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Bicycle industry still booming a year into the pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bicycles continue to spin out of stores in record numbers. Last March, people began purchasing bicycles at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, the industry continues to see an increase in sales — to the point where...

Waseca company's intricate phone cases a worldwide hit

Apr. 17, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Standing out from the crowd and offering a unique product for everyday use is usually a good recipe for thriving businesses; and Jon Lucca offers a product that can’t be found anywhere else. The owner of Waseca-based Twig Case Co. produces iPhone...

Rigorous testing part of Minot Air Force Base missile force

Apr. 17, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Members of the 576th Flight Test Squadron continuously test the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system to make sure it does what it’s supposed to do. “We perform a fundamentally unique mission. We do a full on full,...

USC's Evan Mobley declares for NBA draft in unique way

Apr. 16, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley is leaving Southern California after one season to enter the NBA draft. The 7-footer revealed his long-expected decision in a unique way. He posted a 21-second NFT (nonfungible token) on Twitter on Friday that he autographed and is...

Another Georgia electric co-op to offer high-speed internet

Apr. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Another Georgia electric cooperative will work with a partner to extend broadband internet. The Washington Electric Membership Corp. announced Friday that it will invest $52 million to reach more than 12,000 customers in Baldwin, Emanuel,...

Bond for food show star's spouse accused in child's death

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge set bond Friday for the husband of the winner of a Food Network cooking competition show, who along with his wife, is accused in the death of their 3-year-old foster daughter. Judge Letitia Verdin set bond at $150,000 for...

Signs of recovery as California adds jobs for 2nd month

Apr. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic. New unemployment claims, both for traditional...

How the Kremlin provides a safe harbor for ransomware

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A global epidemic of digital extortion known as ransomware is crippling local governments, hospitals, school districts and businesses by scrambling their data files until they pay up. Law enforcement has been largely powerless to stop it. One big reason:...

S&P 500 hits another record, marks 4th weekly gain in a row

Apr. 16, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

Stocks added to their recent gains Friday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to new highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, led by gains in companies that rely directly on consumer spending, health care stocks and banks, which benefited from higher...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

Apr. 16, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM’s announcement...