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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.

Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

James Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:41am

By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.

King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin

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

President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation.

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.

India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program

Brandon Bailey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:30am

India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.

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.

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:51am

Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and some serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.

Hasbro tops 4Q earnings forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

Hasbro has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $175.8 million.

Indiana musician, 88, stays busy with music lessons

Phil Wieland(munster) Times, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

After seven decades of sharing his musical talents with listeners and students, Florian Bolsega — Mr. B, as he is called — isn't changing his tune. He's just playing it for free these days and offering music lessons at the local library.

How to fix the euro: Top bankers urge closer ties

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over financial policies at the European level.