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Stocks extend gains on Wall Street to a 3rd straight day

Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, extending the market’s winning streak to a third day. The latest gains, which followed a rally in global stocks, were driven by optimism that the global economy will begin to recover as governments gradually allow businesses that were ...

Looting devastates businesses already shaken by COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) — Looting and vandalism in cities across the country have dealt another blow to small businesses that were already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak. Along with big chain stores like Target, Walgreen and Macy’s, independent retailers in neighborhoods and downtown ...

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen during post-lockdown

PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee can savor their steak tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more — albeit in smaller numbers. The city famed for its vibrant cafe society and coffee culture got some of ...

Stocks shake off weak start, close higher, extending run

Stocks shook off a wobbly start on Wall Street and closed broadly higher Monday, adding to the market’s recent run of solid gains. The S&P 500 climbed 0.4% after wavering between small gains and losses in the early going. Banks, companies that depend on consumer spending and ...

Businesses ramp up operations as nations prepare for tourists

BELT-LOOSENING: — Chuy’s Holdings, which runs restaurants that make Tex-Mex inspired dishes, has re-opened a majority of its dining rooms. The company said Monday that 87 of its dining rooms were in operation in varying levels of capacity. Five restaurants continue to operate with ...

Stocks erase a loss as worries over China tensions fizzle

Stocks closed out a solid week on Wall Street Friday with a late-afternoon rebound after worries that President Donald Trump would reignite a costly trade war with China faded. The benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.5%, recovering from a 1% slide, after Trump outlined several actions in ...

Twitter obscures and warns on Trump tweet ‘glorifying violence’

Twitter escalated tensions with President Donald Trump on Friday, adding a warning to one of his tweets for the first time and saying he violated the platform’s rules by glorifying violence when he suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot. Trump has been railing against the company ...

Wall Street’s rally ends on the fears about US-China tensions

Wall Street’s rally ran out of fuel in the last hour of trading on Thursday, and the market fell to its first loss in four days amid worries about rising U.S.-China tensions. The S&P 500 had been climbing for much of the day and was up as much as 1.1% at one point. But it all ...

Trump escalates war on Twitter and social media protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Announced with fanfare, the president’s ...

MCIDC holds virtual meeting with local business owners

From staff reports The Mifflin County Industrial Development Council (MCIDC) was pleased to see its turnout for Wednesday’s virtual meeting held with Mifflin and Juniata County business owners and entrepreneurs. “It was very reassuring witnessing the resiliency of our entrepreneurs”, ...