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EPA removes PCB-laced Bloomington sites from Superfund list

Sep. 19, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has removed three Superfund sites in Bloomington from an agency priority list, saying cleanup work at the PCB-tainted sites is now complete. The EPA said monitoring will continue at the three sites, which...

After Ida hits, August industrial output gains slow to 0.4%

Sep. 15, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a 0.4% gain in August as shutdowns of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants caused by Hurricane Ida curbed manufacturing activity. Plant closures long the Gulf Coast as well as lost oil production during...

EU chief outlines ambitious plan to boost bloc's chipmaking

Sep. 15, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's top official outlined ambitious plans to help beef up the bloc's chipmaking capability in the face of intensifying global competition for semiconductors. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the European Chips...

China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society

Sep. 08, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic...

German industrial production picks up after several declines

Sep. 07, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German industrial production increased in July after three consecutive months of declines that have reflected supply chain problems, official data showed Tuesday. Overall production increased by 1% compared with the previous month, the Economy Ministry...

Until 2023? Parts shortage will keep auto prices sky-high

Sep. 05, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed. A surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant in several...

MongoDB, PagerDuty, DocuSign rise; Yext falls

Sep. 03, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Broadcom Inc., up $5.78 to $497.68. The maker of semiconductors and infrastructure software reported earnings that came in ahead of analysts' estimates. It also issued a strong...

Taiwan gets first Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines after long delay

Sep. 01, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan received its first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines Thursday after a prolonged purchasing process that gave rise to a political blame game with China. Taiwan had been unable to buy the vaccine itself directly from BioNTech, the German...

ANALYSIS: China extends control with online gaming crackdown

Aug. 31, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hugely popular online games and celebrity culture in China are the latest targets in the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to encourage the public to fall in line with its vision for a powerful, more wholesome country. The message? Play less, study and...

Lee freed on parole, showing Samsung's might in South Korea

Aug. 13, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung leader Lee Jae-yong walked out of prison Friday a year early in a parole decision demonstrating the conglomerate's outsized influence in South Korea as well as continuing leniency for bosses who commit corporate corruption. Wearing a...