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Report: Feds need to do more to prevent failures at Hanford

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:10pm

The federal government needs to do more to prevent the failure of radioactively contaminated facilities at an aging nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, the Government Accountability Office said this week.

Trump signals he's prepared to give farmers more federal aid

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:03pm

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he’s prepared to tap federal coffers again to help farmers suffering from the tariff fights that he initiated.

Update on the latest business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:00am

Stocks fell in midday trading Friday and bond prices rose as investors fretted about more signs that a viral outbreak was spreading and a report showing a sudden weakening in U.S. business activity.

Former Iowa governor, US ag secretary to monitor drugmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:59am

Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor and U.S agriculture secretary, will oversee Purdue Pharma’s marketing efforts to ensure the OxyContin maker is not overstating the benefits of its opioid painkillers or downplays the danger of addiction.

Venezuela's Maduro taps DC firm to fight US sanctions

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:38am

A top official for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government has hired a Washington law firm that also represents Turkey, taking over from another legal team that backed out last month following an outcry from critics who accused it of collaborating with a repressive regime.

Woman accused of calling 911 after parents cut off cellphone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:19am

An Ohio woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said.

Union committee rejects NFL labor deal; player reps to vote

Barry Wilner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:52am

The new labor agreement accepted by NFL owners and now being considered by players features a 17-game season, shorter preseason, larger rosters and limits on the number of international games.

Deere sees some stability on farms in bruising trade fight

Michelle Chapman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:16am

taxes that are paid by American importers.

'West Side Story' opening draws protesters on Broadway

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:51am

There was a chorus outside the Broadway Theatre on Thursday at the opening night of a new revival of “West Side Story” but what was being sung was a protest chant.

Mom helps 2 men rescue truck driver days after giving birth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:45am

An Indiana woman who had given birth just a few days earlier said her instincts kicked in when she stopped along a highway to help save a driver who was on fire after his tanker truck loaded with jet fuel burst into flames.

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:19am

As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects.

US home sales fell 1.3% in January

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:03am

U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago.

US home sales fell 1.3% in January, prices rising as property listings shrink

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:01am

US home sales fell 1.3% in January, prices rising as property listings shrink.

Watchdog toughens global financial scrutiny of Iran

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:48am

An international agency monitoring terrorism funding announced tough new financial scrutiny of Iran on Friday and added seven countries to a watch list.

Stocks fall, bond prices rise as investors seek safe ground

Damian J. Troise, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:41am

Stocks fell in midday trading Friday and bond prices rose as investors fretted about more signs that a viral outbreak was spreading and a report showing a sudden weakening in U.S. business activity.

For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:01am

A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community.

Presidents of Russia, Belarus discuss oil price dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:58am

The presidents of Russia and Belarus discussed their continuing oil price dispute Friday that disrupted steady supplies of oil from Russia to its neighboring ex-Soviet state.

Eurozone economy picks up despite virus disruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:53am

Business in the 19-country eurozone has picked up in February from a deep slump, particularly in Germany's big industrial sector, despite disruption from the new coronavirus, a report showed Friday.

Outbreak, economic ills dim luster of Japan's Olympic year

Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:33am

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should be basking in the limelight this year in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Instead, the virus outbreak that has spread from China to even remote parts of Japan has Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party playing defense.