July 19, 2020

Workers turn into amateur sleuths to track virus cases

NEW YORK — Jana Jumpp spends eight hours a day updating a spreadsheet — not for work, but a recent hobby: figuring out how many […]
July 19, 2020

GM CEO expects virus to ebb, economic recovery by early 2021

DETROIT — The auto business used to be pretty simple. Crank out vehicles that people want to buy and collect profits. It’s gotten a whole […]
July 19, 2020

States set goals to jump-start transition to electric trucks

ALBANY, N.Y. — A coalition of states is following California’s lead in setting goals to jump-start a transition to electric-powered trucks, vans and buses in […]
July 19, 2020

The Latest: Pope reassures those struggling with virus

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is assuring his closeness to all those grappling with COVID-19 and its “economic and social consequences.” Speaking on Sunday from […]
July 19, 2020

Minnesota's community solar maintains growth amid challenges

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s community solar garden initiative continues to be the largest in the country even after dodging relentless utility opposition, a crippling […]
July 19, 2020

Congress confronts new virus crisis rescue as pandemic grows

WASHINGTON — It stands as the biggest economic rescue in U.S. history, the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill swiftly approved by Congress in the spring. […]
July 19, 2020

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hospitalized, 'minor' issues

WASHINGTON — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was hospitalized for “minor, non-coronavirus related issues,” a department spokesperson said Saturday. Ross, 82, is “doing well” and is […]
July 18, 2020

Half of Black workers in Minnesota have lost work during pandemic

Kimberly Jones was loving her job as a flight attendant recruiter before the coronavirus brought the airline industry to a standstill. Savanna Thomas was weeks […]
July 18, 2020

Farmers in Upper Midwest hurting: 'I don't see an end in sight'

When farmers don’t have enough money in their pockets, neither do local business owners or other residents in their small, rural communities. “It doesn’t matter […]
July 18, 2020

As Trump talks less about virus, states look for own answers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days even as COVID-19 cases and deaths have […]