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Honda sedan sales sink as SUV sales remain hot

While some of Honda’s sedan models built at the Marysville Auto Plant had strong sales in December, all models suffered sales losses domestically on annual basis last year. The Honda Accord, which has been built at MAP since 1982, had a nearly 29.5 percent increase in December sales on an annual basis. The company sold [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:25:54+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

Baltimore trying to stem decades-long disappearing act

BALTIMORE — LaShelle Rollins’ rental house in West Baltimore is wedged between a line of derelict properties valued only by street gangs, drug addicts and firefighters conducting arson drills. And even though her family’s $700-a-month address sits across from a public school, they are among the only occupants of this desolate block. Life in an [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:37:44+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

Bruised GOP considers Trump’s Pennsylvania chances in 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump’s ability to replicate his stunning 2016 win in a state Republicans hadn’t carried for nearly two decades. Democrats animated by an anti-Trump fervor scored big victories in county and municipal races across Philadelphia’s suburbs in 2017, [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:38:48+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

Worries grow about impact of a prolonged government shutdown

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump warning that it “could be a long time” before the partial shutdown of the government ends, concerns are rising about potential economic damage given that the shutdown is coinciding with other threats. Most analysts don’t regard the shutdown alone as severe enough to imperil an economic expansion that has [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:58:22+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

Economists: Buyers face tougher housing market in 2019

Americans’ path to homeownership is likely to get more expensive this year, even as a severe shortage of homes for sale shows signs of easing. Mortgage rates, which climbed through much of last year, will continue to rise in 2019, driving up homebuyers’ borrowing costs and shutting others out of the market entirely. The projected [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:39:19+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

Outgoing Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

BILLINGS, Mont. — As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington amid a cloud of unresolved investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press that he has lived up to the conservation ideals of Teddy Roosevelt and insisted that the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:39:33+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

NEW YORK (AP) — Behind Apple’s disconcerting news of weak iPhone sales lies a more sobering truth: The tech industry has hit Peak Smartphone, a tipping point when everyone who can afford one already owns one and no breakthroughs are compelling them to upgrade as frequently as they once did. Some manufacturers have boosted prices [...]

By | 2019-01-10T10:39:56+00:00 Tuesday, January 8, 2019|

Lawmakers struggling to develop a response to Trump-Putin

WASHINGTON — Congress is producing an unusual outpouring of bills, resolutions and new sanctions proposals to push back at President Donald Trump’s approach to Vladimir Putin, shore up relations with NATO allies and prevent Russian interference in the midterm election. But it remains uncertain if any of their efforts will yield results. Lawmakers are struggling [...]

By | 2018-08-02T08:06:37+00:00 Wednesday, August 1, 2018|