December 29, 2020

Senate GOP blocks Democratic push for Trump's $2K checks

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Democrats’ push to immediately bring President Donald Trump’s demand for bigger $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks […]
December 29, 2020

The Latest: Some Britons receive 2nd shot of virus vaccine

LONDON — Some people in Britain have received their second and final dose of coronavirus vaccine as the country’s immunization program rolls on. Margaret Keenan, […]
December 29, 2020

Many of Minnesota's lowest wage workers to get a raise of 6 to 8 cents an hour

More than 200,000 of Minnesota’s lowest-paid workers are getting a raise shy of 1% Friday, when the state raises the minimum hourly wage to account […]
December 29, 2020

US stocks mostly unchanged while global markets climb

After a brief gain, stocks were mostly flat on Tuesday, as investors continue to close out positions for the New Year and after President Donald […]
December 29, 2020

Georgia's two GOP senators back Trump's $2K checks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks lands Tuesday in the Senate, but the Republican majority has shown little interest in […]
December 29, 2020

Target to sell online beauty firm Dermstore for $350M

Target Corp. is selling its online beauty and skin care company Dermstore to United Kingdom e-commerce company THG Holdings for $350 million. THG, which also […]
December 29, 2020

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up! Best Charades game, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage […]
December 29, 2020

Belarus, Argentina start vaccinations with Russian shots

MOSCOW — Belarus and Argentina launched mass coronavirus vaccinations with the Russian-developed Sputnik V shot on Tuesday, becoming the first countries outside Russia to roll […]
December 29, 2020

French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

PARIS — French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility tempered by a stiff dose of business sense. He had no problem […]
December 29, 2020

The Latest: Ireland gets first doses of coronavirus vaccine

LONDON — Ireland has administered its first doses of coronavirus vaccine. National broadcaster RTE says 79-year-old Annie Lynch was the first person to be vaccinated, […]