October 1, 2020

Firefighters brace for violent winds in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters were warily watching for “violent” winds expected in California’s wine country Thursday that could fan the flames of a massive blaze […]
October 1, 2020

Boeing to combine production of 787 jet in South Carolina

Boeing said Thursday that it will consolidate production of its two-aisle 787 jetliner in South Carolina and shut down the original assembly line for the […]
October 1, 2020

Court: Amazon not liable in teen's powdered caffeine death

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retail giant Amazon can’t be held responsible under current Ohio product liability law in the death of a high school senior who […]
October 1, 2020

Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has moved to compel testimony from the CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter, as lawmakers opened a […]
October 1, 2020

Judge tosses case over chemical plant fire during Harvey

HOUSTON — A judge on Thursday dismissed the criminal case against a chemical manufacturer and one of its former employees over a fire at its […]
October 1, 2020

Average rate on 30-year mortgage tick down to 2.88%

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages edged down slightly this week, remaining at historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported […]
October 1, 2020

US housing roars back despite recession, high unemployment

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. housing market has staged a furious comeback this summer, even as the economy struggles to regain its footing after being […]
October 1, 2020

Medtronic 'cooperating fully' as U.S. investigates ventilator competition

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating if acquisitions by medical device maker Medtronic hindered competition in ventilator manufacturing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, […]
October 1, 2020

Chloe holds an immersive Paris Fashion Week show

PARIS — Chloe took over the esplanade of the Palais de Tokyo on Thursday for an immersive runway show that used huge plasma screens to […]
October 1, 2020

August construction spending up 1.4%, led by home building

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending increased 1.4% in August, led by a surge in single-family homes. The gain was double the 0.7% increase in July, […]