December 8, 2020

Stitch Fix, Smartsheet rise; Toll Brothers, Coupa fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday: Raytheon Technologies Corp., up $1.44 to $74.48. The weapons manufacturer’s board of directors approved […]
December 8, 2020

Pandemic tames health care cost growth for some employers

Large U.S. employers saw their smallest health care cost increase in more than two decades due to COVID-19, and workers may benefit from that next […]
December 8, 2020

Rural Minnesota grocery stores facing intense competition, other survival challenges

Those concerns are among the findings of a new study by University of Minnesota Extension, examining groceries in towns with less than 2,500 residents. Key […]
December 8, 2020

California's hospitals filling up as virus cases skyrocket

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Some California hospitals are close to reaching their breaking point, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to bring in hundreds of hospital staff from […]
December 8, 2020

Apple unveils headphones that cost twice as much as AirPods

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Apple has one more thing for the holiday shopping season: over-the-ear, wireless headphones that will test how much people are willing […]
December 8, 2020

Stock indexes rise in afternoon trading on Wall Street

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks edged higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, shaking off a weak start on worries over rising virus cases. The U.K. became […]
December 8, 2020

House moves to approve defense bill amid Trump veto threat

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is moving toward approval of a wide-ranging defense policy bill, even as President Donald Trump renews his threat to veto […]
December 8, 2020

Baltimore's new mayor: Goal is to 'preserve' people's lives

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s newly elected mayor was sworn into office Tuesday after he was elected on a platform of reducing crime, investing in schools, streamlining […]
December 8, 2020

Landlords go to court to fight Gov. Walz's eviction moratorium

A lawyer for two property owners asked a federal judge Monday to end Gov. Tim Walz’s nine-month moratorium on evictions. U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel […]
December 8, 2020

Another judge blocks Trump's TikTok ban; app still in limbo

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok, the latest legal defeat for the administration as it tries to […]