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Global Glance: 17 nations get tainted eggs, products; Trump-McConnell feud does little to jumpstart stalled agenda

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EU: 17 nations get tainted eggs, products in growing scandal

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU officials say 15 European Union members plus China and Switzerland have reported receiving contaminated eggs or egg products in a growing food scandal. Several producers in the Netherlands and Belgium are under investigation after eggs there were found to have been treated with a product containing pesticide Fipronil. EU trade and agriculture spokesman Daniel Rosario said Friday that farms have also been blocked in France and Germany. Read more

Trump-McConnell feud does little to jumpstart stalled agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spent much of the week feuding with his top Senate partner, suggesting that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to rethink his future if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure. Trump on Thursday called McConnell’s failure to pass an “Obamacare” repeal last month “a disgrace.” Asked if McConnell should consider stepping aside or retiring, an outcome some conservatives are openly clamoring for, the president’s response was far from a vote of confidence. Read more

Blue Apron revenue beats forecast, but hurt by plant delays

NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Apron posted strong revenue growth in its second quarter, but the meal-kit seller says it’s having unexpected delays at a new plant and it gave a weak revenue forecast for the second half of the year. Shares of Blue Apron, which was providing its first earnings report since becoming a public company, tumbled more than 17 percent to $5.15 in afternoon trading on Thursday. That’s nearly half its initial public offering price of $10. Read more

For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge

DETROIT (AP) — Around the world, the lofty ambitions for electric vehicles face numerous challenges, including one practical consideration for consumers: If they buy electric cars, where will they charge them? The distribution of public charging stations is wildly uneven around the globe. Places with lots of support from governments or utilities, like China, the Netherlands and California, have thousands of public charging outlets. Buyers of Tesla’s luxury models have access to a company-funded Supercharger network. But in many places, public charging remains scarce. Read more

Poll: Most say time to end effort to repeal Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It’s time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it. That’s the resounding word from a national poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was taken following last month’s Senate derailment of the GOP drive to supplant much of President Barack Obama’s statute with a diminished federal role in health care. Read more

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