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New Southwest Airlines emotional support animal policy allows only dogs and cats on leashes or in carriers

Joining several other carriers that have adopted tough new rules on pets, Southwest Airlines is adopting a new policy for emotional support animals in the cabin, allowing only dogs and …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Kroger to sell its goods to Chinese shoppers through Tmall

Kroger will start to sell some of its products to Chinese shoppers through a website owned by internet giant Alibaba, the latest move by the supermarket chain to boost its …


Tinder founders, execs file suit against IAC and Match Group

The founders of the dating app Tinder, along with current executives and some of its employees, have filed a lawsuit against IAC/InterActiveCorp and its Match Group subsidiary for allegedly manipulating …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Washington state no longer has the nation’s fastest-climbing home prices

For the first time in a year and a half, Washington is no longer the state with the hottest housing market in the country, though not because homes here have …


Inside SpaceX, the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that eventually could send astronauts to space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hosted an open house here Monday, offering a rare peek inside the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that also serves as a museum of sorts to SpaceX’s 16-year …


Home Depot roars back in the second quarter

Home Depot handily beat expectations during the second quarter, bouncing back from a slow start to the year when terrible weather cooled construction projects. The world’s biggest home improvement retailer …


Coca-Cola investing in sports drink maker BodyArmor

Coca-Cola is buying a minority ownership stake in sports drink maker BodyArmor, for an undisclosed amount, marking the latest move by the world’s biggest beverage maker to diversify its offerings.


Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

Wilson posted how-to plans for his gun online and said he wanted to do the same for future 3D-printed firearms, launching a national debate – and a still-raging legal battle …


Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling

Turkey’s central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic policies …


Bayer stock plunges days after jury awards $289 million to man with terminal cancer

Bayer’s stock slumped about 10 percent in midday trading Monday, three days after a California jury awarded $289 million to a former groundskeeper who said the popular weedkiller Roundup gave …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Google tracks location data even when users turn service off, report finds

Google’s smartphone services store users’ locations even when privacy settings are adjusted to shut these features off, according to a new report by the Associated Press.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:11 p.m.

Warren Buffett’s investing continues to evolve even at 87

Warren Buffett is still finding new places to invest decades after he started, even though his basic approach of finding businesses selling for less than they are worth hasn’t changed …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 4:44 p.m.

Musk says he’s talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn’t done yet, …


VF, following millions of consumers, will shed its denim

The clothing company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and active wear business.


Average U.S. price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $2.93

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

Walmart’s built a ragtag alliance of tech firms to battle Amazon

The Amazon menace has prompted a strategic shift inside Walmart’s headquarters.


A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods

Thanks to a cutting-edge technology called gene editing, scientists can now turn plant genes “on” and “off” almost as easily as Calyxt scientists flip a switch to illuminate the rows …


Motley Fool: Microsoft has been changing

You can find higher dividend yields elsewhere, but not all companies offer Microsoft’s stability and long-term growth potential.


Tesla CEO Elon Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

Tesla CEO Elon Musk used Twitter late Friday to taunt investors who have bet against his company, even though his previous Twitter comments have spurred a government investigation and shareholder …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed …


For many kids, summer means powering down for camp

If teens are so attached to their phones and all things connected, why do so many of them wind up in no-device summer camps with smiles on their faces?


Bank of the West’s environmental stand faces blowback

Bank of the West’s decision to divest from certain fossil fuel investments has run headlong into threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

U.S. budget deficit totals $76.9 billion in July

The federal government recorded a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Ex-Nike employees sue company, alleging unequal compensation

Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that …


Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

WASHINGTON – The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Consumer prices up 2.9 percent, leaving Americans worse off

Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Tech giants still stumbling in the social world they created

Social media bans of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have thrust Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others into a role they never wanted – as gatekeepers of discourse on their platforms, deciding …


Redfin: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

Redfin Corp. (RDFN) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.


Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year’s end and replacing its chief financial officer.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony

The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News.