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Trump's Constitution remarks put McConnell, GOP on defense

Dec. 06, 2022 21:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell delivered another rebuke of former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that anyone who thinks the Constitution can be suspended would have a “very hard time” becoming president in the United States. The comment...

Judge reduces award for flight attendant who sued Southwest

Dec. 06, 2022 18:47 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge cut a flight attendant’s $5.1 million jury award to about $800,000 but ordered Southwest Airlines to rehire the woman, who had claimed that the airline and her union conspired to fire her for expressing opposition to abortion. U.S. District Judge...

Chicago Fed names ex-Obama adviser Goolsbee as next leader

Dec. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Austan Goolsbee, who was a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has been chosen as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the regional Fed bank announced Thursday. Goolsbee, 53, an economics professor at the University of Chicago...

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. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 16 The Washington Post on post-FTX cryptocurrency: The supposedly responsible face of cryptocurrency turns out to have been anything but punctilious in his dealings — which should be...

How major US stock indexes fared Monday 11/21/2022

Nov. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EST

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street at the beginning of a holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 fell 0.4% Monday, while drops in tech companies helped pull the Nasdaq down 1.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average held up better, ending down just 0.1%. The Dow benefited from a big gain...

Carvana, Builders FirstSource fall; Disney, Imago rise

Nov. 21, 2022 16:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Carvana Co., down $1.01 to $7.05. The used-vehicle chain is cutting 1,500 jobs, or 8% of its workforce. The Walt Disney Co., up $5.78 to $97.58. Bob Iger...

Idaho AG-elect hires former Trump administration attorneys

Nov. 18, 2022 19:21 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will add a new position of solicitor general to challenge federal government actions and policies when Republican Raul Labrador becomes the state’s new attorney general in early January. Labrador on Thursday announced two staff positions to be filled by...

Amedisys fires CEO, replaces him with former leader

Nov. 18, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge-based home health care company Amedisys says it fired CEO Christopher Gerard and replaced him with former CEO Paul Kusserow. No reason was given for Gerard’s dismissal Thursday in Amedisys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,...

Exec who cleaned up Enron calls FTX mess 'unprecedented'

Nov. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who had to clean up the mess at Enron says the situation at FTX is even worse, describing what he calls a “complete failure” of corporate control. The filing by John Ray III, the new CEO of the bankrupt cryptocurrency firm, lays out a damning...