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Boeing pushes back on whistleblower's allegations and details how airframes are put together

Apr. 15, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

Boeing is defending the integrity of the fuselages on two of its largest planes, which have come under criticism from a whistleblower who warns that panels on the outside of one of the planes could eventually break apart during flight. Two Boeing engineering executives went into...

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

Apr. 15, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to finalized federal regulations published Monday. ...

Testimony in USC case before labor relations board administrative judge could be wrapping up

Apr. 15, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A National Labor Relations Board complaint against the University of Southern California that alleges student-athletes should be classified as employees could be entering a new stage by the end of the week. In a statement to The Associated Press, USC said the...

With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

Apr. 15, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better...

EU, Britain and Spain say significant progress made in talks on post-Brexit status of Gibraltar

Apr. 12, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — British and Spanish foreign ministers said a new round of talks held Friday over the status of the disputed territory of Gibraltar following Britain’s exit from the European Union were productive and significant progress was made. The meeting was between Spain's...

Ex-Fed chair Ben Bernanke finds 'significant shortcomings' in Bank of England's economic forecasting

Apr. 12, 2024 08:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A review of the Bank of England's economic forecasting that was published Friday and undertaken by Ben Bernanke, the former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, has found “significant shortcomings” that should be addressed to better inform future interest rate decisions. ...

Average long-term US mortgage rate edges closer to 7%, rising to highest level since early March

Apr. 11, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose to its highest level in five weeks, a setback for prospective homebuyers during what's traditionally the busiest time of the year for home sales. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 6.88% from 6.82% last...

Homebuyers’ quandary: to wait or not to wait for lower mortgage rates

Apr. 11, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shop for a home now or hold out for the possibility of lower mortgage rates? That question is confronting many home shoppers this spring homebuying season. Lower rates give home shoppers more financial breathing room, so holding out for a more attractive rate can...

As world's central banks wrestle with when to cut rates, Europe signals it's ready to move

Apr. 11, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank signalled Thursday it could cut interest rates at its next meeting in June, a big step as the rich world's central banks, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, wrestle with how soon declining inflation will let them lower credit costs for business...

US producer prices rose 2.1% from last year, most since April, but less than forecasters expected

Apr. 11, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices rose rose in March from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly a year, but the gain was less than economists expected. And wholesale inflation eased on a month to month basis. The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price...