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Missouri awaits road money as projects stall

An artist's illustration depicts what a truck-only lane would look like on the Interstate 70 highway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Missouri wants to widen Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City to get traffic, and jobs, moving again. Construction-equipment makers Caterpillar Inc. and Deere & Co. stand ready to help.

All are being stymied by a legislative deadlock that has stalled projects in Missouri and throughout the U.S. With revenue from fuel taxes declining, lawmakers are arguing over how to renew a six-year, $286.5 billion spending law that expires in six days.

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Accused Letterman extortionist pleads not guilty to charges

Robert Halderman, a producer for CBS Corp. television, pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort $2 million from talk show host David Letterman in exchange for not revealing sexual affairs. New York state Supreme Court Justice Michael Melkonian ...

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Obama Olympics trip boosts pressure for return visit

President Barack Obama, whose trip to Copenhagen failed to land the Olympics, is being pressured to return to the city this year on another risky mission: winning a global agreement to fight global warming. “I would hope since he went ...

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Facebook accused of letting users threaten former lawyer

Facebook Inc., the world’s most popular social-networking Web site, was accused in a lawsuit of letting site users post violent threats against a lawyer who was later disbarred. Plaintiff Jack Thompson said the postings started after the CBS news show ...

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Terrorism support law to get Supreme Court review

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the validity of parts of the 2001 Patriot Act that target supporters of terrorist groups, agreeing to hear appeals from the Obama administration and human rights groups. A federal appeals court said some ...

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Fed appeals order to disclose loans

The Federal Reserve filed a notice it will appeal a judge’s order requiring the central bank to identify the companies that benefited from its emergency loans. The filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York Wednesday was authorized ...

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Finra’s Trace to add agencies, new company bonds

Securities firms must begin publicly disclosing trading data in March for debt of government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for new issues of corporate debt, the U.S. brokerage industry’s main regulator said. The Financial Industry Regulatory ...

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Electronic medical records may not end lapses in test follow-up

Critical results from medical imaging tests such as MRIs and X-rays, even when sent by electronic e-mail alerts to doctors, may “fall through the cracks” without prompt attention and follow-up, a review of U.S. veterans’ medical records found. About 18 ...

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CBS wins dismissal of Rather’s lawsuit

CBS Corp. won the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Dan Rather, its former network anchorman, who claimed he was fired in the fallout over a story about President George Bush's Vietnam War-era military service. Rather, 77, filed a $70 million breach-of-contract lawsuit in 2007, accusing the network of firing him in reaction to criticism of his election-year report on Bush's National Guard service. Both sides in April asked a panel of appeals court judges in Manhattan to overturn rulings by New York Supreme Court Justice Ira Gammerman.

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