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US consumer confidence slips in May amid stubborn inflation

May. 31, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence edged lower in May as Americans' view of their present and future prospects dimmed in the midst of persistent inflation. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dipped to 106.4 in May...

Battery storage necessary for solar power expansion

May. 30, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

PARRISH, Fla. (AP) — A key to the future of Florida’s electric grid is a device that could be confused for a computer server. This apparatus is actually a battery module. By themselves, each of the components is as powerful as 2,000 iPhone batteries. But together, as a collection...

Musk puts Twitter buy 'on hold,' casting doubt on $44B deal

May. 13, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he'll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition. Musk tweeted early Friday that he wanted to pinpoint the number of spam and fake...

Has the French Quarter's fake silver mime fooled you?

May. 01, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Thibodaux is a fake. He might look just like one of the silver-painted mimes you see on the streets of the French Quarter. And he might pose just as motionlessly, like a living statue. But here’s the thing, Jimmy isn’t living. He’s...

NY lieutenant governor resigns after arrest in federal probe

Apr. 12, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday in the wake of his arrest in a federal corruption investigation, creating a political crisis for Gov. Kathy Hochul seven months after she selected Benjamin as a partner to make a fresh start in an office already rocked by...

US consumers still confident, but outlook not as rosy

Mar. 29, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence bounced back in March and remains high, though consumers' short-term outlook is not quite as rosy. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index — which takes into account...