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Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:20am

Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. are opening later than usual Monday as workers gather in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain's recent food safety scares.

Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation.

Alaska editorials

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:51am

Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:

Judge adopts deal involving racial claim at Arizona prisons

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:42am

A federal judge on Monday signed off on an agreement between Arizona and an inmate to end a claim of racial segregation in the state's 10 prisons.

Idaho House panel introduces Girl Scout sales tax bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:41am

Idaho Girl Scouts would get a tax break on each box of Thin Mints under legislation introduced in a House committee.

Mazda recalls SUVs due to risk of fuel filler pipe ruptures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:30am

Mazda is recalling some SUVs because the fuel filler pipe can rupture in a rear crash and cause a gas leak and possible fire.

California State University campuses prep for strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:11am

The union that represents faculty, counselors, librarians and coaches at the 23 California State University campuses are preparing for a five-day strike that would be by far the largest since system-wide collective bargaining began in the early 1980s.

Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:02am

The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools.

Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:02am

Chesapeake Energy sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. The announcement came after a news report that said it hired a law firm spooked investors and sent its stock plummeting.

Dubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government services

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:51am

Dubai's ruler said Monday the United Arab Emirates will privatize some government services in the oil-rich country, as well as create a state minister position devoted to ensuring the happiness of its citizens.

UP student apartment building sold to Colorado investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:51am

Two student apartment complexes near the University of Oregon have been sold to a Colorado investment group for $30.6 million.

Teacher pay tax hike set for debate in legislative committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:20am

A legislative panel is set to take up the half-cent sales tax increase that helps fund Gov. Dennis Daugaard's teacher pay plan.

Guest-worker program helps Louisiana seafood facilities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:10am

Congress' decision to quadruple the size of a guest-worker program might be described as a gift to Louisiana's seafood processing industry, which struggles to fill the seasonal jobs each year.

College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:10am

A higher-education accrediting agency says the state budget impasse could have "significant" consequences for the public colleges and universities in Illinois.

Apollo Education to go private in $1.1B deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:00am

Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.

Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

When the emergency room fills up — whether it's a big accident, flu season or a stroke of misfortune — Brooklyn nurse Rose Green says she can find herself sprinting from room to room, trying to keep ahead of the whims of calamity.

Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:21am

Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing

Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:10am

Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.