AP: After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going...

Phillies All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto patient on contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto isn’t worried about his contract situation. The All-Star catcher and the Philadelphia Phillies had preliminary discussions about a long-term deal b...

Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond fall; Costco, SAP rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: PTC Inc., up $6.50 to $85 The software company gave investors a solid revenue forecas...

UConn rowing team considers Title IX response to elimination

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women's rowing coach Jen Sanford said she isn't looking for a villain to blame for the school's cost-cutting decision to eliminate her program. She just wa...

Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenu...

Walgreens lost $1.7B in 3Q as global pandemic tightened grip

The coronavirus pandemic pushed Walgreens to a $1.7 billion loss in the third quarter with customers staying home or limiting shopping to essential supplies from grocery stores. The ...

Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaign

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power t...

Milan turns to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Liverpool to revive glory

Preparing to complete a ninth Serie A campaign without winning the Scudetto, AC Milan decided returning to the pinnacle of football required a new approach. Jay-Z’s entertainment age...

Study: Google, Amazon ad revenue funds pandemic disinformation

Tech companies including Google and Amazon are paying sites that spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic millions in advertising revenue, according to a new study. Over $25 million (&eur...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 7 The Washington Post on a new U.S. guideline forcing international stud...

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from stay...

Taiwan expected to halve gasoline exports in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to halve its gasoline exports this year, with its two major refiners cutting supplies amid the low demand. Last week, Taiwan’s Formosa Petroche...

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it. On Tuesday, C...

Levi's to cut 700 office jobs due to virus-related slump

NEW YORK (AP) — Levi's said Tuesday that it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as it deals with a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Novavax, Sunrun rise; Shake Shack, United Airlines fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Tuesday: Livongo Health Inc., up $16.13 to $93.76. The digital health company raised its secon...