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Republican Mississippi governor ignores Medicaid expansion and focuses on jobs in State of the State

Feb. 26, 2024 19:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said he intentionally avoided hot-button issues and political conflict in his State of the State speech Monday, instead calling for legislators to support economic development by funding roads, ports and bridges. Reeves...

Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, wildlife areas

Feb. 26, 2024 14:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio commission awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks Monday, despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support. The Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission granted the mineral rights to several oil...

Trump is winning big with his base, but there’s no sign that he's broadening support

Feb. 26, 2024 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump appears close to invincible in the Republican primaries and caucuses, but despite his commanding victories, the front-runner’s strength among general election voters remains unclear. AP VoteCast shows that Trump, the former president, has galvanized...

Fidelity National: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 26, 2024 07:37 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $251 million. The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Feb. 26, 2024 07:28 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. February 24, 2024. Editorial: Big criminal justice issues will need big ideas Give Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne credit for finding innovative ways to force the Legislature to take a serious look at Nebraska’s criminal justice system and,...

Algeria inaugurates Africa's largest mosque after years of political delays and cost overruns

Feb. 26, 2024 01:55 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria inaugurated a gigantic mosque on its Mediterranean coastline Sunday after years of political upheaval transformed the project from a symbol of state-sponsored strength and religiosity to one of delays and cost overruns. Built by a Chinese...

Native American tribes gain new authority to stop unwanted hydropower projects

Feb. 23, 2024 07:35 AM EST

Federal regulators have granted Native American tribes more power to block hydropower projects on their land after a flurry of applications were filed to expand renewable energy in the water-scarce U.S. Southwest. Previously, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted...

GOP-led Kentucky House votes to relax child labor rules and toughen food stamp eligibility standards

Feb. 22, 2024 19:57 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican-backed measures to relax child labor rules and tighten food stamp eligibility standards won passage Thursday in the Kentucky House over impassioned objections from Democrats. In back-to-back votes, both bills advanced to the GOP-dominated Senate...

ModivCare: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 17:20 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — DENVER (AP) — ModivCare Inc. (MODV) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.3 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Denver-based company said it had a loss of 37 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.29 per share. ...

Applications for US jobless benefits fall again as labor market powers on

Feb. 22, 2024 16:56 PM EST

The number of Americans applying for jobless benefits fell to its lowest level in five weeks, even as more high-profile companies announce layoffs. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 to 201,000 for the week ending Feb. 17, the Labor Department reported Thursday. ...