No one has ever been charged over any of dog thefts that plagued Yorkshire in 2020, a charity has reported. Across last year, there were 82 reported dog thefts in South Yorkshire following a surge in puppy buying during the pandemic. Now, research by dog welfare charity The Kennel Club claims that no one has ever been brought to justice or even charged in any of those cases, or any of the 271 cases total in all of Yorkshire and the Humber in that time.
Who are the real winners from the record high car prices? Not the automakers. Despite sky high prices and surging customer demand, most automakers are about to report that revenue is down from where it was in the second quarter of 2019, a "normal" period before the pandemic that is being used for many financial results comparisons.
San Francisco is making outdoor dining in former parking spots a permanent fixture in the city. Supervisors voted Tuesday night on an ordinance that establishes rules for what are commonly called “parklets.” It’s been the one thing besides take-out that has helped restaurants in the city weather the financial hardships of the pandemic.
There's no escaping it: Prices are rising across the board, including all the essentials -- food, clothing and shelter. American home prices are up 20% over the past year. Prices of food eaten outside the home were up more than 4% in June over the past year, and apparel prices rose nearly 5% over the same time period.
Two McDonald's employees in Maine have been charged after drugs were found in a customer's Happy Meal. According to the Auburn Police Department, a mother contacted authorities on June 30 after discovering prescription Suboxone, which is used to treat narcotic dependence, in her 11-year-old son's Happy Meal.
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said it received a notification June 9 of two people who became ill with listeriosis, and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health agencies to determine there was evidence linking the illnesses to Tyson pre-cooked chicken products.
American vacationers are finding just about everything significantly more expensive this summer. Even so, many of the prices are still below where they stood in the summer of 2019, six months before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic brought demand for travel to a near halt and sent prices plunging.
US auto sales soared in the second quarter. But the uptick could have been much bigger. General Motors reported a 40% jump in sales in the quarter compared to a year earlier, and a 7% increase compared to the first quarter this year. Toyota sales soared 73% jump compared to a year ago, and had a 14% bump compared to the first quarter.
As part of its bankruptcy filing last year, Hertz promised to sell more than 180,000 vehicles from its fleet by the end of 2020 — just as the prices of used cars shot up and Americans faced a shortage of new cars. Henry Keizer, chairman of Hertz's board of directors, called the recovery "remarkable."
This fiscal year, the state has a tax revenue surplus of more than $4 billion and Baker is arguing it’s the perfect time to give back some of that money to local businesses by elongating the tax holiday. Typically, the state’s tax holiday, during which shoppers are not charged the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax for many purchases, lasts for just a weekend.
Details are slowly emerging about a new startup, Worldcoin, that aims to launch a new cryptocurrency that it would distribute to people in exchange for their eye scans. The futuristic-sounding idea has attracted major supporters in Silicon Valley, including Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and the venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Day One Ventures.
(Bloomberg) -- Japan’s No. 2 defense official laid out the increasing threats he sees from a more assertive China, including longer-range missiles and more frequent airspace incursions, as the U.S. ally moves to boost defense spending to help counter Beijing. “It’s already possible for them to aim at the East Coast and the White House,” Yasuhide Nakayama, Japan’s state minister of defense, said during a talk Monday to the Washington-based Hudson Institute, while holding a map showing the range of China’s latest JL-3 intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite hit new record highs and the Dow climbed more than 320 points. "We have a deal," Biden told reporters Thursday. Even though it is a proposal with support from both parties, it's still unclear if the deal will get enough support in the Senate.
© David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images A pedestrian walks past a building at the Google campus in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc.'s Google. At its center is a bold claim: Google colluded with archrival Facebook Inc. in an illegal deal to manipulate auctions for online advertising, an industry the two companies dominate.
The supercontagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is responsible for about 1 in 5 COVID-19 cases in the United States, and its prevalence has doubled in the last two weeks, heath officials said Tuesday. Its appearance in the United States is not surprising. And with vaccinations ticking up and COVID-19 case numbers falling, it’s unclear how much of a problem Delta will cause here.
It has been a seller's market for years when it comes to Bay Area real estate. That won't change right away, but experts said more houses are coming onto the market, which eventually could lead to lower prices. Meanwhile, the Bay Area housing market is still scaldingly hot.
Self-made billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk made huge profits during the Covid-19 pandemic but a new report shows there’s no beating family money when it comes to getting – and staying – really, really rich. Ten of the US’s richest families, including the Walmart family and the dynasties behind industries including candy and cosmetics, also saw their assets balloon over the pandemic, with a shared increase in their combined net worth of over $136bn in 14 months, according to a report by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) published on Wednesday.
(Bloomberg) -- Oracle Corp. shares declined after the software maker reported quarterly sales that failed to satisfy robust investor expectations for the company’s cloud-computing business and gave a profit forecast that fell short of projections. Earnings, excluding some items, will be 94 cents to 98 cents a share in the quarter ending in August, Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said Tuesday on a conference call.
US retail sales fell 1.3% in May as the sector continues to come down from the stimulus-fueled high of recent months. May retail sales were still 28% higher than they were last year when many non-essential stores were closed. Strong year ahead Clothing stores were a bright spot last month.