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  • Business Highlights

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    ___ Job market for college grads better but still weak WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market for college graduates is brightening a bit. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates was 10.9 percent. That's down from 13.3 percent in 2012. But...

  • U.S. House members question officials about Aurora VA hospital delays

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    DENVER - U.S. House of Representatives members grilled officials from Veterans Affairs Tuesday about the over-budget and delayed VA Hospital project in Aurora that is mired in litigation. The Aurora VA Replacement Medical Center was originally bid for $604.1 million in Nov. 2011, but...

  • Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman had unscheduled heart surgery Tuesday at a hospital in the northwestern part of the state, where his office said he was recovering well. During the night, Boozman, a Republican, had pain in his chest and an arm, which prompted...

  • Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments story

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a story April 18 about Illinois Medicaid paying an estimated $12 million for services for people listed in state records as deceased, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the state's contract with Maximus Health Services ended last year. The state...

  • Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of the state's Medicaid insurance plan for the poor, ruling that Republican lawmakers have the right to sue over their contention that a hospital assessment that funds the...

  • Schwartz ad highlights her role in health care law

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The ad makes Schwartz the only one of Pennsylvania's four Democratic gubernatorial candidates to...

  • NY hospital warns after e-cigarette fire, injury

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York hospital is reinforcing its ban on electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices. Syracuse Fire Department officials say the exact cause of last month's fire at St....

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Houston Chronicle. April 18, 2014. Texas is changing: Improving education conditions for black and brown kids is key to a bright future It's easy to imagine that politicians would fall all over themselves to take credit for an economic outlook that looked like this: Enough new jobs...

  • Horse owners urged to consider West Nile vaccine

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's animal health officials are encouraging horse owners to consult with their veterinarians about vaccinating their animals against the West Nile virus after a spike in the number of cases last year. Assistant state veterinarian Tahnee Szymanski says...

  • Beshear: 413,000 sign up for health care in Ky

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Beth Moore left her job - and her health insurance - to start her own company in January. In March, while visiting Texas, she had an emergency appendectomy followed by a nasty bout with pneumonia that added up to more than $30,000 in medical bills. But Moore...

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