July 8, 2021

Gasoline and crude oil prices are on the rise

As the U.S. economy struggles to emerge from its pandemic-induced hibernation, consumers and businesses have encountered product shortages, hiring difficulties and often conflicting public health […]
July 7, 2021

Fiery explosion erupts on ship at major global port in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A fiery explosion erupted on a container ship anchored in Dubai at one of the world’s largest ports late Wednesday, […]
July 7, 2021

Black students, faculty: UNC needs self-examination on race

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — When the University of North Carolina first declined to vote on granting tenure to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, kicking off a protracted […]
July 7, 2021

Digi continues buying spree, picks up remote-monitor specialist Ctek

Digi International, a maker of internet-connected industrial and commercial devices, took another step in its acquisition strategy with the purchase of Ctek Inc., a maker […]
July 7, 2021

Fire erupts on ship, causing explosion that rocks Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A container ship anchored in Dubai at one of the world’s largest ports caught fire late Wednesday, authorities said, causing […]
July 7, 2021

Minnesota AG says utilities mismanaged natural gas flow in February, leading to spike in prices

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office has concluded that the state’s utilities mismanaged natural gas procurement after a historic winter storm in the South, leading […]
July 7, 2021

Stocks close higher, led by gains for tech; bond yields drop

Stocks are closing higher Wednesday, led by gains in Apple, Oracle and other tech companies. The S&P 500 rose 0.3% to close at a record […]
July 7, 2021

Fed officials discussed potential reduction in stimulus

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials started discussing at their meeting last month the timing and mechanics of reducing their huge monthly bond purchases, which are […]
July 7, 2021

Gates Foundation sets 2-year, post-divorce power share trial

NEW YORK — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, […]
July 7, 2021

Months after filing for bankruptcy, Belk names new CEO

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina-based department store chain has named a new CEO, months after it filed for and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, […]