October 15, 2020

NBC holds fast to dueling town halls despite celebrity anger

NEW YORK — Despite protests from Hollywood stars, NBC stood fast to its decision to hold a Thursday town hall with President Donald Trump at […]
October 15, 2020

IMF warns global economy could be permanently scarred

WASHINGTON — The global economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession is tentative and uneven and “marked by significant uncertainty” as confirmed coronavirus cases spread in […]
October 15, 2020

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.4% in September

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% in August to 5.4% in September, below the national rate but 2 points higher than a […]
October 15, 2020

Tourists return to Hawaii amid ever-changing pandemic rules

HONOLULU — Coronavirus weary residents and struggling business owners in Hawaii will be watching closely as tourists begin to return to the islands on Thursday […]
October 15, 2020

Bankers survey sees surge in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. — Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states are showing more enthusiasm for the state of their local economies than […]
October 15, 2020

Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes

HELENA, Mont. — The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve […]
October 15, 2020

US long-term mortgage rates fall to low; 30-year at 2.81%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week as the key 30-year loan reached a new all-time low for the tenth time this year. […]
October 15, 2020

Furniture retailer Room & Board has best August, September in history

Room & Board started 40 years ago offering budget-friendly flat-pack, ready-to-assemble furniture after its founder, John Gabbert, traveled to Sweden and visited Ikea. That was […]
October 15, 2020

Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems were hacked. The bookseller […]
October 15, 2020

As election uncertainty sweeps markets, the pros hold steady

NEW YORK — This presidential election is clearly unlike any other, but investors might be wise to treat it just like most of the previous […]