• Texas schools, stores divided on masks as mandate ends By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    TEXAS SCHOOLS, STORES DIVIDED ON MASKS AS MANDATE ENDS

    DALLAS - The end of Texas' mask mandate is giving Lucy Alanis second thoughts about one of her occasional indulgences during the coronavirus...

  • By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    CALIFORNIA INMATE CHARGED WITH UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FRAUD

    FRESNO, Calif. - A California prisoner is one of two people accused of stealing more than $100,000 in unemployment benefits in the...

  • The Latest: Pharmacy to vaccinate Florida teachers under 50 By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    THE LATEST: PHARMACY TO VACCINATE FLORIDA TEACHERS UNDER 50

    FLORIDA - The CVS Pharmacy chain is vaccinating Florida teachers under age 50, circumventing state orders that continue to limit coronavirus...

  • Germany extends lockdown but paves way to relax more rules By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    GERMANY EXTENDS LOCKDOWN BUT PAVES WAY TO RELAX MORE RULES

    BERLIN - Germany is extending its coronavirus shutdown by three weeks until March 28, but easing some restrictions to allow nonessential...

    Rate, Germany, Business
  • Kansas to loan up to $100M to cities with huge energy costs By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    KANSAS TO LOAN UP TO $100M TO CITIES WITH HUGE ENERGY COSTS

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Driven by pleas from desperate local officials, Kansas legislators on Wednesday quickly created a state low-interest...

    Energy, Energies
  • The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak at Vermont state prison grows By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    THE LATEST: COVID-19 OUTBREAK AT VERMONT STATE PRISON GROWS

    MONTPELIER, Vt. - An outbreak of COVID-19 at the Vermont state prison in Newport has grown to 100 inmates and eight staff members,...

  • Majority of small businesses not requiring vaccines, tests By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    MAJORITY OF SMALL BUSINESSES NOT REQUIRING VACCINES, TESTS

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A majority of small businesses are not requiring their employees to get tested for the new coronavirus or get any COVID-19...

    Business, Industry, Industries
  • Czechs seek help abroad to treat their COVID-19 patients By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    CZECHS SEEK HELP ABROAD TO TREAT THEIR COVID-19 PATIENTS

    PRAGUE - With hospitals in some parts of the Czech Republic filled up, the country has turned to Germany and other European countries...

    Germany
  • By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    MISSOURI LAWMAKERS BACK NEW CHECKS ON LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Local health officials in Missouri would be prevented from ordering businesses and schools to close for more than 15...

    Business
  • The Latest: Dozens of federal inmates refuse vaccine By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    THE LATEST: DOZENS OF FEDERAL INMATES REFUSE VACCINE

    HARTFORD, Conn. - More than 200 inmates at the federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, have declined to get vaccinated against COVID-19,...

  • Pennsylvania hauled to court over blocking plastic bag bans By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    PENNSYLVANIA HAULED TO COURT OVER BLOCKING PLASTIC BAG BANS

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia and three other municipalities in Pennsylvania sued the state Wednesday over what they say was a covert...

    Taxes, Tax
  • New Mexico governor signs pandemic relief bills By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR SIGNS PANDEMIC RELIEF BILLS

    SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico's Democratic governor has signed economic relief legislation that provides $600 rebates to low-income workers...

    Taxes, Tax
  • Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    DEMS TIGHTEN RELIEF BENEFITS, FIRM UP SUPPORT FOR VIRUS BILL

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks Wednesday, bowing to party...

    Moving
  • By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    STUDY: EMPLOYMENT ROSE AMONG THOSE IN FREE MONEY EXPERIMENT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off...

    Jobs, Job, Employment
  • Dems tighten relief benefits, firm up support for virus bill By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    DEMS TIGHTEN RELIEF BENEFITS, FIRM UP SUPPORT FOR VIRUS BILL

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten eligibility limits for stimulus checks Wednesday, bowing to party...

    Moving
  • The Latest: Biden: 'Big mistake' by states to drop mask rule By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    THE LATEST: BIDEN: 'BIG MISTAKE' BY STATES TO DROP MASK RULE

    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden called out Republican governors in Texas and Mississippi for “Neanderthal thinking” in deciding to...

  • Technology stocks lead indexes lower as yields resume climb By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    TECHNOLOGY STOCKS LEAD INDEXES LOWER AS YIELDS RESUME CLIMB

    Technology companies are leading stocks lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday as another rise in bond yields rattles...

    Trading, Technology, Technologies, Index, Bond, Bonds, Company, Companies
  • By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    MICHIGAN EXPANDS VACCINE ELIGIBILITY TO THOSE AGE 50 AND UP

    LANSING, Mich. - Michigan announced Wednesday that everyone ages 50 to 64 can start getting COVID-19 vaccinations on March 22 and that...

  • Biden encouraged by consumer interest in 'Obamacare' offer By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    BIDEN ENCOURAGED BY CONSUMER INTEREST IN 'OBAMACARE' OFFER

    WASHINGTON - In a solid start, more than 200,000 people signed up for coverage the first two weeks after President Joe Biden reopened...

    Healthcare, Government
  • Kansas lawmakers look to help cities with huge energy costs By Stl Today   -   Mar 4, 2021

    KANSAS LAWMAKERS LOOK TO HELP CITIES WITH HUGE ENERGY COSTS

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Driven by pleas from desperate local officials, Kansas legislators moved unusually quickly Wednesday to create a state...

    Unusual, Moving, Energies, Energy