October 30, 2020

Exxon, Chevron lose $887 million as pandemic pain continues

NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil lost $680 million in the third quarter as the global pandemic curtailed travel throughout the world, diminishing the need for […]
October 30, 2020

The Latest: Coronavirus deaths in Hungary hit all-time high

BUDAPEST, Hungary— The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Hungary rose to an all-time high on Friday, prompting the government to tighten oversight over compliance with […]
October 30, 2020

West Virginia voters laud Trump for trying to save coal

DANVILLE, W.Va. — As a laid off coal mine electrician, Nolan Triplett doesn’t think his industry will ever return to the heady days when it […]
October 30, 2020

Thanksgiving feast or famine? Turkey industry left to guess

For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have scaled-down celebrations amid the pandemic, heeding official warnings […]
October 30, 2020

Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

DETROIT — Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit — […]
October 30, 2020

An Election Day role for National Guard? Maybe, but limited

WASHINGTON — Federal laws and long-standing custom generally leave the U.S. military out of the election process. But President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated warnings about widespread […]
October 30, 2020

Biden returns to Iowa; Trump plays defense in Mich., Wis.

DES MOINES, Iowa — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in […]
October 29, 2020

Walmart removes guns, ammunition on display at U.S. stores

NEW YORK — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing “civil unrest” in some areas. The nation’s […]
October 29, 2020

Doug Baker stepping down as Ecolab CEO on Jan. 1

Doug Baker is retiring as chief executive of Ecolab on Jan. 1. Baker — who joined the St. Paul-based company in 1989 and became CEO […]
October 29, 2020

Starbucks sales recover faster than expected in US, China

Starbucks saw faster-than-expected recovery in the U.S. and China in its fiscal fourth quarter, giving it confidence as it heads into the holiday season. Global […]