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Minnesota governor signs paid family and medical leave act to give workers up to 20 weeks off 05/25/2023 06:14pm • ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota workers will be entitled to paid time off when they're seriously ill or to care for newborns and loved ones starting in 2026 under a bill that Democratic Gov. Tim Walz signed Thursday, making his state the 12th to require those benefits. The paid family and medical Alex Murdaugh's longtime friend admits helping to steal $4 million wrongful death settlement Alex Murdaugh's longtime friend admits helping to steal $4 million wrongful death settlement 05/25/2023 05:12pm • CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) A longtime friend of convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh admitted Thursday he helped his old college roommate steal more than $4 million meant for a wrongful death settlement after Murdaugh's housekeeper died in a fall. Cory Fleming, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit Business Highlights: The threat of a US credit downgrade, the launch of summer travel season 05/25/2023 04:58pm • ___ Threat of US credit downgrade looms over debt ceiling talks WASHINGTON (AP) With one of three major rating agencies warning that Americas AAA credit is at risk, the stakes are growing in the standoff in Washington over raising the nations debt limit. The rating agency Fitch has put the Quarterly results from Best Buy, Ralph Lauren and Dollar Tree show divergence in consumer spending Quarterly results from Best Buy, Ralph Lauren and Dollar Tree show divergence in consumer spending 05/25/2023 04:31pm • NEW YORK (AP) As inflation on necessities like groceries remains stubbornly high, the well-heeled consumer appears to still be spending, while lower-income shoppers continues to cut back their purchases, according to the latest batch of earnings reports. Ralph Lauren Corp., which sells $300 swea A public person in a private country: Tina Turner reveled in 'normal' life in her Swiss home A public person in a private country: Tina Turner reveled in 'normal' life in her Swiss home 05/25/2023 02:02pm • KUESNACHT, Switzerland (AP) In her adoptive country, Tina Turner was more than just a swivel-hipped rock, R&B and pop superstar. She unapologetically moved to Switzerland for its discretion and calm, carrying her very public persona into a very private country. She relished her life as a Swi Threat of US credit downgrade looms over debt ceiling talks Threat of US credit downgrade looms over debt ceiling talks 05/25/2023 12:30pm • WASHINGTON (AP) With one of three major rating agencies warning that Americas AAA credit is at risk, the stakes are growing in the standoff in Washington over raising the nation's debt limit. On Wednesday night, the rating agency Fitch put the nations credit on Rating Watch Negative, Companies are finding it's not so simple to leave Russia. Some are quietly staying put Companies are finding it's not so simple to leave Russia. Some are quietly staying put 05/25/2023 11:28am • When Russia invaded Ukraine, global companies were quick to respond, some announcing they would get out of Russia immediately, others curtailing imports or new investment. Billions of dollars' worth of factories, energy holdings and power plants were written off or put up for sale, accompanied by fi Supreme Court rules in favor of 94-year-old woman who got nothing when county took her condo Supreme Court rules in favor of 94-year-old woman who got nothing when county took her condo 05/25/2023 11:04am • WASHINGTON (AP) A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday gave a 94-year-old Minneapolis woman a new chance to recoup some money after the county kept the entire $40,000 when it sold her condominium over a small unpaid tax bill. The justices ruled that Hennepin County, Minnesota violated the constit As India's electrical grid strains, rural hospitals and clinics find reliable power in rooftop solar As India's electrical grid strains, rural hospitals and clinics find reliable power in rooftop solar 05/25/2023 08:23am • RAICHUR, India (AP) In the searing heat that often envelops Raichur, an ancient town in southern India, a ceiling fan that spins without interruption brings sweet relief for the newborn babies and their mothers at the Government Maternity Hospital. But such respite wasn't always guaranteed in a Trump and DeSantis' rivalry intensifies as Florida governor formally enters 2024 presidential race Trump and DeSantis' rivalry intensifies as Florida governor formally enters 2024 presidential race 05/25/2023 03:14am • NEW YORK (AP) Ron DeSantis entry into the 2024 White House race against former President Donald Trump sets up a clash of the Republican Partys two leading figures as the Florida governor attempts to topple a man who has dominated the GOP for the last seven years. Trump, who has establishe NCAA tax records show ex-president Emmert paid nearly $3.3 million in 2021 05/24/2023 10:38pm • The NCAA paid former president Mark Emmert nearly $3.3 million in 2021, according to federal tax records released by the association Wednesday. Emmert's 13-year tenure leading the NCAA officially ended in March. In April 2022, the association announced its board of governors and Emmert had mutually McCarthy says debt ceiling standoff 'not my fault,' as White House warns of economic risks McCarthy says debt ceiling standoff 'not my fault,' as White House warns of economic risks 05/24/2023 09:18pm • WASHINGTON (AP) A defiant House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday the debt ceiling standoff was not my fault as he sent Republican negotiators to the White House to finish out talks, but warned the two sides need more time as they try to reach a budget deal with President Joe Biden. Mc Colorado Springs Housing Market Forecast 05/24/2023 08:00pm • Colorado Springs might just be a quick, one-hour drive from the state's capital, but the city has a housing market all its own. In fact, according to the U.S. News Housing Market Index, it's the sixth-strongest market in the nation. Looking at the data, it's no wonder why: The area's limited housing The Guide to Off-Grid Homes 05/24/2023 08:00pm • As energy costs and home prices continue to rise, more Americans are choosing to live off-grid. According to one estimate, more than 250,000 people in the U.S. have an off-grid lifestyle. While the potential cost savings are certainly attractive, technology and interest in tiny homes, shipping conta Looking to Get Out of a Timeshare? Here's How to Do It Legally 05/24/2023 08:00pm • Though consumer awareness around fraudulent exit companies and the challenges associated with getting out of a timeshare has risen in recent years, experts say timeshare ownership remains popular. Like other forms of travel, the timeshare industry suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Net originate
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