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US nominates NY lawyer to monitor United Auto Workers union

Apr. 12, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit is recommending that a federal judge name New York lawyer Neil Barofsky to monitor the United Auto Workers union's behavior after a corruption scandal. Appointing an independent monitor is part of a settlement the...

Air Canada, Canadian government agree on pandemic bailout

Apr. 12, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Air Canada and the Canadian government agreed Monday on financing that will allow the airline to access as much as $5.9 billion Canadian (US$4.7 billion) to help it recover from the economic damage caused by the pandemic. Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia...

California re-opens enrollment for health insurance coverage

Apr. 12, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the federal government is offering new assistance that could lower monthly premiums by $1,000 or more in some cases. ...

Flagstaff subsidizes local purchases of eco-friendly autos

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff local Stewart Weinstein ordered an all-electric vehicle to be environmentally friendly, but now says the unexpected financial perks of his purchase have already piled up -- before even driving his new car off the lot. One benefit is...

Biofuels producers, farmers not sold on switch to electric

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The president and auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress aren’t buying it. They argue that now is the time to...

State House funds rail, kills funds aimed at Hoeven's bank

Apr. 07, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House agreed Wednesday to fund a rail spur to help a troubled shipping center in Minot, but balked at giving more than $8 million in taxpayer money to bail out a trio of banks — including one owned by Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven -- that obtained...

Lawmaker panel advances two anti-abortion bills to Senate

Apr. 07, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of Idaho lawmakers advanced two bills targeting abortion Wednesday. The first bill attempts to dissuade women from having abortions if the fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The other bill would eliminate government funding from health...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted covers himself in shame by not disavowing ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is a savvy and reasonable man who clearly aims for higher office. So why is Husted so dead...

Even with pretax profits, many big companies pay zero US tax

Apr. 02, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as President Joe Biden is pushing to raise taxes on companies to help pay for his infrastructure plan, a report from a Washington policy group is highlighting how many firms pay zero despite making big pretax profits. More than 50 of the largest...

Biden aims to juice EV sales, but would his plan work?

Apr. 02, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dangling tax credits and rebates in his drive to fight climate change, President Joe Biden wants you to trade your gas-burning car, truck or SUV for a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Some buyers would find his offer persuasive. Yet Biden's goal is a...