January 28, 2021

Airlines close books on rotten 2020 and so far, 2021 is grim

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines lost $3.1 billion last year, its first full-year loss since Richard Nixon was president and gasoline sold for about 36 cents […]
January 28, 2021

Brokerages limit trading in GameStop, sparking outcry

Robinhood and other retail brokerages are taking steps to tamp down the speculative frenzy surrounding companies such as GameStop, but the actions only sparked more […]
January 28, 2021

Major indexes regain lost ground; GameStop, AMC swing wildly

NEW YORK — Stocks were moving sharply higher Thursday afternoon, a day after sinking to their worst loss since October. Investors continued to closely watch […]
January 28, 2021

Apple CEO lambasts tech rivals ahead of privacy update

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Apple CEO Tim Cook lambasted social media companies, though without naming them, accusing them of prioritizing user attention and data collection […]
January 28, 2021

In virus-struck Europe, jabs trigger intense political fight

BRUSSELS — There was little effort to mask the gloating, just one month after Britain’s full — and, at times, tempestuous — divorce from the […]
January 28, 2021

Industrack, a maker of software for contractors, places in MEDA's minority-business challenge

Industrack was the only Minnesota firm among 12 companies to win in the finals of the Metropolitan Economic Develoment Association’s “MEDA Million Dollar Challenge” national […]
January 28, 2021

Amazon asks for block on shareholder hate speech proposal

SEATTLE — Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. has asked federal regulators to block multiple shareholder proposals addressing criticism of company stances on curbing hate speech, diversity in […]
January 28, 2021

US economy shrank 3.5% in 2020 after growing 4% last quarter

WASHINGTON — Stuck in the grip of a viral pandemic, the U.S. economy grew at a 4% annual rate in the final three months of […]
January 28, 2021

General Motors sets goal of going largely electric by 2035

General Motors has set a goal of making the vast majority of the vehicles it produces electric by 2035, and the entire company carbon neutral, […]
January 28, 2021

Altria earns miss in 4Q despite strong cigarette sales

WASHINGTON — Marlboro sales fueled an uptick in revenue at Altria, though the tobacco giant was weighed down by charges across its sprawling business which […]