July 2, 2021

Blast at Romania's biggest oil refinery kills 1, injures 4

BUCHAREST — An explosion at Romania’s largest oil refinery outside the port city of Constanta on Friday killed one person and injured at least four, […]
July 2, 2021

Asian shares higher, but China down after tough talk from Xi

TOKYO — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday, though markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong declined a day after the Chinese Communist Party […]
July 1, 2021

CBO projects federal deficit will hit $3 trillion this year

The Congressional Budget Office says that the federal budget deficit will again hit $3 trillion this year, $745 billion more than its estimate five months […]
July 1, 2021

Wall Street hits another record; energy stocks, banks gain

Stocks are closing modestly higher Thursday, adding to the gains that helped the market close out its best first half of a year since the […]
July 1, 2021

Rescuers trying to free worker trapped in DC home collapse

WASHINGTON — Emergency crews responded Thursday to a report of a building under construction that collapsed in the nation’s capital. Several people were reported to […]
July 1, 2021

Greece: Fugitive far-right former lawmaker arrested

ATHENS, Greece — A leading member of Greece’s extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party has been arrested in Athens, nearly nine months after he disappeared before […]
July 1, 2021

Teamsters approve revised offer, ending labor dispute at St. Paul Park refinery

Union workers at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery approved a new contract Thursday, ending a five-month work stoppage. The 200 members of Teamsters Local […]
July 1, 2021

Trump Organization, CFO indicted on tax fraud charges

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s company and its longtime finance chief were charged Thursday in what a prosecutor called a “sweeping and audacious” tax fraud […]
July 1, 2021

130 countries back deal on global minimum tax for companies

FRANKFURT, Germany — Some 130 countries have agreed on a global minimum tax backed by U.S. President Joe Biden as part of a worldwide effort […]
July 1, 2021

New Mexico gives most US funding to child care of any state

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico is directing the nation’s biggest chunk of federal coronavirus relief money to helping middle-class families pay for child care, […]