August 27, 2020

Minnesota unemployment claims have dropped faster in August than in any period since the pandemic began

MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh When the pandemic hit in mid-March, Minnesota started to see a massive surge in unemployment applications as the state, under […]
August 27, 2020

Stocks rise after Fed says rates may stay low for longer

NEW YORK — Stocks are pushing further into record heights on Wall Street Thursday after the Federal Reserve made a major overhaul to its strategy, […]
August 27, 2020

Kennedy's legacy hovering over Senate race in Massachusetts

BOSTON — Perhaps inevitably, the long political shadow of the Kennedy family is hovering over an increasingly acrimonious contest between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and […]
August 27, 2020

IDS Center closed to public, downtown businesses began to clean up

The IDS Center, the biggest building and central crossing of downtown Minneapolis, will be open only to its commercial tenants today, after rioters smashed ground-floor […]
August 27, 2020

US rolls out free app for alerts on vehicle recalls

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway […]
August 27, 2020

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in July

SILVER SPRING, Md. — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, suggesting the current hot housing market could continue in the fall. The […]
August 27, 2020

TikTok CEO resigns amid US pressure to sell video app

HONG KONG — TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned Thursday amid U.S. pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app, which the White […]
August 27, 2020

Fed: Rates to stay ultra-low even after inflation picks up

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero […]
August 27, 2020

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining […]
August 27, 2020

More than 1 million Americans applied for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as […]