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  • Watchdog group says 4 2016 prospects dodging finance law

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of failing to follow federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.…

  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a “serious depressive episode,” the German airline said Tuesday.…

  • Etsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million in an IPO that would value the company at more than $1 billion. The New York company…

  • Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that…

  • Bull trots on: Stocks grind higher for 9th straight quarter

    NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn’t stop this winter. Stocks have been buffeted since the start of the year by plunging oil prices, a surging dollar and worries…

  • 2015 Baseball Preliminary Salaries

    ——— NEW YORK METS David Wright $19,347,171 Curtis Granderson 16,000,000 Bartolo Colon 11,000,000 Michael Cuddyer 8,500,000 Daniel Murphy 8,000,000 Jonathon Niese 7,050,000 Dillon Gee 5,300,000 Lucas Duda 4,200,000 Bobby Parnell 3,700,000 Jenrry Mejia 2,595,000 Jerry…

  • 2015 Baseball Preliminary Salaries

    ——— ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Trevor Cahill $12,200,000 Aaron Hill 12,000,000 Bronson Arroyo 9,500,000 Cody Ross 9,500,000 Mark Trumbo 6,900,000 Yasmany Tomas 5,500,000 Brad Ziegler 5,000,000 Addison Reed 4,875,000 Jeremy Hellickson 4,275,000 Cliff Pennington 3,275,000 Paul Goldschmidt…

  • 2015 Baseball Preliminary Salaries

    ——— MINNESOTA TWINS Joe Mauer $23,000,000 Ervin Santana 13,500,000 Ricky Nolasco 12,000,000 Torii Hunter 10,500,000 Phil Hughes 9,200,000 Kurt Suzuki 6,000,000 Mike Pelfrey 5,500,000 Trevor Plouffe 4,800,000 Glen Perkins 4,650,000 Tommy Milone 2,775,000 Brian Duensing…

  • 2015 Preliminary Baseball Salaries

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 2015 salaries for the 897 major league baseball players on active rosters, disabled lists and the restricted list as of 3 p.m. EDT on March 31. Figures were obtained by…

  • Giant Factories recalls water heaters over fire risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — Giant Factories of Canada is recalling 240 water heaters that were sold in 2014 because they could catch fire or explode. The company says that in some cases, the joint between…

  • Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food labor organizers say they’re expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including other low-wage workers and demonstrations on…

  • ND to join Wyoming lawsuit against federal fracking rules

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said Tuesday it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information…

  • Late slide in stocks erases much of the previous day’s gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slid in late afternoon trading, wiping up much of the market’s gain from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 200 points, or 1.1 percent, to 17,776…

  • Monsanto donates $4M to effort to save monarch butterflies

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies’ habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem…

  • Gold, silver edge lower

    The April gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,183.10 an ounce — down $1.70. The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $16.58 an ounce — down 8 cents.