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Saudi Arabia sharply rebukes Russia over oil price collapse

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 10:38pm

Saudi Arabia sharply criticized Russia on Saturday over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices, showing the tensions ahead of an emergency meeting of OPEC and other oil producers.

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

David Koenig and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:37pm

nothing is further from the truth,” he told CNBC.

Another member of fire panel resigns, criticizes PG&E plan

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:12pm

The former chief financial officer for a Northern California city destroyed in a 2018 wildfire caused by Pacific Gas & Electric equipment is trying to upend the utility's plan for getting out of bankruptcy because she believes the company is shortchanging the people devastated by its misconduct.

Pinched by shutdown orders, Hobby Lobby closes stores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:42pm

The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Hobby Lobby to close its stores until further notice, the arts and craft retail chain announced Friday.

Mega Millions change means jackpots will be big, not massive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:15pm

Winning a Mega Millions lottery prize worth hundreds of millions of dollars was always a long, long shot, but soon it will be nearly impossible.

OSHA cites companies in deadly New Orleans hotel collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:08pm

A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans.

New phone-only Quibi aims for bite of digital entertainment

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 5:06pm

Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more.

'Disaster' feared if sick moved to California nursing homes

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 4:59pm

A California directive that could open the way for some patients sickened with COVID-19 to be sent from overburdened hospitals to nursing homes is being criticized by industry officials who fear vulnerable, elderly residents would be placed at risk.

McGrath offers quick response to McConnell virus-related ad

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 3:36pm

Democrat Amy McGrath has punched back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, accusing him of seeking a political windfall from an economic aid package while the coronavirus crisis worsens.

White House convenes oil CEOs as bust threatens US boom

Ellen Knickmeyer and Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 3:32pm

President Donald Trump offered assurances of better times and coronavirus tests to oil CEOs at a White House summit Friday, but no firm proposals for easing the industry's way as the coronavirus pandemic and plunging petroleum prices threaten America's yearslong fracking boom.

AP Sources: Shipping tycoon helps Venezuela in quest for gas

Joshua Goodman and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:50pm

With gas lines across Venezuela growing, a controversial shipping magnate has stepped in to prevent the country from running out of fuel amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press has learned.

US long-term mortgages fall; 30-year at 3.33%

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:20pm

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

Stocks close lower on Wall Street after latest grim reading on job losses due to coronavirus outbreak spooks investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 2:01pm

Stocks close lower on Wall Street after latest grim reading on job losses due to coronavirus outbreak spooks investors.

New Preakness date uncertain but infield party canceled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 1:07pm

The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May.

Walmart limits store access; US airlines sign up for grants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:47pm

and usually do, even in normal times — but the Transportation Department said it is reminding carriers of a longstanding requirement to issue prompt refunds to passengers who want them.

Marvel remakes release calendar; 'Mulan' moves to late July

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:39pm

The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule by moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies, announcing a new one for the live-action adaption of “Mulan” and pushing one movie, “Artemis Fowl,” to Disney Plus, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Group holding immigrant children settles ex-employee claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:30pm

The U.S. Department of Justice says a Texas-based organization that runs facilities to hold immigrant children has settled a retaliation claim from an ex-employee.

Putin suggests sizable oil production cut as prices fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:28pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports cutting oil production by about 10 million barrels a day to shore up falling prices.

McConnell, Pelosi signal more virus aid likely from Congress

Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 12:03pm

In a shift, the top leaders in Congress made it clear Friday there will be another coronavirus rescue package amid the stark need for federal resources to fight the pandemic and economic crisis.