MILWAUKEE -- If any industry could use a prominent advocate, it's forestry -- because nothing grates on the ears of a forester like hearing someone say they won't buy a book because it'll kill a tree.
And few, if any, fit...Read more
CHICAGO -- Truck driver Lucio Barrera said he didn't think twice about signing a contract in 2013 with DNJ Intermodal Services, even though it barred him from using his truck to do business with other companies and he had ...Read more
U.S. stock prices edged lower and the American dollar was little changed against the euro in midday trading Monday after Greeks voted to reject the terms of that country's latest bailout package.
The markets' stability ...Read more
When investigators in the fraud watch department of Washington-based AARP received a call from a senior citizen late last year who had lost $300,000 to a con man she met on an Internet dating website, the organization ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Charles Conn stopped in to see his pharmacist to fill a prescription for a cough that had persisted for a month. Once he saw how much the medication cost, he could have used a side order of blood pressure ...Read more
Good luck trying to predict if your total compensation will improve this year. Most hourly workers -- and many salaried ones -- are facing a confusing future.
On the one hand, the federal government is working on a ...Read more
One of the first things I thought about after the U.S. Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal across the country was this: How horrible would it be to finally marry the person you love and then lose your job ...Read more
Q: I like decisive action; I just joined a leadership team that prefers consensus. From my point of view, this style leads to paralysis and missed opportunities. How can I get things moving?
A: Think evolution, not ...Read more
Q: Because of my religious beliefs, I am not allowed to celebrate holidays. This means I cannot attend office events related to Christmas, Halloween or even birthdays. I always explain this during job interviews, and I ...Read more
"My partners and I formed a technology startup last year. We've done a 'friends and family' round of financing and have perfected our product.
"Now we need $2 million to bring this product to market. I've been reading ...Read more
DETROIT -- General Motors sales in China were flat in June from a year earlier despite cutting prices by up to 20 percent as growth in the world's largest car market continues to slow.
Sales totaled 246,066 in June, up 0....Read more
The iconic Oreo cookie is slimming down this summer.
Mondelez International Inc. said Monday that it is launching a new line of "Oreo Thins" in the U.S. next week. The skinny version of the century-old snack has 140 ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Starbucks is raising the price of its typical coffeeshop run across the U.S. by 1 percent -- and in its booming home base of Seattle, by three and a half times as much.
The increases, which the coffee giant ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Struggling retailer American Apparel Inc. is laying off workers and closing some stores as part of an ongoing effort to turn around its business.
The Los Angeles clothing maker said the initiatives will ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Dollar Tree officially owns Family Dollar.
In a statement Monday, Virginia-based Dollar Tree said it has completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews, ...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- In the first public discussion of the merger announced Friday, Aetna executives made no predictions on how employment here would change but said they expect the size of Humana's Louisville, Ky., ...Read more
HackingTeam, an Italian company that helps law enforcement hack into digital networks, has apparently been hacked itself.
Client lists, emails and other documents purportedly belonging to HackingTeam were posted online ...Read more
SEATTLE -- It has officially been nearly two decades since shoppers of the world were introduced to the idea of buying books online.
Seattle-based Amazon.com's e-commerce website turns 20 years old this month.
The ...Read more
Except for maybe cholesterol numbers, few scores are more important in modern adult life than your credit score.
Unlike cholesterol, however, with credit scores, the higher, the better.
The American Bankers Association ...Read more
Do you collect mutual funds? Unlike hobbyists who collect stamps, art or rare coins, investors who own a multitude of funds are not better off.
While diversification is important to any portfolio, owning too many funds ...Read more