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  • New England raking in millions from leaf peepers

    October 19, 2014 4:21 PM

    JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) - On Mount Monadnock, hikers file up the 3,165-foot peak in lockstep, protected from drizzling rain by a luminous golden canopy of leaves. They're not just gazing at foliage - they're looking at cold, hard cash. Money really does grow on trees in autumn in New England,... more »
  • Millions chase record $425M Powerball jackpot

    November 27, 2012 9:13 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest. The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball's history, represents a potential life-changing fortune.... more »
  • Outage Affects Millions in Southwest, Mexico

    September 9, 2011 9:08 AM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The lights are back on in Arizona and steadily returning to parts of Southern California and Mexico after a power outage affecting millions of people. By early Friday, energy had been restored to some 930,000 users in the region. That's according to a combined tally provided... more »
  • BP Funding Millions for Oil Spill Recovery

    November 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is announcing millions of dollars worth of commitments from BP to help the state recover from the Gulf oil spill and protect the eroding coast. The governor, at a news conference Monday, said BP has agreed to pay $48 million for Louisiana seafood... more »
  • Millions to Steelmaker Throwing LA's Construction Budget Out of Balance

    September 20, 2010 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration's plan to give $30 million to steelmaker Nucor for an iron and steel plant in St. James Parish is throwing the state's construction budget out of balance. To make the numbers work, some of the new construction projects lawmakers and the administration... more »
  • New Orleans Cannot Account for Millions Spent on Technology

    May 24, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans cannot account properly for millions of dollars spent on high technology, including a software system that no one at City Hall ever heard of. That's according to a state audit released Monday. The report covers early 2005 through the end of... more »

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