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Foundation gifts $1.5M to improve literacy at Detroit school

Oct. 20, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A foundation named after late Detroit-area philanthropist Archie “Art” Van Elslander is donating $1.5 million to improve literacy at his former high school, officials said Wednesday. The A.A. Van Elslander Foundation gift will be used to create the...

US wholesale prices rose record 8.6% over 12 months

Oct. 14, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010. The Labor Department reported Thursday that the monthly increase in its producer price index,...

Companies, activists push to speed zero-emission truck sales

Sep. 24, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Officials from companies with fleets of trucks are urging governors across the country to embrace a rule meant to speed the adoption of zero-emission trucks and reduce a potent source of greenhouse gases spewed from the large commercial vehicles. In a...

Review: Whitehead’s loving ’60s-era homage to noir and NYC

Sep. 13, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

“Harlem Shuffle,” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) Ray Carney is the kind of outlaw you want to root for because he’s kind, generous, loves his wife and family, and is “only slightly bent when it came to being crooked.” He’s the hard-working, upwardly...