Business and Finance

Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 9
DETROIT (AP) — America’s auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump’s tariff war with the world, one that could...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 18
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like “...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker thinks that the recent viral confrontation between a McDonald’s customer and a McDonald’s employee will be used as an...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: I can’t make up my mind whether to buy 500 shares of CVS or 500 shares of Walgreens. — PW, Wilmington, N.C. Dear PW: CVS, which...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 21
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city,...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 22
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city,...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 18
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Fitness equipment manufacturer Nautilus Inc. has laid off about 30 employees at its headquarters in Vancouver, Washington,...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 18
Name cockroach for your ex at zoo EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Valentine’s Day promotion at a West Texas zoo called “Quit Bugging Me” has let people name...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 21
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group are launching a regional sports network in 2020 that will be the team's exclusive TV...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 9
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) —New England Motor Freight, Inc. today announced that it and 10 related entities have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 11
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a...
Published on February 12, 2019 - Page 17
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: I have 28 shares of Science Applications International Corp. in my account and don’t know how they got there. If they’re mine,...
Published on February 10, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: About six years ago, you wrote that medical stocks and defense stocks are not so affected by the changes in our country’s economy as...
Published on February 9, 2019 - Page 9
DETROIT (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, Volkswagen and others recall a combined 1.7 million cars with Takata airbags. It is a continuation of the largest...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Woody Allen is suing Amazon for at least $68 million, saying the company ended a four-picture movie deal last year after...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 10
NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic...
Published on February 8, 2019 - Page 10
NEW YORK (AP) — Smoke at one of Wells Fargo’s data centers left some of the bank’s customers without access to online or mobile banking as well as...
Published on February 7, 2019 - Page 11
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) —Hundreds of state-level criminal cases stemming from the prolonged protest in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil...
Published on February 7, 2019 - Page 11
WASHINGTON (AP) —Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, many federal workers are still reeling...
Published on February 6, 2019 - Page 11
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford are rolling out new heavy-duty pickup trucks this year, courting buyers who tow heavy trailers...
Published on February 5, 2019 - Page 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent company Alphabet beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth quarter earnings Monday, although its stock slid in...
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: My husband of 34 years is a retired Marine colonel with prostate cancer, and the doctors told him that it is aggressive and could...
Published on February 3, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: In 2008, I was 46. My husband passed away that year, and my 600 shares of United Technologies were selling at $43 each. I own eight...
Published on February 2, 2019 - Page 9
Job gains are robust WASHINGTON (AP) —The healthy pace of hiring the government reported Friday illustrated the job market’s durability nearly a...
Published on February 1, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it calls “coordinated inauthentic...
Published on January 31, 2019 - Page 6
New Year’s Day has come and gone and perhaps your resolve to stick to your resolutions has disappeared as well. If so, don’t despair — it’s not too...
Published on January 31, 2019 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged and signaling that it could leave rates alone in coming months given...
Published on January 31, 2019 - Page 20
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy revealed on Wednesday that it secretly shipped weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a...
Published on January 30, 2019 - Page 5
Apple has disabled a group-chat function in FaceTime after users said a software bug could let callers activate another person’s microphone remotely...
Published on January 30, 2019 - Page 11
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It appears Hasbro is the true winner of The Game of Life. The Providence Journal reports a Los Angeles federal judge ruled...
Published on January 30, 2019 - Page 11
BEIJING (AP) — A bitter dispute between China and the U.S. over Huawei has intensified as Beijing demanded Washington back off its sweeping “...
Published on January 29, 2019 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on the state-owned oil company of Venezuela, a potentially critical economic move...
Published on January 28, 2019 - Page 7
BILLINGS, Mont. — As the Trump administration rolls back environmental and safety rules for the energy sector, government projections show billions...
Published on January 28, 2019 - Page 7
BERLIN (AP) — In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 1
When gunmakers and dealers gathered last week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they grappled with slumping sales and a...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) — No retreat, no surrender is how President Donald Trump frames his decision to temporarily reopen the government while still...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 7
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. shoppers are still paying more for organic food, but the price premium is falling as organic options multiply. Last year,...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Readers: The following are answers to recent letters received at my post office box from readers who did not include a stamped self-addressed...
Published on January 27, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: I’ve invested $85,000 in five companies involved in the development and manufacturing of autonomous vehicles. Four of the five...
Published on January 26, 2019 - Page 1
WASHINGTON — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three...
Published on January 26, 2019 - Page 6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations for addressing what...
Published on January 26, 2019 - Page 7
DETROIT (AP) — The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico. The Unifor...
Published on January 25, 2019 - Page 7
The strain of the partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation’s air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines...
Published on January 25, 2019 - Page 20
WASHINGTON (AP) —From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to breweries in California, businesses that count heavily...
Published on January 24, 2019 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes meandered and finished slightly higher after IBM and Procter & Gamble report impressive results, but oil prices...
Published on January 23, 2019 - Page 22
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening and reports of difficulties in trade talks between...
Published on January 22, 2019 - Page 5
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The...
Published on January 21, 2019 - Page 21
Mom charged after video of tot tumble MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child tumbled from the...