Stories tagged: national-business
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 5:16 p.m.
Apple’s faithful customers aren’t snapping up iPhones quite as enthusiastically as anticipated heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
The hedge funds that now own the Toys R Us brand plan to relaunch the toy retailer as a standalone operation next year, according to people familiar with the matter.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
Spending on U.S. construction projects was essentially unchanged in September, the weakest showing since June, as an increase in home construction was offset by a slide in spending on government …
Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Shares of General Motors rose more than 6 percent Wednesday morning after the company posted a $2.5 billion third-quarter profit that blew away Wall Street estimates.
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor of ice cream, “Pecan Resist,” that calls on people to resist the Trump administration. The campaign has caused controversy, not just for its …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind have sued Walmart, alleging the company violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because its self-checkout kiosks are not fully …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 2:12 p.m.
IBM’s $33 billion purchase of Red Hat – the world’s second-largest technology deal ever – is aimed at catapulting the company into the ranks of the top cloud software competitors. …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Warehouse clubs, purveyors of off-price denim and massive tubs of mayonnaise, aren’t usually on the cutting edge of retail. Walmart’s Sam’s Club wants to prove otherwise.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Since the International Traffic in Arms Regulation was enacted in 1976, classifying spacecraft and rockets as military technology, international students have been unable to get jobs in the field. Only …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive and author of one of the world’s most expensive weed jokes, has said a tweet that got him sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
IBM announced Sunday it will acquire North Carolina-based open-source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal that the technology and consulting giant’s chief executive says will advance …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
U.S. companies are scrambling to line up factories and suppliers outside of China as the trade war hikes the cost of importing everything from furniture to toilet paper. But for …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
Stiffening competition, surging online advertising costs and cheap mall space have prompted so-called digital natives like Warby Parker, Bonobos and Casper to embrace what they call “offline” in a big …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6 a.m.
Do you know the story of Patty McCord, Netflix’s original human relations chief? It’s legendary, and worth recounting in the wake of Thursday’s Wall Street Journal story on the company’s …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
Alaska Air Group’s third-quarter profit dropped 16 percent compared to a year ago as the cost of fuel rose sharply and employee-wage increases kicked in while fares remained low.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
If you’re an investor who was lulled to sleep by the stock market’s calm, steady gains this summer, you’re wide awake by now.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 4:09 p.m.
Megyn Kelly was absent from her NBC News morning show on Thursday following this week’s controversy over her comments about blackface, amid indications that her time at the network could …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods slowed significantly in September, while a key category that tracks business investment fell for a second straight month.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Higher fuel costs slashed third-quarter profit at American Airlines by nearly half, and the company said it will respond by growing more slowly and cutting unprofitable flights.
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 1 p.m.
New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood sued ExxonMobil on Wednesday, accusing the oil giant of defrauding investors about the financial risks of climate change and lying about how it was …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
The Campbell Soup Co. executive who came under fire after spreading a conspiracy theory about investor George Soros on Twitter had previously been planning to leave the company and will …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
Boeing breezed past almost all expectations for the third quarter and raised its outlook for the year on burgeoning defense spending.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
MoviePass, the struggling discount movie ticket subscription service, is being spun off by the company that owns it.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4:16 p.m.
Linde and Praxair won approval from the U.S. antitrust enforcers for their $46 billion merger, paving the way for the companies’ two-year bid to create the world’s largest supplier of …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 3:54 p.m.
HomeStreet Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $11.8 million. The Seattle-based company said it had profit of 44 cents per share.