September 9, 2020

No virus aid before election? Pessimism before Senate vote

WASHINGTON — Top Republican senators made pessimistic predictions Wednesday about securing a bipartisan coronavirus relief package before the November election, signaling instead they will just […]
September 9, 2020

Minnesota bars, restaurants 50-50 on COVID-19 compliance checks

Nearly half of 167 bars and restaurants were found out of compliance with COVID-19 safety requirements during recent spot visits by compliance teams, but Minnesota […]
September 9, 2020

Intra-Cellular, Qorvo rise; Slack, Tiffany fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Wednesday: AstraZeneca Plc., down $1.07 to $53.64. The drug developer halted late-stage studies of its […]
September 9, 2020

Group: Police shooting of Utah boy shows mental-crisis gaps

SALT LAKE CITY — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond […]
September 9, 2020

Mall owners close to buying JC Penney out of bankruptcy

NEW YORK — Mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners are close to a deal to buy department store chain J.C. Penney out […]
September 9, 2020

State watchdog seeks probe of utility tied to bribery scheme

CLEVELAND — Ohio’s consumer watchdog has asked a regulatory agency to conduct an independent investigation of the state’s largest electric utility, FirstEnergy Corp., that federal […]
September 9, 2020

Palmer amaranth found in 3 ND counties so far in September

But that’s no reason to be discouraged or to slack off in efforts against the weed, which can ravage crop yields, said Joe Ikley, North […]
September 9, 2020

Key for General Mills is to keep market share gains from pandemic

With panic buying and pantry stocking now seemingly in the rearview mirror of this pandemic, food makers like General Mills are hoping to convince consumers […]
September 9, 2020

Trump plans for Nevada rallies conflict with virus limits

LAS VEGAS — President Donald Trump’s plans to hold weekend rallies in Las Vegas and Reno are in jeopardy after local officials warned they would […]
September 9, 2020

West Virginia hospital settles whistleblower suit for $50M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A financially strapped West Virginia hospital has agreed to pay the federal government $50 million to resolve claims that it improperly issued […]