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  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. If successful, the balloting on whether employees should join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would have sent a significant message to...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility. Todd Shrader, manager of the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office, acknowledged that...

  • David Mack told several hundred people gathered at a rally Monday in North Charleston that unionizing workers at the plant in his district would be good for South Carolina's economy. Nearly 3,000 South Carolina Boeing employees vote Wednesday on whether or not to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations:. Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate late Monday despite strong objections from Democrats who said the former banker made much of his fortune by foreclosing on struggling homeowners during the financial crisis. The Senate has confirmed physician David Shulkin to serve as secretary...

  • ATLANTA— They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. Now, emboldened by the election of Donald Trump as president, the industry has renewed a push in Congress to ease those restrictions, arguing that it'll help preserve the hearing of gun users. We look at it as a health issue, "said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- When it comes to romantic screwups, missing Valentine's Day is about as bad as it gets. Kathryn Hauer does that every single year. Almost two in five Americans, or 39 percent, have celebrated their love after Valentine's Day.

  • NEW YORK/ NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 13- Boeing Co faces its first union vote on Wednesday at its aircraft factory in South Carolina, a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state. The world's largest planemaker is running a hardball campaign against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Two days before South Carolina Boeing employees vote on whether to join a union, workers gathered Monday to hear from union leaders why they should vote to organize in a state where union membership is the lowest in the country. Workers and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for an hour rallied at...

  • Pushback is emerging from conservative Republicans over President Trump's apparent support for the Export-Import Bank.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- A potential increase in gasoline taxes in several U.S. states could put a dent in demand at the pumps and mark another setback for a market already flooded with excess fuel. "It's all a question of how quickly cause and effect can kick in," said Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar. In October, New Jersey Governor Chris...

  • Feb 9- Wall Street's three main indexes surged to fresh record highs on Thursday after President Donald Trump said he would make a major tax announcement in a few weeks. "Lowering the overall tax burden on American business is big league," Trump said during a White House meeting with airline industry executives. The benchmark S&P 500 has rallied 7.9 percent since...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • Feb 1- A former senior executive of Tenet Healthcare Corp has been indicted on charges that he participated in a scheme to pay bribes for patient referrals, enabling the U.S. hospital chain to fraudulently bill state Medicaid programs for $400 million. John Holland, a former senior vice president, was charged in an indictment filed in federal court in Miami with...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. The Jan. 30-31 poll found roughly one in two Americans backed the ban, which also suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, although there were sharp divisions along party lines.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Imposing a temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim countries, President Donald Trump said the move would help protect the United States from terrorism. The Jan. 30-31 poll found roughly one in two Americans backed the ban, which also suspends admission of all refugees for 120 days, although there were sharp divisions along party lines.