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Evening news programs outpace prime time television

NEW YORK (AP) — The broadcast networks might want to consider promoting David Muir, Lester Holt and Norah O’Donnell, at least in the summer months. ABC’s Muir-hosted “World News Tonight” and NBC’s “Nightly News” with Holt both averaged more viewers than any single program in prime time television last week, the Nielsen company said. The […]

Foie gras back on the menu in California after court ruling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Foie gras is back on the menu in California after a federal judge ruled the rich dish can’t be prevented from being brought in from out of state. California’s ban on the delicacy, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, was challenged in court by out-of-state producers who said they […]

Burger King wants to combat climate change by helping its cows be a little less gassy

At a time when many suggest that we reduce our meat consumption for the sake of the environment, Burger King seems to be saying we can help save the planet and have our Whopper, too.

Regulators say railroad talks can be included in lawsuits

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say the nation’s four largest railroads shouldn’t be able to exclude all the details of their conversations from a lawsuit challenging the way they set rates in the past. Dozens of major companies filed lawsuits last year against Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads. The lawsuits say […]

NBC’s video service Peacock stresses ‘free,’ looks to 2021

Peacock, one of the last major streaming services to launch in the U.S., was supposed to get a big boost this summer by carrying the Olympics. That was out the window once the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Games until 2021. Hollywood’s virus-related production shutdown also slowed down the original shows available, and the service, from […]

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed broadly higher Tuesday after another day of unsettled trading on Wall Street. Technology, health care and industrial companies powered much of the gains, which helped lift the market after a weak start. Bond yields were mostly lower, in a sign of caution in the market. The bumpy trading followed another turbulent day Monday, […]

Best Buy to require customers to wear masks amid virus spike

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its stores nationwide, even in states or localities that don’t require them to do so. The retailer, based in Richfield, Minnesota, joins a growing but still short list of retailers and restaurants that […]

Ford Motor, Xylem rise; Mohawk Industries, Wells Fargo fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Xylem Inc., up $5.99 to $73.33. The supplier of technology for water treatment plants gave investors an encouraging revenue update and announced two contracts. Ford Motor Co., up 30 cents to $6.36. Most Read Stories Coronavirus daily news updates, July 13: What […]

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery rose 19 cents to settle at $40.29 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for September delivery rose 18 cents to $42.90 a barrel. Wholesale gasoline for August delivery fell 3 cents to $1.25 a gallon. August heating oil was unchanged at $1.22 a gallon. August natural gas rose […]

Investigators say pilot in Texas cargo crash made errors

DALLAS (AP) — A cargo plane crashed into a Texas bay last year after the co-pilot became disoriented and pushed the nose down because he mistakenly thought that the jet was about to stall, investigators said on Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the co-pilot’s poor training and inability to handle pressure contributed […]

NJ June gambling revenue down 65.6% amid virus closure

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The final month of coronavirus-mandated closures for New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks was predictably bad. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the nine casinos and two horse tracks that offer sports betting won $97.5 million in June, a decline of 65.6% from a year […]

Prada headlines Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week

MILAN (AP) — Prada headlined Day 1 of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week on Tuesday with a series of out-sourced videos and the apt subtitle ‘’the show that never happened.’’ Luxury fashion is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by moving runway shows onto digital platforms. It was that, or cancel the season, a tough choice […]

Fed’ Brainard warns US economy may slow, urges more support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard warned Tuesday that the U.S. economy appears to be slowing after an initial burst of recovery and called for the Fed to take aggressive steps to spur growth. Brainard said that hiring and consumer spending bounced back more strongly than expected in May and June. But ongoing […]

Campaign brewing to get Hindu god Brahma off popular beer

An interfaith coalition is pressing the world’s largest brewer to remove the name of a Hindu god from a popular beer that dates to the late 1800s — a dispute the beermaker insists is a case of mistaken identity. The group, which includes representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religions, is calling […]

Banks set aside billions, bracing for more economic pain

NEW YORK (AP) — With tens of millions of Americans out of work and many businesses shut down or operating under restrictions due to the coronavirus, three of the nation’s biggest banks set aside nearly $30 billion in the second quarter to cover potentially bad loans that were fine only a few months ago. The […]
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