February 18, 2021

Stocks fall as investors fret over jobless claims, inflation

Stocks posted modest losses on Thursday as investors had little reason to buy stocks with discouraging economic data and a steady rise in bond yields, […]
February 18, 2021

NASA rover lands on Mars to look for signs of ancient life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in […]
February 18, 2021

Walmart, SunPower fall; Twilio, Cheesecake Factory rise

NEW YORK — Stocks that traded heavily or made big moves Thursday: Sleep Number Corp., up $1.23 to $121.24. The bed maker reported earnings for […]
February 18, 2021

The Latest: Drug companies start pregnancy vaccine study

NEW YORK — Drugmaker Pfizer and German partner BioNTech have begun a nine-country study of their COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant women. The companies said Thursday […]
February 18, 2021

The Latest: Virus variant from South Africa in Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Nevada health officials have confirmed the first known case in the state of a coronavirus variant that was first identified in […]
February 18, 2021

The Latest: Spain expects more flattening of virus curve

MADRID — Spanish health authorities say they expect the curve of coronavirus contagion to continue flattening after the 2-week incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants dropped […]
February 18, 2021

Robinhood CEO defends actions in GameStop saga at hearing

WASHINGTON — Key players in the GameStop saga are testifying to a House committee Thursday. Lawmakers are examining whether the wild swings in the stock […]
February 18, 2021

Google will open first office in Minnesota, and it won't be in the Twin Cities

Technology giant Google announced Thursday plans to open in Rochester the company’s first office in Minnesota, a development that company officials say will bolster an […]
February 18, 2021

Mexico president calls for reduced electric consumption

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged Mexicans on Thursday to conserve electricity after rolling blackouts in the north and central parts […]
February 18, 2021

VIRUS TODAY: Unemployment applications in U.S. up this week

Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid […]