December 11, 2020

Retailers urge shoppers to buy early amid shipping crunch

NEW YORK — A number of retailers, including J.C. Penney, Lowe’s and Kohl’s, are telling shoppers they need to place their online orders soon or […]
December 11, 2020

Inflation still a no-show, US wholesale prices up just 0.1%

WASHINGTON — U.S. wholesale prices edged up just 0.1% in November with the economic disruption from the pandemic continuing to suppress demand and keeping inflation […]
December 11, 2020

Washburn inventor builds business on keeping kids warm in the snow

The Wisconsin owner of AdventureUs designed Snow Sleeves, a stretchy wrist gaiter that pulls over your gloves and cuffs to trap in the heat and […]
December 11, 2020

In Wall Street years, 2020 felt like a decade for markets

NEW YORK — While lockdown life has kept time standing still for nearly everyone through 2020, Wall Street has been locked in at super fast-forward. […]
December 11, 2020

Sen. Rand Paul delays defense bill vote over troop drawdowns

WASHINGTON — A Senate vote on a wide-ranging defense policy bill was delayed after Kentucky Republican Rand Paul objected to the measure, casting the next […]
December 11, 2020

EU leaders agree to reduce emissions after all-night talks

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end […]
December 11, 2020

Another delay expected in Harvey Weinstein extradition

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Convicted former movie producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to appear briefly via video from a New York prison Friday as part of […]
December 11, 2020

Disney unveils plans to stream a galaxy of new series, films

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co.’s streaming plans shifted into hyper speed Thursday, unveiling a galaxy’s worth of new streaming offerings including plans for […]
December 11, 2020

Minnesota adds tobacco giant Altria to ongoing suit against Juul Labs

A year after taking e-cigarette maker Juul Labs to court, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is adding another tobacco giant to the state’s lawsuit alleging […]
December 10, 2020

US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country just one step away from launching an […]