Stories tagged: national-business
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Equifax will pay at least $700 million – and potentially much more – to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive …
Fri., July 19, 2019, 9:14 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, one of Pennsylvania’s largest newspapers, will cut its print edition to three days as it grapples with declining advertising and digital threats, according to newsroom sources and …
UPDATED: Thu., July 18, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
The first two new Toys R Us stores – one in Texas, the other in New Jersey – will open in November as part of a small comeback of the …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:19 p.m.
Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its U.S. workforce, both to address the need for more skilled workers and to better compete against rivals.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 3:10 p.m.
Uber passengers can now get a more spacious ride and a less talkative driver – if they’re willing to shell out a few extra dollars.
Tue., July 9, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that …
Tue., July 9, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Nintendo Co. plans to start making its Switch video game console in Vietnam this year, transferring some of its production from China, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
Tue., July 9, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, is planning to go public, creating the first listed human spaceflight firm.
Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
The radical and painful restructuring of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, which is cutting 18,000 jobs, is the end of a long, failed attempt to compete with the global investment banking giants …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Religious publishers say President Donald Trump’s most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage.
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
Technology and health care companies drove U.S. stocks to a lower finish Monday as the market fell for a second straight day following a run of record highs.
Fri., July 5, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims …
Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
The Federal Reserve on Friday repeated its pledge to “act as appropriate” to sustain the current economic expansion, now the longest in U.S. history, while noting that most Fed officials …
Thu., July 4, 2019, 11:31 a.m.
MAD, the long-running satirical magazine that influenced everyone from “Weird Al” Yankovic to the writers of “The Simpsons,” will be leaving newsstands after its August issue. Really.
Wed., July 3, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China and Europe of playing a “big currency manipulation game.” He said the United States should match that effort, a move that directly contradicts …
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as “meatless meatballs” and “vegan bacon.”
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 7:39 p.m.
OPEC on Monday decided to extend its deal to cut production for another nine months in an attempt to keep oil prices from sagging as the oil cartel faces a …
UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Warren Buffett said Monday he plans to donate $3.6 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities – one of his largest gifts ever – while Walmart heir Jim Walton …
Fri., June 28, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Consumer spending increased 0.4% in May, a modest gain that suggests Americans remain confident enough about the economy’s outlook to keep shopping. The Commerce Department said Friday that …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, shifting away from a U.S. assembly line it had been using for that product in recent years, according to a …
Fri., June 28, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Facebook’s new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services – the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as India and …
Thu., June 27, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines operations in the region to increase profitability.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
The U.S. economy grew at a healthy 3.1% rate in the first three months of this year, but signs are mounting that growth has slowed sharply in the current quarter …
Thu., June 27, 2019, 11:22 a.m.
The average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. has hit a record 11.8 years, as better quality and technology allows people to keep them on the road longer.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 11:15 a.m.
U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week. It was the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for the key 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which reached its lowest level since November …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
Facebook is updating its terms and services guidelines to clarify how it makes money from the personal information of its users. The changes reflect its ongoing attempts to satisfy regulators …
Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
Tesla is close to setting a quarterly record for deliveries, but the company is having trouble shipping vehicles to the right places as the second quarter comes to a close, …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Canadian aerospace company Bombardier has announced the sale of its regional jet program to Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for $550 million.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 10:55 a.m.
Through it all weave hundreds of dogs, whose presence may be the ultimate workplace perk – especially in Seattle, where canines outnumber kids. More than 7,000 dogs are registered to …