April 21, 2021

US hits Myanmar timber and pearl firms with coup sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday ramped up pressure against Myanmar’s military government by imposing sanctions on two state-owned companies responsible for significant amounts […]
April 21, 2021

Lucky break: Idaho Powerball lives as global growth stalls

BOISE, Idaho — Powerball will continue in Idaho for at least another year despite an attempt by lawmakers to end the game in August over […]
April 21, 2021

Businesses scramble for help as job openings go unfilled

NEW YORK — It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having […]
April 21, 2021

White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations

WASHINGTON — The White House is trying to overcome diminishing demand for COVID-19 shots by offering businesses a tax incentive to give employees paid leave […]
April 21, 2021

EU outlines ambitious AI regulations focused on risky uses

LONDON — Risky uses of artificial intelligence that threaten people’s safety or rights such as live facial scanning should be banned or tightly controlled, European […]
April 21, 2021

Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along […]
April 21, 2021

UK leader denies breaking lobbying rules with texts to Dyson

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that he did nothing wrong when he exchanged text messages with a wealthy industrialist and promised […]
April 21, 2021

Don't let self-care sabotage your savings

Don’t worry, this article won’t tell you to forgo every face scrub and cappuccino that calls your name and only spend money on survival needs. […]
April 21, 2021

New enrollments push Anthem beyond expectations in Q1

INDIANAPOLIS — Anthem delivered a better-than-expected first quarter and pushed its 2021 forecast past expectations, as growing enrollment and a pharmacy benefits business lifted the […]
April 21, 2021

EU proposes rules for high-risk artificial intelligence uses

LONDON — European Union officials unveiled proposals Wednesday for reining in high-risk uses of artificial intelligence such as live facial scanning that could threaten people’s […]