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Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

New owners bring back a historic Virginia inn

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shannon Magenheimer has become the princess she always dreamed about. As a child on trips to the county seat from the family farm in Longshop, Magenheimer said she would imagine a magical life in The Oaks mansion, long a centerpiece of the...

Protagonist, Schlumberger fall; Invesco, Thermo Fisher rise

Sep. 17, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday: Invesco Ltd., up $1.36 to $26.25. The investment management company is reportedly in talks on a potential deal with State Street's asset-management business. ...

Start of school year fuels California job growth in August

Sep. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Public school teachers and staff returning to the classroom in August fueled another impressive month of job gains in California as officials said Friday that the state added another 104,300 jobs on its march to erase an unprecedented pandemic employment deficit. ...

Trial begins over COVID outbreak in Austrian ski resort

Sep. 17, 2021 06:03 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — A civil trial opened Friday in Austria over the government's handling of a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort during the early stages of the pandemic that relatives say resulted in unnecessary infections and deaths. Sieglinde and Ullrich Schopf,...

Muslim groups call for Hilton boycott over project in China

Sep. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is calling for a boycott of Hilton hotels over what it says are plans to build a hotel on the site of a bulldozed Uyghur mosque in China. The Council on American-Islamic Relations and other organizations held a news...

Atlantic City casinos bounce back, up 31% from a year ago

Sep. 16, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos and racetrack sports betting outlets are bouncing back convincingly from financial woes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, taking in 31% more in August than they did a year earlier, after COVID-19-related closures ended. ...

Tourists from China sue Utah after deadly tour bus crash

Sep. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah didn't do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges...

South Africa events industry gets boost with regulation ease

Sep. 13, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The hospitality and events industry in South Africa has received a major boost with the government easing tough COVID-19 regulations that have since June prevented it from accommodating more than 50 people in restaurants and public events. South...

Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

Sep. 13, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands that span the globe. The...