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Fast-food wrappers that contain PFAS are no longer sold in the US, the FDA says

Feb. 28, 2024 16:24 PM EST

Fast-food wrappers and packaging that contain so-called forever chemicals are no longer being sold in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. It's the result of a voluntary effort with U.S. food manufacturers to phase out food contact packaging made with...

Boeing given 90 days by FAA to come up with a plan to improve safety and quality of manufacturing

Feb. 28, 2024 15:35 PM EST

The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday it's giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for building planes after a panel blew off a brand-new Boeing 737 Max jetliner last month. The agency said the directive followed...

US economy grew solid 3.2% in fourth quarter, a slight downgrade from government's initial estimate

Feb. 28, 2024 11:55 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a robust 3.2% annual pace from October through December, propelled by healthy consumer spending, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its initial estimate. The expansion in the nation's gross domestic...

ICC awards $56 million in reparations to thousands of victims of convicted Ugandan rebel commander

Feb. 28, 2024 11:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday granted reparations of more than 52 million euros ($56 million) to thousands of victims of a convicted commander in the shadowy Ugandan rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army. The nearly 50,000...

A top EU official calls for a new defense industry strategy with locally made arms at its heart

Feb. 28, 2024 09:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official called on Wednesday for a new defense industry strategy to respond to security challenges posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine with the purchase of weapons and ammunition made in Europe at its heart. The Russian invasion has exposed...

EPA awards $1 billion to clean up toxic waste in third cash infusion for Superfund program

Feb. 27, 2024 21:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five toxic waste sites in 15 states are to be cleaned up, and ongoing work at dozens of others will get a funding boost, as the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced a $1 billion infusion to the federal Superfund program. The money is the...

Consumer confidence slips in February as anxiety over potential recession surprisingly reappears

Feb. 27, 2024 14:00 PM EST

American consumers are feeling less confident this month as concerns over a possible recession grew despite most recent data pointing to a healthy U.S. economy. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 106.7 from a...

Why does the US government think a Kroger-Albertsons merger would be bad for grocery shoppers?

Feb. 27, 2024 10:49 AM EST

Kroger and Albertsons — two of the biggest grocery chains in the United States — had hoped to complete the largest supermarket merger in the country's history this year. But their plan to compete with big-box retailers by combining forces faces legal challenges that make it look far less...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Feb. 27, 2024 07:16 AM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. February 23, 2024. Editorial: Bill would make state disaster relief funds more accessible Two tornadoes formed on the northeast side of Fort Wayne last year, damaging homes and farms near Grabill and Harlan. No local injuries were reported,...

Family Dollar Stores agrees to pay $41.6M for rodent-infested warehouse in Arkansas

Feb. 26, 2024 19:36 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family Dollar Stores, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., pleaded guilty Monday to holding food, drugs, cosmetics and other items under “insanitary” conditions at a now-closed, rodent-infested distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas, federal prosecutors said. ...