September 1, 2020

Survey: US factories grow in August for third straight month

WASHINGTON — American factories expanded last month at the fastest pace since late 2018, continuing a rebound from the coronavirus recession. The Institute for Supply […]
September 1, 2020

Twin Cities homebuilders see early chill in August

Permits to build single-family houses and rental apartments declined double-digits during August, according to a monthly report from Housing First Minnesota, a trade group that […]
September 1, 2020

US construction spending edges up tiny 0.1% in July

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending edged up a tiny 0.1% in July, breaking a string of losses due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. […]
September 1, 2020

Uber to require that passengers provide face-mask selfies

SAN FRANCISCO — Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they’re wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber. The San Francisco-based company […]
September 1, 2020

GM, Ford complete US contracts to build breathing machines

DETROIT — General Motors says it has finished making 30,000 medical breathing machines for the U.S. government to help treat coronavirus patients. The Department of […]
September 1, 2020

Review: 'Perilous Bounty' argues U.S. farmlands are in peril

“Perilous Bounty: The Looming Collapse of American Farming and How We Can Prevent It,” by Tom Philpott (Bloomsbury Publishing) Americans long have taken abundant and […]
September 1, 2020

Tesla announces plans to sell up to $5B in new stock shares

DETROIT — A day after its 5-for-1 stock split took effect, Tesla is announcing plans to sell up to $5 billion worth of common shares. […]
September 1, 2020

Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump tax return fight

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to prevent a New York prosecutor […]
September 1, 2020

China blocks Australian supplier's barley amid trade spats

BEIJING — China suspended barley imports from an Australian supplier on Tuesday amid spreading trade disputes between the two sides. Shipments from CBH Grain Pty. […]
September 1, 2020

Millennial Money: When Debt Relief Does More Harm Than Good

In a crisis, long-term planning may lose out to quick and dirty solutions — regardless of the consequences. As the pandemic and its economic fallout […]