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Democrats see lesson from Alabama Senate win: Compete everywhere

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — To Democrats, Senate candidate Doug Jones’ stunning victory in reliably Republican Alabama is more than a quirky one-off. Instead, party leaders cast the upset as a sign of growing nationwide momentum among voters opposed to President Donald Trump and an indication that Democrats shouldn’t shy away from competing in Republican territory. [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:40:25+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Small businesses survived the Great Recession in many different ways

NEW YORK (AP) — They are business survivors — owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money. Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:44:15+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Treading dangerously: Lax safety inside Goodyear tire plants endangers consumers

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is among the deadliest manufacturers in the nation for workers — resulting in deaths of five workers since 2015 — and the company’s safety lapses have also contributed to deaths of motorists on the road, a six-month investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found. Tires involved [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:43:29+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. The deal gives Disney film businesses including Twentieth [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:42:03+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Houston considering new housing project in on former golf course in flood plain

HOUSTON (AP) — A housing developer is hoping to win approval from Houston officials to put a 151-acre project on a former golf course where the city and Harris County have spent millions of dollars to buy out homeowners whose properties were damaged by flooding because they were living in a flood plain. The Houston [...]

By | 2017-12-14T16:44:32+00:00 Monday, December 18, 2017|

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district — and then expanded eight-fold over the next seven years to fill 36 buildings. Everywhere you look, there are [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:31:15+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|

Opioid crisis strains foster system as more children are pried from homes

INDIANAPOLIS — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother’s womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in intensive care, his fate now here in a shabby courthouse that hosts a parade of human misery. The parents nod off as [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:29:03+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|

House and Senate tax bills treat disaster victims unequally due to political decisions

If the House Republican tax bill became law, victims of hurricanes in Texas and Florida who’ve yet to account for all their losses could deduct them on their 2018 taxes. Not so for victims of the California wildfires. If the Senate version prevailed, victims of all federally declared disasters — a category that cover victims [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:27:31+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|

Some of Facebook’s early friends now its sharpest critics

NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Facebook’s former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a “vulnerability in human psychology” to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company’s first president, said in a public forum last month. Chamath Palihapitiya, a former Facebook vice president who [...]

By | 2017-12-13T16:34:13+00:00 Friday, December 15, 2017|