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Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

Nov. 28, 2022 19:37 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers would take up legislation this week to impose the deal that unions agreed to in...

US rule would limit methane leaks from public lands drilling

Nov. 28, 2022 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday proposed rules to limit methane leaks from oil and gas drilling on public lands, the latest action by the Biden administration to crack down on emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to global warming. ...

Huskers pay premium for Rhule to bring back program's glory

Nov. 28, 2022 18:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Matt Rhule said he had plenty of options after he got fired by the Carolina Panthers. He could have taken a year off from football or worked in television. Or he could jump back into college coaching. A number of schools reached out to him, he said, but only...

Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation

Nov. 28, 2022 17:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Days after flocking to stores on Black Friday, consumers are turning online for Cyber Monday to score more discounts on gifts and other items that have ballooned in price because of high inflation. Cyber Monday is expected to remain the year’s biggest online...

More than 150 agents back striking HarperCollins workers

Nov. 28, 2022 17:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 150 literary agents, whose clients include Danielle Jackson, V.E. Schwab and L.A. Chandlar, have signed an open letter to HarperCollins vowing to “omit” the publisher from upcoming book submissions until it reaches an agreement with striking employees. ...

$40M Tennessee incentive for battery cathode plant approved

Nov. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel on Monday approved a $40 million state economic incentive for a company that plans to invest $3.2 billion to develop a cathode materials plant for electric vehicle batteries. The State Funding Board cast the vote to sign off on the...

VA deaths report finds protocols not followed, issues remain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal investigation released Monday of a hot steam accident that killed two workers conducting maintenance on a boiler system at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut substantiates a whistleblower's allegations that employees did not follow proper protocols to...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 28, 2022 14:28 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 23 The Washington Post on regaining trust in the ethics of the U.S. Supreme Court Once again, the Supreme Court is finding its ethics under scrutiny. Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas...

This Week: Consumer confidence, consumer spending, jobs data

Nov. 28, 2022 09:13 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: CONFIDENCE CHECK The Conference Board delivers its latest index of U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday. Economists expect the reading fell in November to 98. That would...

Shutterfly CEO sees 'choppy' times through her economic lens

Nov. 28, 2022 08:11 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While other technology companies lay off workers and try to cut other costs amid a post-pandemic comedown, Shutterfly CEO Hilary Schneider is gearing up for a busy holiday season. Orders are pouring in for the digital photo and printing company's photo books, which capture...