January 14, 2021

Mortgage rates poised to rise as U.S. Treasury yields surge

LOS ANGELES — The long period of record-low rates on home loans could soon be over. Long-term bond yields, which can influence interest rates on […]
January 14, 2021

Duluth gears up for Viking cruises in 2022

DULUTH – After a year without travel, international cruise line Viking is catering to built-up wanderlust and taking reservations for its new expedition ships, which […]
January 14, 2021

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

PARIS — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the […]
January 14, 2021

Christopher & Banks files for bankruptcy protection and may close all stores

After sales plummeted during the pandemic, Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks has filed for bankruptcy protection and expects to close a large portion, if not all, […]
January 14, 2021

A $12 billion loss for 2020, Delta is cautious in early 2021

Delta Air Lines closed the books on a disastrous 2020 with a comparatively small fourth-quarter loss, and executives expect a few more rocky months before […]
January 14, 2021

UN watchdog confirms another Iranian breach of nuclear deal

BERLIN — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency confirmed on Thursday that Iran has informed it that the country has begun installing equipment for the […]
January 14, 2021

Tourists flock to Northland hostels

“While many months of 2020 saw absolutely devastating tax collection numbers, our summer was quite busy and that’s where we made up some ground,” said […]
January 14, 2021

German economy shrank 5% in pandemic year 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany — The German economy, Europe’s largest, shrank by 5% in the pandemic year 2020, ending a decade of growth as lockdowns wiped out […]
January 14, 2021

German lockdown loopholes criticized as deaths hit new high

Germany has too many loopholes in its coronavirus lockdown rules, the head of the country’s disease control agency said as figures published Thursday showed the […]
January 14, 2021

Delta posts $12 billion loss in 2020, cautious 1Q outlook

Delta Air Lines closed the books on a disastrous 2020 with a comparatively small fourth-quarter loss, and executives expect a few more rocky months before […]