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Family Dollar Stores agrees to pay $41.6M for rodent-infested warehouse in Arkansas

Feb. 26, 2024 19:36 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family Dollar Stores, a subsidiary of Dollar Tree Inc., pleaded guilty Monday to holding food, drugs, cosmetics and other items under “insanitary” conditions at a now-closed, rodent-infested distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas, federal prosecutors said. ...

Boeing's safety culture falls short despite the company's efforts to fix it, according to experts

Feb. 26, 2024 18:30 PM EST

When it comes to safety culture at Boeing, there is a “disconnect” between senior management and workers, and employees responsible for checking the company's planes question whether they can raise issues without fear of retaliation, according to a panel of outside experts. The...

US sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying it could push prices higher

Feb. 26, 2024 17:29 PM EST

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, saying the $24.6 billion deal would eliminate competition and lead to higher prices for millions of Americans. The FTC filed an administrative complaint against the companies...

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls says he was trying to highlight a need for AI rules

Feb. 26, 2024 17:32 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The political consultant behind a robocall that mimicked President Joe Biden’s voice said Monday he was trying to send a wake-up call about the potential malign uses of artificial intelligence, not influence the outcome of last month's New Hampshire primary. ...

A former funeral home owner has been arrested after a corpse lay in a hearse for 2 years

Feb. 23, 2024 19:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former funeral home owner accused of keeping a woman's corpse in the back of a hearse for two years and hoarding the cremated remains of 35 people has been arrested, authorities said. Thursday night's arrest of Miles Harford, 33, comes in connection with the latest...

EPA approves year-round sales of higher ethanol blend in 8 Midwest states

Feb. 23, 2024 10:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Drivers in eight Midwestern states will be able to fuel up with a higher blend of ethanol throughout the year under a final rule announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The biofuels industry and farming groups, with support of Midwest...

Federal Reserve officials caution against cutting US interest rates too soon or too much

Feb. 22, 2024 19:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Federal Reserve policymakers warned Thursday against cutting U.S. interest rates too soon or by too much in the wake of recent data showing inflation stayed unexpectedly high in January. Their comments echoed the minutes from the Fed's last meeting in...

Denver police seek help finding a former funeral home owner after body kept in hearse for 2 years

Feb. 22, 2024 17:33 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are asking for the public’s help in finding a former funeral home owner who they say kept a woman’s body in a hearse for two years and kept the cremated remains of at least 30 people. In announcing an arrest warrant last Friday, police said Miles...

Average long-term US mortgage rose again this week to highest level since mid December

Feb. 22, 2024 12:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose this week for the third time in as many weeks, driving up home loan borrowing costs in just as the spring homebuying season ramps up. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 6.90% from 6.77% last week, mortgage...

Decaying bodies and fake ashes spur Colorado to confront lax funeral home oversight

Feb. 21, 2024 19:11 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — On the heels of two egregious cases of funeral home owners allegedly mishandling bodies and cremated remains, Colorado lawmakers aimed Wednesday at trying to shore up the state’s lax regulations that failed to prevent the horrific incidents. A bipartisan House...