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Fed survey finds US economy being hurt by trade battles

Oct. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in September and into October, despite rising trade tensions and weaker global growth that hampered manufacturing, and adverse weather hitting farmers. In its latest assessment of business conditions around the country, the Federal Reserve...

US Interior Department activities generated $8B for Colorado

Oct. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Activities managed by the U.S. Department of Interior have resulted in about $8 billion contributed to Colorado's gross domestic product primarily from energy and mineral development. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that the Interior Department released a report...

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on climate, guns, Syria

Oct. 16, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people turn over their assault-style weapons. Sloppiness also crept in during...

Rubber track maker to create 250 jobs at Tennessee facility

Oct. 16, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

MILAN, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say a company that manufactures rubber tracks and undercarriages for industrial and agricultural equipment plans to create 250 jobs at its new Tennessee plant. The state Department of Economic and Community says Global Track Manufacturing USA, Inc. is starting...

Afghan refugee's 'Dream' coffee shop in Iran becomes reality

Oct. 16, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With each serving of French press coffee poured delicately into a cup with steamed milk, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari lives out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran. More than 3 million Afghans, including as many...

UK labor market weakening amid Brexit uncertainty

Oct. 15, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit uncertainty appears to be finally affecting Britain's labor market, which has been resilient over the past three years in spite of a slowdown in economic growth. With the scheduled Brexit deadline of Oct. 31 looming, it's increasingly clear that firms are beginning to hold back on...

AP Interview: Sanders details plan to 'end corporate greed'

Oct. 14, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has released a major proposal to "end corporate greed and corruption" by requiring large companies to give ownership stakes to their workers. The proposal also would ensure that many of the nation's most profitable firms pay more in federal taxes and government authorities...

Federal grant to help develop workers in west Alabama

Oct. 13, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) — A $2.5 million federal grant will help develop new workers with a goal of expanding economic development in rural west Alabama. The money is going to the University of West Alabama for work in a 10-county region. The area includes some of the state's poorest counties, and officials...

UAW-GM strike proving costly to more than workers, automaker

Oct. 11, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Zack Bazzi is not seeing workers from a nearby General Motors plant swing through the gas station where he works on Detroit's east side since they went on strike nearly a month ago. Business is "slow," Bazzi said from behind the counter of the empty Marathon station within a short walk of...

US consumer prices unchanged in September

Oct. 10, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overall consumer prices were unchanged in September as a big decline in energy costs offset small gains in other areas. The flat reading in the Consumer Price Index for September followed a tiny 0.1% August increase and left prices over the past 12 months rising at a modest annual rate of...