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Lebanon's incoming government restarts central bank audit

Sep. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s incoming finance minister signed a contract on Friday with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key demand of the international community to restore confidence in the crisis-struck Mideast nation. ...

2 nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Sep. 13, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed during the next quarter-century as part of a clean-energy package the Senate approved Monday and which next moves to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has pushed for a carbon-free...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...

Lebanon to start paying cash aid to poor families next month

Sep. 09, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government said Thursday it will start paying cash assistance next month to hundreds of thousands of poor families - in U.S. dollars - as the small nation sinks deeper into its economic crisis. Some 500,000 families will start receiving $20 a...

Millions to lose jobless aid as claims fall to pandemic low

Sep. 02, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of jobless Americans who have depended on federal unemployment aid as a financial lifeline are about to lose those benefits just as the delta variant of the coronavirus poses a renewed threat to the economy and the job market. Two programs —...

Merkel prepares to step down with legacy of tackling crises

Sep. 02, 2021 06:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel will leave office as one of modern Germany's longest-serving leaders and a global diplomatic heavyweight, with a legacy defined by her management of a succession of crises that shook a fragile Europe rather than any grand visions for her own country. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 30, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Aug. 27, 2021. Editorial: Voluntary mask policies at schools put parents in difficult situation We don’t need a crystal ball to credibly predict schools with voluntary mask policies will be a virus-infested mess in a few weeks....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. August 20, 2021. Editorial: Hey Blago, please, please heed our advice. Give up the political limelight. Rod Blagojevich is looking for some heavy-duty polish to spiff up his sullied reputation. He thinks he may have found it. The...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...

Lebanon agrees to pay World Bank loan to the poor in dollars

Aug. 23, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s government agreed Monday to pay tens of thousands of poor families cash assistance in U.S. dollars from a World Bank loan as the country’s economic crisis deepens. The decision comes as Lebanon is expected to end subsidies for fuel by the...