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State: Water safe around Detroit River aggregate spill

Michigan officials say tests performed near where construction aggregate material spilled into the Detroit River have found the water meets all quality standards

Arkansas temporarily halted from enforcing meat-labeling law

A federal judge has restricted Arkansas from enforcing a law that bans using terms such as “burger” or “sausage” to sell vegetarian and vegan products

Kim Kardashian West sues doctor over 'Vampire…

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is suing an Alabama doctor over claims he wrongly used her image to promote a medical procedure called a “Vampire Facial

Washington state OKs some of the nation's…

Washington state is adopting some of the nation's most aggressive overtime rules

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UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company

How major stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and signaled that it expects to leave them alone in 2020

Ollie's, Cummins post gains while GameStop, Home Depot fall

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday: Ollie's and Cummins march higher while GameStop and Home Depot slip

Tips for using flexible spending dollars before…

The deadline is looming but there's still time to use up the money you set aside for medical expenses

GOP, Democrats push 1970's Equal Rights Amendment…

One of South Carolina's most liberal lawmakers and one of its most conservative are joining up to fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

US budget deficit rises to $209 billion in…

The U.S. budget deficit rose by 2% last month to $209 billion, another step in a journey back toward $1 trillion-a-year budget shortfalls

Fed leaves low rates alone and sees no moves in…

Chairman Jerome Powell has made clear that the Federal Reserve is prepared to keep its benchmark interest rate very low through at least next year and possibly longer

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How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade…

As the decade draws to a close, it's clear that we're looking at TV differently

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming…

This year’s record rainfall and devastating flooding are forcing tough decisions about the future of farming in the face of climate change

Tennessee Valley Authority addresses coal ash leaks

The Tennessee Valley Authority has acknowledged leaks at one of its coal ash dump complexes

Firm hands out $10M in holiday bonuses to 198 employees

A commercial real estate developer is handing out a total of $10 million in bonuses to its 198 employees

FAA analysis predicted many more Max crashes…

An FAA analysis after the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max predicted there would be more disasters without a fix of critical automated flight-control system

Meet the scholar who diagnosed ‘surveillance…

A year ago, Shoshana Zuboff dropped an intellectual bomb on the technology industry

Dominion Energy partnership to convert manure to natural gas

One of the nation’s largest energy producers is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas

Airline group: We're cutting carbon more than people know

The head of the world’s largest association of airlines says it needs to better explain commitments that it made years ago to reduce carbon emissions, not make new pledges collectively

AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese…

The Associated Press has recognized the sacrifice of a journalist in China by installing his name Wednesday on its memorial Wall of Honor

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New drugs show rare promise against advanced…

Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted treatment

Official: Cruise ship could house 1,000 Oakland…

 A San Francisco Bay Area city official wants to explore the possibility of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people amid a high cost of living and a shortage of housing

Mexico to send new regional trade agreement to Senate

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will send a new regional trade agreement to the Senate immediately for ratification