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Domino's, Target post gains while Qiagen, Ambarella decline

Oct. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday. Hawaiian Holdings Inc., up $1.79 to $27 The owner of Hawaiian Airlines reported solid passenger growth in September. Qiagen NV, down $6.65 to $25.41 The diagnostics products maker warned investors about weak third-quarter sales,...

Mayor releases plan to accelerate carbon emissions goal

Oct. 8, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Investing in energy-saving improvements to city-owned buildings and developing new guidelines for major building projects are among the ways Boston will become carbon-neutral by 2050, according to a plan released Tuesday by Mayor Marty Walsh. The update to the city's Climate Action Plan ,...

Florida woman arrested after climbing Big Lots ceiling

Oct. 6, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman tried to avoid shoplifting charges by climbing into the ceiling of a Big Lots store, leading deputies on a five-hour search. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 37-year-old Kristina Perkins went into the store restroom and...

US unemployment rate hits a 50-year low even as hiring slows

Oct. 4, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their hiring. The economy added a modest 136,000 jobs, enough to likely ease worries that an economy weakened by the U.S.-China...

PG&E agrees to pay $65M to settle California records claims

Oct. 4, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay $65 million to settle California claims that it falsified records about how it notified construction workers about underground gas and electric lines. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, regulators alleged that PG&E employees...

Big Tech's eco-pledges aren't slowing its pursuit of Big Oil

Oct. 2, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

Employee activism and outside pressure have pushed big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google into promising to slash their carbon emissions. But there's another thing these tech giants aren't cutting: Their growing business ties to the oil and gas industry. When Microsoft held an all-staff meeting in...

Personal firewood permits excluded from tree-cutting ban

Oct. 1, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A tree-cutting ban in Southwest forests meant to protect a threatened spotted owl was narrowed Tuesday to exclude personal firewood cutting permits that residents in rural areas rely on to heat their homes and cook. The ban on timber management activities covers 18,750 square miles...

California utility cuts power to 24,000 customers

Sep. 24, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility cut power to 24,000 northern customers Monday evening as fall brings back dangerous weather conditions and the company tries to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. The utility shut down power to areas of Butte, Nevada and Yuba counties in...

Telecommunications, utilities spend heavy on lobbying

Sep. 22, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lobbyists ranging from the cable industry to major electric utilities have reported spending a combined $4.2 million in the newly Democratic Maine Legislature's busy legislative session. But top spenders didn't always get what they wanted, according to an Associated Press analysis of...

Fresh US-China trade worries erase early gains for stocks

Sep. 20, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

Wall Street closed out a volatile week with losses Friday as investors worried that upcoming trade talks aimed at resolving the costly trade war between Washington and Beijing could be in trouble. The selling, which erased modest early gains for the market, snapped a three-week win streak for the S&P 500. The...