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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Nov. 30, 2021 07:12 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. November 26, 2021. Editorial: Senate wise to begin looking into management questions at the tollway “What’s going on at the tollway?” seems to be a perennial concern in Illinois politics. Perhaps a Senate hearing...

$377 million rental car center to open at Honolulu airport

Nov. 29, 2021 15:27 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A $377 million rental car center with room for 4,500 vehicles is scheduled to open at Honolulu's airport this week. The five-story facility will allow rental car companies to house their operations in the same centrally located, covered airport...

Businessman Rinke launches campaign for Michigan governor

Nov. 22, 2021 17:06 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Kevin Rinke, a former owner of Detroit-area car dealerships, launched his campaign for Michigan governor on Monday with self-funded TV and digital ads that tout him as a conservative outsider and criticize Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Rinke,...

DC to drop most indoor mask requirements next week

Nov. 16, 2021 16:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia will lift its indoor mask requirement starting next week, as local COVID-19 infection cases continue to trend downward. Starting Monday, Nov. 22, masks will no longer be required in many indoor spaces. A statement from the...

Law requires dealers to sell used cars with working airbags

Nov. 07, 2021 15:33 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new law will prohibit used car dealers in New York from selling vehicles that don’t have working airbags. Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday she signed the bill into law. It’s named after 18-year-old Anthony Amoros, a...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Oct. 27, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. October 25, 2021. Editorial: Bipartisan support for Prince Minnesota delegation comes together to push for Congressional Gold Medal. Prince Rogers Nelson stood just over 5 feet tall but left a giant...

Tesla's market value tops $1T after Hertz orders 100K cars

Oct. 25, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hertz announced Monday that it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history and the latest evidence of the nation's increasing commitment to EV technology. The news of the deal triggered a...

Indiana man still repairing foreign cars after half-century

Oct. 24, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Dick Bougher remembers when the local Chrysler plants had large signs in the parking lots banning foreign cars from entering. He remembers when people would sometimes flip over a Volkswagen if they saw it parked downtown. And that’s right at the...

Retail sales climb despite rising prices, supply issues

Oct. 15, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7% in September from...

From cars to gasoline, surging prices match a 13-year high

Oct. 13, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another jump in consumer prices in September sent inflation up 5.4% from where it was a year ago, matching the largest increase since 2008 as tangled global supply lines continue to create havoc. U.S. consumer prices rose 0.4% in September from August...