Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years
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Harvey sends US industrial production down most in 8 years

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial output plunged 0.9 percent in August, the most in eight years, mostly because of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to the oil refining, plastics and chemicals industries. The storm, which slammed into the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana late last month, lowered industrial production by about … Continue reading

Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief
Arts & Entertainment / Business / Celebrities / International News / TV

Stars turn out to push for donations for hurricane relief

NEW YORK (AP) — Urged on by dozens of stars who turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims in a one-hour televised benefit, organizers said more than $44 million was raised Tuesday and donations are still being accepted. With Stevie Wonder singing “Lean on Me” and Usher and Blake … Continue reading

Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help
Business / National / Politics

Trump’s hiring, budget raises questions about US Harvey help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s hiring and budget plans are raising questions about whether he can deliver the “better-than-ever” recovery he’s promised after Hurricane Harvey devastated a swath of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Trump has proposed vast budget cuts and leaving some leadership positions unfilled at agencies involved in disaster management. His Republican allies … Continue reading