December 28, 2020

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Monday, pushing the major indexes to new highs. The rally came as investors welcomed President Donald Trump’s decision […]
December 28, 2020

Man charged in plot to bring cocaine to Vermont from Peru

A 39-year-old Montreal man is facing a cocaine trafficking charge that was part of a broader effort to transport 1,500 kilos (3,300 pounds) of the […]
December 28, 2020

US stocks hit records after Trump signs $900B aid package

Stocks began the final week of 2020 with more gains Monday, nudging the major U.S. indexes to record highs. The S&P 500 climbed 0.9%, powered […]
December 28, 2020

More COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline as US effort ramps up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots to […]
December 28, 2020

Home sales, construction thriving despite chaos of 2020

In fact, the Upper Midwest region’s housing market is thriving. After a slow start in early 2020, sales of single-family homes in the Fargo-Moorhead area […]
December 28, 2020

Massive reclamation project under way at former US Steel site

The buildings are long gone, yet for decades the idle fenced-off property has lingered as a painful scar, reminding locals of a once-proud industrial past. […]
December 28, 2020

The Latest: Japan's PM seeks to enforce virus measures

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says he plans to submit legislation that will make coronavirus measures legally binding for businesses, punish violators and […]
December 28, 2020

The Latest: S. Korea confirms first COVID-19 variant cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed its first cases of a more contagious variant of COVID-19 that was first identified in the United […]
December 28, 2020

Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals. […]
December 27, 2020

The Latest: Central, S. Calif. lockdown likely to continue

LOS ANGELES — State officials are expected to extend the strictest stay-at-home orders in central and Southern California as hospitals there are quickly running out […]