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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet's Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants. California and Alabama declined to be part of the probe. A separate group of eight state attorneys general, led by New York, joined...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have opened an antitrust probe into big tech companies that focuses on Alphabet's Google, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton formally announced on Monday. California and Alabama are not part of the investigation. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said the probe was "...

  • Guillermo and Jessica Garcia believe Walmart's failure to employ armed security guards at the store, despite using them in other stores, was a factor in the massacre, where 22 people were killed, their lawyers said on Wednesday. Guillermo Garcia remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the spine, while Jessica Garcia was hospitalized and...

  • Sept 3- U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc on Tuesday lowered its 2019 adjusted earnings forecast citing short-term challenges due to commodity market volatility, slower-than-expected operational improvements in the chicken segment, and the impact of a recent fire at its slaughterhouse in Holcomb. Tyson now expects to earn an adjusted profit between...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest and Mid-Southern states declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to banker surveys released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. Louis Fed said the second quarter marked the 22nd consecutive quarter for farm...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 8- U.S. farm incomes in the Midwest declined yet again in the second quarter of 2019, as record floods devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt, according to a banker survey released on Thursday by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The floods added more pain on farmers who have also been hurt by low crop prices and the trade war between Washington and...

  • RUSSELLVILLE, ARK., Aug 8- Two years ago, Americas white nationalist movement stunned the country. "The strategy is internally focused now having families get together," said alt-right blogger Brad Griffin, a self-avowed white nationalist from Montgomery, Alabama. "Its a lot more fun to do that than to go out and tangle with Antifa" members of Americas far-left "...

  • Aug 8- Electric demand in Texas will reach record levels on Thursday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a heat wave baking much of the state, according to projections by the state's power grid operator. High temperatures in Houston, the biggest city in Texas, were expected to near 100 degrees Fahrenheit every day through Aug. 14, according to...

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 15, 2019.

    Trump's critics and health policy experts say moves out of the White House have made and will make it more difficult for people to obtain the mental health-care that the president is advocating.

  • Collin Palkovitz relocated to Vermont this year under its Remote Worker Grant Program.

    Vermont has a labor problem — its workforce is one of the oldest in the nation, and it's dwindling. It has a plan to combat the decline.

  • July 29- A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administration's approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program. The three states are among nine that have received approval from the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services under...

  • July 29- A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administration's approval of a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington came after the judge earlier this year blocked the Republican-led states of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate. The move comes at a time when the $15 minimum wage fight, first started by fast-food workers in...

  • Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There were 1.3 million barrels per day of oil production offline in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about 80,000 barrels fewer than on Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. It can take several days for full...

  • Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There were 1.3 million barrels per day of oil production offline in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about 80,000 barrels fewer than on Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. It can take several days for full...

  • Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There was 1.3 million barrels per day of oil production off line in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about 80,000 barrels less than on Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Barry came ashore in central...

  • Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said. There was 1.3 million barrels per day of oil production off line in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about 80,000 barrels less than on Sunday, according to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Barry went ashore in central...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, weakening to a tropical depression but dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. The National Hurricane Center said 3 to 5 inches of more rain was expected across south-central Louisiana, with...

  • NEW ORLEANS, July 14- Tropical Storm Barry trudged through northwestern Louisiana on Sunday, dropping up to 15 inches of rain in some places to create life-threatening flood conditions along the Mississippi River. Fears that Barry might devastate the low-lying city of New Orleans like Hurricane Katrina did in 2005 were unfounded, but rain in the forecast...

  • Acosta, standing next to Trump on the White House lawn, said his handling of the sex abuse case against financier Jeffrey Epstein a decade ago had become a distraction. Trump's White House has had the highest senior-level staff churn rate of the past five presidents, according to figures compiled by the Brookings Institution, a think tank. Sarah Sanders: White...