November 5, 2020

Pioneering Black doll Baby Nancy enters Toy Hall of Fame

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Baby Nancy, the first Black baby doll to have an Afro and other authentic features, was inducted into the National Toy Hall […]
November 5, 2020

How two blind brothers became Two Blind Brothers for a cause

NEW YORK — Would you buy something you can’t see? That’s the question posed by two New York brothers who’ve lost much of their vision […]
November 5, 2020

New kids' series 'Pikwik Pack' puts spotlight on deliveries

NEW YORK — The studio behind the kids’ mega-hit TV show “Paw Patrol” has a new animated series that arrives timed perfectly for a global […]
November 5, 2020

Lakeville company recalls treestands after 2 users fall, break bones

A Lakeville outdoors hunting and recreation gear company is recalling thousands treestands after two users fell and suffered broken bones because of cable failures, according […]
November 5, 2020

US productivity increases 4.9% in third quarter

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity increased between July and September, but at a slower pace than in the previous quarter. Productivity advanced 4.9% in the third […]
November 5, 2020

751,000 seek US jobless benefits as virus hobbles economy

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to 751,000, a still-historically high level that shows that many employers keep […]
November 5, 2020

Alibaba revenue up 30% as virus drives demand for e-commerce

HONG KONG — China’s biggest e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding on Thursday reported a 30% jump in quarterly revenue, as China recovers from the virus […]
November 5, 2020

GM puts pandemic in rearview mirror, sales boom in US, China

DETROIT — General Motors is posting huge third quarter numbers, pulling in $4 billion in profit over three months after losing money due to the […]
November 5, 2020

Can students booted for breaking COVID-19 rules get refunds?

College students returned this fall to find rigid COVID-19 prevention rules that take away from college’s social appeal. And noncompliance can be costly. Northeastern University, […]
November 5, 2020

China opens import expo under anti-disease controls

SHANGHAI — Chinese leaders are conducting an import fair under intensive anti-coronavirus controls in their latest effort to revive the world’s No. 2 economy while […]