Largest US solar farm on Superfund site now online

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.

Nebraska jobless inches up to 3.7 percent

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, but the state's jobless rate remains one of the lowest in the nation, according to a state report released Friday.

French President Hollande's top aide resigns

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.

Colorado adds 3,300 jobs from February to March

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Colorado added jobs for the 29th straight month in March, and as the good economic news mounts, more people are seeking work, the state's chief economist said Friday.

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.

Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

Tulsa businessman Kaiser joins Thunder ownership

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Tulsa businessman George B. Kaiser has joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's ownership team.

Lawmakers OK bill loosening rules for distilleries

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

The five craft distilleries in Alaska can start promoting themselves as tourism destinations after legislative action this week.

Ohio's jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent in March

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March to 6.1 percent, its lowest level in six years, according to state job figures released Friday.