Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 3:20pm
The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems — a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his administration to achieve.
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 2:50pm
Stocks started off December on a strong note, helped by improving economic data from Japan and Europe as well as hopes that the European Central Bank will expand its stimulus program. Trading remained relatively quiet ahead of the release later this week of the U.S. government's monthly jobs survey and a Federal Reserve meeting later this month.
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 2:10pm
A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws.
Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 1:40pm
Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that it will add 2,000 jobs and invest $1.3 billion at the Kentucky Truck Plant to support production of new aluminum-body Super Duty trucks, deepening the automaker's ties to a city where it has two large production facilities.
A man accused of kidnapping and killing a 6-year-old girl will be sent to the state mental hospital rather than stand trial in her death. A judge in West Jordan ruled today that 44-year-old Terry Lee Black is not mentally competent for trial, though the court is expected to review the decision in about a year.
Tami Abdollah, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 4:00pm
Internal Revenue Service criminal investigators will not continue to use cellphone-tracking technology without first seeking a warrant, the IRS commissioner told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.
Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 3:20pm
Five years after workers first sought union representation and two years after angry labor protests led to arrests, the Culinary Union has brokered a deal with The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas to represent the casino-resort's more than 2,000 workers.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Dec 1st - 2:11pm
The Nevada agency that ensures mobile homes are safe has been collecting Social Security numbers even though it's not allowed to, and hasn't been encrypting them or taking other precautions against hackers and thieves, according to state auditors.
A report says Michigan needs 779,000 more residents with a post-secondary degree or certificate within 10 years to meet employer needs and join the ranks of best-educated states, a sizable increase from current levels.