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Judges orders Pennsylvania agency to produce inspection records related to chocolate plant blast

Apr. 17, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

Pennsylvania utility regulators must turn over inspection records to the National Transportation Safety Board as part of the federal agency’s probe into a fatal explosion at a chocolate factory last year, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner...

Stock market today: US stocks slip to deepen weekly losses following mixed earnings reports

Apr. 17, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Wednesday and deepened losses for indexes this week as Wall Street reviews a mixed set of earnings reports against a backdrop of concerns about high interest rates. The S&P 500 was 0.5% lower in afternoon trading, coming off a three-day lowing...

Stock market today: Asian benchmarks trade mixed amid expectations for US rates to stay high

Apr. 16, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were trading mixed Wednesday, as expectations resurfaced that U.S. interest rates may stay high for a while. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.6% in morning trading to 38,226.39. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.2% to 7,624.70. South Korea's...

New York's high court hears case on abortion insurance coverage

Apr. 16, 2024 17:30 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court took up a case Tuesday that seeks to throw out a regulation requiring health insurance policies to cover medically necessary abortions — a lawsuit that could jeopardize a similar state law. The challenge was filed by the Roman...

Fed's Powell: Elevated inflation will likely delay rate cuts this year

Apr. 16, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell cautioned Tuesday that persistently elevated inflation will likely delay any Fed interest rate cuts until later this year, opening the door to a period of higher-for-longer rates. “Recent data have clearly not given us...

Weedkiller manufacturer seeks lawmakers' help to squelch claims it failed to warn about cancer

Apr. 16, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield from lawsuits that claim its popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer. Nearly identical...

A top Federal Reserve official opens door to keeping rates high for longer

Apr. 16, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Vice Chair Philip Jefferson suggested Tuesday that the central bank's key rate may have to remain at its peak for a while to bring down persistently elevated inflation. In a speech, Jefferson said he expects inflation to continue to slow this...

New rules for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act include divisive accommodations for abortion

Apr. 15, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers are entitled to time off and other job accommodations for abortions — along with pregnancy-related medical conditions like miscarriage, stillbirth and lactation — under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, according to finalized federal regulations published Monday. ...

Boeing pushes back on whistleblower's allegations and details how airframes are put together

Apr. 15, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

Boeing is defending the integrity of the fuselages on two of its largest planes, which have come under criticism from a whistleblower who warns that panels on the outside of one of the planes could eventually break apart during flight. Two Boeing engineering executives went into...

Testimony in USC case before labor relations board administrative judge could be wrapping up

Apr. 15, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A National Labor Relations Board complaint against the University of Southern California that alleges student-athletes should be classified as employees could be entering a new stage by the end of the week. In a statement to The Associated Press, USC said the...