July 31, 2020

California governor asks Warren Buffet to back dam removal

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom has appealed directly to investor Warren Buffet to support demolishing four hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California […]
July 30, 2020

Q&A: Questions stirred by Trump's idea of an election delay

ATLANTA — President Donald Trump has raised the radical prospect of delaying a presidential election, contending the expansion of voting by mail will lead to […]
July 30, 2020

US frowns upon Iranian supermarket in Venezuela's capital

NEW YORK — U.S. officials frowned upon the opening of an Iranian supermarket in Venezuela’s capital, saying Thursday that any presence of Iran in the […]
July 30, 2020

Tennant earnings beat expectations despite 29% sales decline

Tennant, the maker of industrial and commercial cleaning equipment and products, saw its second quarter revenue decline 28.6% as the pandemic upset sales in all […]
July 30, 2020

Ford posts surprise profit on autonomous vehicle unit gain

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Thursday surprised Wall Street by posting a $1.12 billion second-quarter net profit due to gains on its stake in […]
July 30, 2020

Big Tech, hit by the pandemic, reports mixed earnings

Big Tech companies reported mixed quarterly earnings on Thursday, a day after their top executives faced a tough congressional grilling over their market power and […]
July 30, 2020

UPS, Apache rise; Yum China, Citigroup fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Apache Corp., up $2.36 to $16.01. The energy company said it’s made a […]
July 30, 2020

Wisconsin official outlines absentee ballot system upgrades

MADISON, Wis. — State elections officials say they’re making headway on streamlining absentee ballot tracking by using so-called intelligent bar codes, after a crush of […]
July 30, 2020

Dunkin' to close 800 US stores as pandemic hurts sales

CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin’ Brands Inc. expects to close up to 800 underperforming U.S. stores this year as it tries to shore up its portfolio […]
July 30, 2020

Calhoun Beach Athletic Club to close to public Sept. 30

COVID-19 has claimed yet another economic victim, this time the Calhoun Beach Athletic Club in Minneapolis. It will close its doors to the public Sept. […]