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Unsolicited checks can be a lifeline and an albatross

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The check arrived out of the blue, issued in his name for $1,200, a mailing from a consumer finance company. Stephen Huggins eyed it carefully. A loan, it said. Smaller type said the interest rate would be 33 percent. Way too high, Huggins thought. He put it aside. A...


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Delta plane lands safely, towed to gate for mechanical issue

HONOLULU (AP) — Delta Air Lines says one of its planes was towed to the gate upon landing at Honolulu’s airport Sunday because of a suspected mechanical issue. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the flight landed safely at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport from Osaka, Japan, at about 9...


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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tax 'miracle,' immigration flip-flops

Fact Check Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boasting about his tax cuts, President Donald Trump inflated his role in boosting the economy to mythical proportions, claiming full credit for U.S. growth that was already in the making and ignoring the reality of a mounting deficit. On immigration, he and administration...


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Asian stocks fall on weak data ahead of US-China tariffs

Japan Economy

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday after surveys showed a deterioration in the outlook for Chinese manufacturing ahead of the expected imposition of higher tariffs by Beijing and Washington starting Friday. Japan also reported weaker data. U.S. attempts to gain an upper hand...


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Australian supermarket staff attacked in free bag ban anger

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian supermarket workers have found themselves at the front line of an angry consumer backlash over moves to ban single-use plastic bags, with a vocal minority abusing cashiers and one customer wrapping his hands around an employee’s throat, union officials said...


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Obama Foundation takes steps to ensure diverse workforce

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials overseeing construction of the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago’s South Side say they’re taking steps to ensure a diverse workforce builds the center. The Chicago Tribune reports that a firm owned by the brother of former Mayor Eugene Sawyer will monitor the...


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Senior lawmaker warns prime minister to deliver on Brexit

Britain Armed Forces Day

LONDON (AP) — A senior Conservative Party lawmaker has warned British Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver on her Brexit promises or risk a revolt that could trigger the collapse of her government. Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote Monday in the Daily Telegraph newspaper that May must stick to her pledge that...


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Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Des Moines Register. June 28, 2018 Iowa must clean up its mess in the Gulf. Current funding, voluntary efforts aren’t enough. Iowa Natural Resources Trust offers best solution to reduce farm runoff that is poisoning the Gulf. If it weren’t for Iowa, the Gulf of Mexico would have less fish-killing...


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Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Omaha World Herald. June 29, 2018 MECA should be wary of claiming exemption from public records requirements. The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority has made progress in recent years in being more open about its finances and operations. This week, though, its blanket claim that...


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World stocks fall, haunted by concerns over US-China tariffs

Japan Economy

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks fell Monday as weaker-than-expected Asian economic surveys ratcheted up worries over the potential impact of higher tariffs due to be imposed by China and the U.S. in a festering trade dispute. In Europe, a German government crisis weighed on markets. KEEPING SCORE:...


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