Apple Inc. said it’s opening a new plant in Mesa, Arizona, that will create 2,000 jobs to make components for its products, part of a push by the world’s most valuable company to boost manufacturing in the U.S.
As Congressional Republicans’ 16-day fight to defund President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul dissolved, Ohio Governor John Kasich was trying to find a way around his party to expand Medicaid under the law.
New York’s Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon in Arizona will reopen using state and local funds to resume operations shuttered by a federal shutdown that has included the closing of national parks.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ordered welfare officials to use state funds to restore assistance to thousands of families who lost the aid because of the partial shutdown of the U.S. government last week.
Republican Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona scored a hard-fought victory against her party’s legislative leaders after winning passage of her plan to expand Medicaid to cover about 300,000 more residents.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro predicted President Barack Obama will win at least 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, describing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as “the most conservative candidate that the Latino community has ever seen.” Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker on Sept. 4, was interviewed today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Municipal bonds sold by hospitals and health-care systems have been the market’s biggest losers in the past three months. Debt from facilities in the 21 states that aren’t expanding Medicaid is poised to fare even worse.