April 14, 2021

Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

LONDON — A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened, with claims that a senior civil servant held down a […]
April 14, 2021

Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

SEATTLE — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal […]
April 14, 2021

Users could soon hide 'like' counts on Instagram, Facebook

The tiny red hearts that appear under Instagram photos of kids, kittens and sandwiches can be a source of stress for many users, an insidious […]
April 14, 2021

Banks to see big profits as COVID 'bad' loans become 'good'

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest banks are expected to report big profits for the first quarter amid renewed confidence that pandemic-battered consumers and businesses […]
April 14, 2021

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year […]
April 14, 2021

Kohl's names 3 new directors in deal with activist investors

NEW YORK — Kohl’s Corp. says it’s adding three independent members to its board of directors as part of an agreement it struck with a […]
April 14, 2021

$3M aid package for at least 80 jobs at Duluth paper mill moves forward

A measure that could help revive Verso Corp.’s Duluth paper mill appears well-positioned to be signed into law as part of an omnibus jobs bill. […]
April 14, 2021

McDonald's to mandate anti-harassment training worldwide

McDonald’s will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year, the company said Wednesday. The training requirement […]
April 14, 2021

Asian stock markets advance after new Wall St high

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after Wall Street hit a high following an uptick in U.S. inflation and an order by regulators to […]
April 13, 2021

Board extends countywide sales tax through 2040

The county board unanimously approved extending the tax Tuesday, April 13, following a public hearing during which one resident spoke. The extension beyond the initial […]