Unemployment claims climb to 745,000; layoffs still high

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving.

CDC warns of listeria outbreak in Hispanic-style soft cheeses

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a listeria outbreak in Hispanic-style soft cheeses, including queso fresco, and is asking consumers to avoid the product until a specific brand linked to the outbreak can be tracked down.