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In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, a specialist works at his post on the trading floor, Monday Nov. 30, 2020, in New York.  Companies in the S&P 500 reported that their earnings held up surprising well in the third-quarter despite an economy still struggling to recover from the virus pandemic. (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP, File)

3Q earnings offer an unexpected light in pandemic darkness

Dec. 3, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Corporate earnings are likely to end this year with a fourth-straight quarterly decline, but a profit rebound may be appearing on the horizon, analysts say. Despite the continuing struggle with the virus pandemic, profits for companies in the S&P 500 held up surprisingly well in the third-quarter. That's a...

Migrants sit in Arguineguin port after their rescue in Gran Canaria island, Spain on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Spanish rescue services said Wednesday at least seven people died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. Many of the rescued were taken to the Arguineguín dock on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria island, where several thousand people of different origin are being kept, some in tents. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)

Tensions rise over housing of migrants on Spanish islands

Nov. 26, 2020 2:31 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A row over where to house African migrants increasingly arriving by boat on Spain’s Canary Islands deepened Thursday, when the mayor of the most affected town urged the Spanish government to transfer them out of local hotels. More than 20,000 West Africans and Moroccans have...

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 photo, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell sits behind his desk at the government center in Mashpee, Mass. Cromwell and the owner of a Rhode Island architecture firm were arrested Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, and charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe's plans to build a resort casino in Taunton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Tribe chairman charged with bribery in casino development

Nov. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The longtime chairman of a Massachusetts tribe and an architecture firm owner have been charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe’s plans to build a resort casino, federal prosecutors said Friday. Cedric Cromwell is accused of using his position as chairman of the Mashpee...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus feed pigeons on a street in Goyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: NZealand mulls masks on Auckland public transit

Nov. 12, 2020 11:32 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government could soon make wearing masks mandatory on public transit in Auckland and on planes nationwide as it continues to investigate a new community case of the coronavirus. Virus Response Minister Chris Hipkins says there are no plans at this point to...

FILE  - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Mike White gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Unlike a year ago, Florida begins the season unranked and won’t have nearly as much hype. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Florida tweaks schedule again, now opening with UMass Lowell

Nov. 12, 2020 4:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is shuffling its basketball schedule again. Having already been forced to replace their home-opening opponent, the Gators will now face a different team to start the season. Florida said Thursday it will open against UMass Lowell instead of Maine on Nov. 25 at a resort...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2020, file photo, passengers walk through Salt Lake City International Airport, in Salt Lake City. Business travel might never look the same in the wake of the coronavirus. Consulting firm McKinsey and Co. says it took international business travel five years to recover after the 2008 recession. But this time, the ease of videoconferencing could put a permanent dent in corporate trips. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Business Travel story

Nov. 12, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Brandon Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry. A partner account executive at a U.S. tech firm, Contreras was used to traveling frequently for his company. But nine months into the pandemic, he and thousands of others are working from home and dialing into video...

FILE  - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Mike White gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Unlike a year ago, Florida begins the season unranked and won’t have nearly as much hype. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

White, Gators want to 'reduce noise,' improve culture

Nov. 11, 2020 3:02 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s motto for this season: reduce the noise. It’s White’s way of trying to keep his players better focused and more grounded after a year in which they struggled to handle a top-10 preseason ranking and lofty expectations that had some...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020 file photo, people walk outside the Marriott Long Wharf hotel in Boston. Marriott says it saw dramatic improvement in the third quarter as travel demand rebounded in China. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Marriott bounces back as activity in China surges

Nov. 6, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Marriott saw dramatic improvement in the third quarter as travel demand rebounded in China. But Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson said the recovery remains bumpy, and reinstated lockdowns in Europe and elsewhere could clip bookings. “Even in China, where there is a much broader sense that COVID is...

Tourist guide Efrain Valles, wearing a protective face mask, stands at his recently opened ice cream shop in Cuzco, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Valles, once one of the most sought-after tour guides in Cuzco high in Peru's Andes, is one of the 1.3 million people nationwide in a tourism industry devastated by the novel coronavirus and the measures imposed to fight its spread, including international travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

Oct. 31, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. Valles, once one of the most sought-after tour guides in Cuzco high in Peru's Andes, is one of the 1.3...

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before a campaign rally at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump's election night party up in air due to DC virus rules

Oct. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s not sure where he'll mark election night after District of Columbia officials signaled that a party planned for his luxury hotel in Washington could be in violation of rules limiting mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump told...