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Swiss company plans $80M upgrade at Alabama pulp mill

Jul. 27, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The Swiss owner of a pulp mill in Alabama said Wednesday that it is investing $80 million to increase the amount of absorbent pulp it can produce there. The second line at the GP Cellulose Alabama River mill near Monroeville should be able to produce rolls...

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Jun. 30, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina...

Rep. Gifford becomes 4th sitting legislator to die in 2022

Jun. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Maine (AP) — State Rep. Jeffery A. Gifford, a retired paper mill worker who served five terms in the Maine Legislature, has died at age 75. Gifford, R-Lincoln, served four terms from 2006 to 2014 and was elected to another term in 2020. He was unopposed on the Republican...

No, you're not imagining it — package sizes are shrinking

Jun. 08, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the U.S., a...

Activists say cyber agency weakens voting tech advisory

Jun. 03, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s leading cybersecurity agency released a final version Friday of an advisory it previously sent state officials on voting machine vulnerabilities in Georgia and other states that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to...