December 23, 2020

Consumer spending drops 0.4%, first decline since April

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell 0.4% in November, the first decline since April, as Americans confronted a newly resurgent virus. The November decline followed […]
December 23, 2020

After months of calm, Thailand grapples with virus outbreak

BANGKOK — After managing against the odds to keep the coronavirus largely in check for most of the year, Thailand has suddenly found itself challenged […]
December 23, 2020

California health system buckling under COVID-19 pandemic

LOS ANGELES — California’s health care system is buckling under the strain of the nation’s largest coronavirus outbreak and may fracture in weeks if people […]
December 23, 2020

After months of calm, Thailand challenged by virus outbreak

BANGKOK — Thailand, which has kept the coronavirus largely in check for most of the year, is facing a challenge from a large outbreak of […]
December 23, 2020

Asian stocks gain after Trump criticizes economic aid bill

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he may veto a $900 billion economic aid package. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong […]
December 23, 2020

How the plus sign won the streaming wars

Last summer, mobile wireless company Mint Mobile briefly joined the streaming wars. The company ran a commercial introducing Mint Mobile+, offering users a single movie, […]
December 23, 2020

California's new virus message: 'Don't share your air'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s health care system is in the throes of a coronavirus crisis stemming from ill-advised Thanksgiving gatherings, top executives from the state’s […]
December 23, 2020

As federal stimulus rolls out, Minnesota businesses learning specifics on state aid

Two COVID relief packages — one from the state and now one from the federal government — are sending hundreds of millions of dollars to […]
December 23, 2020

Train cars carrying crude oil derail, burn north of Seattle

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed Tuesday and five caught fire, sending a large black plume of smoke into the sky […]
December 22, 2020

Judge finds Winona County Board of Adjustment was biased in denial of dairy farm expansion

A Winona County board acted with bias in denying a dairy farm’s request to expand, a state judge ruled, renewing the prospect for a family […]