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Stocks start mixed; banks, energy sectors gain, tech falls

Sep. 27, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Monday as gains for banks and energy companies are checked by drops in the technology sector. The S&P 500 was off 0.4% in the early going, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 1.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4%, however, and a...

Biden, Congress face big week for agenda, government funding

Sep. 27, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a consequential week for President Joe Biden's agenda, as Democratic leaders delicately trim back his $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better" package to win over remaining lawmakers and work to quickly pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. An...

Asian shares up, Shanghai slips as virus fears cloud outlook

Sep. 26, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, but fears of further waves of coronavirus outbreaks were clouding the economic outlook for the region, tempering the rally. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.3% to 30,35.62. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7%...

Famous Wyoming grizzly, cubs, chased away from risky area

Sep. 26, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Felicia, the mama grizzly bear whose troubles won the hearts of the Internet, has successfully shepherded her cubs through a perilous summer. Her fans miss seeing the little bear family grazing and frolicking along Togwotee Pass. But they hope, for...

Some of Bozeman's homeless find safe summer shelter at pond

Sep. 26, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — It’s a sunny, cool Tuesday evening in September. A breeze gently ripples Bozeman Pond as three ducks splash in and out of the water. Sunlight dapples about a dozen tents nestled on the northeast side of the pond, where about a dozen people who are unable to find...

Catalytic converter thefts hit low-income car owners harder

Sep. 26, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a crackdown on catalytic converter theft, in which criminals saw the emission control devices from cars and sell the precious metals found inside to a booming worldwide black market. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, a Republican who...

What's the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero

Sep. 26, 2021 07:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What will it cost to enact President Joe Biden’s massive expansion of social programs? Congress has authorized spending up to $3.5 trillion over a decade, but Biden is prodding Democrats to fully cover the cost of the legislation — by raising...

Alabama café customers learn Black history while ordering

Sep. 26, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Catrice Hixon named her new Opelika coffee shop Melanin Café, and she wants people to understand the significance of it. “Melanin is the pigmentation in everybody’s skin,” she said. “The difference with that is the amount of melanin. It’s...

Georgia child’s legacy seeks to aid families battling cancer

Sep. 26, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Alex Dexter never saw his second birthday, but his legacy could help bring a life-saving therapy to Augusta all while comforting other families battling cancer and serious illness. Dr. Erin and Chris Dexter created the AlexStrong Foundation in honor...

New Delaware market features farm products, crafts, art

Sep. 25, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Farmers, home-based business owners and artists have a new home for their products in downtown Dover. Justin and Tara Brant are planning the grand opening of Black Swamp Artisanal Market Sept. 24 at 204 W. Loockerman St., near Governors Avenue, in a...