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*FILE - This Sept. 4, 2011 file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station northeast of Grand Canyon National Park as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. A new study concludes visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of pollution. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
July 18, 2018 - 3:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Blockbuster Alaska general manager Kevin Daymude moves a display case featuring the jockstrap worn by actor Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" at a Blockbuster video store in Anchorage, Alaska. Everything in the closing Blockbuster video store in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
July 18, 2018 - 3:11 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Everything in the closing Blockbuster video stores in Alaska is for sale, except the celebrity jockstrap. The Anchorage store is not yet selling the jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" and other memorabilia previously owned by the actor, KTUU-...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 18, 2018 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that the central bank has tools it could use to cushion the adverse effects a trade war might have on the economy. But he tells Congress the effort could be challenging if higher tariffs push inflation up too sharply. Powell says if the...
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July 18, 2018 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department has started an investigation into the impact of uranium imports on U.S. national security, a move that could limit future imports and add another front to the Trump administration's trade fight. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that the United...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell attends a House Committee on Financial Services hearing, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 18, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's congressional appearance to deliver the Fed's semi-annual monetary policy report. (all times local) ___ 11:50 a.m. Powell is getting praise from lawmakers for his efforts to avoid economic jargon in explaining what the Federal...
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July 18, 2018 - 10:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — The world's biggest trade association of airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of working to improve performance, as air travelers have faced soaring delays this year. The swipe by the International Air Transport...
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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, traders work the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 18, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed in early trading Wednesday as energy companies fall with the price of oil, but industrial companies including railroads and airlines climb after a round of strong second-quarter reports. KEEPING SCORE: At 10 a.m. Eastern time, the S&P 500 index was...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 26, 2017 file photo shows a Google icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager is planning a statement on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 amid reports that her office will slap a record $5 billion fine on Google for abuse of its dominant position in the Android mobile phone operating systems. The decision was widely expected this week and financial media, including Bloomberg and the Financial Times, said the amount would total 4.3 billion euros. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 18, 2018 - 10:14 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU's fine against Google (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Analysts and tech companies are divided over the merits of the European Union's fine against Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system. The EU said Wednesday that Google...
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Keith Reynolds, who is on the Tesla waiting list for a Model 3, is photographed by his 9-year-old Audi A3 compact car Monday, July 16, 2018, in Laguna Hills, Calif. For many on the list to buy Tesla's mass-market electric car, the wait for the company to produce enough to satisfy demand isn't a major problem. But the prospect of losing a U.S. federal tax credit is. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
July 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — For many on the list to buy Tesla's mass-market electric car, the wait for the company to produce enough to satisfy demand isn't a major problem. But the prospect of losing a U.S. federal tax credit is. While CEO Elon Musk's company uses a tent to create more factory space and crank...
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FILE In this this June 27, 2018 file photo, construction continues on a home behind a for sale sign in Waukee, Iowa. U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, July 18, that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
July 18, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. homebuilders sharply curtailed the pace of construction in June as housing starts plummeted 12.3 percent. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 million from 1.34 million in May. June's pace of construction...
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