• Nation's biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    A big player in the troubled nuclear power industry is trying to change the rules of the energy game. Exelon Corp. says Illinois lawmakers must revamp the power market or potentially see three of that state's nuclear plants close. The Chicago-based company operates the largest fleet...

  • Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims. The jury of six men and six women determined Friday venture capital firm Kleiner...

  • After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern. The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. But this week, the party celebrated...

  • GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. Working into Friday's pre-dawn hours, senators...

  • MOVERS & SHAKERS

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    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Teresa Cantwell recently was hired as programs manager for the Foundation for Pikes Peak Community College. She worked for six years with Peak Vista Community Health Centers as a foundation development associate, clinical team manager, contract specialist and most recently as grants...

  • Student-led company tries to win Colorado College competition on third try

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A fledgling Colorado Springs company, iDro, hopes that the third time will be the charm for winning Colorado College's Big Idea business plan competition. Headed by CC senior Fredrik Lindseth, the food-app company has been a finalist in all three of the previous competitions, winning...

  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. The jury in San Francisco reached the verdict...

  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. He's also asking private businesses to include kids who are left out of the experience because they...

  • Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday. The audit marked the first time the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human...

  • JetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill. Clayton Osbon's...

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