August 20, 2020

Film academy to host virtual panels about inclusion, equity

Lee Daniels, Lulu Wang and Taraji P. Henson are among the talent participating in a series of virtual panels about inclusion and equity in Hollywood […]
August 20, 2020

Twin Cities home sales surge by 10%, median price hits $312,500

Record low mortgage rates helped make last month the best July on record for home sellers in the Twin Cities with sales — and prices […]
August 20, 2020

Facebook stirs anger, abandons drilling gear on Oregon coast

TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. — Facebook’s effort to build a landing site in a village on the Oregon coast for a fiber optic cable linking […]
August 20, 2020

Study: Craft distillers see sales evaporate amid pandemic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For five months, no rum has flowed for visitors at Jaime Windon’s distillery in Maryland, drying up a crucial part of her […]
August 20, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 2.99%

WASHINGTON — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages rose this week though they remain at historically low levels. The key 30-year loan nudged toward 3%. […]
August 20, 2020

Judge allows ex-Ohio House speaker more time to find lawyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The former speaker of the Ohio House can take more time to find a permanent lawyer to defend him against a charge […]
August 20, 2020

Minnesota's job growth slows in July as unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

Minnesota’s unemployment rate improved slightly to 7.7% in July, down from 8.6% in June, though state officials warned that job growth is slowing. The state […]
August 20, 2020

Working families enlist grandparents to help with the kids

NEW YORK — Gone, for now, are the days when retirees Bill and Mary Hill could do whatever they please. Since school started for their […]
August 20, 2020

Most of Wall Street dips, but tech gains keep S&P 500 steady

NEW YORK — Most stocks are falling on Wall Street Thursday following some discouraging data about the economy, but more gains for tech stocks are […]
August 20, 2020

Spring in their step: Wall St. bullish as 2Q profits plunge

NEW YORK — Earnings for big U.S. companies were historically bad last quarter — and yet still much better than expected. CEOs across the country […]