January 14, 2021

Asian shares mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a lackluster day on Wall Street, where major indexes spent the day drifting up and down […]
January 13, 2021

Neel Kashkari on track for another five years as leader of Minneapolis Fed

Neel Kashkari plans to stay on for a second term as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Kashkari, 47, in late 2015 was […]
January 13, 2021

GOP balks at Evers' special session on unemployment

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans balked Wednesday at Gov. Tony Evers’ call for a special legislative session next week to pass his plan for upgrading the […]
January 13, 2021

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

SAN FRANCISCO — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to […]
January 13, 2021

Environmentalists move toward lawsuit over fuel break plan

RENO, Nev. — Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles (17,700 […]
January 13, 2021

It may not look like the right time, but plenty of baby-boomer business owners head for the exits

It made sense when consultant Julie Keyes said last week that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the plans of baby boomers who had hoped to […]
January 13, 2021

Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

DETROIT — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed […]
January 13, 2021

Minnesota lawmakers propose ban and moratorium on copper mining

Efforts to slow copper-mining’s advance into Minnesota are intensifying, with state lawmakers backing a prohibitive measure that would require mining companies to show proof that […]
January 13, 2021

California opens scarce vaccines to those 65 and older

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is immediately allowing residents 65 and older to get scarce coronavirus vaccines, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. The move puts seniors […]
January 13, 2021

Wall Street drifts higher; Treasury yields slow their rise

Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street after major indexes spent the day drifting up and down, not far off the record highs they reached last […]