Stories tagged: national-business
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
The explosive growth of short-term rentals – such as Airbnb – around the country has pushed local governments to rein in the practice, with help from the hotel industry, which …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Bank of America said Monday that its third-quarter profits rose by 32 percent from a year ago, as higher interest rates allowed BofA to charge more for loans, and lower …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
A year ago, a Sears bankruptcy would have fit better into the U.S. retail narrative, given the steady decline of shopping malls and foundering chains. Today, however, with shoppers feeling …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
Sears once dominated the American retail landscape. But the big question is whether the shrunken version of itself can be viable or will it be forced to go out of …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Volatile agave prices have soared, thanks in part to high tequila demand. According to an industry survey, the plant can cost as much as 25 pesos ($1.31) per kilogram, up …
Sun., Oct. 14, 2018
Here are some steps to take now to secure an affordable education – and avoid crushing debt.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
Negotiations over the fate of Sears Holdings Corp. have moved away from a possible liquidation toward a plan that would keep some stores open through Christmas, according to a person …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and clickbait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns about rising interest rates and trade tensions that could slow …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 9 a.m.
Delta topped third-quarter profit expectations with strong travel demand pushing ticket prices higher.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Amazon, facing a backlash from longtime warehouse workers who say its $15 hourly minimum wage wouldn’t benefit them, will now provide a bigger raise.
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8 a.m.
One hundred and forty-three days. That’s how much time Elon Musk has till the big bills start coming due in the debt market.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will make it easier for pharmaceutical companies to bring more complex – thus more profitable – generic drugs to market, throwing a crucial lifeline …
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Franchisees are hoping to dump Jack in the Box Chief Executive Officer Lenny Comma.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 2:28 p.m.
A few months after another successful test flight over the Mojave Desert, billionaire Richard Branson says his space company, Virgin Galactic, might be out among the stars in a matter …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
About 2,700 Marriott employees on Oahu and Maui on Monday joined the strike that began last week in Boston, San Francisco and other cities.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Illycaffe SpA is teaming up with Mondelez International Inc. and one of Europe’s richest families to sell branded capsules that work in Nespresso machines worldwide, seeking a boost that will …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
Facebook is launching the first electronic device to bear its brand, a screen and camera-equipped gadget intended to make video calls easier and more intuitive. But it’s unclear if people …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
The jobless rate, the government reported Friday, is now at its lowest level since the 3.5 percent it reached 49 years ago. And the strength looks likely to endure. There …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Facing pressure from an increasingly crowded craft beer market, Lagunitas Brewing Co. announced this week that it is laying off 12 percent of its workforce, more than 100 employees companywide.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday after months of negotiations for a wage increase.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Students defrauded by for-profit colleges will get a reprieve from the Education Department’s push to ease regulations for those schools because the government said it would miss a deadline for …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 6:10 p.m.
The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Barnes & Noble shareholders anxious for a new chief executive officer have some more waiting to do.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
General Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 5:25 p.m.
J.C. Penney is counting on a former CEO of the nation’s largest fabric and crafts chain to inject some energy into the struggling department store chain.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 5:04 p.m.
Walmart says it’s acquiring an online plus-size fashion brand called Eloquii Design Inc., extending its buying spree of niche brands as it tries to compete better with online leader Amazon.com