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Lawmakers: End tax breaks for companies that pull lobster

Dec. 07, 2022 12:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two lawmakers in Maine want to change laws to prevent the state from offering tax breaks or contracts to companies that stop selling lobster after sustainability organizations raised concerns. The Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch removed their...

'Expressive times': Publishing industry an open book in 2022

Dec. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2022, the story of book publishing was often the industry itself. Penguin Random House's attempt to purchase Simon & Schuster ended up in a Washington, D.C. courtroom, as the Department of Justice prevailed after a three week antitrust trial last summer that...

Hungarian government scraps year-old ceiling on fuel prices

Dec. 06, 2022 19:41 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's government cancelled a state-imposed cap on fuel prices late Tuesday after a recent wave of panic-buying among motorists led to fuel shortages and long lines at filling stations across the country. The prices of gasoline and diesel at fuel pumps...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Dec. 06, 2022 12:05 PM EST

US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny - 9781250145314 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 2. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781668001233 - (Atria Books) 3. Desert Star by Michael Connelly - 9780316421461 -...

Minnesota board: Moorhead-made THC gummies are too potent

Dec. 05, 2022 17:17 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy on Monday sued a Moorhead-based manufacturer of THC-laced gummies, saying the company's candies contain far stronger doses of the chemical that gives marijuana its high than state law allows. The lawsuit alleges that Northland...

Police: 18 arrests as Los Angeles retail theft ring busted

Dec. 04, 2022 12:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eighteen people were arrested when Los Angeles police busted an organized crime ring that targeted clothing and shoe stores as recently as last week, authorities said. The suspects ranged ranged in age from 15 to 20 and were linked to retail thefts at chain...

Gas prices drop again in NJ, around nation as oil cost drops

Dec. 03, 2022 13:55 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices dropped again in New Jersey and around the country as the cost of oil edged lower amid fears of economic slowdowns around the globe. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.63, down 12 cents...

Top exec at pharmacy in deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced

Dec. 02, 2022 10:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in more than 100 patient deaths has been sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to defraud the federal government. Gregory...

6 ways to boost your credit card rewards this holiday season

Nov. 30, 2022 09:45 AM EST

Get your wallet ready — it’s that time again with the holidays right around the corner. An estimated 91% of Americans will celebrate in some form this holiday season, a November report from the National Retail Federation shows. And for most people, celebration means spending. ...

Big tobacco tries to stop California flavored tobacco ban

Nov. 29, 2022 19:37 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies filed a request Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to impose an emergency order to stop California from enforcing a ban on flavored tobacco products that was overwhelmingly approved by voters earlier this month. The ban...