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Whitmer: Reinstate incentive so companies can hire workers

Jun. 16, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday asked Michigan lawmakers to reinstate certain employers' ability to hire new workers who, while working, would still get a $300-a-week unemployment benefit into early September. The governor this week has been...

Fed sees earlier time frame for rate hikes with inflation up

Jun. 16, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest-rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the pandemic recession but have also coincided with rising inflation. ...

GM, Ford outdo each other with electric vehicle investments

Jun. 16, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will raise spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology. The announcements Wednesday came as crosstown rival Ford said...

Austrian rubber products company opening site in Newnan

Jun. 16, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — An Austrian rubber products company is expanding its presence in Georgia with a new headquarters and manufacturing site that is expected to create 70 jobs, the governor's office announced. Semperit Industrial Products is locating its headquarters for...

Italian company plans Hamilton County plant with 230 jobs

Jun. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — An Italian company expects to create more than 230 new jobs in Hamilton County by the end of 2025 with a new plant producing pre-sterilized syringes and vials for pharmaceutical companies, state officials said Wednesday. Stevanato Group, based in...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 16, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Awful ‘audit’ idea hatched by GOP in Pa. It seemed only a matter of time before Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania hopped on the “election audit” bandwagon. Turns out, they’ve...

Louisville water company adds 'important' Juneteenth holiday

Jun. 16, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's water company is adding a new holiday for its workers: Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery. The Louisville Water Co., which serves about a million customers in the city and surrounding counties, said the “civil unrest” in...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...

Jury deciding if immigration detainees must get minimum wage

Jun. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury is deciding whether one of the nation's biggest private prison companies must pay minimum wage — instead of $1 a day — to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking and cleaning at its jail in Washington state. Democratic...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 15, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. June 14, 2021. Editorial: Congrats, parents, on saving ‘Invest in Kids’ — for now Some poor and working-class parents buttonholed legislators at the Capitol in Springfield. Others pursued lawmakers by phone, frantic to protect...