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Corvette plant adding 400 workers ahead of new model rollout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:31pm

General Motors says it is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Kentucky plant that produces the Chevrolet Corvette.

3M and Altria tumble while Facebook and Comcast rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Thursday:

Little change in gold, silver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:11pm

The April gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,25.80 an ounce -- up 30 cents.

Florida officials demand US lawmakers pass storm relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 1:34pm

A bipartisan group of Florida Cabinet members and state lawmakers is demanding that U.S. lawmakers pass a disaster-relief package for Hurricane Michael victims.

Nicaraguan bank sanctioned by US shuts down

Gabriela Selser, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:39pm

A Nicaraguan bank close to President Daniel Ortega's government has shut down after the United States imposed sanctions for alleged financial misdeeds on behalf of Venezuela's state-owned oil company.

Utility eyes early retirement for Wyoming coal-fired units

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:39pm

One Wyoming coal-fired power plant and part of another could face early retirement as part of ongoing efforts to keep down costs for electricity customers, PacifiCorp said Thursday.

Pros shunned sports bets 1 year ago. Now, leagues are all-in

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 12:29pm

American professional sports leagues used to fight sports betting as an existential threat until the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a loss. They widely lost again when state legislatures rejected their pleas to be cut in on the action under new laws.

Food poisoning remains persistent problem, US report finds

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:38am

As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey , ground beef , cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don't appear to be going away anytime soon.

Monitors: US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:05am

The U.S.-led coalition killed more than 1,600 civilians in the northern Syria city of Raqqa during months of bombardment that liberated it from the Islamic State group, hundreds more than the number the U.S.-led coalition claims over the entire four-year campaign against IS, Amnesty International and a London-based watchdog group said Thursday.

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Michele Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:03am

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.

Sheltering in place during a wildfire a dicey strategy

Michele Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:57am

For Californians who might have to escape wildfire again this year, the options are perilous. Many live in?communities that don't have well-thought-out?public evacuation plans and?lack the road?capacity that's needed to get everyone out fast.

AP Analysis: Justice Dept. reversal could cost states $220M

Regina Garcia Cano and Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:57am

A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states in danger of losing at least $220 million in annual lottery profits that they use to fund college scholarships, senior citizen services and a variety of other programs.

Energy company worker hurt in North Carolina explosion dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:55am

An energy company employee who was critically injured in a natural gas explosion in North Carolina has died.

The Latest: Protesters unimpressed by Macron's proposals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:54am

The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed solutions to the economic problems raised by yellow vest protesters (all times local):

Symphony, union accept Emanuel offer to help end strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:49am

Both striking musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have welcomed an offer by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to help end a nearly two-month work stoppage over pensions and wages.

Arkansas sues 3 drug distributors over opioid crisis

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:33am

Arkansas' attorney general on Thursday sued three drug distributors for their alleged role in the opioid crisis, claiming the companies failed to monitor and report suspicious shipments of opioids into the state.

Altria 1Q earnings miss as cigarette sales continue to slide

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:27am

Shares of Altria Group, the nation's largest tobacco company, fell Thursday after the company's earnings missed expectations on lower cigarette revenue and big expenses aimed at diversifying its business.

Some horse advocates buck at new plan to save wild mustangs

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:18am

Animal welfare groups have reached a milestone agreement with ranching interests they say would save wild mustangs from slaughter but the compromise has opened a nasty split among horse protection advocates.

Japan's Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:14am

Japan and the European Union committed Thursday to fair and open trade and to respect rules-based international commerce in the face of what they see as increasing trade protectionism, particularly in the United States.

It's not just record-high stocks feeling the Fed effect

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 10:07am

It's not just the stock market at a record high that's feeling the Fed effect.