July 7, 2020

Seattle City Council approves new tax on big business

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council on Monday approved adopting a new tax on large businesses, two years after the council repealed a big business […]
July 7, 2020

Review: 'Conspiracy' tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed

“A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age,” by Paul Starobin (Public Affairs) Rules, laws and honesty meant little to Alexander […]
July 7, 2020

US probes fuel leaks in older Chevy Cobalt and HHR vehicles

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints of fuel leaks in older Chevrolet Cobalt small cars and HHR wagons. The probe […]
July 7, 2020

Protective gear for U.S. medical workers begins to run low again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again […]
July 7, 2020

Millennial Money: Lessons learned while sheltering at home

Shelter in place. Lockdown. Quarantine. Whatever you call it, it’s been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic taught us what staying home for an […]
July 7, 2020

Retailers to governors: Please mandate face mask wearing

NEW YORK — Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask. The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target, […]
July 7, 2020

The Latest: Israel can bypass parliament on virus decisions

JERUSALEM — The Israeli parliament has passed an emergency bill allowing the government to bypass it in making immediate decisions on combating a renewed outbreak […]
July 7, 2020

AMERICA DISRUPTED: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city

SAGINAW, Mich. — It was difficult to celebrate America in Saginaw this year. The deadly coronavirus had torn through the county. Unemployment had surged five-fold. […]
July 7, 2020

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

WASHINGTON — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major […]
July 7, 2020

Medicare nursing home COVID site leaves users 'in the dark'

WASHINGTON — When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases, it also promised to make the data available to residents, families […]