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The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:54am

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic. It mandates businesses open to the public to deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one. The governor also expanded where people must have a face covering beyond indoor public spaces. Starting immediately, they must wear one outdoors if they cannot consistently keep 6 feet from non-household members. A mask is needed while using public transportation, a taxi or a ride-sharing vehicle, with some exceptions. Violators will be subject to a misdemeanor fine. Virus cases have risen in Michigan and Whitmer says spotty compliance with her monthslong mask requirement is a “big part of the reason.”

Stocks drift

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:24am

Stocks are moving between slight gains and losses as Wall Street wraps up a week of erratic swings driven by uncertainties about the impact of COVID-19. European shares edged up after manufacturing bounced back sharply in France and Italy in May. Asian markets closed lower. Markets have been swinging this week as worsening coronavirus infection counts across the U.S. and other global hotspots raise concerns that the economy’s recent budding improvements may be set to stall.

Electric vehicle startup Rivian gets $2.5B in added funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 9:04am

Electric vehicle startup Rivian says it has raised another $2.5 billion in funding from accounts advised by investment firm T. Rowe Price.

Retail bankruptcy filings keep coming, coffee habits change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:52am

which runs Hawaiian Airlines — disclosed that it held a webcast two days ago in which President and CEO Peter Ingram said that based on Hawaiian's current planning assumption of a 10%-15% reduction in its anticipated flight schedule for the summer of 2021, it expects to reduce its employee headcount. The company did not specify how many jobs might be eliminated.

Florida's curve no longer flat amid new surge of virus cases

Adriana Gomez Licon and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:36am

Fighting a surge in coronavirus cases in the spring, Florida appeared to be “flattening the curve” as theme parks shuttered, sugar sand beaches closed and residents heeded orders to stay home. Now, it's almost as if that never happened.

4 children die when semi slams into car on Indiana highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 8:11am

Four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their car that had slowed down for a construction zone on Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana, state police said.

Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:55am

A federal judge rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a lengthy environmental review.

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:20am

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking 85 years of court precedent that upheld the governor’s broad veto powers.

US wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs plunged

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:45am

U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting a big increase in energy prices.

US wholesale prices edged down 0.2% in June as food costs fell while energy costs increased

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:36am

US wholesale prices edged down 0.2% in June as food costs fell while energy costs increased.

Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:32am

A Mexican American man from Wisconsin is charged with homicide as a hate crime because prosecutors say he intentionally crashed his pickup truck into a motorcyclist and killed the man because he was white.

In heated political moment, Goya latest company to get stung

Matt Ott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 6:28am

The supercharged U.S. political landscape has grown potentially more perilous for companies ahead of the 2020 presidential election as Goya, a food company with a tremendously loyal following, discovered this week.

Summer getaway underway as new UK quarantine rules in place

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 3:46am

The traditional British summer getaway to sun-soaked Mediterranean beaches picked up steam Friday as U.K. quarantine restrictions were removed from dozens of countries, including France, Greece and Italy.

China auto sales off 22.4% in first half of 2020

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 3:46am

China’s auto sales rose 1.8% in June over a year earlier but fell by double digits for the first half of 2020 after the country shut down to fight the coronavirus, an industry group reported Friday.

Depp says feces in bed was last straw in marriage to Heard

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 3:04am

Johnny Depp said in a London court on Friday that he was left embittered by ex-wife Amber Heard's claims he abused her, which turned him from “Cinderella to Quasimodo” in the public eye.

Lawmakers vote to shut down Philippines' largest TV network

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:30am

Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting down a major news provider that had been repeatedly threatened by the president over its critical coverage.

Philippine lawmakers have voted to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, ABS-CBN Corp.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 10th - 1:27am

Philippine lawmakers have voted to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, ABS-CBN Corp.

Most stocks drift higher on Wall Street; tech a rare downer

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:56pm

Most of Wall Street is drifting higher Friday, though a rare pullback for some of the year's biggest winners in the stock market is tamping down the gains.

The Latest: Trump swipes at China for virus, trade deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 9th - 11:38pm

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says the state will reimplement restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread of the coronavirus after a “spike” in confirmed cases.