Stories tagged: national-business
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Ford and Walmart are teaming up to test a self-driving grocery delivery service.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Police think Alexa may have witnessed a New Hampshire double slaying – now they want Amazon to turn her over
Alexa might have been listening, as she almost always is, when Christine Sullivan was stabbed to death in the kitchen of the Farmington, New Hampshire, home where Sullivan lived with …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 7:33 p.m.
A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 10:44 a.m.
Starbucks is notifying about 350 corporate employees Tuesday that they no longer have a job with the Seattle coffee giant, an expected wave of layoffs associated with a reorganization announced …
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Home Depot breezed past all expectations in the third quarter and raised its annual profit expectations again as Americans plow money into their homes, even amid hints that the housing …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:31 a.m.
Amazon on Tuesday made it official: The company’s headquarters expansion will be in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Long Island City neighborhood of New York.
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
E-cigarettes will face strict new limits imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a senior FDA official, restricting sales of many popular fruit flavors amid what the agency …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
European Union authorities say they have cleared Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets, provided Disney sells off some TV channels it controls in Europe to maintain competition.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
Verizon is undergoing a significant restructuring under new CEO Hans Vestberg, including its dominant wireless division, as it prepares to roll out its 5G technology.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
REC Silicon, a Norwegian company, sees Moses Lake at the center of a high-tech manufacturing revolution. But that vision is likely dead unless Washington and Beijing can settle their differences …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
With the economy strong, wages rising and unemployment at a near-five-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains on track to keep raising interest rates – just not this week.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Saudis who are angry at the Washington Post’s coverage of the kingdom in the aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder are calling for a boycott of Amazon.com Inc. because of its …
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 9 a.m.
Warren Buffett’s company more than quadrupled its third-quarter profits because of a huge paper gain in the value of its investments, although its insurance and railroad businesses also improved.
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018
There was a buzz in the air during the 33rd edition of the Havana International Fair, Cuba’s weeklong commercial extravaganza. It was 2015, the year the United States and Cuba …
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 …