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Austria tamps down New Year's Eve parties to fight omicron

Austria tamps down New Year's Eve parties to fight omicron

VIENNA (AP) — Austria announced a slate of new restrictions Wednesday aimed at slowing the spread of the omicron variant, including closing restaurants earlier and imposing stricter entry requirements for people from countries where the variant is al
US economy grew at 2.3% rate in Q3, up from earlier estimate

US economy grew at 2.3% rate in Q3, up from earlier estimate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.3% rate in the third quarter, slightly better than previously thought, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Canadian tech firm Dye & Durham announces $3.2-billion bid for Australia's Link Group

TORONTO — Canadian cloud-based software and technology company Dye & Durham Ltd. says it has signed a deal to buy Link Administration Holdings Ltd. of Australia for $3.2 billion.
Wait, whom should we tip for the holidays - and how much?

Wait, whom should we tip for the holidays - and how much?

You’re likely planning to give some extra love to family and friends this time of year. But what about your dog walker or babysitter? If you haven’t already, consider showing appreciation for your service providers with a gift or bonus gratuity.
Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus

Spain's huge Christmas lottery offers distraction from virus

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards looking for a respite from the pandemic’s gloom and doom turned their attention Wednesday to a rite that for more than two centuries has marked the beginning of the festive period: the country’s bumper Christmas lottery, known
Edmunds: 2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Edmunds: 2022 Ford Maverick vs. 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Remember the compact trucks that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s? Well, they’ve made a comeback for the 2022 model year via the all-new Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz .
Dutch prosecutors demand life sentences in MH17 downing

Dutch prosecutors demand life sentences in MH17 downing

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday demanded life sentences for four suspects in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014.