December 16, 2020

NFL owners delay decision on 17-game regular season

NFL owners have delayed a decision on implementing a 17-game regular season for 2021. During a teleconference call Wednesday that replaced the usual December gathering […]
December 16, 2020

Tyson fires 7 at Iowa pork plant after COVID betting inquiry

STORM LAKE, Iowa — Tyson Foods has fired seven top managers at its largest pork plant after an independent investigation into allegations that they bet […]
December 16, 2020

The Latest: Pelosi backs Rep. Haaland for interior secretary

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 2:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland would make an […]
December 16, 2020

EY launches Twin Cities minority-business support program

Ernst & Young, the accounting and consulting firm, will support 12 small Black- and Latino-businesses in the Twin Cities as part of a multicity business […]
December 16, 2020

Home improvement trend boosted results for Bloomington-based Toro

Strong sales of residential products and rebounding business confidence in the professional segment helped the Toro Co. report strong fourth quarter and year-end financial results. […]
December 16, 2020

The Latest: Buttigieg recalls struggles of Clinton nominee

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg, who will be the first openly gay person to […]
December 16, 2020

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

NEW YORK — It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled […]
December 16, 2020

Tyson facing another lawsuit over employee COVID-19 death

STORM LAKE, Iowa — The family of a Tyson Foods employee are alleging in a lawsuit that he died from COVID-19 after the meat processing […]
December 16, 2020

The Latest: Italy considers tighter limits during holidays

MILAN — The Italian government is weighing even tighter restrictions over the Christmas holiday to avoid a new resurgence. Italy’s overall contagion rate is slowing, […]
December 16, 2020

Iran nuclear deal members urge Tehran return to compliance

BERLIN — World powers that are part of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran urged Tehran on Wednesday to roll back violations of the […]