Monday, August 03, 2020


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Updated 1 week, 3 days ago

Combined brokerages already working together

MOSES LAKE — When two of the largest real estate brokerage firms in Moses Lake formally announced their merger e...

Updated 15 minutes ago
Retail rout goes on, Lord & Taylor, Tailored Brands, falter

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, America's oldest retailer, is seeking bankruptcy protection, as is the owner of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Banks, lengthening the list of major retail chains that have faltered in ...

Updated 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
Google, ADT partnering on home security products

Google is pairing its Nest smart home technology with ADT and buying a stake in the home security company.

Updated 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
The Latest: Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane

CAIRO — Egypt’s churches are reopening their doors to the faithful on Monday for the first time in more than four months due to a coronavirus lockdown.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about se...

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Hard-hit Massachusetts worries COVID-19 respite is fleeting

A house party attended by restaurant workers in a picturesque beach town in Massachusetts has led to more than a dozen new coronavirus infections.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
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Siemens Healthineers to buy US cancer care firm Varian

BERLIN (AP) — Germany-based Siemens Healthineers said Sunday it will buy U.S. cancer therapy and research company Varian in a deal worth around $16.4 billion.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of coronvirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Trump, GOP soften on opposition to $600 jobless benefit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and its GOP allies appear to be retreating from their opposition to a $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit that has propped up the economy and family budgets but is ex...

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to hel...

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people...

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Trump says he'll act to ban TikTok in US as soon as Saturday

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

Updated 5 hours, 15 minutes ago
Tech giants lead gains as S&P 500 closes 4th winning month

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Tech continues to steamroll through the pandemic, and strong gains for some of the market’s most influential companies on Friday helped Wall Street close out its fourth straight winning month.