counts of drug possession.
Women's National Basketball AssociationMINNESOTA LYNX — Traded G Sugar Rodgers to New York for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft.
HOCKEYNational Hockey LeagueBUFFALO SABRES — Announced goalie coach Jim Corsi will not return next season and the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed.
Announced assistant coach Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered jobs within the team's hockey department.
WINNIPEG JETS — Signed coach Paul Maurice to a four-year contract extension.
CINCINNATI — Named Matt Cosinuke women's assistant soccer coach.
KANSAS STATE — Signed men's basketball coach Bruce Weber to a one-year contract extension through 2018-19.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE — Named Tom Hodges women's assistant basketball coach.