Wednesday, December 02, 2020


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Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago

A jump on shopping: In-store Black Friday crowds down this year

MOSES LAKE — Anyone who can remember back to, oh, Thanksgiving 2019, remembers the hustle and bustle of Black Fr...

Updated 16 minutes ago
COVID-19 accelerates no-exam trend in life insurance

Big data is playing a prominent role in life insurance this year.

Updated 36 minutes ago
Edmunds: Some of the best cars cost less than $399 per month

The COVID-19 pandemic initially slowed car sales, but now many new-car buyers are making more expensive purchases than ever before, according to sales data from Edmunds.

Updated 1 hour, 16 minutes ago
France looks to rally aid for Lebanon, but no bailout

BEIRUT (AP) — France is hosting an international video conference on humanitarian aid for Lebanon Wednesday, amid political deadlock in Beirut that has blocked billions of dollars in assistance for the cash-strap...

Updated 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon's surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government said, adding to a string...

Updated 2 hours, 37 minutes ago
World shares, futures lower after latest record S&P 500 high

Global shares and Wall Street futures slipped Wednesday as buying enthusiasm waned after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite index both set fresh record highs.

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Kohl's, Micron Technology rise; Zoom, Peloton fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday:

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Is shopping in stores safe during the pandemic?

Is shopping in stores safe during the pandemic?

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Asia Today: Vietnam reports 1st local infection in 89 days

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities are conducting intensive contact tracing after discovering the country's first confirmed local transmission of the coronavirus in 89 days.

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
World Bank warns of 'prolonged depression' in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s economy faces an “arduous and prolonged depression,” with real GPD projected to plunge by nearly 20% because its politicians refuse to implement reforms that would speed up the country’s r...

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
UN: Pandemic to fan surge in humanitarian needs in 2021

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian office says needs for assistance have ballooned to unprecedented levels this year because of COVID-19, projecting that a staggering 235 million people will require help in 2021.

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Unveiling economic team, Biden pledges, 'Help is on the way'

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced top advisers he says will help his administration rebuild an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, declaring, “I know times are toug...

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Asia Today: S. Korea says stay home ahead of national exams

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam.

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Apple Books-Top-10

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 11/29/20 - Paid Books

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
Airbnb hopes to raise up to $2.6B in mid-December IPO

Airbnb hopes to raise as much as $2.6 billion in its initial public stock offering this month, betting investors will see its home-sharing model as the future of travel.

Updated 3 hours, 40 minutes ago
With a month until split, Brexit trade deal hangs in balance

LONDON (AP) — The British government told businesses on Tuesday to make sure they are ready for big changes when the U.K. makes its final Brexit break from the European Union in exactly a month. But with negotiat...