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La. auditor: Jindal admin. refusing some records

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has refused to hand over some information about a proposal to hire a private company to run a state worker health insurance program. Full story

Exclusive: Facebook investors look for exits

A group of Facebook shareholders is seeking to offload $1 billion worth of shares on the secondary market, a sale that would value the company at more than $70 billion, according to five sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Full story

La. gov insurance privatization plan gets scrutiny

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's top financial adviser on Tuesday defended the administration's proposal to hire a private company to run a state worker and retiree health insurance program, rebutting complaints the privatization would boost health care costs to generate short-term cash for the budget. Full story

Private Spaceship Builders Split Nearly $270 Million in NASA Funds

This story was updated at 5:03 p.m. EST. NASA has tapped four private companies to receive grants totaling $269.3 million to spur the development of new commercial spaceships and rockets capable of launching astronauts on trips to the International Space Station. Full story

Huge old home of US envoy to Belgium goes green

Enormous 18th-century houses aren't known as the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. But now the 230-year-old residence of the U.S. ambassador to Belgium has gone green, thanks in large measure to donations from private companies. Full story

Cargill profits rise amid food-price swings

Privately held Cargill Inc. reported net earnings of $1.1 billion for the latest quarter, up 23 percent from a year ago even as the company faces rising commodity prices. Full story

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  Kasich makes over the top demands with budget

State Sen. Nina Turner, D-Ohio, talks about the proposal, which includes selling five state run prisons to private companies and opening state parks to oil/gas drilling.