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Bruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for more

Jun. 10, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After feeling the thrill of victory early this year by singlehandedly causing GameStop’s stock to soar — only to get crushed when it quickly crashed back to earth — armies of smaller-pocketed and novice investors are back for more. These undaunted...

Bruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for more

Jun. 09, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After feeling the thrill of victory early this year by singlehandedly causing GameStop’s stock to soar — only to get crushed when it quickly crashed back to earth — armies of smaller-pocketed and novice investors are back for more. These undaunted...

Alaska students gain law education options under partnership

Jun. 07, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Anchorage has announced a new partnership with a university in Oregon to expand opportunities for current and future students interested in law degrees. Qualified students in Alaska who meet certain academic requirements...

Audit: Arkansas sheriff's office misused nearly $71,000

Jun. 05, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff’s office misused nearly $71,000 in taxpayer money, including spending it on unaccounted for guns and ammunition as well as on an Apple watch, personal clothing and hunting gear, according to a legislative audit. The audit...

Medical marijuana expansion backed by Louisiana lawmakers

Jun. 02, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's medical marijuana program will be able to offer raw, smokable cannabis to its patients within months under a bill passed Wednesday by lawmakers trying to give the state's residents cheaper marijuana options to alleviate their medical conditions. ...

Teacher training bill enacted but gov won't sign; cost cited

Jun. 02, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has let legislation expanding school district training program options for current teachers become law without his signature, saying it's only due to cost discrepancies. Last week, the Republican wrote to House Speaker...

SEC says group illegally raised $2B in crypto offering

May. 28, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have accused a group of people of promoting a securities offering tied to digital currency that raised over $2 billion from retail investors without being properly registered. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed the civil...

FirstEnergy fires another executive over consulting contract

May. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A FirstEnergy senior vice president was fired Thursday for her “inaction” regarding a 2015 amendment to a “purported” consulting contract with someone who was later appointed as Ohio's top utility regulator, the company announced in a U.S. Securities and Exchange...

As pandemic spread pain and panic, congressman chased profit

May. 21, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the pandemic, New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski scolded those looking to capitalize on the once-in-a-century health crisis. “This is not the time for anybody to be profiting off of selling ventilators, vaccines, drugs, treatments,...

As pandemic spread pain and panic, congressman chased profit

May. 21, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the pandemic, New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski scolded those looking to capitalize on the health crisis, saying it was “not the time for anybody to be profiting” from selling goods to combat the pandemic. The two-term Democrat...