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High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: C...

Illinois families of 2 killed at concert file lawsuits

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The family of two close friends from suburban Chicago who were killed at the Astroworld concert in Houston this month have filed wrongful death lawsuits against rapper Travis S...

On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again ...

Edmunds: Low inventory means high car prices on Black Friday

This has been a tough year to buy a new or used car in America. With COVID-19 factory shutdowns, semiconductor chip shortages, rising prices and supply chain issues, it’s been nothing but bad news for...

Fed's Powell will aim to win a high-stakes bet in 2nd term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell gambled last year that his ultra-low rate policies would help revive an economy that had sunk deep into a pandemic-induced recession. So far, his ...

Taiwan manufacturing sector production value breaks record in Q3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The value of Taiwan’s manufacturing sector reached a record NT$4.18 trillion (US$150.59 billion) for the third quarter of 2021, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOE...

Rising prices threaten profit margins at food companies

Albertsons, Mondelez and Kroger are among a wide range of companies whose profits could be squeezed from rising food prices if inflation keeps running hot. So far grocery stores, res...

Leading Cuban activist, wife make surprise trip to Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After days of mounting pressure by Cuban authorities, Yunior García, a leading activist against the communist regime who was trying to organize banned pro-democracy marches, un...

Cuban dissident Yunior Garcia flies to Spain

A leading activist who had been a vocal backer of anti-government protests in Cuba unexpectedly left the country and flew to Spain, a Spanish government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Yunior Garci...

Defying inflation, Americans ramped up spending last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans have taken a darker view of the economy as inflation has worsened. Yet so far, they appear no less willing to spend freely at retailers — an encouraging sign for the c...

DeSantis proposes $25M restoration of Miami's 'Ellis Island'

MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a $25 million investment to repair Miami’s Freedom Tower, a historic building also known as the “Ellis Island of the South,” where Cuban refugees re...

Dollar hits 16-month high, stocks rebound after inflation scare

The dollar rose on Thursday, hitting a 16-month high a day after the strongest U.S. inflation reading in more than three decades, while equities rebounded on expectations higher consumer prices will h...

Cuba accuses US of organizing new protest demonstrations

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s government said Wednesday that a decision to ban an opposition demonstration won’t hurt its image and accused the United States and anti-Castro groups in Florida of instigating ne...

Global stocks at new highs, crude rises on global growth outlook

World shares hit new highs on Monday as investors welcomed the passage of a U.S. infrastructure spending bill, while crude oil gained on the outlook for energy demand in an expansive global economy. ...

Tiny house in wealthy Boston suburb sells for $315,000

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — A tiny home in a wealthy Boston suburb has sold after about a month on the market, albeit for far less than the original asking price of almost $450,000. The rou...