Robin and Debbie Amend have owned Amend Music Center for nearly four decades. Besides selling instruments and sheet music, the Amend clan repairs more than 1,000 school band instruments each summer. Robin Amend discusses long hours, retirement, and how underwear can end up inside a tuba.
It rakes in close to $200 billion per year, employs about 70,000 people and is No. 5 on the Fortune 500 list, but relatively few people have heard of McKesson (NYSE: MCK). By revenue, it's the largest of the big three wholesale prescription drug distributors in the U.S. (ahead of Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen), enjoying powerful economies of scale.
You want to save as much as possible for retirement. The financial services industry wants to make as much money off you as it can. That thorny conflict is at the heart of the battle over what is known as the “fiduciary rule.” If implemented, it would require financial advisers to put clients’ best interests first when counseling them about retirement savings. In practice, it typically would prevent financial pros from steering you into a high-cost investment if similar low-cost choices are available.
Wednesday Small Business Resource Event – The West Plains Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present brief presentations. Representatives will be available to discuss free resources to help small business development. For more information and to register, please visit www.westplainschamber.org/bigideas. 5-7:30 p.m., Farm Credit Services HQ, 2001 S. Flint Road, Spokane.
Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father’s presidency. They’re eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.
Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
The new online business How I Met My Dog works like Match or eHarmony, fitting humans with dogs based on what really matters: personality, lifestyle and behavior. Several other online services match people with pets, but the founders of How I Met My Dog say they take things to a new level with a more detailed, science-based questionnaire that narrows the number of dogs that meet a human adopter’s lifestyle and expectations.
Downtown Bellevue is transforming into a dense residential neighborhood reminiscent of a mini-Seattle across the lake, with new apartment towers packing more residents into an area that was once just a place where visitors worked and shopped.
To get a feel for what’s at stake in the U.S. trade debate, run your tongue over your molars. Implants, crowns and bridges made in places like China and Mexico compose as much as 40 percent of the $8.5 billion U.S. market for dental restorations. They sell for a fraction of U.S. prices and boost profits for group practices and the private-equity backed networks that now employ about 18 percent of American dentists.
Baby boomers are retiring in droves, vacating construction sites and body shops and 18-wheelers. Now America’s male-dominated industries, faced with a looming worker shortage, are trying to tap talent that has traditionally found such working conditions hostile: women.
United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key U.S. senators about the dragging incident aboard a United Express plane. The company and city say they want more time.
Hoping to improve economic growth, the Trump administration embarked Friday on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON – Americans purchased homes in March at the fastest pace in over a decade, a strong start to the traditional spring buying season. Sales of existing homes climbed 4.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.71 million, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. This was the fastest sales rate since February 2007.