Business and Finance

Published on December 15, 2018 - Page 22
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had...
Published on December 14, 2018 - Page 7
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple is building a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas. The move will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies...
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 5
LONDON (AP) — Facing almost certain defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal, saying she would go...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 4
HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank says Russia has emerged as the world’s second-largest arms producer after the U.S. Russia surpassed Britain,...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 4
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 5
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 10
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. That’s below this year’s average monthly gains but...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) —Congressional leaders have introduced a two-week funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — A task force created by President Donald Trump to evaluate ways to stem billions of dollars in losses at the U.S. Postal Service...
Published on December 4, 2018 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock markets will close Wednesday in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94. The New York...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: Three other people and I own a small company. We’ve been in business together for 14 years. We have a large 401(k) plan, in which we...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: This market frightens the heck out of me, and I’m scared my $263,000 individual retirement account will go up in smoke. I’m 42. Is...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 33
NEW YORK — Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are...
Published on December 1, 2018 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — A security breach inside the Marriott hotel empire has compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests worldwide. The...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 7
HONOLULU (AP) — A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the maker of potato chips sold under the brand name Hawaiian, claiming the chips made...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —General Motors’ No. 2 executive is moving from Motor City to Silicon Valley to run the automaker’s self-driving car operations as...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 12
WASHINGTON (AP) —Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed...
Published on November 28, 2018 - Page 21
DETROIT (AP) — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 7
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —An estate sale at the home of polarizing former Mayor Frank Rizzo went like gangbusters over the weekend —and just after it...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation’s decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 17
DETROIT (AP) — The announcement by General Motors that it will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America reflects a dramatic shift in the U.S. and...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 17
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) —Executives at the utility company responsible for September’s natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts should step...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 7
LANSING, Mich. (AP) —Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: Most American banks have recovered from the Great Recession. But banks in the United Kingdom have not. I have $30,000 to invest, and...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: In 2007, I invested almost $10,000 in 165 shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The share price was $59 then. It hasn’t been $59 since. How can...
Published on November 24, 2018 - Page 17
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are offering many of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country...
Published on November 23, 2018 - Page 1
NEW YORK — Retailers will again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for the start of the holiday season. But they’ll...
Published on November 23, 2018 - Page 14
NEW YORK — Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about turkey. With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines this month, the messages...
Published on November 22, 2018 - Page 8
HARRISBURG (AP) —Sports betting is live in Pennsylvania, making it the seventh state where it’s allowed. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) — After galloping along for the past two years, the global economy is showing signs of weakening, with the United States, China and...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 11
VENDOR, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency denied a permit for a hog farm Monday because of concerns that pig waste might be...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 11
DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling 122,000 minivans worldwide because the sliding doors can open while the vans are moving. The recall covers Odyssey...
Published on November 20, 2018 - Page 6
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who became one of the auto industry’s most powerful executives by engineering a turnaround at...
Published on November 19, 2018 - Page 10
The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 11
Dear Mr. Berko: Eighteen years ago, when my wife and I were 50, we sold our business for $4 million after taxes. We took $1.7 million in cash plus $...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 11
Dear Mr. Berko: I’m torn between investing $50,000 in AT&T and investing $50,000 in Verizon. My Merrill Lynch stockbroker is much more bullish...
Published on November 17, 2018 - Page 9
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. industry expanded for a fifth straight month in October, as manufacturing growth offset declines in mining and utility...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 7
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Schwan’s Co., a food distributor with deep roots in Minnesota known for its gold home-delivery trucks, has been sold to...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) —Walmart may be bruised by Amazon, but it’s learning how to fight back. The world’s largest retailer delivered strong third-quarter...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) —The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 11
BOSTON (AP) — A “Black Panther” “slash claw” and a plastic “Power Rangers” sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 21
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation’s largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 18
NEW YORK (AP) — The communities said to be favored for new bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metro areas with ample...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 11
Dear Mr. Berko: I’d like to thank you. We used the pro bono lawyer you recommended in 2012. It took a long time to settle, but he got our 16-year-...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 11
Dear Mr. Berko: My husband and I are in our 30s and make about $87,000 a year. We have a 10-year-old son, and we want him to go to college and...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 10
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit for construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 10
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Federal Reserve has left its key policy rate unchanged but signaled that it plans to keep responding to the strong U.S. economy...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would....