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Congress eyes new virus aid as school, health…

Senate Republicans are poised to roll out their $1 trillion counteroffer to House Democrats' $3 trillion COVID-19 aid package

New Jersey regulators take up Eldorado plan to…

New Jersey gambling regulators are considering Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc.’s plan to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a sweeping $17.3 billion deal affecting four of nine casino properties in Atlantic City

Hogan announces $501M unemployment insurance…

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced the state uncovered a massive fraud case involving unemployment insurance adding up to more than $501 million

Microsoft cuts MSN news staffers in move toward AI editors

Microsoft cut dozens of full-time staffers from its MSN news service, continuing an initiative to move away from human editors in favor of artificial intelligence

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Walmart latest retailer to require customers to…

Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday amid fresh hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine

US to hit Huawei employees with visa bans for…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is imposing travel bans on employees of the Chinese technology giant Huawei and other companies the U.S. determines are assisting authoritarian governments in cracking down on human rights

Moderna, Waters rise; ASML Holding falls

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: Moderna, Waters rise; ASML Holding falls

US warns firms about sanctions for work on…

The Trump administration is hardening its efforts to prevent the completion of new German-Russian and Turkish-Russian natural gas pipelines by warning companies involved in the projects they'll be subject to U.S. sanctions

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels

Jobs, ecology key to France's $110 billion virus…

France’s new prime minister on Wednesday laid out 100 billion euros in new spending to rescue the virus-battered economy from its worst crisis since World War II

Merged Fiat Chrysler-PSA company to be called Stellantis

When Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler merges with France’s PSA Groupe early next year, the new company will be called Stellantis

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US industrial production surges 5.4% in June

Production at America″s factories, utilities and mines surged last month, but remained well below pre-pandemic levels

As US seeks production, sole US rare earth miner goes public

The sole miner of rare earths in the U.S. is becoming a public company amid elevated trade tensions with China, the dominant global supplier of the material used in everything from computers to cars

'We don't want them,' Mallorca says of wild-wayed…

Authorities in Spain’s Balearic Islands have ordered the closure of bars and nightclubs in beachfront areas popular with young and foreign visitors in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus and losing a reputation as a place for hard partying

Goldman 2Q profit tops forecast on strong trading revenue

Investment bank Goldman Sachs posted a massive 41% rise in revenues in the second quarter, the bank said Wednesday, helped by a blowout performance by the bank’s trading desks

Casper Star-Tribune to cease Monday, Tuesday print editions

Wyoming’s largest newspaper will no longer have a print edition two days a week

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite…

Europe's car market is going electric

JC Penney cuts 1,000 jobs as it closes stores

JC Penney is cutting about 1,000 jobs

With elective procedures delayed, UnitedHealth…

The nation’s largest health insurer more than doubled its profit in the second quarter, as COVID-19 shutdowns kept patients out of doctor’s offices and off operating tables

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US bars Pakistani flights after pilot-license scandal

The U.S. is downgrading Pakistan's aviation safety rating, a move that blocks that country's airlines from operating flights to the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration didn't give details behind its action, announced Wednesday, but Pakistan has been roiled by a scandal over pilots getting improper licenses

France tourism: Disneyland, Eiffel Tower top…

The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower

More than 150 countries sign up for global…

More than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative intended to ensure that any effective shots are fairly distributed globally _ but which may also allow them to buy more vaccines for their own stockpiles