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Inflation fears and politics shape views of Biden economy

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 54% of Americans judge the economy to be in poor shape
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A new AP-NORC poll finds Americans continue to have middling views of the U.S. economy. About 6 in 10 Democrats say economic conditions are good, compared with just a quarter of Republicans.
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Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria

Pharmaceutical company BioNTech says it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria
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FILE - In this May 6, 2021 file photo a man with a face mask leaves the headquarters of the German biotechnology company "BioNTech" in Mainz, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
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US indexes wobble in muted trading, hold near record highs

Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses on Wall Street Monday as investors pause after the market rallied to more record highs last week
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People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, July 26, 2021. Asian shares opened mixed on Monday after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level for the first time. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry

Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another
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In this photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, a hatchery truck unloads juvenile Chinook salmon from the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery, Siskiyou County, Calif., into the Fall Creek facility on July 7, 2021. Baby salmon are dying in the thousands in one river and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in the blistering heat waves and drought in the U.S. Recently California fish and wildlife officials decided not to release more than 1 million hatchery-raised baby chinook salmon into the wild, and instead drove them to several hatcheries that could host them until Klamath River conditions improve. (Travis VanZant/CDFW via AP)​
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Infrastructure talks face new trouble as pressure mounts

Senators are running into new problems as they race to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal
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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, left, accompanied by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leave in the elevator after a closed door talks about infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Pope to UN forum: Hunger is 'crime' violating basic rights

Pope Francis has decried as criminal the existence of hunger in a world which can produce enough food for all
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The Latest: Savannah reinstates indoor mask mandate

Savannah officials have reinstated an indoor mask mandate because of a sharp increase of COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant
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Workers in protective gear lower a coffin of a COVID-19 victim for burial at the special section of the Pedurenan cemetery designated to accommodate the surge in deaths during the coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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German Greens: Preventing climate disasters will be costly

The Green party candidate hoping to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s upcoming election warns that efforts to better prepare the country against climate-related disasters is going to be costly
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Annalena Baerbock, left party leader and candidate for chancellor, arrives for the unveiling of a large-scale Green Party poster in Michendorf, Germany, Monday, July 26, 2021. With this, the Greens set the starting signal for the nationwide billboarding for the Bundestag election 2021. ( Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)
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Sales of new homes fall 6.6% in June

Sales of new homes fell for a third straight month in June, dropping by 6.6%
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A real estate sign is posted in front of a newly constructed single family home, Thursday, June 24, 2021 in Auburn, N.H. U.S. home prices soared in April at the fastest pace since 2005 as Americans bid up prices on a limited supply of available properties. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Fed to discuss a pullback in economic aid with inflation up

With inflation uncomfortably high and the COVID-19 Delta variant raising economic concerns, a divided Federal Reserve will meet this week to discuss when and how it should dial back its ultra-low-interest rate policies
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs hearing to examine the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress, Thursday, July 15, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Struggling startup Lordstown Motors gets $400M investment

Startup commercial electric vehicle maker Lordstown Motors says it has received a $400 million investment from a private equity firm
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FILE - In this June 22, 2021, file photo, employees stand near Endurance truck beds during a media tour of the Lordstown Motors complex in Lordstown, Ohio. Lordstown Motors, an Ohio company that has come under scrutiny over the number of orders it claimed it had for the electric trucks that it wants to produce, acknowledged that it has received two subpoenas from federal regulators and that prosecutors in New York have opened an investigation. The Securities and Exchange Commission asked in a pair of subpoenas for documents related to the company's merger with DiamondPeak, a special purpose acquisition company. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)
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PerkinElmer to pay $5.25B for antibody maker BioLegend

PerkinElmer will spend about $5.25 billion to acquire BioLegend, which makes antibodies used in gene therapy and reagents for drug discovery
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo is the exterior of the PerkinElmer lab in Valencia, Calif. PerkinElmer will spend about $5.25 billion to acquire BioLegend, which makes antibodies used in gene therapy and reagents for drug discovery. The Waltham, Mass., company said Monday, July 26 that it will pay cash and stock for the privately held BioLegend in a deal expected to close by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 26

This Week: Starbucks earns, Fed meeting, consumer spending

Starbucks serves up its fiscal third-quarter earnings Tuesday
July 26
July 26

‘Holy moly!’: Inside Texas' fight against a ransomware hack

The Associated Press has learned new details about a ransomware attack that affected roughly two dozen Texas communities two years ago
July 26
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas. The Associated Press has learned new details about a ransomware attack that affected roughly two dozen Texas communities two years ago. Thousands of pages obtained by AP and interviews with people involved show Texas communities struggled for days with disruptions to core government services as workers in small cities and towns endured a cascade of frustrations brought on by the sophisticated cyberattack. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
July 26

Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy

Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history
July 26
FILE - In this Sunday, March 21, 2021 filer, a nun stands in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in launching the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican’s modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums. The once-powerful cardinal and nine other people are accused of bleeding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars in donations through bad investments, deals with shady money managers and apparent favors to friends and family. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 26

German business confidence sinks as virus clouds outlook

A closely watched survey finds that German business confidence has dipped unexpectedly this month as increasing coronavirus infections help cloud businesses’ outlook for the coming months
July 26
July 26

Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo gains after Wall Street highs

Asian shares are mixed after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street Friday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 35,000 level for the first time
July 26
People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, July 26, 2021. Asian shares opened mixed on Monday after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level for the first time. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 25

French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

France’s parliament has approved a law requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and mandating vaccinations for all health workers
July 25
Thousands of protesters gather at Place Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower attend a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday July 24, 2021, against the COVID-19 pass which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
July 25

Senators race to overcome final snags in infrastructure deal

Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit
July 25
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, left, accompanied by Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leave in the elevator after a closed door talks about infrastructure on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
July 25

The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing

New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days
July 25
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gestures, as she holds her annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Merkel said Thursday that new coronavirus infections in Germany are once again rising at worrying speed. She appealed to her compatriots to get vaccinated and persuade others to do so. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
July 25

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

An urgent demand from firefighting aircraft is adding to the problem.
July 25
File - In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, smoke hangs over Reno-Tahoe International Airport as a plane takes off in Reno, Nev. A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could delay cargo delivery and passenger travel at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the coming days. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine, File)
July 25

Divine transformation: Ex-Alaska strip club becomes church

It now offers salvation instead of temptation.
July 25
This May 24, 2021, photo shows the sign for the Open Door Baptist Church along a highway leading into Anchorage, Alaska. The church has replaced a strip club that used to beckon people off the highway. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
July 25

Average US price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $3.22

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.22 per gallon
July 25
July 25
This image released by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal and Luca Faustino Rodriguez in a scene from "Old." (Universal Pictures via AP)
July 25

Backlash over billionaires’ spaceflights prompts reckoning on cosmic equity

What is lost when only the wealthy and white represent humankind.
July 25
Blue Origin's New Shepard crew (L-R) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Wally Funk, and Mark Bezos pose for a picture near the booster after flying into space in the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas.
July 25

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Spain has an important asset as it tries to stamp out a wave of infections that is steadily filling hospitals with younger COVID-19 patients
July 25
A man cools his head with an ice bag waiting to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at the Isabel Zendal Hospital in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Spain is trying to stamp out a new wave of COVID-19 among its youth thanks to a robust vaccination program that is widely supported. Spain like the rest of the European Union got off to a slow start to compared to the United States and Britain when the first vaccines were released. But it has quickly made up ground once deliveries by drug makers started flowing. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
July 25

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Two Israeli airlines have launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations
July 25
FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2020 file photo, the national flags of Israel and Morocco are projected on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, along with the word "peace," in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, July 25, 2021, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
July 25

In French Polynesia, Macron tackles virus, China's ambitions

President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the Pacific region
July 25
July 24

French protesters reject virus passes, vaccine mandate

Tens of thousands of people across France are protesting new virus measures
July 24
Thousands of protesters gather at Place Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower attend a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday July 24, 2021, against the COVID-19 pass which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
July 24

What to know about biodegradable plastic

PHA may provide a solution for the plastic pollution problem.
July 24
A researcher works in a lab developing biodegradable plastic at a CJ Cheiljedang laboratory in Suwon, South Korea, July 16, 2021.
July 24

Vatican closes 2020 with shortfall, but better than forecast

The Vatican closed out 2020 with a deficit of 66.3 million euros ($78 million), which was better than projected and even lower than pre-pandemic 2019
July 24
Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 24

Carbon-capture pipelines offer climate aid; activists wary

Environmental activists and landowners are skeptical.
July 24
Project developers plan to build carbon capture pipelines connecting dozens of Midwestern ethanol refineries, such as this one in Chancellor, South Dakota, shown on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Corn absorbs the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, but the process of fermenting it into ethanol releases carbon dioxide emissions. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
July 24

Beware of budget gimmicks in push for massive spending deals

Senators negotiating two colossal bills that would deliver more than $4 trillion for infrastructure, health care, environment and other initiatives keep insisting both bills will be fully paid for
July 24
FILE - In this July 1, 2021, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. Senators negotiating two colossal bills delivering $4 trillion for bolstering infrastructure, health care, environment and other initiatives keep insisting both measures will be fully paid for. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 24

Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure

Organizations representing long-term care facilities are urging lawmakers working on a bipartisan infrastructure plan to avoid dipping into COVID-relief funds to help pay for the roughly $600 billion in new spending sought for the public works buildout
July 24
FILE - In this July 21, 2021, file photo workers repair a park near the Capitol in Washington. Senators working on the infrastructure plan hope to have a bill ready to be voted on next week. President Joe Biden has made passing the bipartisan plan a top priority, the first of his two-part $4 trillion proposal to rebuild, but a Senate test vote failed this week after Republicans said they needed more time to finish the package and review the details. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 24

At surreal Olympics, a careful dance to push Tokyo tourism

Olympics host cities often offer the tens of thousands of visiting journalists excursions to advertise their tourist destinations
July 24
Motorists drive along a spiral ramp onto the Rainbow Bridge, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
July 23

Yellen outlines to Congress emergency measures on debt limit

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has told Congress that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt
July 23
FILE - In this July 12, 2021 file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen prepares to speak during a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Brussels. Yellen told Congress on Friday, July 23, that she will start taking emergency measures next week to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
July 23

Wall Street rallies to record-breaking end of turbulent week

Stocks rallied to records on Wall Street Friday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 35,000 level for the first time
July 23
Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 23, 2021. Asian markets were mixed on Friday after major indexes edged higher on Wall Street, preserving their gains for the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 23

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Wall Street notched more record highs on Friday, ending the week on a strong note after opening it with a stumble
July 23
July 23

American Express, Twitter rise; Boston Beer, Intel fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: American Express, Twitter rise; Boston Beer, Intel fall
July 23
July 23

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
July 23
July 23

$1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant

Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a northeast Georgia poultry processing plant
July 23
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2021, file photo, Hall County firefighters enter a back door at Foundation Food Group in Gainesville, Ga., the day after six people were killed following a liquid nitrogen leak at the plant. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Friday, July 23, 2021, proposed $1 million in fines against Foundation Food Group and three other companies for workplace safety violations related to the deaths. (Scott Rogers/The Times via AP, File)
July 23

Plans for largest US solar field north of Vegas scrapped

Developers have decided to scrap plans to build the United States’ largest solar plant in the desert north of Las Vegas
July 23
July 23

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

Dozens of cities and counties and the state of California are experimenting with giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens
July 23
FILE - In this April 19, 2021 file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, talks with Michael Tubbs, founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, after holding his annual State of the City address from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. In experiments across the country, dozens of cities and counties, some using money from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package approved in March, and the state of California are giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool File)
July 23

Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands

Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as “high-incidence areas.”
July 23
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, looks on, as she holds her annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
July 23

Americans spend again and American Express profit surges

American Express Co.’s second-quarter revenue surged as people started spending more at a time when many are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and feel more comfortable going out to restaurants, shops and entertainment venues again
July 23
An American Express logo is attached to a door in Boston's Seaport District, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. American Express Co.’s second-quarter revenue surged as people started spending more at a time when many are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and feel more comfortable going out to restaurants, shops and entertainment venues again. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 23

GM issues 2nd Bolt recall; faulty batteries can cause fires

General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze
July 23
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo the Chevrolet Bolt is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts, Friday, July 23, 2021, for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze. The recall covers about 69,000 Bolts worldwide from 2017, 2018 and part of the 2019 model year. GM says it's still working on repairs but it's likely battery parts will be replaced.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 23

German railway: Floods caused $1.5 billion damage to network

Germany’s national railway operator has estimated that last week’s flooding caused damage worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to its network
July 23
A regional train sits in the flood waters at the local station in Kordel, Germany, Thursday July 15, 2021 after it was flooded by the high waters of the Kyll river. (Sebastian Schmitt/dpa via AP)
July 23

Earnings scheduled for the week of 7/26/2021

Major companies tentatively scheduled to post quarterly earnings next week
July 23
July 23

Asian markets mixed after modest gains on Wall St

Asian markets are mixed after major indexes edged higher on Wall Street, preserving their gains for the week
July 23
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday for a second day as optimism about an economic recovery appeared to outweigh concern over rising coronavirus cases and inflation. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 22

California makes change to pay unemployment benefits faster

California has changed how it will pay unemployment benefits
July 22
FILE - In his Dec. 18, 2020, file photo a runner passes the office of the California Employment Development Department in Sacramento, Calif. On Thursday, July 22, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration announced a change in how it pays unemployment benefits that is expected to help up to 100,000 people whose benefits have been suspended tor weeks or months. The change announced Thursday is the result of a settlement between the EDD and the Center for Workers' Rights. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)