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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

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Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

Plight of company towns: finding a new identity

Company towns like Peoria, Illinois, have long relied on major employers to provide generations of locals with jobs and give the cities their central identity
Updated: 1 hour ago

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

Alan Colmes, the longtime radio and television commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, died Thursday at age 66 after a brief illness
Updated: 7 hours ago
US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors
Updated: 8 hours ago
Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Weekly claims for US unemployment benefits rise to 244,000 but still at low level
Updated: 8 hours ago
Glencore upbeat on outlook as commodity prices revive

Glencore upbeat on outlook as commodity prices revive

The chief executive of Glencore says the Swiss mining and metals company is better positioned than ever after core profits rose 48 percent last year amid recovering commodity prices and cost cutting policies
Updated: 8 hours ago

US average 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 4.16 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month
Updated: 8 hours ago
France's PSA wants to be 'European car champion' with Opel

France's PSA wants to be 'European car champion' with Opel

The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the potential purchase of General Motors' European car business
Updated: 8 hours ago

Low-cost Norwegian Air promises bargain flights to Europe

Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising cheap trans-Atlantic flights when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York's Hudson Valley
Updated: 11 hours ago
Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen

A proposal in the Hawaii Legislature has the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions
Published: 02/23/17
INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

INFLUENCE GAME: GM bill is self-driving and self-interested

General Motors is trying to persuade state lawmakers to approve self-driving car rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road
Published: 02/23/17