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EPL to expand in Danville, investing about $37 million and adding 24 jobs

EPL America Inc. in Danville is expanding its manufacturing facility, investing $37.4 million and adding 24 new jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Friday. The company will upgrade its 200,000-square-foot facility and add new machinery. The additional equipment will allow EPL, formerly known as Essel Propack, to grow into the beauty and cosmetic markets and serve customers interested in replacing existing …

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Trump: Court finding first Americans to sit in judgment of former president

NEW YORK (AP) — Of the 1.4 million adults who live in Manhattan, a dozen are soon to become the first Americans to sit in judgment of a former president charged with a crime. Jury selection is set to start Monday in former President Donald Trump’s hush money case — the first trial among four criminal prosecutions of the presumptive …

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Trump’s hush money trial isn’t about politics, DA Alvin Bragg says

NEW YORK (AP) — When he was elected two years ago as Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, Alvin Bragg spoke candidly about his unease with the job’s political demands. A former law professor, he’s more comfortable untangling complex legal questions than swaggering up to a podium. But when the first of Donald Trump’s four criminal prosecutions heads to trial on …

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Rob Schneider endorses RFK Jr. for president, says Dems spending money on ‘forever wars’

Politics By Elizabeth Heckman, Fox News Published April 9, 2024, 3:41 p.m. ET Actor and comedian Rob Schneider joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss why he is supporting independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  Schneider described Kennedy as a friend who he believes is talking about the things that matter to the American public.  Schneider discussed why health …

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Appeals court denies Donald Trump’s bid to halt New York hush money trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York appeals court judge on Monday rejected Donald Trump’s bid to delay his April 15 hush money criminal trial while he mounts a last-minute fight to move the case out of Manhattan, foiling the former president’s latest attempt to put off the historic trial. Justice Lizbeth González of the state’s mid-level appeals court ruled …

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Trump Last Try At Slowing Hush-Money Trial Is Desperate

With just a week to go, Donald Trump is once again attempting to delay the start of his highly anticipated hush-money trial in New York City. His odds of success are extremely long. The New York Times reports that Trump intends to file a lawsuit against Juan Merchan, the judge presiding over the case, whom Trump has repeatedly assailed on …

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“Game-changer”: EPA’s $500M ‘green bank’ investment poised to reshape WV energy future | Energy and Environment

Parts of West Virginia’s southern counties, dwindling in population and job opportunities for generations, have been flattened by tornadic winds. Many of the state’s Ohio River communities are inundated by floodwater. Its coal magnate governor just vetoed legislation that would have increased the state’s cap on how much capacity a renewable electric facility can generate. With more …

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Georgia Tech Investment Activity Is at Just 0.55X the National Average | Plus

A combination of economic factors, evolving since 2020, has fundamentally reshaped numerous industries and redefined individuals’ relationships with work. Among the most notable outcomes of these transformations is the surge in entrepreneurial activity, including business sales. Historically low interest rates and high government stimulus provided entrepreneurs and investors with easy access to funding. Transitions to remote and hybrid work and the rise …

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Asian equities tumble, oil extends gains on Middle East worries | National

Asian stocks tumbled Friday and oil extended the previous day’s surge on worries that Israel’s war with Hamas could widen to a regional conflict with Iran as both sides ratcheted up tensions. The threat of regional war compounded fears that the Federal Reserve would not cut interest rates as much as previously expected, with focus now on the release of …

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Pete Hoekstra: ‘There’s lots of folks investing in the MI GOP’

For the past two years, the Michigan Republican Party has been marred by complaints about leadership, disorganization and poor finances. Earlier this year, the Michigan GOP ousted Kristina Karamo as party chair and voted in former U.S. Congressman Pete Hoekstra to lead the state party. Karamo refused to vacate her position, claiming the vote to remove her was invalid, and …

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