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A Walmart sign is shown June 1, 2017 at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press)

Walmart reportedly eyes deal with insurer Humana

UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Walmart may be looking to dive deeper into the rapidly evolving health care market by acquiring the insurer Humana, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Customers can be seen Feb. 14, 2018, at McDonald's restaurant in Ridgeland, Miss. (Associated Press)

McDonald’s expands worker tuition benefits, citing tax law

McDonald’s, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition.
A branch of Barclays Bank in London. (Associated Press)

Barclays to pay $2 billion to U.S. to settle mortgage suit

UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 4 p.m.

British bank Barclays became the latest big bank to reach a multibillion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities over its role in the subprime mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis. But in a rare and notable move, U.S. authorities went further to fine two individual bankers for their alleged role in the subprime mortgage crisis.
New Equifax CEO Mark Begor poses for a photo Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Atlanta. (Associated Press)

Equifax hires financial executive Mark Begor as new CEO

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Equifax tapped longtime financial industry executive Mark Begor as its new permanent CEO, the company said Wednesday, as Equifax continues to try to recover from fallout surrounding the company’s massive data breach.
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TV networks to cut back on commercials

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Fox and NBC plan to reduce the amount of commercial time in their shows starting next fall, and other networks likely will follow suit in an effort to retain viewers amid streaming entertainment’s onslaught.
A sign advertises the pending sale of a home in San Jose, Calif., in this March 6, 2018, photo. (Associated Press)

U.S. pending home sales rise 3.1 percent in February

UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:19 p.m.

The pace of Americans signing contracts to buy homes picked up last month, rebounding from a drop in January. But a shortage of homes on the market continues to weigh on the housing market.