October 14, 2020

Extra safety scrutiny planned as virus vaccine worries grow

Facing public skepticism about rushed COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. health officials are planning extra scrutiny of the first people vaccinated when shots become available — an […]
October 14, 2020

U.S. Bank to close another 400 branches, or 15% of locations, by early next year

After closing about 300 branches in the last year or so, U.S. Bank said Wednesday that it will shutter an additional 400 by early next […]
October 14, 2020

Small-town movie theaters need blockbusters to help stay afloat

At the family-owned Cozy Theatre in Wadena, Minn., movies continue to be shown, but attendance has been dismal since the onset of the virus in […]
October 14, 2020

Pilgrim's Pride will pay $110M to settle price-fixing charges

Pilgrim’s Pride, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S., said on Wednesday it would pay $110.5 million to settle federal charges that it […]
October 14, 2020

U.S. Bancorp profit falls 17% due to low interest rates, slumping economy

U.S. Bancorp’s profit dropped 17% in the third quarter as it set aside another $635 million for possible loan defaults due to economic challenges from […]
October 14, 2020

US wholesale prices up 0.4% in September as food costs surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices jumped 0.4% in September as food costs rose by the largest amount since May. The Labor Department said Wednesday that […]
October 14, 2020

UnitedHealth Group boosts outlook as more seek health care

Third-quarter profit beat expectations at UnitedHealth Group as the nation’s largest insurer saw demand for health care return closer to normal levels after the COVID-19 […]
October 14, 2020

Wells Fargo posts $2 billion profit in 3Q, reversing 2Q loss

Wells Fargo says it earned $2 billion in the third quarter, less than half of what it made in the same period last year but […]
October 14, 2020

IRS places tax lien against Baltimore prosecutor, lawmaker

BALTIMORE — A $45,000 tax lien for three years of unpaid federal taxes has been filed against the property of Baltimore State’s Attorney and her […]
October 14, 2020

Tavern League sues over Wisconsin bar, restaurant limits

MADISON, Wis. — The Tavern League of Wisconsin has sued Gov. Tony Evers’ administration over new limits on bar and restaurant capacity. The lawsuit by […]