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Stocks end lower ahead of first debate between Trump, Biden

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Banks, energy companies and stocks that depend on consumer spending had some of the biggest losses. The price of oil fell 3.2%, dragging much ...

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented "compelling ...

Global stocks mostly edge down ahead of US debate

Global stocks mostly dipped on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a debate between U.S. President Donald Trump and his challenger in the November election, Joe Biden. Shares turned down slightly in European trading after indexes in Shanghai and Tokyo advanced. The FTSE 100 in London lost ...

Amazon sees its palm recognition tech in stadiums, offices

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has introduced new palm recognition technology in a pair of Seattle stores and sees broader uses in places like stadiums and offices. Customers at the stores near Amazon's campus in Washington can flash a palm for entry and to buy goods. The company chose palm ...

Millennial Money: Try touchless payment to avoid dirty money

If you're looking for a self-improvement task in this pandemic era, try teaching yourself to use contactless payments with your phone or "tap-to-pay" credit and debit cards. Any germaphobe will tell you that the surfaces of bills and coins have always been gross. And handing your credit card ...

France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

PARIS (AP) — France's environment minister has announced a gradual ban on using wild animals in traveling circuses, on keeping dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks and on raising mink on fur farms. Barbara Pompili, France's minister of ecological transition, said in a ...

Virus, strife prompt ‘resiliency’ funds in Black communities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce helped the clothing designer defray costs, including surge prices on elastic and fabric that jumped dramatically due to the pandemic. The application process was simple and ...

Nissan employee testifies against American on trial in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Nissan employee testified Tuesday that he worked with another former Nissan executive, American Greg Kelly to find ways to pay the automaker's former chairman, Carlos Ghosn without fully disclosing his compensation. Toshiaki Ohnuma, a star witnesses for the prosecution, ...

Annual Harvest Golf Classic raises $104,640 for food bank

MANCHESTER – The Workplace Benefit Solutions (WBS), HUB International Harvest Golf Classic recently raised more than $104,640 in support of the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire’s programs. Now in its eleventh year, the annual golf tournament has raised ...

Alene Candles honors local leaders as ‘Milford Luminaries’

MILFORD – Even during a pandemic, Alene Candles, for the second year in a row, is praising those in the community who have given back helping families, friends and neighbors. The Milford Luminaries program recognizes four outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond during the ...

SNHH appoints Wolf president

NASHUA – Southern New Hampshire Health (a founding member of SolutionHealth) has appointed Scott A. Wolf, DO, MPH, FACP, its next President, effective November 30, 2020. Dr. Wolf will also serve as Executive Vice President of SolutionHealth. “The Southern New Hampshire Health Board ...

D-H Women’s Health Resource Center opens Donor Milk Depot and Dispensary

LEBANON – Dartmouth-Hitchcock recently announced the opening of a Donor Milk Depot and Dispensary at its Women’s Health Resource Center (WHRC), in partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast. A grand opening event was held on Sept. 4. A donor milk depot is a community location where ...

Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data online— said the impact appeared limited and there is no reason to believe its customers ...

Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication: States' efforts to prevent fraud have delayed or disrupted their payments. California has said it will stop processing new applications for ...

Evel Knievel’s son suing Disney over ‘Toy Story 4’ character

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Evel Knievel's son is on a collision course with the Walt Disney Co. and Pixar over a movie daredevil character named Duke Caboom. A federal trademark infringement lawsuit filed in Las Vegas accuses the movie company of improperly basing the new character in last year's ...

Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the United States. Yin Weidong, the CEO of SinoVac, vowed to apply to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell ...