Fewer auto closings reduce US unemployment claims
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason is that automakers have skipped some of their usual summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, causing fewer temporary auto layoffs. Economists expect the number of Americans seeking unemployment aid to go back up in coming weeks. The auto industry’s recovery has helped support the struggling U.S. economy. U.S. auto sales in the first half of...
Jury blames NV irrigation district for ‘08 Fernley flood
YERINGTON (AP) — A northern Nevada jury has found a rural irrigation district liable for damages in the collapse of a century-old canal that sent a wall of water into the town of Fernley four years ago. A judge in state court in Yerington set a status conference for Aug. 30 to discuss potential damages for hundreds of flood victims. Flood victim lawyer Patrick Leverty says justice was done by Monday’s jury verdict finding the Truckee Carson Ir...