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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes inched further into record territory today after AT&T, Boeing and others joined the parade of big companies reporting stronger profits than analysts expected. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up by 0.70 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 2,477.83 and added a whisper to its record high set a day earlier. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 97.58 points and Nasdaq composite rose 10.57 points.

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S. Those offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to customers. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 jobs will be full time. Most of these jobs will count toward Amazon's previously announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year.

DALLAS (AP) — Several hundred workers who maintain American Airlines planes picketed today at the carrier's home airport in Dallas, calling for higher pay and an end to shifting maintenance work overseas. The demonstration underscored conflict between the airlines, which struggled for years but are now earning huge profits, and their union work forces.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised. Trump's plans for health care and tax cuts face an uncertain future in Congress, while his administration is bogged down by an investigation into Russia's possible ties with his presidential campaign.

DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler labor executive was charged today with giving $1.2 million in various gifts to a United Automobile Workers vice president, his wife and other senior union managers. Al Iacobelli was indicted in an alleged conspiracy involving UAW vice president General Holiefield and Holiefield's wife, Monica Morgan. Holiefield died in 2015.

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