September 3, 2020

Leaders of Kosovo, Serbia at White House for economic talks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. mediated talks Thursday between Serbia and Kosovo in hopes of normalizing economic relations and possibly paving the way toward resolving thorny […]
September 3, 2020

White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing […]
September 3, 2020

Houston man jailed in Venezuela feared sick with coronavirus

MIAMI — An American oil executive jailed in Venezuela has been out of contact with relatives and attorneys for nearly a week and his family […]
September 3, 2020

After a long slumber, U.S. cinemas awaken on pivotal weekend

STAMFORD, Conn. — With the previews about to start, a trickle of masked moviegoers made their way into one of the first U.S. screenings of […]
September 3, 2020

Indictment accuses 12 of illegally trading shark fins, drugs

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Federal authorities said Thursday that they have charged 12 people and seized nearly $8 million in cash, jewels and precious metals after […]
September 3, 2020

A new $300 federal jobless benefit? Not likely for some

JACKSON, Mississippi — Down to a weekly unemployment check of $96, Fakisha Fenderson brushed aside her doctor’s advice last month and began looking for a […]
September 3, 2020

Seven additional deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Seven more people have died after contracting the coronavirus in Minnesota, state health officials said Thursday. Four of the additional deaths […]
September 3, 2020

Campbell Soup signals a peak in the rush for comfort food

Campbell Soup Co. on Thursday forecast first-quarter revenue largely above market estimates due to pandemic-buying, but said it expects sales to drop off in the […]
September 3, 2020

COVID-19 looms over sugar beet harvest

The beets can’t be stockpiled when temperatures are warm, or they spoil. But they have to be harvested before the ground freezes. So in September, […]
September 3, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates little changed; 30-year at 2.93%

WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages changed little this week, remaining at historically low levels that has sparked demand for homes. Mortgage buyer […]