October 29, 2020

Minnesota study: Home, community more risky for health care providers than patients with COVID-19.

Nurses and other bedside caregivers are far less likely to catch COVID-19 after risky exposures to patients, compared to interactions at home or in the […]
October 29, 2020

Medtronic to pay $9.2M fine on kickback charges regarding South Dakota neurosurgeon

Medtronic will pay the federal government $9.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the U.S. False Claims Act and Medicare rules in reportedly providing […]
October 29, 2020

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the […]
October 29, 2020

Portland, Oregon delays vote to cut $18M more from police

PORTLAND, Ore. — City councilors in Oregon’s largest city have delayed a vote on an additional $18 million in cuts to the Portland police budget […]
October 29, 2020

Pelosi wants 'big' health care, infrastructure push in 2021

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American […]
October 29, 2020

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security’s top official […]
October 29, 2020

Citing crime and COVID, iconic Grand Ave restaurant Billy's is closing for winter

Adding to the list of restaurants going into winter hibernation is the 35-year-old St. Paul icon Billy’s on Grand. The restaurant cited the ongoing pandemic […]
October 29, 2020

San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid sold for $650 million

SAN FRANCISCO — The Transamerica Pyramid, one of San Francisco’s most iconic buildings, has sold for $650 million, eight months after an sales agreement was […]
October 29, 2020

Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft more than 200 million miles away has tucked asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth, after […]
October 29, 2020

Wall Street soared under Trump, but it's been a rocky ride

NEW YORK — The last four years have been good for stocks, with the S&P 500 climbing more than 50% and many 401(k) balances looking […]