December 7, 2020

Christmas tree farms cater to family outings during pandemic

Before that day, the two considered what else they could do on their 20-acre farm besides grow crops. The operation was turning out to be […]
December 7, 2020

The Latest: Germany says vaccinations to start in early Jan.

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says he expects coronavirus vaccinations to start in Germany “in the very first days” of the new […]
December 7, 2020

As virus slams rural California, many still pan restrictions

REDDING, Calif. — Brenda Luntey is openly violating California’s order to close her restaurant to indoor dining. But she wants her customers and critics to […]
December 7, 2020

This Week: Consumer borrowing, job openings, Airbnb IPO

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: JUST CHARGE IT The Federal Reserve issues its October snapshot […]
December 7, 2020

Amid pandemic, grants keep Army veteran's business afloat

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Nicole Walcott’s lip started to quiver as she turned her misty gaze away from a reporter’s question. “I don’t want to cry […]
December 7, 2020

China trade surplus hits record $75B as Nov exports soar

BEIJING — China’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the U.S. soared to a record $75.4 billion November as exports surged 21.1% over a year earlier, […]
December 7, 2020

Senator says Trump, McConnell likely to back COVID-19 relief

WASHINGTON — A proposed COVID-19 relief bill is expected to get backing from President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell but it won’t […]
December 7, 2020

Mastercard, Visa investigate Pornhub business relationship

Credit card giants Visa and Mastercard said Sunday that they are investigating their business relationship with Pornhub after a prominent newspaper columnist alleged that the […]
December 7, 2020

Nursing home residents could get vaccine by end of year, official says

Trump administration officials Sunday laid out an ambitious timetable for the rollout of the first coronavirus vaccine in the United States, rebuking President-elect Joe Biden’s […]
December 6, 2020

2 out of hospital after Texas petroleum facility fire

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two of the seven workers injured when a storage tank at a petroleum facility in Texas exploded after catching fire have […]