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Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

Apr. 20, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or...

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave

Apr. 20, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Special LP releases, live performances and at least one giant block party are scheduled around the U.S. Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate Record Store Day during a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift's latest album. There...

The drug war devastated Black and other minority communities. Is marijuana legalization helping?

Apr. 20, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — When Washington state opened some of the nation's first legal marijuana stores in 2014, Sam Ward Jr. was on electronic home detention in Spokane, where he had been indicted on federal drug charges. He would soon be off to prison to serve the lion's share of a four-year...

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...

Panama Papers trial's public portion comes to an unexpectedly speedy end

Apr. 19, 2024 23:28 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The public portion of a trial of more than two-dozen associates accused of helping some of the world’s richest people hide their wealth came to an unexpectedly speedy conclusion Friday when a Panamanian judge said she would take the two weeks of trial arguments and testimony...

Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants

Apr. 19, 2024 23:21 PM EDT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Volkswagen employees vote to join United Auto Workers union, boosting its drive to organize nonunion plants.

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know

Apr. 19, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again. Bitcoin's latest “halving" occurred Friday night. Soon after the highly anticipated...

The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency

Apr. 19, 2024 20:42 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — The bitcoin ‘halving’ is here. It limits the supply of new coins and is the fourth such event for the cryptocurrency.

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

Apr. 19, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway attorneys told a Montana jury Friday that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town, one of the deadliest sites in the federal Superfund pollution program. ...

Oak Valley Bancorp: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 19, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) — OAKDALE, Calif. (AP) — Oak Valley Bancorp (OVLY) on Friday reported net income of $5.7 million in its first quarter. The Oakdale, California-based bank said it had earnings of 69 cents per share. _____ This story was generated...