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China propels rise of electric ultra-high-performance cars

China propels rise of electric ultra-high-performance cars

BEIJING (AP) — Want an insanely fast ride with zero emissions? Startup NIO has the car: An electric two-seater with muscular European lines and a top speed of 195 miles per hour (313 kilometers per hour).
The catch: The EP9 costs nearly $1.5 million. NIO, a Chinese-Western hybrid with bases in Shanghai, London and Silicon V ... (full story)


The labor force participation rate and the Fed

Dear Mr. Berko: A group of us read your column after work while enjoying a few beers before heading home. Seeing as I'm the one with a college degree, which was a waste of time because I'm only making $12.15 an hour, I've been tasked with writing this letter. We continue to hear about the labor force participation rate, which is sup ... (full story)


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Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

BEIJING (AP) — Beer-soaked "booze cruises" down North Korea's Taedong River. Scuba diving trips off the country's eastern coast. Saint Patrick's Day pub crawls in Pyongyang featuring drinking games with cheery locals.
Since 2008, the Young Pioneer Tours agency built up a business attracting young travelers with a ... (full story)


Lawyer who misled investigators about past insurance crime has license revoked

The Ohio Supreme Court recently revoked the license of a Macedonia lawyer who concealed information from state bar exam admission officials about being under investigation for insurance fraud, which led him to plead guilty to an insurance-related crime.
The Supreme Court voted 5-2 to revoke Michael A. Callam’s license for t ... (full story)


Missouri joins Ohio to sue drug companies over opioids

Missouri joins Ohio to sue drug companies over opioids

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Wednesday filed suit against three large pharmaceutical companies, saying their "campaign of fraud and deception" led to a startling opioid crisis in the state.
Hawley, a Republican, filed suit St. Louis Circuit Court, naming Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Ph ... (full story)