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Dating changed during the pandemic; apps are following suit

The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 28, 2020, file photo shows the icon for the Tinder dating app on a device in New York. The use of dating apps in the last 18 months of the pandemic has surged around the globe. Tinder reported 2020 as its busiest year. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
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Asian markets lower on virus worries after Wall Street slips

Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street lower as jitters about the fast spread of the coronavirus’s delta variant dented enthusiasm about strong corporate profits
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A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower on Tuesday as jitters about the coronavirus's delta variant dented enthusiasm about strong corporate profits. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends

Tenants are turning up at housing courts hoping for last-minute reprieves from looming evictions after the federal eviction ban ended over the weekend
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Chelsea Rivera, 27, stands outside Franklin County evictions court in Columbus, Ohio on Monday, August 2, 2021 as she awaits a hearing on an eviction notice filed against her last month. The single mom is behind $2,988 in rent and late fees for the one bed-room apartment she rented for herself and her three young sons. "We just need help," Rivera pleaded. Housing advocates fear the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions on Saturday July 31, could eventually result in millions of people being evicted. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
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White House calls on states to prevent evictions

The White House is moving to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend
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Supporters of Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., camp with her outside the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, as anger and frustration has mounted in Congress after a nationwide eviction moratorium expired at midnight Saturday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is looking to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan national infrastructure package
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber as the Senate works to advance the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The 2,700-page bill includes new expenditures on roads, bridges, water pipes broadband and other projects, plus cyber security. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Asian markets lower on virus worries after Wall Street slips

Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street lower as jitters about the fast spread of the coronavirus’s delta variant dented enthusiasm about strong corporate profits
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A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Asian stocks have started the week higher, even as China reported a slowdown in manufacturing activity and countries in the region continue to be hammered by the delta variant. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 02

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

The White House is moving to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend
August 02
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 02

IMF OKs big increase in funds to alleviate pandemic impact

The governing body of the International Monetary Fund has approved a $650 billion expansion in the agency’s resources
August 02
FILE - In this May 18, 2021 file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks at the end of the Financing of African Economies Summit, in Paris. The governing body of the IMF on Monday, Aug. 2 approved a $650 billion expansion in the agency's resources to support economically vulnerable countries battling the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn it has caused. “This is a historic decision ... and a shot in the arm for the global economy at a time of unprecedented crisis,” Georgieva said. “It will particularly help our most vulnerable countries struggling to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.” (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP, File)
August 02

Union: NLRB officer recommends new vote for Amazon workers

The union that tried, and failed, to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get a do-over
August 02
FILE - In this March 30, 2021 file photo, a banner encouraging workers to vote in labor balloting is shown at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. The union that tried, and failed, to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, says it may get a do-over. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Monday, Aug. 2 said that a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board has recommended that the vote by workers in April to overwhelmingly reject the union be set aside and that another vote be held in its place. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)
August 02

$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is looking to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan national infrastructure package
August 02
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, center, speaks with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., left, while Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., walks by at right, as the Senate votes to formally begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan, a process that could take several days, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 02

Oregon: Settlement with Victoria 's Secret owner ends 'fear'

Oregon officials believe a $90 million settlement with the parent company of Victoria’s Secret guarantees an end to its culture of harassment and fear
August 02
FILE - This Feb. 24, 2021 file photo shows the entrance to a Victoria's Secret store at a shopping mall in Pittsburgh. Oregon officials believe a $90 million settlement with the parent company of Victoria’s Secret guarantees an end to its culture of harassment and fear. Under the settlement, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, owned by L Brands Inc., committed to each invest $45 million to protect employees from harassment and discrimination and require accountability from executives when misconduct occurs. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
August 02

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

It's summertime and airports are packed with vacationers again
August 02
August 02

Treasury Department's borrowing plans assume debt-limit deal

The Treasury Department has unveiled plans to borrow $673 billion in the current quarter while employing emergency measures to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt
August 02
FILE - This May 4, 2021, photo shows the Treasury Building in Washington. The Treasury Department has unveiled plans to borrow $673 billion in the current quarter while employing emergency measures to keep the government from an unprecedented default on the national debt. The department said Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 that its plans for borrowing in the July-September period assume Congress will pass either a suspension of the current debt limit or an increase in the limit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 02

Square, ON Semi rise; TG Therapeutics, Foot Locker fall

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Square, ON Semiconductor rise; TG Therapeutics, Foot Locker fall
August 02
August 02

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed mixed on Wall Street Monday after a day of choppy trading
August 02
August 02

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities, and foreign exchange levels
August 02
August 02

Eviction threatens millions as CDC moratorium ends on July 31

New projections from the Aspen Institute show that up to 15 million people could be at risk of eviction after the CDC moratorium ended on July 31.
August 02
New projections from the Aspen Institute show that up to 15 million people could be at risk of eviction after the CDC moratorium ended on July 31.
August 02

US employers ratchet up the pressure on the unvaccinated

Employers are increasingly losing patience with unvaccinated workers
August 02
A proof of vaccination sign is posted at a bar in San Francisco on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Until now, many employers had taken a passive approach to their unvaccinated workers, relying outreach and incentives. But that has been shifting, with vaccine mandates gaining momentum. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
August 02

US manufacturers still rising but in July, at a slower pace

Growth in U.S. manufacturing slowed for a second straight month in July amid ongoing supply-chain problems
August 02
In this Friday, July 2, 2021, photo, press operator Zachary Carr, left, looks over a part with long-time employee Walter Rupert at Uelner Precision Tools & Dies in Dubuque, Iowa. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)
August 02

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Britain has opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union
August 02
Susan Handfield, left, meets her baby granddaughter Charlotta for the first time, held by her mother Eva as they arrive from a Berlin flight at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Travelers fully vaccinated against coronavirus from the United States and much of Europe were able to enter Britain without quarantining starting today, a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
August 02

Ferrari earnings surge back to growth in second quarter

Luxury sportscar maker Ferrari has surged back to second-quarter growth
August 02
FILE - In this May 8, 2013 file photo a Ferrari logo is displayed on a engine in the department Ferrari factory in Maranello in Maranello, Italy. Luxury sports-car maker Ferrari has surged back to second-quarter growth, posting a 206-million-euro ($245 million) profit on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, after seeing its earnings drop precipitously in the same period a year ago due to the pandemic shutdown. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini, File)
August 02

Spirit: Weather, operational challenges caused flight delays

Weather and some “operational challenges“ resulted in a number of Spirit Airlines flight delays over the weekend
August 02
August 02

Rite Aid CEO talks pandemic shifts, why stores still matter

The COVID-19 pandemic swept in some big changes to how drugstores and other retailers do business
August 02
This 2013 photo provided by Rite Aid shows Heyward Donigan. The COVID-19 pandemic swept in some big changes to how drugstores and other retailers do business. Donigan expects some of those changes to become permanent.(Michael L. Mihalo/Rite Aid via AP)
August 02

No summer break: 35 million in EU can't afford holidays

The majority of low-income families in the European Union can’t afford a summer holiday, according to a study by the the European Trade Union Confederation
August 02
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, people wear face masks, to protect against coronavirus, walk on the pedestrian promenade along the beach in Biarritz, southwestern France. The majority of families with low income living in the European Union, the world's largest economy, can't afford a summer holiday, according to a study by the the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) released on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)
August 02

Foot Locker buying atmos, Eurostar in pair of deals

Foot Locker is acquiring a pair of companies in deals worth a total of more than $1 billion
August 02
FILE - In this March 2, 2018 file photo, the logo for Foot Locker appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Foot Locker is acquiring a pair of companies in deals worth a total of more than $1 billion. The footwear and clothing company said Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 that it’s buying Text Trading Co., which owns and licenses Japanese retailer Atmos, for $360 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 02

This Week: Construction spending, GM earns, nonfarm payrolls

The Commerce Department serves up its monthly snapshot of construction spending Monday
August 02
August 02

China's July manufacturing weakens amid export weakness

Two surveys show China’s manufacturing growth in July slowed to its lowest level in 15 months as demand weakened and factories coped with disruptions in supplies of raw materials and components
August 02
A man works at a factory producing power grid equipment and cable in Nantong city in east China's Jiangsu province Tuesday, July 27, 2021. China's manufacturing growth in July slowed to its lowest level in 15 months as export demand weakened and factories coped with disruptions in supplies of raw materials and components, two surveys found. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 01

It's in - and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill

After much delay, senators have unveiled their $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill
August 01
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., updates reporters on the infrastructure negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01

Pelosi, Democrats call on Biden to extend eviction ban

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders are calling on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation’s eviction moratorium
August 01
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 01

Square to buy installment payment firm Afterpay in $29B deal

Digital payments company Square Inc. says it has agreed to acquire Afterpay, which provides a “buy now, pay later’’ option for merchants, in an all-stock deal valued at about $29 billion
August 01
August 01

Allianz warns of risk, confirms US Justice Department probe

The Allianz financial services company is warning that lawsuits brought by U.S. investors against the company could end up having a material impact on its future financial results
August 01
August 01

Pandemic eviction crisis leads to greater tenant protections

The threat of widespread evictions during the coronavirus pandemic has inspired reforms to a U.S. system that has in the past offered few protections for tenants
August 01
Regina Howard poses for a photo in Southfield, Mich., Friday, July 30, 2021. Lakeshore Legal Aid successfully helped Howard receive $24,550 in federal funds to pay for 15 months of rent. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
August 01

‘Jungle Cruise’ sails atop box office despite COVID concerns

Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, “Jungle Cruise” still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film’s opening weekend to sail atop the North American box office
August 01
FILE - This file image provided by Disney shows, from left, Jack Whitehall, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Jungle Cruise." (Disney via AP, File)
August 01

UK Windrush victims demand compensation on Emancipation Day

Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered
August 01
A demonstrator holds a flare in Windrush Square during the annual Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations march in London, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. Dozens of campaigners gathered in Brixton, a center of the Black community in south London, to back the international drive for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans and demand legislation to compensate legal residents who were threatened with deportation in what is known as the Windrush Scandal. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
July 31

Schumer: Senators will 'get the job done' on infrastructure

Senate work on infrastructure plan slides into Saturday.
July 31
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, center, speaks with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., left, while Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., walks by at right, as the Senate votes to formally begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan, a process that could take several days, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 31

Tenants prepare for unknown as eviction moratorium ends

Tenants who are months behind on rent now face the end to a federal eviction moratorium Saturday
July 31
Roxanne Schaefer holds a photograph in the living room of her apartment, in West Warwick, R.I., Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Schaefer, who is months behind on rent, is bracing for the end to a CDC federal moratorium Saturday, July 31, 2021, a move that could result in millions of people being evicted just as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 31

French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people in France have turned out to protest a special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities
July 31
A protestor holds a sign which reads in French, "freedom" and "no to the Covid passport" as she attends a demonstration in Paris, France, Saturday, July 31, 2021. Demonstrators gathered in several cities in France on Saturday to protest against the COVID-19 pass, which grants vaccinated individuals greater ease of access to venues. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 31

Drive to charge packagers for recycling, but industry fights

States across the U.S. are looking to adopt new recycling regimes that require producers of packaging to pay for its inevitable disposal
July 31
July 31

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year
July 31
FILE - This May 4, 2021 file photo shows a sign outside the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice building in Washington. The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Department of Justice said Friday, July 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 31

Forgotten oil and gas wells linger, leaking toxic chemicals

There are about 2 million abandoned oil and gas wells nationwide that haven't been properly plugged with cement
July 31
July 31

Evictions loom after Biden and Congress fail to extend ban

A national eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday night after President Joe Biden and Congress failed to extend it
July 31
People from a coalition of housing justice groups hold signs protesting evictions during a news conference outside the Statehouse, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
July 30

Evictions looming, Biden fails to get Congress to extend ban

A national eviction moratorium is set to expire after President Joe Biden and Congress failed to extend it
July 30
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Democratic leaders discuss their legislative agenda, including voting rights, public health, and infrastructure, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, July 30, 2021. Hours before a nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire, Pelosi is urging an extension in a longshot effort to prevent millions of Americans of being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 30

San Francisco tenants get 6-figure buyout to leave luxe unit

A wealthy San Francisco couple notched a record nearly half-million-dollar buyout to vacate their luxury apartment of three decades
July 30
Shown is entrance to a Presidio Heights building under renovation where a wealthy couple received a record half a million dollar buyout to vacate their luxury apartment of three decades in San Francisco on Friday, July 30, 2021. The $475,000 voluntary buyout is considered to be the largest in city history underscoring the lengths some landlords will go to to get rid of long-term tenants in a city with strict rent control and soaring market rents. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 30

Walmart mandates vaccines for workers at headquarters

Walmart is requiring that all workers at its headquarters as well as managers who travel within the U.S. be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 4
July 30
FILE - In this July 30, 2020 file photo, shoppers wear face masks as they leave a Walmart store in Vernon Hills, Ill. Walmart is reversing its mask policy, Friday, July 30, 2021, and will require vaccinated workers in its distribution centers and stores in areas to wear masks in areas with high infection rates of the virus. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
July 30

Bezos loses appeal of NASA's plans to use Musk moon lander

Jeff Bezos has lost his appeal of NASA's contract with Elon Musk's SpaceX to build its new moon lander
July 30
This is an illustration provided by SpaceX shows the SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program. Jeff Bezos has lost his appeal of NASA's contract with Elon Musk's SpaceX to build its new moon lander. The Government Accountability Office Friday, July 30, 2021 ruled that NASA's award of the $2.9 billion contract to just SpaceX was legal and proper.(SpaceX/NASA via AP)
July 30

Google joins growing list of employers mandating COVID-19 vaccines

Workplace vaccine requirements have emerged as the latest hot-button issue.
July 30
In this  May 8, 2019 file photo a sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
July 30

Wall Street stumbles at the close of another strong month

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street, giving up their gains for the week
July 30
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 30, 2021. Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after stocks pushed broadly higher on Wall Street following the release of data showing the U.S. economy expanded at a 6.5% annual pace in April-June. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 30

Amazon, Pinterest fall; Charter, DexCom rise

Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Amazon, Pinterest fall; Charter, DexCom rise
July 30
July 30

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Stocks ended lower on Wall Street, giving up their gains for the week
July 30
July 30

Senate advances nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan

The Senate has advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle on Friday
July 30
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., updates reporters on the infrastructure negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)