Government Business And Finance

Everyone wants answers: State, feds hunt for gas blast cause

Sep 15, 2018

Investigators are working to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins

The Latest: NTSB investigators could be on scene for a week

Sep 15, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board said the team heading to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blamed for one death and dozens of fires in three communities are expected to remain on the scene for a week.

San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

Sep 14, 2018

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank names economist Mary Daly as president

Federal court ponders next steps in DeVos for-profit suit

Sep 14, 2018

A federal court has ruled it was "arbitrary and capricious" for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges

Libertarian Senate candidate discloses cannabis investments

Sep 14, 2018

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico is disclosing personal financial interests in the cannabis sector

Markets Right Now: Stocks end a wobbly day mostly higher

Sep 14, 2018

Stocks ended an up-and-down day with slight gains on Wall Street, capping a solid week. Smaller companies rose more than the rest of the market

US stock indexes turn lower on renewed trade concerns

Sep 14, 2018

US stocks are giving up an early gain and turning slightly lower after Bloomberg News reported that President Donald Trump wants to go ahead with new tariffs on imports from China.

AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

Sep 14, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Illinois Democratic governor candidate wants to test tax on mileage but it wouldn't require a tracking device

Layoffs hit, prices lag as tariff pinches lobster industry

Sep 14, 2018

The American lobster industry is starting to feel the pinch of China's tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers report sagging prices and financial pressure

US industrial production rose a solid 0.4 percent in August

Sep 14, 2018

US industrial production improved a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in auto production

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