Stories tagged: national-business
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
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 4:25 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
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, 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 …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
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 Jerry Brown on Sunday restored net neutrality rules in California that were repealed under the Trump administration, setting up a legal battle with the federal government …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 4 p.m.
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 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.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 11 a.m.
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 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.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
Those seeking an au naturel burger at McDonald’s should remember these three words: Hold the pickle.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
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.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, noon
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 …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
An executive from a label company has joined Clearwater Paper as the company restructures its top leadership team.
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
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.
Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts – from its name, anyway.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Arby’s owner Inspire Brands is buying the Sonic drive-in hamburger chain.
Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.
Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
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 …