Business and Finance

Published on December 31, 2021 - Page 6
WASHINGTON (AP) —The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000. It’s more evidence the job market remains strong in...
Published on December 30, 2021 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of flights were cancelled Wednesday as the omicron variant creates havoc for travelers and for airlines. They’re having to...
Published on December 29, 2021 - Page 7
BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party is pressing entrepreneurs to make the country a “technology superpower” that doesn’t need the United...
Published on December 29, 2021 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. health officials’ decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing...
Published on December 28, 2021 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travel stretched into Monday, with major U.S. airlines each canceling dozens of flights...
Published on December 27, 2021 - Page 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. recently added two new weapons to its small arsenal against the coronavirus: pills that patients can take at home to treat...
Published on December 26, 2021 - Page 6
WASHINGTON (AP) —Sales of new single-family homes rose 12.4% in November, the fastest pace in seven months, as the housing industry continued to...
Published on December 24, 2021 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle...
Published on December 24, 2021 - Page 10
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The last three months have been very dry in New Mexico and it’s only going to get worse. That’s the word from forecasters...
Published on December 23, 2021 - Page 6
NEW YORK — Despite the challenges ranging from supply chain snags to shortages of hot holiday items, independent retailers are cautiously hoping...
Published on December 23, 2021 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, adding to the market’s gains this week ahead of the Christmas holiday. The S...
Published on December 22, 2021 - Page 4
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) —Twenty-five years after JonBenet Ramsey was killed, police say DNA hasn’t been ruled out to help solve the case. The 6-year-old...
Published on December 22, 2021 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as Americans and Europeans were eagerly awaiting their most normal holiday season in years, the omicron variant unleashed a...
Published on December 21, 2021 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step to fight climate change, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards to significantly reduce...
Published on December 21, 2021 - Page 17
NEW YORK (AP) — Emarilis Velazquez’s monthly grocery bill has ballooned from $650 to almost $850 in recent months. She looks for less expensive cuts...
Published on December 20, 2021 - Page 5
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who was working at a distribution center in North Carolina for the QVC home-...
Published on December 19, 2021 - Page 30
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ FedEx Corp. (FDX) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $1.04 billion. On a per-share basis, the Memphis,...
Published on December 18, 2021 - Page 7
For the first time since the pandemic began, the box office is booming. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed $50 million in Thursday previews alone, a...
Published on December 18, 2021 - Page 8
Pfizer said Friday it was changing plans and testing three doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in babies and preschoolers after the usual two shots didn’t...
Published on December 17, 2021 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week despite signs that the U.S. labor market is rebounding...
Published on December 17, 2021 - Page 7
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a move criticized by business groups and hailed by labor advocates, California’s workplace regulators on Thursday...
Published on December 17, 2021 - Page 9
Most Americans should be given the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines instead of the Johnson & Johnson shot that can cause rare but serious blood clots,...
Published on December 16, 2021 - Page 8
WASHINGTON (AP) —For months, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell responded to surging inflation by counseling patience and stressing that the Fed...
Published on December 15, 2021 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —Under Chair Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve is poised this week to execute a sharp turn toward tighter interest-rate policies...
Published on December 14, 2021 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation’s second-largest bank said consumers are spending “at a faster rate” than he’s ever seen. Still, he remains...
Published on December 11, 2021 - Page 6
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies led a rally on Wall Street that powered the S&P 500 to an all-time high and gave the index its best weekly...
Published on December 10, 2021 - Page 4
OLD TOWN, Maine (AP) —A Maine paper mill is asking local residents for cardboard to turn into packaging because of the rising cost of the raw...
Published on December 10, 2021 - Page 6
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Starbucks workers at a store in Buffalo, New York, voted to unionize on Thursday. It’s a first for the 50-year-old coffee...
Published on December 9, 2021 - Page 18
Amazon outage disrupts businesses A major outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network Tuesday severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S....
Published on December 8, 2021 - Page 5
EDITOR’S NOTE: The AP is answering your questions about the coronavirus in this series. Submit them at: FactCheck@AP.org. By TOM KRISHER...