Contracts and orders

November 14, 2018 - 10:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract Wednesday. Construction will begin in February. CBP already announced a $145 million award for another 6...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said it...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is photographed in Washington. House Democrats are prepared to use their majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that Donald Trump is using his presidency to enrich himself. Democrats hope there is a new day on such issues as foreign government spending at Trump properties, Trump’s foreign licensing deals and Trump ties to lobbyists. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 08, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond trying to get their hands on the Holy Grail of President Donald Trump's business dealings — his tax returns — House Democrats are prepared to use their newfound majority and subpoena power to go after all manner of financial records that could back up their claims that he's...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, Whitefish Energy Holdings workers restore power lines damaged by Hurricane Maria in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
October 09, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts. Founded in 2015 in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's tiny Montana hometown,...
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October 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A company founded by a London-based banker signed agreements Friday with the government of Afghanistan to explore for gold and copper in the north of the country. Centar Ltd. said it hopes to begin exploration in two sites next year and would within a year become one of the...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Fan Bingbing poses for photographers as she arrives for the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Chinese media said on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, tax authorities ordered X-Men star Fan to pay taxes and fines worth hundreds of millions of yuan but would spare her from criminal prosecution. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
September 23, 2018 - 9:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment. For one of China's best known stars and a rising Hollywood actress, Fan's vanishing is stunning, coming amid vague...
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September 15, 2018 - 4:14 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's public safety commissioner disclosed Saturday that state police will no longer buy Nike products, saying the athletic apparel maker is unpatriotic and fails to support those in uniform. "As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, pedestrians make their way in front of the Metropolitan Opera house at New York's Lincoln Center. The Metropolitan Opera will start regular Sunday afternoon performances for the first time in its century-plus history during the 2019-20 season. (AP Poto/John Minchillo, File)
September 14, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will start regular Sunday afternoon performances for the first time in its century-plus history during the 2019-20 season. As part of its new union agreements announced Friday, the company also will go dark each February beginning in 2020-21, shifting those...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Microsoft says it’s requiring its U.S. suppliers to offer their employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. The company announced the new parental leave policy Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 30, 2018 - 6:54 pm
Microsoft will begin requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees paid leave to care for a new child. It's common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own software engineers and other full-time staff, but paid leave advocates say it's still rare to require...
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