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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

U.S. charges China-controlled company in trade secrets theft

The Justice Department has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company.


County sues top oil companies for downplaying global warming

King County is suing five major oil companies after it says the companies deliberately looked to downplay and discredit scientific warnings about the risks of global warning.


China may hike tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum, other goods

China announced a list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday on which it might raise tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Primed for economic combat, President Donald Trump set in motion tariffs on as much as $60 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. on Thursday and accused the Chinese of …


Less is more as companies explore shopping by voice

When the world shifted from personal computers to smartphones, websites had to slim down to work on smaller screens and slower wireless connections. A similar shift to voice-centric services is …


Amid a flood of plastic, big companies try to clean up image

Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling after alarming forecasts that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plus the shocking images …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Investors big winners as companies allocate tax savings

The biggest tax rewrite in three decades was sold by its Republican backers as a way to help American workers, and there have been plenty of announcements about bonuses and …


U.S. services firms record strongest performance since 2005

The U.S. services sector boomed in January, registering the best performance since 2005 and delivering more evidence of American economic strength.


Survey: U.S. companies added healthy 234,000 jobs in January

U.S. businesses continued to hire at a healthy pace in January, a sign the economy is off to a solid start for the year.


National survey finds sales up for companies, and so are wages

Sales and profits picked up for companies at the end of last year, and more say they’re paying their workers higher wages and salaries in the latest signs that the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

As companies give bonuses in wake of tax overhaul, prospect of employee pay gains remains hazy

Employee bonuses in anticpation of tax savings are one-time payouts, not the permanent pay raises that President Trump and congressional Republicans have said will eventually result from the corporate tax …


Will tax plan turn cash-hoarding companies into spenders?

The $2.6 trillion in cash that U.S. companies have stored abroad is enough to send a check for more than $7,000 to every man, women and child in the country. …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras a German tradition

It’s hard to quantify, but the engineer and accountant musicians – and some business experts – argue that a symphony orchestra is an excellent model for the creative teamwork companies …


In poll, people say Trump tax plan benefits rich, companies

Most Americans say President Donald Trump’s tax plan would benefit the wealthy and corporations, and less than half believe his message that “massive tax cuts” would help middle-class workers, according …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Survey: U.S. services sector improved at best pace in 12 years

The gains point to a potentially faster economic growth – which could help to spur more hiring and stronger pay raises. The


Retirement, deferred: Workers – and companies – grapple with a new reality

The over-65 set is expected to be the fastest-growing demographic in the workplace by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The U.S. card rewards war helping credit beat debit

So what’s card companies’ strategy for getting you to use the credit card? Temptation. Issuers have loaded up their high-end credit cards with travel perks and other rewards.


Energy companies and banks led rally on S&P 500 in 2016

In a year with no shortage of surprises and stomach-churning turns in the market, stock investors can feel pretty good about 2016.