Economy Jul 01

Attendees watch from their cars during an Independence Day drive-in firework and laser light show at the Naples-Fort Myers
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Supply chain issues put a damper on July 4 fireworks

Problems with the global supply chain have impacted nearly every sector of the economy. Now Americans preparing to celebrate Independence Day may find increased prices on the fireworks aisle, or their cities canceling fireworks displays altogether. Stephanie Sy has the…

Nation Jul 04

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Hot dog! NYC marks July 4 with eating contest, fireworks

The show will be broadcast live on NBC as part of a two-hour special featuring the Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic and Reba McEntire. The performers' appearances were pre-recorded from around the country in front of live audiences.

Politics Jul 04

Trump entices masses with capital event as virus cases rise

Several hours before Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration, people filed to the National Mall in baking heat and took shade under the scattered trees while, not far away, music wafted from a party on the White House South Lawn. To…

Jul 04

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening”…