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Senators urge Biden to end duty-free treatment for packages valued at less than $800

Feb. 23, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators looking to crack down on the number of packages from China that enter the country duty-free are calling on President Joe Biden to take executive action, saying U.S. manufacturers can’t compete with low-cost competitors they say rely on forced labor and state...

Georgia Senate backs $5 billion state spending increase, including worker bonuses and roadbuilding

Feb. 22, 2024 13:53 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Senate is supporting changes to the state budget that would add $5 billion in spending, including money for bonuses already paid to state employees and teachers, additional roadbuilding, new dental and medical schools, and paying down some state debts. The...

Home Depot: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 20, 2024 06:08 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — ATLANTA (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. (HD) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $2.8 billion. The Atlanta-based company said it had net income of $2.82 per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 15...

Mexico will likely elect a woman as its next president, but money to govern is already being spent

Feb. 16, 2024 00:12 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is almost certain to elect its first female president in June — both leading candidates are women — but it’s almost equally as certain that she won’t have much room to act independently of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The...

Company plans $344 million Georgia factory to make recycled glass for solar panels

Feb. 15, 2024 13:39 PM EST

CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A company that recycles solar panels announced Thursday that it would build a $344 million factory in northwest Georgia, for the first time expanding to making new glass for panels. Arizona-based Solarcycle said it would hire more than 600 workers in...

Airbus targets 800 aircraft deliveries for 2024 even as supply chain issues linger

Feb. 15, 2024 07:17 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Airbus plans to deliver more aircraft to customers in 2024 even as supply chain headaches continue to afflict the European airplane maker. The company reported healthy results for its commercial aircraft business Thursday in its latest annual earnings report, and...

Game-time guacamole may get harder to make as climate reduces avocado shipments from Mexico

Feb. 11, 2024 20:08 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guacamole, a favored game-time snack in the United States, may be getting harder to make because a lack of rain and warmer temperatures have resulted in fewer avocados being shipped from Mexico. The western state of Michoacan, which supplies almost 90% of the...

The Georgia House has approved a $5 billion boost to the state budget

Feb. 07, 2024 12:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's House backed changes to the state budget Wednesday that would add $5 billion in spending, including a burst of roadbuilding, new dental and medical schools, and money to cover bonuses paid to state employees and teachers. ”Five billion dollars. You can do...

Conflict in the Middle East is affecting a key energy lifeline for Europe. How big is the risk?

Feb. 07, 2024 00:40 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Missiles and drones are flying in the Red Sea, disrupting one of the world's key trade arteries and a chokepoint for energy shipments headed for Europe. Attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels over Israel's war with Hamas are posing a new threat to the future of...

Georgia House panel passes amended budget with new road spending, cash for bonuses already paid

Feb. 06, 2024 12:31 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Amendments to Georgia's current state budget moved ahead Tuesday, including $315 million to cover bonuses that were already paid to state employees and public school teachers and $1.5 billion in extra money for road building and maintenance. The House Appropriations...