January 9, 2020 3:19 PM
Somehow, in the midst of a monster holiday shopping season, America's biggest department stores managed to lose sales. Despite several attempts to revamp their images, department stores have gotten the cold shoulder from shoppers. This trend isn't new. It has…
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January 8, 2020 10:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank says the global economy should see a modest rebound in growth this year.
January 7, 2020 4:08 PM
American Airlines has reached a confidential deal with Boeing over the grounding of 737 Max jets for 2019 and will give $30 million back to employees through its profit-sharing distribution in March. The settlement only covers damages that Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines incurred in 2019 because there is no timeline for when the Federal Aviation Administration will clear the Max for ...
January 7, 2020 3:54 PM
A Fresno, Calif., law firm has scored a major victory with a U.S. Court of Appeals decision upholding a multi-million-dollar verdict for about 700 Walmart truck drivers. Lawyer Nicolas "Butch" Wagner of Fresno successfully represented the California truck drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against the mega-retailer nearly a decade ago for short-changing their pay. About 100 of the truck ...
January 7, 2020 3:47 PM
The last two years have witnessed a wave of walkouts, petitions and other workplace actions at video game and tech companies. But despite this swell in labor activism, employees at no major video game studios and only a handful of tech offices have formally voted to form or join a union. A new campaign launched Tuesday by one of the nation's largest labor unions - and spearheaded by one of the ...
January 6, 2020 11:51 AM
Amazon announced Monday that the company's new fulfillment center in Beloit will create 500 new full-time jobs.
January 3, 2020 10:43 PM
Jonathan Glickman, the longtime president of MGM's film division, is leaving the company, according to a Friday memo sent to staff. Glickman, who has led film development and production for eight years at the Beverly Hills-based company, will leave his post February 1 for a production deal with the studio, according to the email sent my MGM's board of directors. The company did not say why ...
January 3, 2020 2:39 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla Inc. delivered a record 112,000 cars in the final three months of 2019, as buyers rushed to take advantage of subsidies being dialed back or eliminated altogether in three key markets this year. The electric-vehicle maker handed over 92,550 Model 3 and 19,450 Model S and Model X electric vehicles in the fourth quarter, according to a statement, eclipsing its previous ...
January 3, 2020 2:01 PM
If you hate driving through construction zones, you probably won't be a fan of this.
January 3, 2020 2:30 AM
Your personal finance questions, answered.
January 3, 2020 2:29 AM
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, said he wants his fellow billionaires to pay much higher taxes. U.S. lawmakers should close loopholes, raise the estate tax and hike the capital-gains tax so that it equals the rate on labor income, Gates wrote Monday in a year-end blog post. He also called for states and local governments to make their taxes "fairer" ...
January 2, 2020 11:00 PM
With boosted sales and orders, conditions for manufacturers in Minnesota and eight other central states crawled back into growth territory in December, nudging up confidence levels after a difficult fall season, a closely watched economic report said. Creighton University's nine-state Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 50.6 in December from November's disappointing 48.6, according ...
January 2, 2020 6:47 PM
A Rock County community is working to avoid becoming a food desert by creating a community grocery store.
January 2, 2020 12:06 PM
Reporting for jury duty. Standing in line at the DMV. Going to the dentist. Making a budget.
December 30, 2019 9:08 PM
A man is suing doorbell maker Ring and its parent company, Amazon, after he says a hacker communicated with his children over the internet-connected camera he had bought as "additional security" for his family. In a lawsuit seeking class-action status, John Baker Orange of Alabama said his three kids, ages 7, 9 and 10, were playing basketball when they heard someone comment about their play. ...
December 30, 2019 6:23 PM
Dallas billionaire investor Mark Cuban has denied that the cremation diamond company he backed on ABC's "Shark Tank" in October is a scam, telling Page Six he's a "big believer" in the product. The Austin, Texas-based company Eterneva appeared on Shark Tank in October, promoting a company that would create diamonds from the ashes of customers' loved ones. Cremation has already overtaken burial ...