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B&W Subsidiary To Manufacture Nuclear Power Systems For Navy

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 (UPI) — A subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company is to manufacture nuclear components to support U.S. Defense programs, B&W reported on Wednesday. Work by subsidiary B&W Nuclear Operations Group Inc., under a $23.7 million incremental order, includes the manufacture of U.S. Navy nuclear power systems for submarines and aircraft […]

U.S. Economy Grows At A Glacial 0.1 Percent

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — The U.S. economy seems to have felt the effects a harsh winter, weak exports and lower spending by businesses, which brought the economy to a near standstill. The economy grew a meagre 0.1 percent in the first three months of the year — the slowest pace since 2012. Economists had […]

Private Businesses Add 220,000 Jobs, Highest In Five Months

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — U.S. employers upped their hiring in April, with private businesses adding 220,000 new jobs, as the economy seems to be brushing off the effects of a harsh winter. The employment report complied by payroll processor Automatic Data Processing and forecasting firm Moody’s Analytics also revised March’s figures up from […]

Apple Releases New Sub-$1,000 Macbook Air

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 29 (UPI) — Apple released Tuesday its updated versions of the Macbook Air line, making them faster and dropping $100 off the price of all four models. The price drop puts the 11-inch Macbook Air at $899, making it the first time that Apple has sold a notebook to the public for […]

Crude Oil Train Derails In Lynchburg, Virginia, Causes Explosion

LYNCHBURG, Va., April 30 (UPI) — A train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in downtown Lynchburg Wednesday, causing a massive fire. The CSX train crashed around 2 p.m. with 12 to 14 tanker cars, three or four of which were breached. No injuries are reported at this time but residents are encouraged to stay […]

Debate On Safety Net Programs Exposes Divisions 50 Years After War On Poverty

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — Paul Ryan pitched another battle Tuesday in his ongoing war against the American War on Poverty Wednesday, blaming President Lyndon Johnson’s 50-year-old program for making things worse for the nation’s poor. The Wisconsin Republican, who also authored the House-passed 2015 budget that includes broad cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, and […]

Oklahoma Governor Promises ‘Thorough’ Review Of Apparently Botched Execution

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 30 (UPI) — The apparently botched execution of Clayton Lockett will be thoroughly reviewed, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin promised Wednesday. At a news conference, Fallin said the Department of Corrections will be in charge of the review. She said the information to be gathered includes the cause of Lockett’s death as determined […]

Russian Official: NASA Can Use A Trampoline To Get To Space

MOSCOW, April 30 (UPI) — Deputy Prime Minster Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian space program, suggested NASA use a trampoline to get to space rather than Russian rockets. The biting suggestion was tweeted by Rogozin on his Russian language Twitter account after U.S. sanctions were implemented on Russia’s export license for high-tech items and […]

Montana Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing For Teacher Convicted Of Rape

HELENA, Mont., April 30 (UPI) — A former teacher should spend at least four years behind bars for raping a student who later killed herself, the Montana Supreme Court said Wednesday. The justices were critical of the judge who gave Stacey Dean Rambold a 15-year sentence — and then suspended all but 31 days. The […]

Senate GOP Blocks $10.10 Minimum Wage Bill

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — A measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour failed to advance in the Senate Wednesday, with all but one Republican member voting to block the measure. Members voted 54-42, short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster to move the bill forward for passage. […]

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