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Medical imaging company CEO sentenced for medical fraud

Jan. 28, 2022 18:21 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The CEO of several medical imaging companies in California was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for bilking insurers out of tens of millions of dollars by bribing doctors to prescribe unecessary tests. Sam Sarkis Solakyan, 40, of Glendale, was sentenced to...

Farmers alarmed as NY looks at expanded overtime for workers

Jan. 28, 2022 18:05 PM EST

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The thousands of people paid to plant corn, pick apples and milk cows in New York often work long days, six days a week — and earn overtime only after 60 hours of labor. New York took a big step Friday toward lowering that threshold when a state board...

Ohio lured Intel's chip plant with $2B incentive package

Jan. 28, 2022 16:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio offered Intel Corp. incentives worth roughly $2 billion to secure a new $20 billion chipmaking factory that the company says will help alleviate a global shortage and create a new technology hub in the Midwest. The state's development director said Friday...

Alaska lawmakers hire law firm to investigate CEO firing

Jan. 28, 2022 14:36 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska legislative committee is hiring a law firm to investigate the firing of the former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Angela Rodell was fired by the corporation board last month. Rodell, who had been the corporation's CEO since late 2015, has...

Sedgwick County sued for racial discrimination

Jan. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Sedgwick County employee alleges in a lawsuit that his coworkers called him the “colored guy” and sang spirituals from the slavery era while he worked as a bridge crewman. David Partridge, who is described in court documents as a biracial Black...

Former Ohio congressman, newspaper chief Clarence Brown dies

Jan. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EST

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — Clarence “Bud” Brown Jr., a former congressman from Ohio and retired chairman of the now-defunct Brown Publishing Co., has died, according to a funeral home in his hometown. He was 94. Brown, of Urbana, died at his home Wednesday. Visitation will be Tuesday...

Beshear: Projects expected to create more than 1,000 jobs

Jan. 28, 2022 04:06 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has landed several new economic development projects expected to deliver more than 1,000 jobs and nearly $161 million in investments, Gov. Andy Beshear said. “The announcements reach across the commonwealth and across multiple key industries,” the...

Key Pa. Dems to miss Biden visit, cite scheduling conflicts

Jan. 27, 2022 19:49 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Joe Biden will appear in Pittsburgh on Friday as an opening step in a broader campaign to promote the White House's achievements in key states before the midterm elections. But two of the three leading Democrats on Pennsylvania's statewide ballot...

Home Depot names longtime executive as new CEO

Jan. 27, 2022 19:38 PM EST

The Home Depot on Thursday named a veteran executive as its new CEO. Edward “Ted” Decker, who has served as Home Depot’s chief operating officer since October 2020, will become president and CEO on March 1. Current Chairman and CEO Craig Menear will continue to serve as the...

Kansas moves to offer $1B or more in breaks for big project

Jan. 27, 2022 18:22 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is moving quickly to offer $1 billion or more in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of landing what officials promise is an investment of up to $4 billion in an undisclosed project by a still-unidentified company. But supporters of a bill that...