Stories tagged: national-business
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
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 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.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
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.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, noon
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.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote.
Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 8 a.m.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk could be the subject of a new investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission following his Tuesday tweet saying he wanted to take the electric …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Airliner cockpits can also have levels of carbon dioxide elevated enough that in simulations it causes pilots to fail test maneuvers at higher rates than normal, a new Harvard University …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
The steady march of new “right-to-work” laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances after national and …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 12:11 p.m.
Snap Inc. shares fell the most in about two months after the company reported its first-ever drop in daily active users. But revenue gains in the second quarter proved that …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his company’s decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his “Infowars” show, as many other social media platforms have done, saying he …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10 a.m.
As Tesla’s board of directors rallied Wednesday behind chief Elon Musk’s extraordinary push to take the all-electric automaker private, a growing contingent of investors, analysts and former regulators voiced their …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
In a milestone that’s been more than a decade in the making, India’s first Ikea store will open Thursday, bringing inexpensive Nordic-inspired furnishings and food to the world’s fastest-growing middle …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8 a.m.
Whole Foods Market is launching two quick pickup options, the Amazon-owned organic grocer’s newest services for customers who want to get their hands on produce without walking store aisles.
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 12:26 p.m.
Already threatened by escalating U.S. taxes on its goods, China is about to find it much harder to invest in U.S. companies or to buy American technology in such cutting-edge …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company’s eight-year history trading on …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9 a.m.
Carl Icahn is urging Cigna shareholders to reject the health insurer’s attempted multi-billion dollar takeover of Express Scripts, saying it’s paying too much for a company with a shaky future.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 6:59 p.m.
Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient – fluoride – and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 2 p.m.
Elon Musk is struggling with his own pledge to get a better handle on his use of Twitter, posting a version of an Adolf Hitler clip that lampoons fund managers …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 1 p.m.
Movie ticket discount service MoviePass Inc. will now limit subscribers to three movies a month, rather than one movie a day. The service also said Monday that it will keep …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, noon
For the second quarter in a row, SeaWorld Entertainment reported notable gains in attendance and revenues, signaling a possible rebound from years of steep losses in visitation.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 11 a.m.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Saturday reported a $12 billion second-quarter profit.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 10 a.m.
U.S. stocks are slightly higher Monday as companies including Tyson Foods and Berkshire Hathaway are rising after their second-quarter reports. Energy companies are moving up with the price of oil. …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 9 a.m.
With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women.
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 8 a.m.
Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to rightwing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including two featuring his “Infowars” show, for violating its hate speech and bullying policies.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
The United States is on pace to add about 2.6 million jobs this year under President Donald Trump’s watch. Yet the bulk of the hiring has occurred in bastions of …