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Louisiana jury trials off until March 1 due to virus worries

A Louisiana Supreme Court order says no jury trials can be launched in the state until March 1 because of coronavirus concerns. The order, dated...

TikTok tightens privacy features for younger users

A month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect children and teenagers, TikTok is tightening its privacy practices for the under-18 crowd. Starting...

Global stocks rise as markets watch for Biden stimulus plan

Global stock markets and U.S. futures rose Tuesday as investors waited for details of President-elect Joe Biden's promised economic stimulus plan. London and Frankfurt opened...

Army Corps proposes $2B to improve levees in south Louisiana

A federal agency is proposing $2 billion in improvements to the levee system that protects against hurricane flooding along portions of seven parishes in...

7 credit card perks to prioritize in 2021

By MELISSA LAMBARENA of NerdWallet As you lay the groundwork for 2021 financial resolutions, take inventory of your credit cards to see if they’re still...

Stocks slip as Wall Street takes a breather after 4-day run

Stocks are slipping Monday as trading cools on Wall Street and in markets around the world following their strong record-setting runs. The S&P 500 was...

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry’s enters the pet food business

Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry's. The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday it’s introducing a line of frozen dog...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, adding to record highs

Stocks are opening with modest gains on Wall Street, adding to the record highs they reached a day earlier and keeping the market on...

More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses

For Nancy Sinoway, a second coronavirus relief loan would increase the chances that her dressmaking business will survive. “I could use it for marketing, for...

Bitcoin crosses $40K mark, doubling in less than a month

First it went through $20,000. Then 10 days later, it broke through $25,000, and then, with barely taking a breath, it crossed $30,000. Now...