September 19, 2020

China's corn crop hurt by storms, may raise U.S. import purchases

China’s corn crop is expected to fall by up to 10 million metric tons, or nearly 4%, from the latest government estimates after heavy wind […]
September 19, 2020

Farm aid tilts to Southern states, led by Georgia, GAO study finds

The Trump administration’s multibillion dollar farm-aid program, managed by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, has poured a disproportionate amount of money into big farms and Southern […]
September 19, 2020

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump […]
September 19, 2020

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

PORTLAND, Maine — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year […]
September 19, 2020

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

PHOENIX — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year […]
September 19, 2020

Merchants find path back after riots in north Minneapolis

It has been a struggle for Vanessa Ellis to do laundry since rioters wrecked the Giant Wash laundromat on W. Broadway in Minneapolis four months […]
September 19, 2020

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

WASHINGTON — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians […]
September 19, 2020

From the left and right, ideas flow for an income floor

Economist Milton Friedman and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter share an idea about how to make sure the poorest people in the community can collect […]
September 19, 2020

How frugal fashionistas can stay on trend

  Nowadays, it’s not just celebrities who wear high-end clothing and accessories. The influencers filling your social media feed likely wear them, too. Millennials love […]
September 19, 2020

Car loan binge is a bad sign for most consumers

The average new-car loan in the second quarter of this year was $36,072, according to Experian Automotive, nearly $4,000 more than the typical loan a […]