President Barack Obama, stands next to a robotic arm, as he speaks about manufacturing innovation institutes, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama announces new Midwest manufacturing hubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the creation of two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing, with the eventual goal of creating jobs that have been lost to global competition. As […]


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Fewer school districts promoting junk food, soda

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say they’ve seen a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines. A survey found 44 percent of school […]


Calif. officials call carbon auction a success

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – State regulators say California’s first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits went smoothly, and that all of the pollution permits available for 2013 were sold. The California Air Resources Board said […]



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