November 2, 2020

'Raw exposed nerves': Anxious nation awaits Election Day

WARREN, Mich. — She could have dropped her ballot at the post office, but she wasn’t sure if she should trust the mail. She considered […]
November 2, 2020

Restaurant chains hit by virus file for bankruptcy

The coronavirus pandemic was the final blow for many restaurant chains, which were already struggling with growth in third-party delivery and consumers’ migration away from […]
November 2, 2020

Trump administration approves Georgia health plan

ATLANTA — The Trump administration has approved Georgia’s plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The Centers for […]
November 2, 2020

Xcel's Minnesota customers will pay more next year — the question is how much

Xcel Energy on Monday filed for an electricity rate increase of $597 million, or 20% over three years, with most of it hitting pocketbooks next […]
November 2, 2020

Crushed by the virus, 2 mall operators file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK — Two mall operators filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, hurt by the coronavirus pandemic that has forced their tenants to permanently close stores […]
November 2, 2020

Judge dismisses defamation claim by Dakota Access protester

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit by a New York City woman who was severely injured in an explosion […]
November 2, 2020

Business leaders survey hits highest level in 16 years

OMAHA, Neb. — The overall economic measure of a monthly survey of Midwest business leaders hit a 16-year high for October, but the manufacturing sector […]
November 2, 2020

With hair salons still being hurt by the pandemic, Regis profit, sales are down again

As Regis Corp. continues selling its company-owned hair salons, the overall business continues to be hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. The St. Louis Park-based company […]
November 2, 2020

US construction spending up again, rises 0.3% in September

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. construction spending rose 0.3% in September, the fourth straight monthly gain after a coronavirus-caused spring swoon. The Commerce Department reported […]
November 2, 2020

Review: Nicole Krauss' set of short fiction is a mixed bag

“To Be a Man,” by Nicole Krauss (HarperCollins) After publishing four novels to great acclaim, Nicole Krauss has come out with her first collection of […]