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Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St hits record again

Nov. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose to a record for an eighth day. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul declined. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index added 0.1% on Monday,...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 08, 2021 16:21 PM EST

Stocks notched some modest gains on Wall Street Monday, enough to mark more record highs for major U.S. indexes. The S&P 500 edged up for its eighth straight gain, matching its longest winning streak since April 2019, however most of the gains during that stretch...

Polish lawmakers OK anti-migrant wall on Belarus border

Oct. 29, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers on Friday approved the speedy construction of a $402 million barrier on the European Union member’s border with Belarus, seeking to stop the increasing flow of migrants. Now the plan proposed by the right-wing government...

Schmitt's campaign to pay for Texas trip to announce lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt's office now says his campaign paid for a trip to Texas last week to announce a lawsuit seeking to force the restart of construction of a southern border wall, and taxpayers paid only for his spokesman to make the trip. ...

China's economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

Oct. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economic growth is sinking under pressure from a construction slowdown and power shortages, prompting warnings about a possible shock to its trading partners and global financial markets. The world’s second-largest economy grew by a...

Whitmer restores prevailing wages on state projects

Oct. 07, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that Michigan will pay higher “prevailing" wages on state construction projects, three years after Republican legislators repealed a long-standing law that required better pay. The Democratic governor said...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 06, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. October 5, 2021. Editorial: A cautionary tale Municipalities around the state should pay close attention to a cautionary tale unfolding in the city of Mobile, where a runoff election this week offered voters an unusual choice between a...

Pennsylvania AG reschedules pipeline probe announcement

Oct. 04, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general abruptly postponed a news conference Monday at which he was apparently poised to announce criminal charges against the developer of a major pipeline network that transports natural gas liquids across southern Pennsylvania. ...

Alabama bypasses bid process to move fast on prison builds

Oct. 04, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama intends to move quickly on building new prisons under a plan that taps pandemic relief funds and could skip the normal bidding process for the construction of two supersize facilities. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed into law the...

Alabama lawmakers OK plan to build prisons with virus cash

Oct. 01, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Amid a national debate over the use of pandemic relief funds, Alabama lawmakers swiftly approved a plan Friday to tap $400 million from the American Rescue Plan to help build two super-size prisons, brushing off criticism from congressional Democrats that the money...