Business and Finance

Published on November 7, 2018 - Page 5
BEIJING (AP) — Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of...
Published on November 6, 2018 - Page 17
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that required internet providers to treat...
Published on November 4, 2018 - Page 5
EXTON — For many voters in America’s affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections. Do they vote...
Published on November 4, 2018 - Page 8
DETROIT (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, have announced they are giving $16 million to be shared among 18 nonprofits...
Published on November 4, 2018 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker wants me to buy 500 shares of Columbus McKinnon on margin. He tells me that an activist group, which he won’t name,...
Published on November 4, 2018 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me what you can about Andeavor Logistics. Would this be a good stock to buy 200 shares of for a long-term hedge against...
Published on November 3, 2018 - Page 11
DETROIT (AP) — Uber wants to resume testing on public roads nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona...
Published on November 1, 2018 - Page 12
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed for the second day in a row Wednesday at the end of a brutal month for the global market. Investors applauded strong...
Published on October 31, 2018 - Page 11
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple’s new iPads will resemble its latest iPhones as the company ditches a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for...
Published on October 30, 2018 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks close sharply lower in another turbulent day of trading following a report that the U.S. is preparing to put tariffs on all...
Published on October 28, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: My stockbroker insists that Uber, which is valued at $120 billion, will come public in the second quarter of 2019. He doesn’t have a...
Published on October 28, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me about Wright Medical Group. Because of its development of artificial cartilage, my stockbroker is recommending that I...
Published on October 27, 2018 - Page 12
Trump says Twitter removed followers NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming that Twitter has removed “many people” from his account and...
Published on October 26, 2018 - Page 13
NEW YORK (AP) —Strong results from major companies including Microsoft, Visa and Comcast send U.S. stocks sharply higher Thursday. The rally wiped...
Published on October 25, 2018 - Page 14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Target will be offering for the first time two-day shipping with no minimum purchase this holiday, raising the stakes in the delivery...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 7
The family that owns a drug company is now being sued over the toll of opioid painkillers in one New York county — and it’s likely to be sued by...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 9
BEIJING (AP) — The White House’s move to expand Washington’s dispute with Beijing beyond trade and technology and into accusations of political...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans who do not have a bank account fell to a record low last year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 12
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —With its stock dropping and more lawsuits expected, Monsanto vowed Tuesday to press on with a nationwide legal defense of its...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 5
GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump wants to rip up the rule book for global trade. China is by many accounts abusing it. As a battle rages...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: When our father passed away about a year ago, he left my sister and me eight stocks. We have decided to keep the five utility stocks...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: I don’t need advice, but I feel I have to tell you of an experience that I was not prepared for. In 2008, my employer sold his...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 1
NEW YORK —Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 7
Home sales fell in September WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has become the...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express said its third quarter profits jumped by 22 percent from a year earlier, as the credit card giant benefited from a...
Published on October 18, 2018 - Page 14
BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. says it has secured land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead...
Published on October 17, 2018 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rocketed to their biggest gain in six months Tuesday following strong earnings from major financial and health care...
Published on October 17, 2018 - Page 14
CARACAS, Venezuela —For 10 years, ever since they bonded over baseball at work, Franlet Bencomo and Elbert Albarran haven’t missed an opening day...
Published on October 16, 2018 - Page 5
TRENTON, N.J. — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV...
Published on October 16, 2018 - Page 7
Budget deficit hits six-year high WASHINGTON (AP) —The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018. That is its highest level...
Published on October 16, 2018 - Page 12
Security researchers say an estimated 35 million voter records from 19 U.S. states have been offered for sale on a dark web online forum. The...
Published on October 14, 2018 - Page 11
Dear Mr. Berko: Back in the middle of 2014, I wrote and asked you to recommend a good utility stock for my 77-year-old mother. Mom had a $13,000...
Published on October 14, 2018 - Page 11
Dear Mr. Berko: Could you please explain how the rule of 72 works for growing the principal and income value in a stock portfolio? I’ve been out of...
Published on October 13, 2018 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rebounded Friday, clawing back some of the week’s steep losses, but the turbulent trading of the last few days left no doubt...
Published on October 12, 2018 - Page 17
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank more than 2 percent Thursday, the second day of steep declines around the globe driven by concerns about rising...
Published on October 11, 2018 - Page 14
WASHINGTON (AP) —Companies that depend on holiday season sales need more workers at a time when the ranks of the unemployed have dwindled to their...
Published on October 10, 2018 - Page 14
NEW YORK (AP) —Google’s new Pixel phones mirror the industry trend moving the devices toward lusher, bigger screens, and add new twists on the camera...
Published on October 9, 2018 - Page 5
STOCKHOLM (AP) —Just a day after a United Nations panel called for urgent action on climate change, the Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday...
Published on October 8, 2018 - Page 4
Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine,...
Published on October 8, 2018 - Page 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Facial recognition technology is being used to increase security at one Seattle school, but the technology is fueling debate about...
Published on October 8, 2018 - Page 5
WASHINGTON (AP) —Big real estate developers like Donald Trump have long benefited from a myriad of legal loopholes and breaks that can shrink their...
Published on October 7, 2018 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: My partner and I seek long-term growth in conservative blue chip stocks. We are both gainfully employed in sales, and together we...
Published on October 7, 2018 - Page 9
Dear Mr. Berko: I’m an 86-year-old retired steelworker. I am in good health and receive substantial retirement benefits. I’ve put three kids through...
Published on October 5, 2018 - Page 5
LONDON (AP) — Industry figures show that car sales in Britain slumped by a fifth in September after the introduction of new emission tests. The...
Published on October 3, 2018 - Page 9
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, the company that transformed the way we shop for just about everything, is jumping out ahead of the pack again: It has...
Published on October 2, 2018 - Page 7
WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump hailed his revamped North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as a breakthrough for U.S. workers...
Published on September 30, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: Last year, our handsome 31-year-old son finished his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida with a specialty in biology and...
Published on September 30, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Berko: We bought 1,000 shares of Torchmark at $14, and after two splits, we’ve got 2,250 shares worth $88 each. We bought 1,000 shares of...
Published on September 29, 2018 - Page 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Elon Musk is the Tesla CEO who made his fortune and his renegade-genius reputation by bursting through the barriers of...