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October 22

White House, Dems hurriedly reworking $2 trillion Biden plan

The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan
October 22
President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 22

California plan to ban community oil drilling far from final

California Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to ban new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of neighborhood sites is drawing cautious optimism from environmental groups but strong pushback from the oil industry and its labor allies
October 22
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new state efforts to better protect the health of communities near oil fields at a news conference at the Wilmington Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia)
October 21

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 squeaks to new record high

Asian shares are mixed after a late-in-the-day wave of buying pushed the S&P 500 to a fresh record high
October 21
Currency traders watches computer monitors near the screens at a foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Shares are mixed in Asia after major Chinese property developer Evergrande said a plan to sell its property management arm to a smaller rival had fallen through. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 21

US regulators endorse efforts to address climate risks

U.S. financial regulators are acknowledging climate change to be a serious threat to the stability of the nation’s financial system
October 21
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens as President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with business leaders about the debt limit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 21

Qantas moves up flights as Australia expects tourists soon

Qantas Airways has brought forward its plans to restart international travel from Sydney as Prime Minister Scott Morrison predicted tourists would be welcomed back to Australia this year
October 21
Hairdresser Caroline Shamoon of Joey Scandizzo Salon works on a client's hair in Melbourne, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Melbourne, Australia’s most populous city after Sydney, came out of 77 days of lockdown on Friday after Victoria state reached a benchmark of 70% of the target population fully vaccinated. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
October 21

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn set on restoring reputation

Carlos Ghosn, the former auto industry superstar whose career screeched to a halt with his arrest three years ago, isn't about to settle into quiet retirement
October 21
FILE - In this May 25, 2021, file photo, Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Dbayeh, north of Beirut, Lebanon. The former auto industry superstar whose career screeched to a halt with his arrest three years ago, isn't about to settle into quiet retirement. Ghosn fled to Lebanon in late 2019, while out on bail facing financial misconduct charges in Japan. In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Ghosn was confident, energized and determined to fight to restore his reputation. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
October 21

NASA launches tool that measures Western water loss

NASA launched an online platform Thursday with data on how much water evaporates into the atmosphere from plants, soils and other surfaces in the U.S. West
October 21
October 21

Snap's stock drops as iPhone privacy controls pinch ad sales

Snapchat’s corporate parent has disclosed that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app’s financial growth is going into a tailspin
October 21
October 21

Bid to unionize Amazon workers in New York nears milestone

Organizers of a bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution center in New York City are preparing to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board
October 21
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, Miracle Stewart, right, an employee of Amazon PrimeNow, prepares bags to fill with orders from customers making purchases, at a distribution hub in New York. A bid to unionize Amazon workers at a distribution facility in New York City neared an important milestone, as organizers prepared to deliver hundreds of signatures to the National Labor Relations Board as soon as Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, for authorization to hold a vote. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
October 21

Biden bill would put US back on path of reducing uninsured

The Democrats’ social spending and climate change bill would put the United States back on a path to reducing its persistent pool of uninsured people
October 21
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks to reporters after a Democratic policy meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 21

Trump plan for new media venture gets investors' thumbs up

Some investors aren’t waiting to see if former President Donald Trump’s plans for a media company to challenge the likes of Facebook, Twitter and even Disney can actually become reality _ they’re all in
October 21
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington. Trump has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents to the Jan. 6 select committee, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden to release them. Trump claims in the lawsuit that the request "is almost limitless in scope," and seeks records with no reasonable connection to that day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 21

Fed imposes sweeping new limits on policymakers' investments

The Federal Reserve is imposing a sweeping new set of restrictions on the investments its officials can own, a response to questionable recent trades that forced two top Fed officials to resign
October 21
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2021 file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal Reserve officials agreed at their last meeting that if the economy continued to improve, they could start reducing their monthly bond purchases as soon as next month and bring them to an end by the middle of 2022. The discussion was revealed in the minutes of the Fed’s Sept. 21-22 meeting, released Wednesday., Oct. 13. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
October 21

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

A wave of buying in the last hour of trading left stocks mostly higher on Wall Street, enough for the S&P 500 to beat the record high close it set in early September
October 21
October 21

IBM, Las Vegas Sands fall; Crocs, AutoNation rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: IBM, Las Vegas Sands fall; Crocs, AutoNation rise
October 21
October 21

American, Southwest post Q3 profits with help from taxpayers

American and Southwest Airlines are reporting that they made profits in the third quarter, thanks to large amounts of government pandemic relief
October 21
American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines says it earned $169 million in the third quarter, but the delta variant of COVID-19 slowed down its recovery from the pandemic. The third-quarter profit was possible because American got nearly $1 billion in pandemic relief from the federal government. American said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, that revenue in the fourth quarter will be down 20% compared with the same period in 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 21

Facebook's oversight board seeks details on VIPs' treatment

Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says the company has fallen short of full disclosure on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules
October 21
FILE - This April 25, 2019, file photo shows the thumbs-up "Like" logo on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says the company has failed to fully disclose information on its internal system that exempts high-profile users from some or all of its content rules. Facebook “has not been fully forthcoming” with the overseers about its “XCheck,” or cross-check, system the board said in a report Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 21

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
October 21
October 21

Union Pacific Q3 profit up 23% even with flat volume

Union Pacific hauled in 23% more profit in the third quarter even though the total number of shipments it delivered remained flat overall
October 21
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, the logo for Union Pacific appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Union Pacific railroad hauled in 23% more profit in the third quarter even though the total number of shipments it delivered remained flat overall. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, that it made $1.67 billion, or $2.57 per share in the quarter. That’s up from $1.36 billion, or $2.01 per share, a year ago when the economy was surging back from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. The results beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 21

Fire that threatened Lake Tahoe region is now 100% contained

The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region over the summer has been declared 100% contained
October 21
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2021, file photo, taken with a long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns in Eldorado National Forest, Calif. The 2-month-old California wildfire that threatened the Lake Tahoe resort region during the summer has been declared 100% contained. The fire reached the containment milestone late Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
October 21

Turkey, Jordan, Mali added to global financial watch list

An international organization that monitors and sets guidelines to protect against money laundering and terrorism financing has added Turkey, Jordan and Mali to its watch list
October 21
October 21

FlixMobility buys Greyhound bus service, expanding US reach

German transportation company FlixMobility is buying Greyhound’s bus operations in the U.S. in order to strengthen its position in the country
October 21
FILE - A Greyhound bus driver wears a protective mask and gloves as he prepares to depart a station in downtown San Antonio, in this Monday, March 30, 2020, file photo. German transportation company FlixMobility is buying Greyhound's bus operations in the U.S. in order to strengthen its position in the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 21

US blocks tomato imports from Mexican farm over labor abuses

The United States has ordered a halt to imports of tomatoes from a Mexican farming company and its subsidiaries for what officials say is abusive treatment of workers that amounts to forced labor
October 21
October 21

Existing home sales surge as interest rates point higher

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January as worries about higher mortgage rates motivated buyers to get off the sidelines
October 21
FILE - This is a home sold in Mount Lebanon, Pa., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes bounced back in September to their strongest pace since January as the prospect of higher mortgage rates motivated buyers to get off the sidelines. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 that existing homes sales rose 7% last month from August to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 6.29 million units. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
October 21

Inflation, Fed action set stage for higher mortgage rates

Mortgage rates are hovering near all-time lows, but that could begin to change
October 21
October 21

NTSB: Driver was behind wheel at time of Texas Tesla crash

A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver’s seat
October 21
FILE - A Tesla electric vehicle emblem is affixed to a passenger vehicle Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Boston. U.S. highway safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn’t file recall paperwork when it updated Autopilot software so it would do a better job spotting parked emergency vehicles. In a letter sent to Tesla on Tuesday, Oct. 12, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told the electric car maker that it has to do a recall if an over-the-internet update mitigates a safety defect. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 21

Warmer welcome for WeWork 2 years later on Wall Street

WeWork will become a publicly traded company Thursday after a spectacular collapse during its first attempt to do so two years ago
October 21
The WeWork logo on the facade of a commercial real estate, shared workspace, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, in Boston. WeWork is set to go public on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, its second attempt at a stock offering following a spectacular collapse two years ago.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 21

US salmonella outbreak tied to onions sickens more than 650

U.S. health officials say a salmonella outbreak tied to onions has sickened more than 650 people in 37 states
October 21
October 21

US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers
October 21
A hiring sign is displayed at a furniture store window on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Downers Grove, Ill. Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the third straight drop, the Labor Department said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021,. That’s the fewest people to apply for benefits since March 14, 2020, when the pandemic intensified. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 21

American Airlines posts $169 million profit on taxpayer help

American Airlines earned $169 million in the third quarter, but the delta variant of COVID-19 slowed down its recovery from the pandemic
October 21
American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines says it earned $169 million in the third quarter, but the delta variant of COVID-19 slowed down its recovery from the pandemic. The third-quarter profit was possible because American got nearly $1 billion in pandemic relief from the federal government. American said Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, that revenue in the fourth quarter will be down 20% compared with the same period in 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 21

China boots Caixin financial news from approved media list

China has removed Caixin Media, one of the country’s most independent business news sites, from a list of news outlets whose content can be republished by other internet news providers
October 21
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, staffers walk past a billboard reading "Read Caixin - Know China Better" at the Caixin Media offices in Beijing. China has removed Caixin Media, one of the country’s most liberal business news sites, from a list of official news outlets that can be republished by other internet news providers in the Communist Party's latest move to control the flow of information.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 21

Trump announces launch of media company, social media site

Former President Donald Trump says he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
October 21
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington. Trump has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents to the Jan. 6 select committee, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden to release them. Trump claims in the lawsuit that the request "is almost limitless in scope," and seeks records with no reasonable connection to that day. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
October 20

Asian shares mixed after Evergrande sale deal called off

Asian shares are mixed after major Chinese property developer Evergrande said a plan to sell its property management arm to a smaller rival had fallen through
October 20
A man wearing a protective mask stands in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Tokyo. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rose for a fifth day on strong corporate earnings. Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, fell while Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 20

Cargo backlog creates traffic headaches on sea and land

Bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have spilled over into a neighborhood where cargo trucks are clogging residential streets
October 20
Parked cargo container trucks are seen in a street, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Wilmington, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday issued an order that aims to ease bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that have spilled over into neighborhoods where cargo trucks are clogging residential streets. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
October 20

Tesla hits record profit despite parts shortage, ship delays

Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history
October 20
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, a sign bearing the company logo stands outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Record electric vehicle sales last summer amid a shortage of computer chips and other materials propelled Tesla Inc. to the biggest quarterly net earnings in its history. The company said Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 that it made $1.62 billion in the third quarter, beating the old record of $1.14 billion set in the second quarter of this year. The profit was over five times larger than the $300 million Tesla made in the same quarter a year ago. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 20

WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

The World Health Organization says there has been a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week
October 20
People wear face masks as they sit on a bus, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Many scientists are pressing the British government to re-impose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe's highest, rise once more. The U.K. recorded 49,156 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, Oct. 18, the largest number since mid-July. New infections averaged 43,000 a day over the past week, a 15% increase on the week before.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 20

Bay Area county fines burger chain over vaccine verification

California’s popular In-N-Out hamburger chain is in trouble with yet another San Francisco Bay Area county over vaccine verifications
October 20
A customer carries food while exiting an In-N-Out restaurant in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers' vaccination status. The company's Fisherman's Wharf location, its only one in San Francisco, was temporarily shut by the Department of Public Health on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 20

CSX 3Q railroad profit jumps 32% as volume grows 3%

CSX delivered a 32% jump in third-quarter profit as the volume of goods it hauled rose even beyond last fall’s strong level
October 20
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo a CSX freight train passes through Homestead, Pa. CSX delivered a 32% jump in third-quarter profit as the volume of goods it hauled increased even beyond last fall’s strong level. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 that it made $968 million, or 43 cents per share, in the quarter. That’s up from $736 million, or 32 cents per share, a year ago.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 20

Judge limits strikers' conduct at Deere plant in Iowa

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order limiting how striking workers at the Deere & Co. plant in Davenport should conduct themselves
October 20
Members of the United Auto Workers strike outside of a John Deere plant, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Ankeny, Iowa. About 10,000 UAW workers have gone on strike against John Deere since last Thursday at plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
October 20

Senator asks Facebook CEO to testify on Instagram and kids

The senator leading a probe of Facebook’s Instagram and its impact on young people is asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in the Senate
October 20
FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who heads the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection, called in a sharply worded letter Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, for Facebook founder, Zuckerberg, to testify before the panel on Instagram’s effects on children. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 20

NTSB recovers black boxes from plane that burned in Texas

Federal investigators are interviewing people who were on a jet that ran off a Texas runway during takeoff and burst into flames
October 20
October 20

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks ended higher on Wall Street Wednesday, bringing the S&P 500 to the brink of another record high
October 20
October 20

Bitcoin tops $66,000, sets record as crypto goes mainstream

Bitcoin stormed above $66,000 for the first time on Wednesday, riding a wave of excitement about how the financial establishment is increasingly accepting the digital currency’s rise
October 20
FILE - This May 12, 2021, file photo shows an advertisement for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin displayed on a tram in Hong Kong. Cryptocurrencies have surged to nearly $2.5 trillion in total value, rivaling the size of G7 economies like Canada’s and Italy’s, with more than 200 million users. At that size, it’s simply too large for the financial establishment to ignore. Firms that cater to the world’s wealthiest families are increasingly putting some of their fortunes into crypto. Hedge funds are trading Bitcoin, which has big-name banks starting to offer them services around it. And in the latest milestone for the industry, an easy-to-trade fund tied to Bitcoin began trading on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
October 20

Brinker, Baker Hughes fall; Anthem, Abbott Laboratories rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday: Brinker, Baker Hughes fall; Anthem, Abbott Laboratories rise
October 20
October 20

US bars disposable gloves from Malaysia over forced labor

The U.S. government has ordered a halt to imports of disposable gloves from a Malaysian company and its subsidiaries after determining they rely on forced labor
October 20
October 20

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
October 20
October 20

Fed survey finds economy facing supply chain, other drags

The Federal Reserve reports that the economy was facing a number of headwinds at the start of this month from supply chain disruptions and labor shortages to uncertainty about the delta variant of COVID
October 20
FILE - This Tuesday, May 4, 2021, file photo shows the Federal Reserve building in Washington. The Federal Reserve reports that the economy faced a number of headwinds at the start of October, ranging from supply chain disruptions and labor shortages to uncertainty about the delta variant of COVID. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 20

Biogen CEO: 'Major bottleneck' still limits Alzheimer's drug

A new Alzheimer’s drug from Biogen brought in only $300,000 in sales during its first full quarter on the market
October 20
October 20

UK encourages booster jabs, resists new virus restrictions

With coronavirus cases rising in Britain, the government is urging millions of people to get booster vaccine shots
October 20
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 20

Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Scientists have temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work
October 20
October 20

Workers fed up with nights, weekends seek flexible schedules

Companies are confronting demands by hourly workers on terms that often used to be non-negotiable: scheduling
October 20