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Cox defends funds for security building at private residence

Jan. 27, 2022 18:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox is defending the use of $260,000 in state funds for the construction of a building for security personnel at his house in a rural town south of the state capital. After lawmakers last year approved the funds without publicly discussing...

Hydro-Quebec halts work on its part of hydropower corridor

Jan. 26, 2022 16:06 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — With construction halted on a 145-mile (233-kilometer) power line in Maine, a Canadian partner on the project is following suit and temporarily halting construction on the other side of the border. Hydro-Quebec advised a regulatory agency in Canada that it...

93-mile cross-Vermont trail construction to finish in 2022

Jan. 17, 2022 08:31 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Work on the 93-mile (150-kilometer) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail that will cross Vermont between Swanton and St. Johnsbury will be finished by the end of the year, according to state officials. Joel Perrigo of the Vermont Agency of Transportation told lawmakers...

Rubble brings opportunity, and risk, in war-scarred Gaza

Jan. 13, 2022 01:15 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip has few jobs, little electricity and almost no natural resources. But after four bruising wars with Israel in just over a decade, it has lots of rubble. Local businesses are now finding ways to cash in on the chunks of smashed concrete,...

Bill to require landlords to notify 90 days before eviction

Jan. 10, 2022 17:18 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A proposal up for consideration in the New Hampshire legislature will potentially require landlords to give renters facing eviction 90 days to find new places to live before landlords sell or renovate their property. The Democrat-backed bill will add new...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 04, 2022 07:16 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. January 1, 2021. Editorial: A burning issue: Building more natural gas power plants hurts the environment Creating construction jobs and providing returns for investors are not good reasons for going that route. Why is Illinois still...

Whitmer OKs extending development tax incentives by 5 years

Dec. 28, 2021 13:07 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan developers with “transformational” plans to redevelop brownfield sites can continue to seek tax incentives after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature extended the program for an additional five years. The state's economic development board...

Serbia moves to defuse protests over Rio Tinto lithium mine

Dec. 08, 2021 13:22 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Trying to defuse large protests by environmentalists, Serbia's populist government decided Wednesday to suspend two key laws that would help mining giant Rio Tinto launch a lithium mine in western Serbia. For two consecutive weekends, thousands of protesters...

Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St hits record again

Nov. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street rose to a record for an eighth day. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul declined. Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index added 0.1% on Monday,...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Nov. 08, 2021 16:21 PM EST

Stocks notched some modest gains on Wall Street Monday, enough to mark more record highs for major U.S. indexes. The S&P 500 edged up for its eighth straight gain, matching its longest winning streak since April 2019, however most of the gains during that stretch...