• Food prices May 30

    US Food Prices See Historic Jump and Are Likely to Stay High

    As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-racking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.

  • food Nov 26, 2019

    This is the Mouth-Watering Grub and Drink You'll Find at Super Bowl LIII

    Fans eager to watch the big game at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium Feb. 3 can expect to find top-rated food and beverage items offered at the same prices fans experience at all other events in the stadium.

  • United States Nov 12, 2019

    'We're Fighting for Our Lives': US Apple Farmers Endure Major Crop and Profit Losses as Climate Changes

    Climate change is posing an existential threat to the precarious lives of farmers across the country. More intense and frequent weather disasters are wiping out entire harvests, and warmer winters are exposing crops to severe frost damage. For apples, a warm spell in the winter will force trees to flower prematurely and expose the buds to unpredictable winter frosts, hail...

  • New York Apr 25, 2019

    On Long Island, Walmart Tries AI to Monitor Stores in Real Time

    Walmart, which faces fierce competition from Amazon and other online retailers, is experimenting with digitizing its physical stores to manage them more efficiently, keep costs under control and make the shopping experience more pleasant. On Thursday, the retail giant will open its Intelligent Retail Lab inside a 50,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market grocery store on Long Island. Thousands of cameras suspended from...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Trump's Pollution Rules Rollback to Hit Coal Country Hard

    It’s coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan to roll back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his remarks, though: northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for increased...

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2018

    US Plan for Coal Power Deregulation Could Cause More Deaths

    The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could kill hundreds more people annually and cost the country billions of dollars.

  • Donald Trump Aug 19, 2018

    US Says Conserving Oil Is No Longer an Economic Imperative

    Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration’s proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released...

  • PRESIDENT Jan 8, 2018

    Iran FM Warns Neighbors Against Fomenting Unrest

    Iran’s foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks. The remarks by Mohammad Javad Zarif at a security conference in Tehran echoed previous allegations by Iranian officials, who have blamed the violence that accompanied some of the protests on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia. “Some...

  • Donald Trump Jan 6, 2018

    Iran Mocks Trump ‘Blunder' as Government Supporters Rally

    Iran’s state TV on Saturday showed government supporters rallying a day after the foreign minister said a U.S. move to call an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss anti-government protests was another Trump administration “blunder.” The state broadcaster showed pro-government rallies in several cities, starting with Amol, in the northern province of Mazandaram, with hundreds of people waving the...

  • New York Jan 6, 2018

    Hard-Line Cleric Says Social Media Fed Iran Protests, Unrest

    A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied days of protests over the country’s flagging economy. The demonstrations began on Dec. 28 and quickly spread across the country, prompting the government to suspend access to the messaging app...

  • Donald Trump Jan 3, 2018

    Pro-Government Rallies in Iran After Days of Protest, Unrest

    Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of nationwide protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic. But even as state television broadcast swooping helicopter shots showing support among Iran’s 80 million people for its clerically...

  • Donald Trump Jan 3, 2018

    Pro-Government Rallies in Iran After Days of Protest, Unrest

    Tens of thousands of government supporters took to the streets across Iran on Wednesday as authorities tried to project a sense of stability after a week of nationwide protests sparked deadly clashes and calls for the downfall of the Islamic Republic. But even as state television broadcast swooping helicopter shots showing support among Iran’s 80 million people for its clerically...

  • Donald Trump Jan 2, 2018

    Iran's Top Leader Blames Protests on Meddling by ‘Enemies'; Trump Says ‘US Is Watching'

    Breaking his silence over nationwide protests that included calls for his ouster, Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the demonstrations on “enemies of Iran,” saying they were meddling in its internal affairs. The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the demonstrations — the largest seen in Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election — came after a bloody night that...

  • Florida Sep 12, 2017

    Harvey and Irma to Slow US Growth But Rebound Should Follow

    With businesses disrupted, fuel and chemical refineries out of commission and consumers struggling to restore their lives, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely pack a tough double-whammy for the U.S. economy. Nearly one-fifth of the nation’s oil refining capacity has been shut down because of Harvey, and fuel production has dropped sharply as a result, according to Bank of America...

  • Washington Aug 25, 2017

    Cecil Andrus, Ex-Interior Secretary Who Helped Conserve Alaska Land, Dies at 85

    Former Interior Secretary Cecil V. Andrus, who engineered the conservation of millions of acres of Alaska land during the Carter administration, has died. He was 85. Andrus died late Wednesday of complications from lung cancer, daughter Tracy Andrus said. A onetime lumberjack, Andrus resigned midway through his second term as Idaho governor in 1977 to become President Jimmy Carter’s secretary...

  • Mexico Jul 31, 2017

    Venezuela Government Claims Mandate to Recast System; Opposition Urges Protests

    Venezuela’s socialist government says a national election has given it a popular mandate to dramatically recast the country’s political system even as condemnations of the process have poured in from nations abroad and the opponents at home. Electoral authorities said more than 8 million people voted Sunday to create a constitutional assembly endowing President Nicolas Maduro’s ruling party with virtually...

  • California May 22, 2015

    Calif. Farmers Strike Deal to Cut Water Use Amid Historic Drought

    California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state’s strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper, mandatory cutbacks amid one of the worst droughts on record.

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