Marine sea tank sinks with 16 aboard; 1 dead and 8 missing

SAN DIEGO — An amphibious assault vehicle carrying 15 Marines and a Navy sailor sank near a military-owned island off the coast of Southern California, leaving one of the Marines dead and eight missing, authorities said Friday. They were traveling in the vehicle that resembles a seafaring tank from the shores of San Clemente Island …

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Change in unemployment brings new stresses for state system

New York’s unemployment system might soon face its toughest test yet, months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged the technology for processing claims collapsed. The state has worked to clear a great deal of its claims backlog, observers told Crain’s, but many New Yorkers are still waiting for their benefits. The $600 extra federal payment that has …

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Judge: Latest Bielema filing too long

FAYETTEVILLE — Judge P.K. Holmes III, the presiding judge in former Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema’s $7 million lawsuit against the Razorback Foundation, rejected on Friday the latest filing in the case because it wasn’t brief enough. The 34-page response to the foundation’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Tom Mars, the lead …

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Here's how a lender uses magical accounting to sweep losses under the rug

It’s no secret that lenders are facing enormous losses thanks to the pandemic stopping the economy dead in its tracks. What’s interesting is the lengths they’ll go to make the dire problem seemingly disappear. Exhibit A: Credit Acceptance Corp., which makes car loans to borrowers with poor credit histories. Because a lot of customers can no …

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VIERNES, 31 de JULIO: Cinco hechos importantes sobre la covid-19 en Arkansas

As our state deals with the spread of covid-19 in the midst of a global outbreak, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will publish five things you need to know each week. We’ll be publishing these round-ups in English, Spanish and Marshallese. You can read our full coverage at arkansasonline.com/coronavirus/. Coronavirus coverage pertaining to crucial public health information …

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NYC Health & Hospitals spending $142M to build Covid recovery clinics

NYC Health & Hospitals’ plan to build Centers of Excellence in areas that have been hardest hit by Covid-19 in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens will cost about $142 million, according to state filings. The health system is developing clinics in the Tremont section of the Bronx, Bushwick in Brooklyn and Jackson Heights in Queens. …

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Bahamas, Florida brace as new Hurricane Isaias bears down

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Forecasters declared a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coastline on Friday as Hurricane Isaias drenched the Bahamas on a track for the U.S. East Coast. Officials in Florida said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade County beginning Friday night. Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the county …

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Dunkin’ expects to close about 800 U.S. stores this year

Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. said it expects to close about 800 stores in the U.S. permanently this year, as well as about 350 internationally. The closures are part of a “real estate portfolio rationalization,” and will mostly involve low-volume sales locations, Dunkin’ said. The U.S. locations represent about 8% of Dunkin’s total domestic restaurants, and …

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U.S. consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains

WASHINGTON — American consumers increased their spending in June by a solid 5.6%, helping regain some of record plunge that occurred after the coronavirus struck hard in March and paralyzed the economy. But the virus’ resurgence in much of the country could impede further gains. Last month’s rise in consumer spending followed a seasonally adjusted …

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For sale: 36,000 acres in Adirondacks for $180M

A 36,000-acre tract of lakes and forest in the Adirondacks is on the market for $180 million. The tract known as Whitney Park was owned by Saratoga Springs philanthropist and thoroughbred racing owner Marylou Whitney, who died last year. Her widower, John Hendrickson, told the Wall Street Journal he plans to sell the estate, which includes the …

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