CHICAGO | Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

CHICAGO — The nation’s first teachers’ strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers will return to classes Monday at Acero’s 15 schools … Continue reading CHICAGO | Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Business News: ICC Holdings, Inc. Discloses Plan for Niche Expansion into the Cannabis Market

ROCK ISLAND, IL – ICC Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICCH) (the Company), parent company of Illinois Casualty Company, a regional, multi-line property and casualty insurance company focusing primarily on the food and beverage industry, today reported that the Board of Directors has authorized management to evaluate options for offering its current insurance policies to cannabis-related businesses.  … Continue reading Business News: ICC Holdings, Inc. Discloses Plan for Niche Expansion into the Cannabis Market

General News: Duke Energy workforce of 9,000 responding to power outages in the Carolinas

– Company expecting multi-day outages due to wet snow, sleet and freezing rain – Power restored to 80,000 customers so far – Duke Energy stresses customer safety at home and on the road CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Almost 9,000 personnel are responding to Duke Energy power outages due to a winter storm that is rolling through … Continue reading General News: Duke Energy workforce of 9,000 responding to power outages in the Carolinas

PARIS | Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

PARIS — Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with an … Continue reading PARIS | Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

No. 6 Nevada keeps rolling with win over Arizona State

Nevada breezed through the early part of its schedule, living up to lofty preseason expectations by rolling over one opponent after the next. Faced with their first big test, the sixth-ranked Wolf Pack needed a half to find their footing before mounting a massive comeback to beat No. 20 Arizona State 72-66 on Friday night … Continue reading No. 6 Nevada keeps rolling with win over Arizona State

WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles

WARSAW, Poland — Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah. A part of democratic Poland’s tradition is highlighting the long history and role of the Jewish nation in Poland. Hanukkah candles are lit each year at the palace in Warsaw. Duda, former … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s president, Jewish leaders light Hanukkah candles

SEATTLE | Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools

SEATTLE — Prospective home buyers in Seattle as late as last year faced the prospect of entering bidding wars or getting edged out by competitors with cash. That’s not the case anymore. At one point in 2017, 92 percent of homes sold in the city featured multiple bidders, the Seattle Times reported . Since then, … Continue reading SEATTLE | Seattle homes attract fewer multiple bids as market cools

CAMARILLO, Calif | Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51

CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 22 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks, to $2.51. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that falling crude oil costs are the main reason for the decrease at the pump. The average gas price has … Continue reading CAMARILLO, Calif | Average US price of gas drops 22 cents per gallon to $2.51