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3 hours ago

Nuclear industry hopes to expand output with new reactors

The trade association for U.S. nuclear plant operators says it hopes to nearly double their output over the next three decades
3 hours ago
FILE - In this photo taken with a slow shutter speed, taillights trace the path of a motor vehicle at the Naughton Power Plant, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Kemmerer, Wyo. While the power plant will be closed in 2025, Bill Gates' company TerraPower announced it had chosen Kemmerer for a nontraditional, sodium-cooled nuclear reactor that will bring on workers from a local coal-fired power plant scheduled to close soon. The U.S. nuclear industry has provided a steady 20% of the nation's power for years, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades, according to the industry's trade association. (AP Photo/Natalie Behring, File)
June 21

Asian stocks rebound as Wall St futures gain after holiday

Asian stocks have rebounded as Wall Street futures moved higher while U.S. markets were closed for a holiday
June 21
A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Asian stocks rebounded Tuesday as Wall Street futures moved higher while U.S. markets were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 20

Tribal leaders and feds reestablish Bears Ears Commission

Federal officials and tribal nations have formally reestablished a commission to jointly govern the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah
June 20
June 20

'It's just hell there': Russia still pounds eastern Ukraine

Russia’s military machine is persevering in its ferocious effort to grind down Ukraine’s defenses
June 20
People wait for gas pump in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, June 19, 2022. Across the globe, drivers are rethinking their habits and personal finances amid skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel, fueled by Russia's war in Ukraine and the global rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy prices are a key driver of inflation that is rising worldwide and making the cost of living more expensive.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
June 20

Despite Western arms, Ukraine is outgunned in the east

Despite the heavy influx of weapons from the West, Ukrainian forces are outgunned by the Russians in the battle for the eastern Donbas region, where the fighting is largely being carried out by way of artillery exchanges
June 20
FILE - Commander of an artillery unit of the Ukrainian army, Mykhailo Strebizh, center, inside a destroyed house due to shelling in a village near the frontline in the Donetsk oblast region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, June 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
June 20

JetBlue raises offer again in bidding for Spirit Airlines

JetBlue is boosting its offer to buy Spirit Airlines, raising the stakes again in the bidding war over the nation’s biggest budget airline
June 20
FILE - A Spirit Airlines aircraft approaches Philadelphia International Airport on Oct. 22, 2021. JetBlue is boosting its offer Monday, June 20, 2022, to buy Spirit Airlines, raising the stakes again in the bidding war over the nation’s biggest budget airline. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 20

California Democrats to investigate cause of high gas prices

California lawmakers say they'll investigate why the state's gas prices are the highest in the U.S. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced a bipartisan committee on Monday to investigate gas price gouging
June 20
June 20

Crypto investors' hot streak ends as harsh 'winter' descends

The wealth-generating hot streak for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has turned brutally cold
June 20
FILE - An advertisement for Bitcoin cryptocurrency is displayed on a street in Hong Kong on Feb. 17, 2022. Cryptocurrencies have experienced their worst plunge since 2018. As prices drop, companies collapse and skepticism soars, fortunes and jobs are disappearing overnight, and investors’ feverish speculation has been replaced by icy calculation, in what industry leaders are referring to as a “crypto winter.” (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 20

Biden says he's considering a gasoline tax holiday

The administration is looking for ways to spare Americans from higher prices.
June 20
President Joe Biden speaks with reporters as he walks on the beach in Rehoboth Beach, Del., June 20, 2022.
June 20

Stallone, Costner, Chastain help launch Paramount+ in UK

Paramount+ flexed the star power of its shows as it prepares to launch in the United Kingdom with a London event attended by Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Kevin Costner, Jessica Chastain and more
June 20
Sylvester Stallone poses for photographers upon arrival at the UK launch of the streaming site Paramount +, in London, Monday, June 20, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
June 20

East African leaders send regional force to eastern Congo

East Africa’s leaders have responded to the threat of war between Rwanda and Congo by instructing a new regional force to deploy in eastern Congo and ordering an immediate cease-fire
June 20
Rwandan border security forces stand guard on their side of the Petite Barriere border crossing with Rwanda in Goma, eastern Congo Friday, June 17, 2022. Rwanda's military says a Congolese soldier crossed the border and began shooting at Rwandan security forces and civilians before being shot dead Friday morning, the latest escalation in tensions between the countries. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)
June 20

France reshaped: Election emboldens Le Pen, undercuts Macron

France has awakened to an ecstatic Marine Le Pen after her party’s far-right candidates for parliament sent shockwaves through the political establishment
June 20
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen adresses reporters Monday, June 20, 2022 in Henin-Beaumont, northern France. French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance was projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of parliamentary elections Sunday, while the far-right National Rally appeared to have made big gains. (AP Photo)
June 20

Germany sticks to 2030 coal exit target amid energy worries

The German government says it remains committed to its goal of phasing out coal as a power source by 2030, despite deepening worries about a cut in Russia’s gas supplies
June 20
Steam rises out of the cooling towers of the Niederaussem lignite-fired power plant in Pulheim, Germany, Monday, June 20, 2022. The German government said that it remains committed to its goal of phasing out coal as a power source by 2030 despite deepening worries about a cut in Russia’s gas supplies. (Federico Gambarini/dpa via AP)
June 20

UK set for national railway strike as last-ditch talks fail

Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes for decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to reach a settlement over pay and job security
June 20
A train pulls into Hunts Cross Station, in Liverpool, England, Monday, June 20, 2022. Unions and train companies in Britain are set to hold last-minute talks Monday amid fading hopes of averting the country’s biggest rail strikes for decades. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
June 20

World shares mixed; bitcoin holds steady near $20,000

European benchmarks are higher after most Asian markets retreated, while the price of bitcoin hovered near $20,000
June 20
A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Monday, June 20, 2022. Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the U.S. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 20

The silver lining of the Fed’s interest rate hikes

For the first time in years, interest rates are rising on savings accounts.
June 20
A bank teller counts out money inside a bank in Wyomissing, Pa., May 17. 2016.
June 20

US financial markets closed Monday for Juneteenth

U.S. financial markets will observe the Juneteenth holiday for the first time Monday
June 20
American flags fly outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York on June 16, 2022.
June 20

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire on cryptocurrency market turmoil

Circle is the company behind USD Coin, the second-largest so-called “stablecoin” in the crypto industry
June 20
This photo provided by Circle shows Jeremy Allaire. Allaire is the co-founder and CEO of Circle, the cryptocurrency company behind USD Coin, the second-largest so-called “stablecoin” in the crypto industry. (Douglas Levy/Circle via AP)
June 20

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

Around the world, drivers are looking at the numbers on the gas pump and rethinking their habits and finances
June 20
People wait for gas pump in Hanoi, Vietnam Sunday, June 19, 2022. Across the globe, drivers are rethinking their habits and personal finances amid skyrocketing prices for gasoline and diesel, fueled by Russia's war in Ukraine and the global rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy prices are a key driver of inflation that is rising worldwide and making the cost of living more expensive.(AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
June 20

This Week: Powell testimony, FedEx results, May home sales

Fed Chair Jerome Powell begins two days of Congressional testimony on Wednesday
June 20
June 19

Maryland Apple workers face hurdles after vote to unionize

The historic vote by employees of a Maryland Apple store to unionize — a first for the technology giant — is a significant step in a lengthy process that labor experts say is heavily stacked against workers in favor of their employers
June 19
FILE - The Apple logo adorns the facade of a retail store. More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, June 18, 2022, joining a growing U.S. push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 19

Starbucks head of North America business leaving company

Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ North America president who’s been a prominent figure in the company’s push against worker unionization, is leaving the company after 17 years
June 19
The mermaid logo on a sign outside the Starbucks coffee shop, Monday, March 14, 2022, in Londonderry, N.H. Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ North America president who's been a prominent figure in the company's push against worker unionization, is leaving the company after 17 years. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 19

Macron alliance projected to lose parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance is projected to lose its majority despite getting the most seats in the final round of parliamentary elections
June 19
A voter picks up ballots before voting in the second round of the French parliamentary election in Lyon, central France, Sunday, June 19, 2022. French voters are going to the polls in the final round of key parliamentary elections that will demonstrate how much legroom President Emmanuel Macron's party will be given to implement his ambitious domestic agenda. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
June 19

Zelenskyy Father's Day post spotlights family ties amid war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has posted an uplifting Father’s Day message with 10 photos of parents and children set against the backdrop of war
June 19
A man holds a photo of activist and soldier Roman Ratushnyi before the start of the memorial service in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 18, 2022. Ratushnyi died in a battle near Izyum, where Russian and Ukrainian troops are fighting for control of the area. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 19

Secretary Yellen believes recession is not 'inevitable'

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that a recession was not "at all inevitable" despite some experts forecasting it could happen within the next 12 to 18 months.
June 19
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday that a recession was not "at all inevitable" despite some experts forecasting it could happen within the next 12 to 18 months.
June 19

Bitcoin inches up above psychological threshold of $20,000

The broader crypto selloff dragged it below the psychological threshold.
June 19
FILE - An advertisement of Bitcoin, one of the cryptocurrencies, is displayed on a building in Hong Kong, on Nov. 18, 2021. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were collapsing in price Monday, June, 13, 2022 after the major crypto lender Celsius halted all withdrawals citing “extreme market conditions." It is the second collapse of a part of the crypto world in the last two months. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 19

New US Lego factory raises concerns about North American HQ

Officials say building a factory in Virginia won’t affect the North American HQ.
June 19
June 19

Maryland Apple store union vote marks latest in labor drives

A vote by Apple store employees in a Baltimore suburb marks the latest labor drive at big companies in recent months
June 19
FILE - Michelle Eisen, a barista at the Buffalo, N.Y., Elmwood Starbucks location, helps out the local Starbucks Workers United, employees of a local Starbucks, as they gather at a local union hall to cast votes to unionize or not, on Feb. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. In December, a Starbucks store in Buffalo became the first to unionize at one of the coffee retailer's company-owned U.S. stores. At least 150 of Starbucks’ 9,000 company-run U.S. stores have voted to unionize since then, according to the National Labor Relations Board, and at least 10 stores have rejected the union. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 19

Prada mixes nostalgia and grunge for summer 2023 menswear

Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons offered a nostalgia play for next season, mixing gingham, coming from the feminine world, with masculine menswear
June 19
A model wears a creation as part of the Prada men's Spring Summer 2023 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 19

Yellen: Recession not inevitable, gas tax holiday weighed

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she expects the U.S. economy to slow in the months ahead, but that a recession is not inevitable
June 19
Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens to lawmakers as she testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to examine President Joe Biden's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2023, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 19

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Rising prices for asphalt, steel and iron pipes are driving up building costs.
June 19
June 19

Greek coast guard rescues 108 migrants; 4 missing

Greek authorities say they have rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds
June 19
June 19

Germany to limit use of gas for electricity production

Germany’s economy minister says the country will limit the use of gas for electricity production amid concerns about possible shortages caused by a reduction in supplies from Russia
June 19
FILE - Robert Habeck, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, takes part in the East German Economic Forum (OWF) in Bad Saarow, Germany, Monday, June 13, 2022. Habeck is stepping up an appeal for the country's residents to save energy after Russia's Gazprom announced significant cuts in natural gas deliveries through a key pipeline. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP, File)
June 19

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heat wave

Firefighters in Spain and Germany area struggling to contain wildfires amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year
June 19
A firefighter works in front of flames during a wildfire in the Sierra de la Culebra in the Zamora Provence on Saturday June 18, 2022. Thousands of hectares of wooded hill land in northwestern Spain have been burnt by a wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby villages. Officials said the blaze in the Sierra de Culebra mountain range started Wednesday during a dry electric storm. (Emilio Fraile/Europa Press via AP)
June 19

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

U.S. health officials have opened COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots
June 19
This May 2022 photo provided by Pfizer shows production of the Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5 in Puurs, Belgium. U.S. regulators on Friday, June 17, authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. (Pfizer via AP)
June 19

AP PHOTOS: Despite dark times, Russian economic forum shines

The bright colors and huge video screens in the corridors of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum gave the showpiece gathering the air of an upscale Russian mall — except that everything was open. Russia’s annual event to tout its investment opportunities this year was shadowed by the stern international sanctions imposed on the country after the Kremlin sent troops into Ukraine four months earlier, and by the extensive disapproval of foreign businesses, which have suspended operations or pulled out entirely, leaving Russian shopping centers pocked with dark, shuttered stores. Some speakers acknowledged that the country suffered a strong economic blow. Others optimistically spun the data — inflation once projected to be 17% this year now is projected to be 16%. Russian President Vladimir Putin was, as expected, the star of the four-day show. Although the giant video screens occasionally caught his face in comical expressions, Putin’s famous energy and stamina were on...
June 19
Participants are reflected in the ceiling as they enter a hall at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Russia’s annual event to tout its investment opportunities this year was shadowed by the stern international sanctions imposed on the country after the Kremlin sent troops into Ukraine four months earlier and by the extensive disapproval of foreign businesses, which have suspended operations or pulled out entirely, leaving Russian shopping centers pocked with dark, shuttered stores. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 19

Apple workers vote to unionize at Maryland store

More than 100 employees voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.
June 19
FILE - The Apple logo adorns the facade of a retail store. More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, June 18, 2022, joining a growing U.S. push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 18

Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers' behalf

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says he's pushing airlines to hire more customer-service agents and take other steps to help travelers this summer
June 18
FILE - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington, May 16, 2022, as Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, left, and Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan, right, listen. Buttigieg says he is pushing airlines to hire more customer-service people and take other steps to help travelers this summer. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 18

Milan designers invoke joy, nostalgia in menswear

Denim, fringe and chunky rubber sliders
June 18
A model wears a creation as part of the Versace men's Spring Summer 2023 collection presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, June 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 18

Bitcoin drops below $20,000 as crypto selloff quickens

Bitcoin has now lost more than 70 percent of its value since reaching its peak.
June 18
FILE - An advertisement of Bitcoin, one of the cryptocurrencies, is displayed on a building in Hong Kong, on Nov. 18, 2021. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were collapsing in price Monday, June, 13, 2022 after the major crypto lender Celsius halted all withdrawals citing “extreme market conditions." It is the second collapse of a part of the crypto world in the last two months. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
June 18

In Ukraine, funeral for activist killed and mourned in war

Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Ukraine's capital for a well-known Kyiv activist who took up arms against Russia's invasion and was killed
June 18
A Ukrainian flag waves in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, June 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
June 18

EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb migrants arrivals to Cyprus

A senior European Union official says breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically divided Cyprus must assume their share of the burden in stemming the arrival of asylum-seekers whose numbers have shot up significantly so far this year
June 18
FILE - Migrants walk near the Pournara Emergency Reception center, in Kokkinotrimithia, on the outskirts of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus, April 18, 2022. Breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically-divided Cyprus must do their share in stemming migrant arrivals, a senior European Union official said Saturday June 18, 2022, as the number of asylum-seekers has shot up significantly so far this year. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
June 18

Warren Buffett's final charity lunch draws record $19M bid

An anonymous bidder paid millions for a private meal with the billionaire.
June 18
June 18

Big crowds take to London streets to protest soaring costs

Thousands of people have marched through central London in a protest over the soaring cost of living in Britain
June 18
People from differents unions and members of the public hold up placards as they take part in a TUC national demonstration to demand action on the cost of living, a new deal for working people and a pay rise for all workers, in London, Saturday June 18, 2022. Big crowds marched through central London on Saturday in a protest over the soaring cost of living. Rally organizers demanded that the British government take action to help people facing bills and other rising more quickly than wages. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 18

Hot weekend for Europe, officials warn of extreme fire risk

Europeans are flocking to parks and pools for a bit of respite from a heat wave.
June 18
People swim in the river Limmat at Letten, in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, June 18, 2022. People flocked to parks and pools across Western Europe on Saturday for a bit of respite from an early heat wave that saw the mercury rise above 40 Cs (104 F) in France and Spain, and highs of 38 C (100.4 F) in Germany. (Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)
June 18

US financial markets will be closed Monday for Juneteenth

U.S. financial markets will observe the Juneteenth holiday for the first time on Monday
June 18
June 18

Juneteenth and its implications for the economy and generational wealth

A look at a push for financial literacy and the history of the racial wealth gap
June 18
People watch a parade taking place to celebrate Juneteenth, June 19, 2021, in Atlanta.
June 18

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world.”
June 18
FILE - Farmer Serhiy shows his grains in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, raising the specter of shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
June 17

Jury convicts Seattle woman in massive Capital One hack

A federal jury has convicted a former Seattle tech worker of charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019
June 17
FILE - The logo for Capital One Financial is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 30, 2019. A federal jury on Friday, June 17, 2022, convicted a former Seattle tech worker of several charges related to a massive hack of Capital One bank and other companies in 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 17

Court rejects Trump-era EPA finding that weed killer safe

A federal appeals court has rejected a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans
June 17
FILE - Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco, on Feb. 24, 2019. A federal appeals court has rejected a Trump administration finding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, does not pose a serious health risk and is "not likely" to cause cancer in humans. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)