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Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump insists that schools reopen this fall. Many parents, educators, doctors and economists want the same thing. But getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed. A growing chorus of public health experts is urging federal, state and local officials to reconsider how they are reopening the broader economy, and to prioritize K-12 schools — an effort that will likely require [...]

Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps won’t survive

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps won’t survive

FAYETTE, Maine — Camp Winnebago was founded during the Spanish Flu and weathered all manner of health scares from polio to the swine flu over a century. It wasn't about to let the coronavirus stop the fun. But things will be different this summer at this camp and others that buck the trend and welcome children. The vast majority of overnight camps are closed due to the pandemic. Campers were tested five days before arriving [...]

Washington’s ‘Church of Presidents’ etched in history again

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on Washington’s ‘Church of Presidents’ etched in history again

The Rev. John C. Harper had been rector at the historic St. John's Episcopal Church for less than a year when the 1963 March on Washington began taking shape. A lay leader in the congregation urged him to steer clear of it — but instead he embraced it. Harper held a service the morning of the march, welcoming a diverse crowd of more than 700 people at the church across from the White House. Black [...]

2Q earnings to show how virus menaced Corporate America

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on 2Q earnings to show how virus menaced Corporate America

NEW YORK (AP) — Like that last roll of ultra-thin toilet paper left on the shelves or the latest Star Wars movies, it's tough to be disappointed in something when expectations were low to begin with. That's how Wall Street is approaching the upcoming earnings season for companies. CEOs across the country are preparing to tell their investors in upcoming weeks how they fared from April through June, and the forecast is uniformly dismal. The [...]

Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in sales, in part, driven by housebound residents putting cash down for scratch-off tickets. But lottery officials say other states, like Massachusetts and Oregon, confronted revenue drops [...]

The games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on The games are restarting, but few reporters will be there

Many familiar pregame sights won't be back when baseball and the NBA return later this month. Managers won't exchange lineup cards at home plate and basketball lineup introductions won't feature special high fives. There also won't be the ritual of a gaggle of reporters crowding around a manager before the game or waiting for LeBron James or Brad Stevens to emerge for interviews after an NBA game. As U.S. team sports prepare to resume, journalists [...]

Local firm launches innovative hand sanitizer dispenser

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on Local firm launches innovative hand sanitizer dispenser

A Columbus manufacturer last week launched a new line of innovative hand-sanitizer dispensers as more employers bring back employees in phases and public places resume more normal-like operations. Frontline Supplies, a company specializing in supply of hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, dispensers and masks, developed its new range of touchless dispensers to meet the public expectations of the so-called new normal and hand sanitizer accessibility. “When you walk into any place outside your own home now, [...]

1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes

Monday, July 13, 2020|Comments Off on 1 ad, 3 accents: How Democrats aim to win Latino votes

WASHINGTON — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump — "los cuentos no pagan las cuentas," a play on words that roughly means "telling stories won't pay the bills." But the narrator for the version that aired in Miami had a Cuban accent. In Orlando, Fla., the accent was Puerto Rican. And in Phoenix, it was Mexican. Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is hoping [...]

Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms

Friday, July 10, 2020|Comments Off on Small business program scrutinized for loans to big firms

NEW YORK — Congress set aside $659 billion to throw a lifeline to small businesses and organizations side-swiped by the coronavirus pandemic and to help paychecks keep flowing to workers who might otherwise head to the unemployment line. Yet that's not exactly how it worked out. Among the 650,000 companies on the partial list of recipients released this week by the Treasury Department were fashion designers such as Oscar de la Renta, the clothing retailer [...]

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Friday, July 10, 2020|Comments Off on ‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to find out which drugs help, hurt or have no effect at all. As deaths from the coronavirus relentlessly mounted into the hundreds of thousands, tens of thousands of doctors and patients [...]

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Legal News

U.S. Supreme Court: Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes

Wednesday, July 8, 2020|Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court: Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states' popular vote winner in the Electoral [...]

High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

Monday, July 6, 2020|Comments Off on High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

The Supreme Court elated religious freedom advocates and alarmed secular groups with its Tuesday ruling on public funding for religious education, a decision whose long-term [...]

Supreme Court ruling lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

Thursday, July 2, 2020|Comments Off on Supreme Court ruling lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows [...]

Business News

Columbus law firm first to back new ‘racial justice’ work group

Thursday, July 9, 2020|Comments Off on Columbus law firm first to back new ‘racial justice’ work group

A local law firm has accepted the challenge to make justice fairer for black Columbus residents and other minority members. Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP [...]

Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

Thursday, July 9, 2020|Comments Off on Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring [...]

Social media firms face revenue hit from boycotts

Tuesday, July 7, 2020|Comments Off on Social media firms face revenue hit from boycotts

Verizon's decision to join the growing boycott against Facebook and Twitter risks hurting the social media giants where it hurts most: their advertising revenue. Advertising [...]

Real Estate

OSU study: Columbus green spaces handier to wealthier neighborhoods

Monday, June 29, 2020|Comments Off on OSU study: Columbus green spaces handier to wealthier neighborhoods

Residents of Columbus’ wealthier neighborhoods have more access to parks, trails and green spaces than poorer residents of the metro area, a new Ohio State [...]

Local home sales reel in wake of virus

Wednesday, June 24, 2020|Comments Off on Local home sales reel in wake of virus

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the local housing market having even fewer homes for sale and fewer homes sold last month, according to new [...]

Mortgage rates fall again; 30-year loan at all-time low 3.15 percent

Tuesday, June 2, 2020|Comments Off on Mortgage rates fall again; 30-year loan at all-time low 3.15 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates fell last week as the key 30-year home loan marked an all-time low for the third time in the [...]

Politics

Trump donors among early recipients of federal coronavirus business loans

Thursday, July 9, 2020|Comments Off on Trump donors among early recipients of federal coronavirus business loans

WASHINGTON — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major [...]

Federal government signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

Tuesday, July 7, 2020|Comments Off on Federal government signals it will resist freeing detained migrant families

HOUSTON (AP) — The federal government said Wednesday it should not have to automatically release immigrant parents detained with their children — including some infants [...]

Drive-up citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms

Thursday, July 2, 2020|Comments Off on Drive-up citizenship eases backlog, but new threat looms

DETROIT (AP) — A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her SUV to swear [...]

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