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Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Vinyl record sales surged during the pandemic as music lovers fattened their collections, and audio cassettes began a comeback as well, keeping business spinning at record stores.

Embattled New Jersey corrections commissioner to resign

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's embattled corrections commissioner announced his resignation Tuesday, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy said the state would shutter its long-troubled and only women’s prison.
US job openings surge to record 9.3 million in April

US job openings surge to record 9.3 million in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record 9.3 million job openings in April with the U.S. economy reopening at break-neck speed. The number of job openings soared 12% from the 8.3 million counted in March. But employers hired just 6.

US trade deficit dips to $68.9 billion with exports up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in April to $68.9 billion as an improving global economy boosted sales of American exports.

World Bank sees 5.6% global growth in 2021, best since 1973

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is upgrading the outlook for global growth this year, predicting that COVID-19 vaccinations and massive government stimulus in rich countries will power the fastest worldwide expansion in nearly five decades.
Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of websites briefly went offline around the globe Tuesday, including CNN, The New York Times and Britain's government home page, after an outage at the cloud service Fastly, illustrating how vital a small number of behind-the-sce

BioNTech founders contributing to book on COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — The husband and wife team who helped make the first COVID-19 vaccine are contributing to a book about their efforts.
CMT to honor Black country music pioneer Linda Martell

CMT to honor Black country music pioneer Linda Martell

NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Martell, one of the pioneers for Black acts in country music and the first Black woman to perform solo at the Grand Ole Opry, will be honored at the 2021 CMT Music Awards.
Senate report details sweeping failures around Jan. 6 attack

Senate report details sweeping failures around Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S.
Music fans flock to Albania’s beach festival despite virus

Music fans flock to Albania’s beach festival despite virus

RANA E HEDHUN, Albania (AP) — The Albanian beach site had everything in one place: pine trees, sand, sea, nearby mountains and days of nonstop music.