NORTHEAST OREGON — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Union and Wallowa counties’ school districts and their students to travel a rugged and harmful path the past 13 months. Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the latest COVID-19 relief package from the federal government, however, will help put them on […]

Artwork is under construction for the two roundabouts near the entrance of Fruita off Interstate 70, highlighting the past and present culture of the area. In addition, fundraising is underway to complete four additional sculptures. The artwork, which is being created by Jeff Bates, is part of an effort by […]

BOSTON (SHNS) – Three months after Gov. Charlie Baker signed a more than $1.1 billion COVID relief spending bill, the administration has made the final $213 million available for dozens of non-profits, municipal departments, and hospitals to claim with just two months left until much of the federal money used […]

Mondelez International Inc.’s finance chief is reallocating funds to boost the snack maker’s marketing, and the company for the first time will spend the majority of its advertising dollars on digital channels instead of on television commercials. The Chicago, Ill.-based food manufacturer, which owns the Oreo cookie, Cadbury chocolate and […]

(Bloomberg) — Hedge funds and other short sellers are beginning to set their sights on a U.S. credit-derivatives index with outsized exposure to hotel debt as the pandemic sinks the hospitality industry into distress. The firms are starting to build up wagers against the synthetic index, known as CMBX 9, […]

Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive. Shortly afterward, Vice President Mike Pence […]

Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials’ safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive. Shortly afterward, Vice President Mike […]