April 6, 2021

Egypt, Sudan say no progress in talks over Ethiopia's dam

CAIRO — Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to make progress in the latest round of African Union-led talks to resolve their years-long dispute over a […]
April 6, 2021

How to talk to believers of COVID-19 conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are causing real-world problems by discouraging some people from getting vaccinated, wearing masks or following other guidelines. Some bizarre theories about […]
April 6, 2021

Millionaires in NYC set to face highest tax rate in US

ALBANY, N.Y. — The highest-earning New Yorkers would face the nation’s steepest income tax rate under a budget lawmakers expected to vote on Tuesday. It […]
April 6, 2021

McConnell warns biz off political speech, says it's 'stupid'

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it’s “quite stupid” for corporations to speak out against the Georgia voting law, intensifying his warnings […]
April 6, 2021

CEO Pay Watch: Sleep Number CEO's pay rose 65% in 2020

Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number president and CEO. Total compensation: $11,415,068 for the year ended Dec. 31 Salary: $746,200 Nonequity incentive pay: $3,439,043 Other compensation: $54,939 […]
April 6, 2021

Federal appeals court rules Medtronic whistleblower suit should proceed

A federal appeals court has ruled that Medtronic can be sued for allegedly defrauding the U.S. Food and Administration in a long-running dispute over whether […]
April 6, 2021

Target partners with group founded by Van Jones to diversify tech job candidates

A recently created partnership is giving Black and Latino people in the Twin Cities an opportunity to earn high-paying tech jobs at one of the […]
April 6, 2021

Livestock couple skips a generation, direct-markets beef, lamb

Erika, 32, is the “farmer,” with 20 cows and 65 ewes on this Faribault County farm, near Bricelyn, Minn. She’s also the marketer, cold-calling restaurants […]
April 6, 2021

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St rally on economic optimism

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a Wall Street rally that reflected some optimism about the economy recovering from the pandemic. Japan’s benchmark […]
April 5, 2021

Biden boosted by Senate rules as GOP bucks infrastructure

WASHINGTON — With an appeal to think big, President Joe Biden is promoting his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan directly to Americans, summoning public support to […]