Crude falls | WTOP

[ad_1] Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell… Crude oil futures prices ended lower on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade fell $1.22 — closing at $36.17 a barrel. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not […]

Dollar mixed | WTOP

[ad_1] The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.33 Canadian dollars, unchanged… The U.S. dollar is mixed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.33 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Wednesday. And the dollar is trading at 21.35 Mexican pesos, up from late Wednesday. Copyright © 2020 The […]

Gold slips, silver edges higher

[ad_1] The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,865.60 an ounce – down $10.90. The… The November gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,865.60 an ounce – down $10.90. The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $23.34 an ounce – up a penny. Copyright © 2020 The Associated […]

‘So frustrating’: Grave missteps seen in US virus response

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors… NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug […]

Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surges

[ad_1] ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming… ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday. Starting next week, Francis […]

Bid to recruit ex-cops as poll challengers comes under fire

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The union that represents Minneapolis police officers is trying to recruit former cops to work as “poll… MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The union that represents Minneapolis police officers is trying to recruit former cops to work as “poll challengers” to work in “problem” areas at the request of an attorney connected to President Donald Trump’s campaign, sparking […]

Dollar rises | WTOP

[ad_1] The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.34 Canadian dollars, up… The U.S. dollar is higher against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.34 Canadian dollars, up from late Wednesday. And the dollar is trading at 21.37 Mexican pesos, also up from late Wednesday. Copyright © 2020 […]

Short of medics as virus surges, central Europe sounds alarm

[ad_1] KYJOV, Czech Republic (AP) — Soldiers in Poland are giving coronavirus tests. American National Guard troops with medical training are… KYJOV, Czech Republic (AP) — Soldiers in Poland are giving coronavirus tests. American National Guard troops with medical training are headed to the Czech Republic to work alongside doctors there. A Czech university student is running blood samples to […]

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