Visitors to Fresno County ended up spending more than $1.1 billion at hotels, restaurants, stores and gas stations during 2015. That was the lion’s share of the $1.4 billion in spending generated by the travel and tourism industries in the county last year, and the highest it’s been in the past two decades.
The New York Jets signed cornerback Juston Burris, offensive tackle Brandon Shell and punter Lachlan Edwards, three of their seven draft picks, and waived Joe Anderson, the wide receiver who made headlines by standing outside Houston's stadium with a sign looking for an NFL job last season.
The federal agency tasked with protecting investors has opened an investigation into the estimated costs and schedule of Mississippi Power Co.'s overrun-plagued $6.7 billion Kemper County power plant being built in Mississippi.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released 11 years of federal tax records, including his most recent filing, a move his re-election campaign hopes will draw a distinction between him and wealthy Republican opponent Greg Gianforte.
A monthly set of economic indicators fell to its lowest level since November 2012 but continues to point to overall economic growth for Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley over the coming three to six months.
The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.
British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.
Every minute of every day, usually without thinking, thousands of New Yorkers reach across the counter at shops and supermarkets and accept a disposable plastic bag. The city's sanitation department estimates 10 billion bags a year are tossed in the trash — roughly 19,000 per minute.
The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.