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  • Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations. The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than...

  • USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed millions of pigs in 27 states since...

  • Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in...

  • Chobani to expand offerings amid competition

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July, the company plans to offer Chobani Oats, which is yogurt mixed with fruit and oats; a dessert called Chobani...

  • New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock. The half dozen kids — that is, baby goats — that arrived last week at...

  • Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can...

  • Colorado Springs City Council divided about adding marijuana question to November ballot

    By Monica Mendoza and John Schroyer, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    It's anybody's guess whether the Colorado Springs City Council will put a question on the November ballot asking if residents want to allow recreational marijuana sales. Members of a nonprofit group, Every Vote Counts, will begin lobbying this month for City Council's support to put...

  • Christian broadcaster James Dobson of Colorado Springs wins health care injunction

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DENVER — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued the...

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announcement Thursday that 8 million have...

  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are...

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