October 27, 2020

Fewer people are driving, so why are the worst roadway crashes on the rise?

“Trauma-related response requests are up all over Minnesota and the services in Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin have been feeling it all year,” Adam Shadiow […]
October 27, 2020

Voting by mail isn't so easy on Native American reservations

MISSION, S.D. — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family […]
October 27, 2020

Population of North Atlantic right whales dips again, to 366

PORTLAND, Maine — The population of North Atlantic right whales, an endangered species that has been the focus of conservation efforts for decades, has dipped […]
October 27, 2020

From Beijing to Brussels, Trump's trade wars at a glance

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he would shake up American trade policy. That he did. From Beijing to Brussels to Mexico City, he waged […]
October 27, 2020

Trump trade policy: 4 years of high drama. Limited results.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump spent four years upending seven decades of American trade policy. In what became his defining economic act, Trump launched a […]
October 27, 2020

Consumer confidence dips to 100.9 as virus spreads in US

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases appeared across the country. The Conference Board […]
October 27, 2020

Review: Why small farms need a reordering of our society

“A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning Agricultural Diversity and a Shared Earth,” by Chris Smaje (Chelsea […]
October 27, 2020

Ecolab results improve as economy picks up

As factories continue to gear up after pandemic-related shutdowns or declines, many of Ecolab’s businesses have picked up as well. While Chief Executive Doug Baker […]
October 27, 2020

September factory orders up 1.9%, economists see risks ahead

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a stronger-than-expected 1.9% in September with a key category that tracks business investment showing […]
October 27, 2020

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller: US home prices up 5.2% in August

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices posted a robust gain in August — another sign that the American housing market remains strong despite economic fallout from […]