October 16, 2020

GOP, Dems hope Supreme Court fight bolsters Senate prospects

WASHINGTON — For Republicans, the nomination fight over Amy Coney Barrett is a chance to seal conservative control of the Supreme Court for decades. For […]
October 16, 2020

Some businesses opening, expanding despite pandemic hurdles

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — First there was taco night, then barbecue sandwiches, followed by meats by the pound — all splashy marketing events to generate […]
October 16, 2020

USDA moving forward on fixes for cattle market problems

Greg Ibach, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, spoke on Oct. 10 at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association convention in Bismarck, N.D. Ibach […]
October 16, 2020

Pfizer: Mid-November earliest it can seek virus vaccine OK

NEW YORK — Pfizer Inc. cannot request emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine before the third week of November — and that’s if everything goes […]
October 16, 2020

Sen. Josh Hawley writing book: 'The Tyranny of Big Tech.'

NEW YORK — Sen. Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican’s ongoing targets. Simon & Schuster announced Friday that […]
October 16, 2020

US industrial production fell a sharp 0.6% in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production fell 0.6% in September, the weakest showing since industrial output tumbled in the spring when the economy was slowed by […]
October 16, 2020

US retail sales grow for 5th month in a row

NEW YORK — Retail sales rose strongly in September, the fifth consecutive month of growth, as Americans spent more on clothing, cars and sporting goods. […]
October 16, 2020

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted […]
October 16, 2020

Report: Europe closing in on decision to let 737 Max fly

BERLIN — Europe’s aviation regulator is closing in on a decision to allow the Boeing 737 Max to return to the air after it was […]
October 16, 2020

Earnings calendar for the week of 10/19/2020

Major companies tentatively scheduled to post quarterly earnings next week: TUESDAY Netflix Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close. WEDNESDAY CSX Corp. reports […]