ECONOMICS NEWS

CoLab at the Chamber helps St. Cloud small businesses find their footing
The building was renovated in the fall of last year to include conference rooms, private rooms, and a board room.

Source: Devin Martin
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Remnants of bird flu virus found in pasteurized milk, FDA says
U.S. health officials say samples of pasteurized milk have tested positive for remnants of the bird flu virus that has infected dairy cows

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Racine school district helps trade companies hire student apprentices to continue improvements to district buildings
25 students will be chosen to have a one year or two year long apprenticeship.

Source: Megan Marshall
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Manatee County tourism tax increase could be voted on by residents
Commissioners are seeking to increase the tourist tax from 5% to 6%.

Source: Julia Hazel
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Local ride-hailing drivers hoping to remain independent contractors
In 2020, former Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit which looked to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as "employees."

Source: Cam Jandrow
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

GoFundMe expands into Mexico as part of for-profit crowdfunding platform's international growth
GoFundMe is expanding into Mexico, the company announced Tuesday

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Tesla 1Q profit falls 55%, but stock jumps as company moves to speed production of cheaper vehicles
Tesla’s first-quarter net income plummeted 55%, but its stock price surged in after-hours trading Tuesday as the company said it would move up production of new, more affordable vehicles

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

The world's largest 3D printer is at a university in Maine. It just unveiled an even bigger one
The university that boasts the world’s largest 3D printer developed one even bigger

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and that includes small businesses. Here's what to know
Cyberattacks on businesses are rising, including small businesses

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Baltimore port to open deeper channel, enabling some cargo ships to pass after bridge collapse
The Port of Baltimore is preparing to open a deeper channel for commercial ships to get in and out for a few days

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Express files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, announces store closures, possible sale
The company said it plans to close 95 of its Express retail stores.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Starbucks appears likely to win Supreme Court dispute with federal labor agency
The U.S. Supreme Court has appeared to side with Starbucks in a case that could make it harder for the federal government to seek injunctions when it suspects a company of interfering in unionization campaigns

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Hell's Kitchen burger joint concerned about congestion pricing
Some vendors are already notifying business owners in Midtown to expect to pay more for deliveries.

Source: Justine Re
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

AI companies make pact targeting child sex content
Researchers warned Monday a flood of AI-generated sexual abuse material threatens to overwhelm a child exploitation tip line.

Source: Ryan Chatelain
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

As airplane makers struggle to meet demand, Morocco wants to become a manufacturing hub
Moroccan officials are aiming to turn the country into an aviation hub, luring investors aiming to spread out their supply chains to more nations with available and affordable workers

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

UnitedHealth says wide swath of patient files may have been taken in Change cyberattack
UnitedHealth says files with personal information that could cover a “substantial portion of people in America” may have been taken in the cyberattack on its Change Healthcare business

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

General Motors reports strong first-quarter profits as prices help offset small US sales dip
Despite a small dip in U.S. vehicle sales, General Motors’ first-quarter net income rose more than 25% on strong deliveries of pickup trucks and other higher-profit vehicles

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

After delays, St. Pete Beach city commission vote expected on TradeWinds expansion
St. Pete Beach City Commission expected to vote on whether the beachfront TradeWinds Island Resorts expansion will be cleared to move forward.

Source: Angie Angers
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

PepsiCo beats Q1 revenue forecasts as price increases moderate
PepsiCo reported better-than-expected revenue in the first quarter on strong international demand for its snacks and beverages

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

Wall Street is looking to Tesla's earnings for clues to Musk's plan to restore company's wild growth
For Musk, the answer appears to be the long-elusive robotaxi.

Source: Associated Press
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

New exhibition at New-York Historical Society revisits city's past
"Lost New York" is a new exhibition at the New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side that runs through Sept. 29.

Source: Roger Clark
Tuesday, Apr 23 2024

The Maui Chocolate Tour in Lahaina reopens
Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate is located mauka of Honoapiilani Highway.

Source: Michelle Broder Van Dyke
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson pledged $10M for Maui wildfire survivors. They gave much more.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation says the People's Fund of Maui, an initiative started by Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson to benefit survivors of the wildfires in Maui, has given away almost $60 million

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Hudson Valley vendor market gives small businesses a boost
A vendor market organization is helping sell small business products to the public.

Source: Brooke Reilly
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Federal Trade Commission sues to block Tapestry's $8.5B acquisition of Capri
The Federal Trade Commission sued to block Tapestry, Inc.’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Capri Holdings Ltd

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Jury: BNSF Railway contributed to 2 deaths in Montana town where asbestos sickened thousands
A federal jury says BNSF Railway contributed to the deaths of two people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago when tainted mining material was shipped through a Montana town where thousands have been sickened

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Gas prices jump nearly 20 cents in one week in Massachusetts
Mark Schieldrop from AAA Northeast said he does not expect to see another big jump in gas prices soon.

Source: Olivia Lemmon
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Black-owned business adds to Raleigh’s economic development
The Flavors Hills, which first opened in Jacksonville, added a Raleigh location in January, joining downtown's nearly 40 Black-owned businesses.

Source: Jatrissa Wooten
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Tennessee’s GOP governor says Volkswagen plant workers made a mistake in union vote
Before the vote, Lee and five other Southern Republican governors spoke out publicly against the campaign to unionize.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Orlando leaders approve $500 million entertainment district
The project would include a hotel, retail space, housing and parking.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Report urges fixes to online child exploitation CyberTipline before AI makes it worse
A tipline set up 26 years ago to combat online child exploitation is “enormously valuable” but hasn't lived up to its potential

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

New York adds new temporary requirements for dairy cattle imports over bird flu
They will be in effect until further notice.

Source: Luke Parsnow
Monday, Apr 22 2024

The EU ratchets up pressure on TikTok's new rewards app over risks to kids, warns of suspension
The European Union is demanding TikTok provide more information about a new app that pays users to watch videos and warned that it could order the video sharing platform to suspend addictive features that pose a risk to kids

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Maker's Mark, University of Kentucky researchers plant 2,000 white oak trees
The work is part of a partnership formed in 2020 with the university's Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Source: Connor N. Smith
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Delta Air Lines, facing another union attempt to organize flight attendants, is raising their pay
Delta Air Lines is raising pay for flight attendants and other nonunion workers by 5%.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Express files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, announces store closures, possible sale
Express Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the fashion retailer is seeking to sell the majority of its stores

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Delta Air Lines, facing another union attempt to organize flight attendants, is raising their pay
Delta Air Lines is raising pay for flight attendants and other nonunion workers by 5%

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Biden to visit Syracuse on Thursday following Micron funding deal
The details of his visit haven't been released.

Source: Luke Parsnow
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Kroger, Albertsons — still hoping to merge — agree to sell more stores to satisfy regulators
It’s unclear if the new plan will satisfy regulators.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Kroger, Albertsons -- still hoping to merge -- agree to sell more stores to satisfy regulators
Supermarket chains Kroger and Albertsons say will sell more of their stores in an effort to quell the federal government’s concerns about their proposed merger

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Stock market today: Wall Street claws back some losses ahead of a big week for earnings reports
Wall Street is holding steadier following a three-week losing streak

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Bank of Hawaii reports Q1 earnings
The Honolulu-based bank said it had earnings of 87 cents per share.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Florida Farm Finder group connects people with local farms around the state
The group on Facebook originally started during the pandemic, but now it's grown to having over 70,000 members with 500 farms participating.

Source: Nick Popham
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Tesla cuts the price of its 'Full Self Driving' system by a third to $8,000
The cuts follow Tesla's moves to slash $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States late Friday.

Source: Associated Press
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Now Hiring: Summerfest looking to hire ahead of busy season
Summerfest is looking to grow their team ahead of the festival season.

Source: Ryan Burk
Monday, Apr 22 2024

Tens of thousands of Colombians protest against the leftist president's reform agenda
Thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets in the latest rebuke of leftist President Gustavo Petro’s reform agenda

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

IIHS automotive safety report shows 'poor' rating for several companies
Those 14 manufactures included popular companies such as Tesla, General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Ford and Lexus.

Source: Dylan Scott
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

Quinn's Irish Pub seeing great business during Celtics and Bruins postseason runs
Bartender Ron Miller said the family-owned restaurant prepares ahead of time to make sure they can keep up with the large crowds this time of year.

Source: Richard Damas
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

Raleigh looks to bring new businesses, more people downtown
Foot traffic downtown fell by about half during the pandemic but has been on the rebound.

Source: Jatrissa Wooten
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
“Civil War,” Alex Garland’s ominous American dystopia, remained the top film in theaters in its second week of release

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
An acute housing shortage hitting fire survivors on the Hawaiian island of Maui is squeezing out residents even as they try to overcome the loss of loved ones, their homes and their community

Source: Associated Press
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

Miss America’s Teen shares tips for young entrepreneurs
The Cleveland High School junior's platform is to help youth start their own businesses.

Source: Sarah Rudlang
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

Upstate New Yorker battles health, opens Cannabicity dispensary
A conversation about safe and responsible use of cannabis.

Source: Aditi Lamba
Sunday, Apr 21 2024

Moscow says 50 Ukrainian drones shot down as attacks spark fires at Russian power stations
Ukraine has launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight in attacks that appeared to target the country’s energy infrastructure

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Tesla cuts U.S. prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
Tesla's stock price has dropped about 40% so far this year

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

'Save Beer Can Island' effort offers a piece of paradise - for a price
Nicholas Lipidarov is asking people to pledge $1,000 to become an owner of the island, which is up for sale at $14 million.

Source: Sarah Blazonis
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Record Store Day celebrates indie retail music sellers as they ride vinyl's popularity wave
Record Store Day celebrates independent retail music sellers who have endured long after megastores like Tower Records closed

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Palm Harbor boutique holds workshops to highlight local artists
Fancy Plants is a neat spot in Palm Harbor that's using its facility to sell plants while also giving artists a place to teach classes.

Source: Nick Popham
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
Tesla has knocked $2,000 off the prices of three of its five models in the United States

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Emergency supplies to be tax free in Texas April 27-29
Tax exemption only applies to select items.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Robots cook up burgers and fries in world's first autonomous, AI-powered restaurant
A new autonomous, AI-powered restaurant recently opened its doors in Pasadena.

Source: Renee Eng
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Family business finally opens marijuana dispensary in Queens
New Yorkers who have applied for cannabis licenses in the state told Spectrum News NY1 that they are not happy about the arduous process.

Source: Cheryl Wills
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it’s hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work

Source: Associated Press
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Family business touts custom-made cornhole products
Their goal is to grow the game and help people have fun.

Source: Geno Perez
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Initiative aims to diversify craft beer industry
The Many Faces Initiative offers a paid internship at five breweries.

Source: Mary Helen Jones
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Market for secondhand clothing, furniture booming
The market for second-hand clothing is projected to be worth $350 billion by 2027, according to a 2023 report by ThredUp.

Source: Kelly Milan
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Time's up for TikTok? Small businesses brace for potential economic impact if app is banned
Potential TikTok ban is included in the $95 billion foreign aid package.

Source: Vania Patino
Saturday, Apr 20 2024

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union
The workers voted 2,628 to 985 for the UAW, boosting its nationwide effort to organize nonunion factories

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

L.A. TACO launches membership drive to save publication
L.A. TACO is an independently owned news platform covering food, culture and news.

Source: Lydia Pantazes
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Bitcoin's latest 'halving' has arrived. Here's what you need to know
The “miners” who chisel bitcoins out of complex mathematics are taking a 50% pay cut — effectively reducing new production of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, again

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town
BNSF Railway attorneys told Montana that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Fiscal Policy Institute shares analysis of state budget
Nathan Gusdorf joins Capital Tonight.

Source: Marisa Jacques
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Minority business owners go from outdoor market to store in the mall
Saturday Shoppes owner opens new store in the Brandon Mall to feature products from minority owned businesses.

Source: Saundra Weathers
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Local stores gear up for National Record Store Day
Among the highlights is the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Tortured Poet’s Department,” drawing fans to the stores.

Source: Kelly Milan
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry
The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments amid complaints by licensed cannabis suppliers that shipments worth more than $300,000 have been confiscated in recent months at Border Patrol checkpoints in southern New Mexico

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

DeWine requests Rapid Disaster Declaration for Logan County residents, businesses affected by tornadoes
If approved, it would help residents and businesses with costs associated to damages from the storms.

Source: Lydia Taylor
Friday, Apr 19 2024

LA County unemployment rate unchanged in March
LA County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.4% in March, the same rate as February, according to figures released Friday.

Source: City News Service
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Neighbors fight development on old landfill in Town 'n' Country area
A developer wants to clear an old landfill and add 52 homes to the Twelve Oaks subdivision in Hillsborough County.

Source: Dalia Dangerfield
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Milwaukee’s beloved hat shop, Hawkins Hats ‘N Things, prepares to close after 33 years
Her decision to close was made because of the shifting fashion trends, particularly among younger generations.

Source: Kelly Milan
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Ag Report: Farmers reported wet soil as planting approaches
Farmers said rain allowed for limited activity in the fields.

Source: Chuck Ringwalt
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Apple pulls WhatsApp and Threads from App Store on Beijing's orders
Apple says it has removed Meta’s WhatsApp messaging app and its Threads social media app from the App Store in China on Beijing’s orders

Source: Associated Press
Friday, Apr 19 2024

With spring planting on its way, farmers urge the public to be safe on the road
Illegally passing farm equipment can be deadly - farm advocates are pushing drivers to be aware.

Source: Emily Kenny, Report for America corps member
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Two Bucks announces 4 location closures in northeast Ohio
They'll be closed this week.

Source: Lydia Taylor
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Farmers in Erie County receive November 2022 winter storm grant
The November 2022 winter storm wreaked havoc on parts of Erie County. It also did major damage to many agricultural businesses.

Source: Spectrum News Staff
Friday, Apr 19 2024

How spring cleaning can help tidy up your finances
Noelle Carter from Parachute Credit Counseling has some professional advice

Source: Breanna Fuss
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Nonprofit helps unlicensed food cart vendors become caterers
The Street Vendor Project has connected more than a dozen unlicensed vendors find work in catering.

Source: Noorulain Khawaja
Friday, Apr 19 2024

On the menu: Nina's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
Rivera family makes authentic Italian food in downtown Oneonta.

Source: Tamani Wooley
Friday, Apr 19 2024

N.Y. cannabis farmers blast pushback to expedite retail licenses
Farmers say they have the supply to stock shelves

Source: Kate Lisa
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Fortune Favors wins Small Business Persons of the Year
The candied pecan company was founded in Madison.

Source: Natalie Sopyla
Friday, Apr 19 2024

Google is combining its Android software and Pixel hardware divisions to more broadly integrate AI
Google says it will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Street vendors rally in Manhattan for more permits and licenses
The Street Vendor Project says it would like to see 1,500 spots released over the next five years.

Source: Justine Re
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Tesla shares tumble below $150 per share, giving up all gains made over the past year
The Austin, Texas company’s shares are down 12.4% this week

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Kentucky governor announces lottery to award initial round of medical cannabis business licenses
Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky will use a lottery to award licenses to businesses competing to participate in the state’s startup medical cannabis program

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Orlando City Council to decide fate of $500 million mixed-use sports complex plan
The first phase would include space for luxury apartments.

Source: Randy Rauch
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Shares of Walmart-backed Ibotta soar on public debut
Shares of Ibotta, a Walmart-backed digital company that offers customers cash-back rewards and rebates on grocery brands ranging from Nestle to Coca-Cola, rose 17% in their Wall Street debut

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Netflix now has nearly 270 million subscribers after another strong showing to begin 2024
Netflix gained another 9.3 million subscribers to start the year while its profit soared with the help of a still-emerging expansion into advertising, but caught investors off guard with a change that will make it more difficult to track the video streaming service’s future growth

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Tampa City Council approves second reading for WestShore Plaza Mall rezoning
The potential changes could create new office and retail space, along with numerous living units and a hotel.

Source: Nick Popham
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Coyotes officially leaving Arizona for Salt Lake City following approval of sale to Utah Jazz owners
The Arizona Coyotes are officially headed to Salt Lake City

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users
Generative AI is advancing so quickly that the latest chatbots available today could be out of date tomorrow

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024

Starbucks redesigns cups to reduce plastic waste
The cups are due to be rolled out to stores in the U.S. and Canada starting this month.

Source: Associated Press
Thursday, Apr 18 2024