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Puerto Rico debt restructuring hits snag in public clashA plan to pull Puerto Rico out of a type of bankruptcy by 2021 has hit a major obstacle after a new member that U.S. President Donald Trump appointed to a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances rejected the immediate filing of a debt restructuring proposal
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Vacant, unkept and weather worn store fronts line a street in downtown Itta Bena, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Area residents believe the high price of electricity provided by the city as one of the reasons for store closures. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Mississippi city won't lose lights after threat over debtAn entire city in Mississippi that was under threat of losing electricity before the end of the year because of unpaid bills will have more time to find a new power provider
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 file photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
Netflix raising US streaming prices amid booming growthNetflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an annual VTB Capital "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia.  Russian state interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades. But that doesn’t mean the Kremlin can’t inflict serious damage, and the continued vulnerability of state and local government networks is a big worry.   (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
Russian election threat potent, but interference so far slimRussian state interference has been minimal so far in the most tempestuous U.S. presidential election in decades
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this undated image from video provided by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, scientists work with a bioreactor at a company facility in New York state, for efforts on an experimental coronavirus antibody drug. Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus and help the immune system eliminate it. (Regeneron via AP)
2nd study testing a COVID-19 antibody drug has a setbackFor the second time, a study testing an experimental antibody drug for COVID-19 has been paused to investigate a possible safety issue
The Associated Press5 hours ago
People shop at a market in downtown Mexico City, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s economy was in recession, and that only deepened with the economic shutdown provoked by measures aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 during the second quarter. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Mexico's economy grows in 3Q, but still well below last yearMexico’s estimated gross domestic product in the third quarter of the year was 8.6% below that for the same July to September period the previous year
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, a waiter wears a protective face mask and gloves while working at the il bolognese restaurant along Ocean Drive during the coronavirus pandemic, in Miami Beach, Fla.  Wages and benefits for U.S. workers rose at the slowest pace in three years in the April-June quarter, a sign that businesses are holding back on pay as well as cutting jobs in the coronavirus recession.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
US wages and benefits grow at sluggish pace amid pandemicWages and benefits for U.S. workers grew slowly this summer as employers sought to hold the line on pay gains in the midst of the pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A shopper steps out of a department store, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Boston.  U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1,4% in September, a slightly better gain than expected but still well below the big increases seen in May and June, adding to concerns that Americans remain cautious with the viral pandemic resurging across the country and impeding the economy.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in SeptemberU.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September, a slightly better gain than expected but still well below the big increases seen in May and June, adding to concerns that Americans remain cautious with the viral pandemic resurging across the country and impeding the economy
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Global travel and tourism projected to shed 174 million jobsA leading industry group says the global travel and tourism industry is on course to lose 174 million jobs this year if restrictions to curb the coronavirus remain in place
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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