Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Poll: 70% of Americans say nation is on the wrong track

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of the union is dark. A large majority of Americans say they are...

Economists: Slowdown is likely, not recession

By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of business economists foresee no recession in the United States within the next 12 months...

Falling home sales don’t help middle-class buyers

Analysis: Despite a lowdown in price gains, more middle-class Americans aren’t able to afford a house By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — When home...

Tech rises, but stocks’ four-week winning streak comes to an end

By MARLEY JAY and DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Markets Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday, recovering a chunk of their losses...

Senate rejects 2 plans for ending shutdown

By ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate voted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 35-day partial government...

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI will make you jobless

By MATT O’BRIEN AP Technology Writer Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation...

Huawei announces 5G phone based on its own technology

By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday for a next-generation smartphone that will use its own technology...

Poll: ‘Medicare-for-all’ support varies with details

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — “Medicare-for-all” makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they’d pay higher taxes or...

First Bank of Berne donates to Parks Department

Text First Bank of Berne recently donated $1,500 to the Bluffton Parks Department Health and Wellness program. Erica Bennett, First Bank of Berne’s Bluffton...

Shutdown votes set up political test for Senate

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal...