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US Weekly Requests For Jobless Aid Down 12,000 To 232,000

(AP) – Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications fell by 12,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 232,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile four-week average slipped 500 to 240,500. The number of people collecting unemployment benefits […]

Regulators Postpone Dakota Access Violations Hearing

(AP) – North Dakota regulators have rescheduled a public hearing on whether the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline violated state rules. The Public Service Commission is looking into whether Energy Transfer Partners removed too many trees and improperly handled some soil during construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline. A hearing had been scheduled Thursday […]

Starbucks Founder Decries Violence After Charlottesville

(AP) – Starbucks founder and chairman Howard Schultz has told employees that bigotry, hatred and senseless acts of violence against “people who are not white” cannot stand. The comments follow last weekend’s deadly violence following a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Schultz says it’s hard to remain optimistic about the country’s future “in the […]

Mexico Announces New Laptop, Tablet Security On US Flights

(AP) – Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. Mexico’s Transportation Department says in a statement that the measures take effect starting Wednesday for “electronics larger than a cellphone.” It recommends passengers carry as few of those devices […]