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Egypt to hike electricity prices in July

May. 21, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says it will raise electricity prices for households and businesses by an average of 15 percent, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at boosting the economy. Electricity Minister Mohammed Shaker said Tuesday that rates will be raised in July. He says the government aims to...

New Mexico negotiates job-training grant with Hemp company

May. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State economic development officials are pledging $2.6 million in grants to help with infrastructure and job training costs for a new hemp production and research venture at greenhouses in Las Cruces. New Mexico's Economic Development Department announced Monday that Rich Global Hemp...

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

May. 19, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole used up any...

Without Venezuela's oil, Haiti struggles to keep lights on

May. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — When her daughter was 4 years old, Jennifer Jean started a small catering business in Bourdon, a lower middle-class district of the Haitian capital. Starting with the occasional wedding or corporate meeting, she grew the business into a venture that earned her as much as $1,000...

Missouri lawmakers pass GM tax break bill

May. 14, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday passed a package of new business tax breaks and scholarships backed by Gov. Mike Parson after a group of fellow Republicans opposed to parts of the bill ended a more than 27-hour filibuster in the Senate. At issue was legislation passed last week by...

Missouri Senate in stalemate over GM incentive package

May. 13, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group of Republicans opposed to an incentives deal for General Motors slowed work in the Missouri Senate to a halt on Monday with just days left before lawmakers' deadline to pass bills. Gov. Mike Parson is pushing for $50 million in tax credits for the company in hopes of...

Ocasio-Cortez: No 'middle ground' on fighting climate change

May. 13, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied support for the Green New Deal on Monday night, with the New York congresswoman saying there should be "no middle ground" when it comes to climate change and the Vermont senator calling for a political revolution. Sanders, who...

Tax proposal for Nebraska private school scholarships stalls

May. 13, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would offer Nebraska state tax credits to donors who provide money for private school scholarships has hit a major wave of resistance in the Legislature. Lawmakers passed over the measure Monday without reaching a vote, and the sponsor acknowledged it won't come up again...

Report: Illinois should spend $33M to promote 2020 Census

May. 12, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois should spend $33 million for community leaders to spread word about the 2020 census, the Chicago Urban League said in a report. Illinois could lose billions of dollars in federal funding and one or two congressional seats if there's an undercount next year, the Chicago...

Cuba launches widespread rationing in face of crisis

May. 10, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs, rice, beans, soap and other basic products in the face of a grave economic crisis. Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of...