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Booming sales for Woodward’s ‘Fear,’ Trump presidency book

Bob Woodward’s “Fear” is spreading quickly.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

U.S. ‘likely’ has taken over as the world’s top oil producer

The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world’s biggest oil producer sooner than expected.


Walt Disney banned alcohol, but now theme parks say ‘drink up’

For the first time, Disneyland will break its prohibition on alcohol and begin selling drinks to the general public, the California theme park recently announced.


Amazon’s business-to-business unit turns into a $10 billion business

Amazon.com is having some luck getting buyers of corporate office supplies to shop like teenagers armed with their parents’ credit card.


The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They catch fire.

What happens to gadgets when you’re done with them? Too often, they explode.


Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product’s appeal amid slowing …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Missoula Independent ceases operations

Early Tuesday morning, Missoula Independent staffers came to their doors only to find them locked and a sign taped to the glass: The Independent has closed its office and ceased …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

As job openings reach unprecedented levels, so does quitting

U.S. employers advertised the most jobs on record in July, and the number of workers quitting their jobs also hit a new all-time high.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

What’s in the Amazon box? Maybe a real 7-foot Christmas tree

Watch out for the 7-foot box on the doorstep. Amazon plans to sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year.


JPMorgan slashes its stake in Papa John’s

JPMorgan Chase & Co., which held more than 5 percent of Papa John’s shares at the end of last year, has cut its holdings on behalf of clients to 2.4 …


Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.


Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019

Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China’s e-commerce boom, announced Monday he will step down as the company’s chairman next September.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

China’s trade surplus with U.S. hits record $31 billion

China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump’s battle …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

CBS’ Les Moonves quits after new sex misconduct charges

CBS Chief Les Moonves resigned Sunday, just hours after six more women accused the long-time television executive of sexual misconduct.


Convenience shops go healthy as millennials choose wellness

In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn …


Apple faces Trump’s ire after company says its products would be hurt by tariffs

President Donald Trump on Saturday took aim at Apple after the tech giant said the White House’s proposed tariffs on China could result in price increases on popular consumer devices …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Riot exec tells esports fans he’s going to keep spending

The head of North American esports operations for Riot Games has a message for concerned League of Legends fans: “We’re not cutting budget.”


Trump: Apple can avoid tariffs by shifting production to U.S.

President Donald Trump concedes that some Apple Inc. products may become more expensive if his administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but he says the tech company can …


‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector

A dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy is compelling many industry players to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than “Sesame Street” – …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:27 a.m.

Modest premium hikes as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes

Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

U.S. hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years

The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump …


Tesla stock falls as CEO Elon Musk appears to smoke marijuana on video

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 7 percent as the markets opened Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company’s accounting …


British Airways travelers’ credit card details hacked

Hackers obtained the credit card details of some 380,000 British Airways travelers during a two-week data breach this summer that leaves the customers vulnerable to financial fraud, the airline says.


Starbucks reveals opulent store in Milan, the culmination of Howard Schultz’s Italian dream

A 1983 trip to Italy gave rise to Schultz’s vision for Starbucks as a purveyor not just of coffee beans and equipment, as it was when he joined the company, …


Group of Whole Foods workers aims to unionize

A group of workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market planned to email colleagues at the organic grocer’s stores announcing a push to organize.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

U.S. says North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and …


First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, and a person familiar with the situation says the spot is scheduled to air during the NFL …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Uber rolls out safety features for drivers, passengers

Uber has created a feature on its app to reach out to passengers and drivers if it detects an accident or unplanned stop. Drivers will also have access to a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

U.S. trade deficit widened to $50.1 billion in July

The U.S. trade deficit widened for the second straight month in July, reaching the highest level since February, as imports hit an all-time high. The deficit in goods with China …