Want that first customer? Do research, don't undercharge

Published Apr. 19 2019

Many small business owners are so anxious to get their first customers or clients that they'll underprice their products or...

Shop online? Here are ways to reduce damage to the environment

Published Apr. 19 2019

Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment.

Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

Published Apr. 18 2019

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in...

IPO mania: Zoom zooms, Pinterest pins down Wall Street

Published Apr. 18 2019

There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public...

Sears sues former chairman Eddie Lampert, alleging he stripped company of more than $2 billion in assets

Published Apr. 18 2019

Sears Holdings Corp. is suing its former chairman and largest shareholder Eddie Lampert, alleging the billionaire stripped the once iconic...

US trade deficit narrows to $49.4 billion in February

Published Apr. 17 2019

The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade...

Shared electric scooters surge, overtaking docked bikes

Published Apr. 17 2019

Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars in the...

To some stock market veterans, stocks are rallying like it's 1999

Published Apr. 17 2019

The stock market has been so hot this year that it might need an ice-cold Fruitopia, or a Zima.

Delta Air Lines plans to hire 500 aircraft mechanics this year

Published Apr. 17 2019

Delta Air Lines plans to hire 500 aviation maintenance technicians this year, during a period when aircraft mechanics are in...

Trump to allow lawsuits over US properties seized in Cuba

Published Apr. 16 2019

Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from...

Millennial Money: Ask your folks about their financial plans

Published Apr. 16 2019

Parents are often more than happy to offer financial advice to their kids. They like to feel needed and want...

UnitedHealth beats expectations all around, stock still lags

Published Apr. 16 2019

UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and hiked its 2019 forecast, but shares of the nation's largest health insurer continued their...


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CEO Hubert Joly steps down at Best Buy, hands leadership to longtime executive Corie Barry

Published Apr. 16 2019

Corie Barry makes no apologies for who she is - a working mom, a first-generation college graduate, a female in...

Waste Management pays $3 billion for rival Advanced Disposal Services

Published Apr. 15 2019

Waste Management is pushing into the eastern U.S. by paying $3 billion for its smaller rival, Advanced Disposal Services.

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

Published Apr. 15 2019

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has...

New TVA head says board right on coal plant closures

Published Apr. 12 2019

Shutting down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant is the right decision, the new head of the Tennessee Valley Authority said...

Chevron buying Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion as crude prices rise

Published Apr. 12 2019

Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in...

Chick-fil-A, rivals try to speed up drive-throughs

Published Apr. 11 2019

Modern-day life keeps getting faster, but fast food is slowing down.

IRS chief says average 2018 tax refund, $2,833, close to last year's

Published Apr. 10 2019

The head of the IRS, overseeing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades, says the...

From jets to cheese: US wants to put new tariffs on EU

Published Apr. 9 2019

The United States wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods - from airplanes to Gouda cheese - in...

Chuck E. Cheese returning to public trading after 5 years

Published Apr. 9 2019

Got some spare tokens? Chuck E. Cheese is returning to the public markets.


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Prospects brighten for US law to shield online consumer data

Published Apr. 9 2019

Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology...

Weston: Your 401(k) just got more valuable

Published Apr. 9 2019

If your tax refund this year was disappointing, you may be able to do something about it: Contribute more to...