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Mexico seizes 380,000 boxes of Kellogg's cereal

Jan. 14, 2022 16:31 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has seized 380,000 boxes of Corn Flakes, Special K and other Kellogg’s cereals, claiming the boxes had cartoon drawings on them in violation of recently enacted laws aimed at improving children’s diets. While Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies are clearly...

Bank of America slashes fees for account overdrafts

Jan. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America slashed the amount it charges customers when they spend more than they have in their accounts and plans to eliminate entirely its fees for bounced checks. It's the latest move by the nation's biggest banks to roll back the overdraft fees they long...

Millennial Money: Now is the time to build your credit

Jan. 11, 2022 11:36 AM EST

Sooner than you may realize, your credit score will start to matter. A solid credit score can be the difference between qualifying for an apartment or a low-interest car loan or missing out. So to have credit ready when you need it, the time to start building a good and lengthy...

New Mexico high court upholds deal on coal-fired power plant

Jan. 11, 2022 00:17 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld provisions of an environmental law that provides financial arrangements for an electric utility to abandon investments in a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. In a unanimous opinion announced Monday, the court...

Southern California deputy DA dies of COVID-19 complications

Jan. 04, 2022 20:27 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Orange County Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby, who ran for state Assembly as a Republican and had recently been vocal about her opposition to California's vaccine mandates, has died a week after telling friends she was sick with COVID-19. ...

EXPLAINER: Why was holiday-season flying such a nightmare?

Jan. 04, 2022 14:19 PM EST

A forecast of better weather means that the worst may finally be over for tens of thousands of air travelers who were grounded by flight cancellations that skyrocketed over the New Year's Day weekend. January usually means fewer people flying, and that will be even more true in 2022...

Shorthanded Stevens Pass ski resort struggles to meet demand

Jan. 04, 2022 09:50 AM EST

STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) — The winter skiing and snowboarding season on at Stevens Pass ski resort east of Everett, Washington, has gotten off to a rough start with the area opening only about half its terrain amid a staffing shortage. Customers have reported parking problems and...

Wave of canceled flights from omicron closes out 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 19:06 PM EST

More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year's holiday weekend. Airlines blamed many of the cancellations on crew shortages related to the spike in COVID-19...

New Mexico utility appeals decision on coal power plant

Dec. 23, 2021 00:14 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider is appealing a recent decision by state regulators to reject a proposal to transfer its shares in a coal-fired power plant that supplies customers in New Mexico and Arizona to a Navajo energy company. The Public...

US to landlords, lenders: heed pro-military housing rules

Dec. 20, 2021 19:59 PM EST

The Department of Justice and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are warning mortgage servicers and landlords to heed rules meant to protect members of the U.S. military against foreclosure, eviction and other potential housing-related financial hardships during the pandemic. ...