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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

Holiday sales expected to grow in a strong economy

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 …


Barnes & Noble still searching for search firm after CEO ouster

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.

GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

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.


J.C. Penney names former Jo-Ann’s Stores exec as CEO

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.


Walmart to buy online plus-size women’s brand Eloquii

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


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 4:25 p.m.

FDA seizes e-cigarette documents in surprise inspection of Juul Labs HQ

The Food and Drug Administration seized more than 1,000 pages of documents in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, the latest indication of an intensifying crackdown on underage …


Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler leaves company

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is leaving the automaker, parent company Volkswagen said Tuesday, more than three months after he was arrested as part of a probe into the manipulation …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Amazon ups hourly wage to $15, will advocate for higher pay

Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next …


GE, seeking path through its 3rd century, ousts CEO

After just over a year and declines on several fronts at General Electric, John Flannery has been ousted as the leader of the century-old company.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to work at Fox company

President Donald Trump’s former communications chief Hope Hicks has been hired as communications director at the newly revamped Fox company.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

For critics of DeVos, sale of DeVry chain raises red flags

The business friendly Trump administration has given a tentative green light to the sale of DeVry University to Bradley Palmer, chairman of Connecticut-based Palm Ventures, even as critics warn the …


California’s tough net neutrality bill prompts U.S. lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government …


Employers jump into providing care as health costs rise

Fiat Chrysler is offering free health care for most of its employees and their families – about 22,000 people – through a clinic the carmaker opened this summer. The company …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

California is first state to require women on corporate boards

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, according to a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.


Pellets with potential: Potlatch company has persevered to turn timber waste into a fuel source for sale in South Korean markets

Ben Anderberg is a founder of Northwest Biomass, a company that began making wood pellets six months ago.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

China’s manufacturing weakens amid U.S. tariff battle

China’s export orders shrank in September as a tariff battle with Washington over technology escalated, adding to downward pressure on the world’s No. 2 economy, two surveys showed Sunday.


McDonald’s removes artificial ingredients from most burgers, except the pickle

Those seeking an au naturel burger at McDonald’s should remember these three words: Hold the pickle.


Need a spatula now? Amazon has a new store for that

Amazon is expanding its physical presence again, this time opening a 4,000-square-foot store that sells a wide range of products, including shower curtains, Hallmark cards and baby bottles.


Bed Bath & Beyond nosedives after cutting forecasts

Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock plunged to its lowest price in 18 years after the home goods store chain posted weak results in the second quarter and cut its forecasts …


Clearwater Paper changes its top executive ranks

An executive from a label company has joined Clearwater Paper as the company restructures its top leadership team.


Board reshuffle at Rite Aid after 2 failed merger attempts

After two failed buyout attempts that could have put it in a better position to compete against larger rivals, Rite Aid is shuffling its board of directors and dividing power …


Amazon warehouse workers say the company is quietly doling out small raises

Amazon.com, fighting back against the image of poor working conditions at its warehouses, has been calling workers around the country into “all-hands” meetings in the past week where they’ve been …


After a lull, new-home sales up 3.5 percent in August

Sales of new U.S. homes climbed 3.5 percent in August, snapping a two-month decline as buying surged in the pricey Northeast and West housing markets.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Three things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

The Federal Reserve will meet Wednesday, and whatever the central bank’s policymakers decide will affect the loan rates that consumers as well as businesses will face in the coming months.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Starbucks plans corporate shake-up and layoffs, starting with senior execs

Girding for continued change in the retail landscape, Starbucks plans job cuts this fall at its Seattle headquarters, including eliminating some top executives, as it reorganizes in a bid to …


Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion, continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts – from its name, anyway.


Inspire Brands buys Sonic burger chain for $2.3 billion

Arby’s owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain.


Apple, Salesforce teaming up on mobile apps for business

Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.


Sears’ CEO has come up with a last-minute plan to save it from bankruptcy

Sears could face bankruptcy if it doesn’t meet its next debt payment, due in the coming weeks. Now, the retailer’s chief executive has come up with a last-minute plan to …