The backups are prompting complaints from business and from the White House. But Abbott says he will not end inspections at the other crossings until he gets federal assurances about border security.
Federal agencies issued a joint alert today of a potential plot to spread malware in industrial control systems. They did not name names, but U.S. officials have warned that Russia might mount attacks to retaliate for sanctions over Ukraine. One cybersecurity firm says that liquefied natural gas and power plants could be the targets.
Former President Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is off the voter rolls in the state that he once represented in Congress, North Carolina, and he’s under investigation. State officials announced the move today. Documents show that Meadows lived and voted in Virginia last year. He voted in North Carolina in 2020 and listed his residence as a mobile home.
In economic news, wholesale prices shot up more than 11 percent in March from a year earlier. That is the most on record. And it follows
Tuesday’s news that retail prices jumped 8.5 percent from a year ago.
Meanwhile, interest rates on 30-year home mortgages topped 5 percent last week. That is the highest since 2018.
On Wall Street, stocks rebounded on upbeat corporate earnings from Delta Air Lines and others. Major indexes were up 1 percent to 2 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 344 points to close at 34564. The Nasdaq rose 272 points. The S&P 500 added 49.
And this year’s inductees to the National Recording Registry are out, with everything from Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album to “Moon River” by Andy Williams. The Library of Congress named 25 honorees today.
One was Queen’s operatic rock hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” from 1975.
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