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Target to spend more than $2B at Black-owned businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — Target will spend a total of more than $2 billion at Black-owned businesses by 2025 as part of its effort to advance racial equity. That’s a significant increase in overall spending on Black-owned businesses, according to Target, though it declined be more specific ...

Stocks slip on Wall Street as market eases back from records

A wobbly day of trading on Wall Street left stocks slightly lower Tuesday, pulling the market back from the all-time highs it reached a day earlier. The S&P 500 snapped a three-day winning streak, slipping 0.1% after wavering between small gains and losses much of the afternoon. Stocks ...

Official: EU agency to confirm AstraZeneca blood clot link

ROME (AP) — A top official at the European Medicines Agency says there’s a causal link between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots, but that it’s unclear what the connection is and that the benefits of taking the shot still outweigh the risks of getting ...

IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth to a record 6%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and vast sums of government aid will accelerate global economic growth to a record high this year in a powerful rebound from the pandemic recession, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest forecast. The 190-country lending agency ...

Valley View care honored

BELLEVILLE — Nursing care at Valley View Retirement Community has been recognized for exemplary efforts in creating a culture of engagement and satisfaction in their community, despite the COVID pandemic. Holleran, the nation’s leading research firm specializing in engagement and ...

Stocks close broadly higher following job gains in March

Stocks on Wall Street notched broad gains Monday as investors welcomed more signs that the economy is on the path to recovery, The S&P 500 rose 1.4% to an all-time high after closing above the 4,000-point mark for the first time last Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average also set a ...

Some businesses want masks on, even as states drop mandates

NEW YORK (AP) — Several weeks have passed since Texas ended its COVID-19 mask mandate. But if you want to pick up a snack at Soul Popped Gourmet Popcorn in Austin’s Barton Creek Square Mall, you’ll still be turned away if you aren’t wearing a face covering. “We cannot afford to take ...

GameStop to sell 3.5M shares after stock frenzy boosts price

Two months after a market phenomenon took shares of GameStop to the moon, the video game retailer said Monday that it will sell up to 3.5 million of its shares. The shares will be sold through an “at-the-market” offering, which lets companies place their stock on the market over a period ...

Advanced surgery options introduced to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital

LEWISTOWN — Residents of Mifflin County and the surrounding region now have access to advanced surgery care options as Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital has added robotic-assisted surgery technology and upgraded a hybrid surgical suite to better serve patients. “Robotic-assisted surgery has ...

Global stocks rise; Treasury yields rally after jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in many of the markets worldwide that were open on Good Friday, while Treasury yields rallied after a report showed U.S. employers added hundreds of thousands more jobs last month than economists expected. The U.S. bond market closed early after an ...