August 27, 2020

US rolls out free app for alerts on vehicle recalls

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway […]
August 27, 2020

More Americans sign contracts to buy homes in July

SILVER SPRING, Md. — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, suggesting the current hot housing market could continue in the fall. The […]
August 27, 2020

TikTok CEO resigns amid US pressure to sell video app

HONG KONG — TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer resigned Thursday amid U.S. pressure for its Chinese owner to sell the popular video app, which the White […]
August 27, 2020

Fed: Rates to stay ultra-low even after inflation picks up

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near zero […]
August 27, 2020

More companies pledge to give workers time to vote

A growing number of U.S. companies are pledging to give workers time off to vote in the presidential election this November, an effort that’s gaining […]
August 27, 2020

More than 1 million Americans applied for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — Just over 1 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the coronavirus outbreak continues to threaten jobs even as […]
August 27, 2020

U.S. economy plunged an annualized 31.7% in second-quarter

BALTIMORE — The U.S. economy shrank at an alarming annual rate of 31.7% during the April-June quarter as it struggled under the weight of the […]
August 27, 2020

FirstEnergy had big stake in tainted nuclear plant bailout

CLEVELAND — FirstEnergy Corp. was once blamed for its part in triggering North America’s largest blackout nearly 20 years ago. Now, the multistate power company […]
August 27, 2020

Oil industry shuts platforms, rigs, refineries as storm hits

NEW YORK — The energy industry braced for catastrophic storm surges and winds as Hurricane Laura cut a dangerous path across the coastlines of Texas […]
August 27, 2020

The Latest: India reports record 75,000 new virus infections

NEW DELHI — India has recorded another single-day record of new coronavirus cases, reporting 75,760 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health […]