SEATTLE -- The Seattle area woke up Sept. 7 to the news that Amazon planned to set up a second, equal headquarters, raising the prospect of a dramatic split between America's fastest-growing company and its hometown.
The area delivered its pitch for Amazon to stay at home on Thursday: a 522-page document that most expect to amount to a futile ...Read more
JetBlue Airways is removing its fares and schedules from 11 online travel booking sites, saying the move will cut costs and help keep fares low.
The decision follows the lead of Southwest Airlines, which has long kept its booking information from some of the most popular online travel sites. Delta Air Lines also began a few years ago to pull ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Chicago's new Apple store is thrillingly transparent, elegantly understated and a boon to the city's riverfront.
With its huge sheets of laminated glass and an ultra-thin roof of lightweight carbon fiber the store, opening Friday, is simultaneously present and absent, there and not there. From North Michigan Avenue, you look through ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Atlanta credit bureau Equifax ramped up its spending over the last three months to lobby the federal government and protect its image as it took fire for exposing the personal records of more than 145 million Americans.
Its two main competitors, meanwhile, shifted their resources in order to do the same.
New federal records ...Read more
As the weather cools and drivers put away their summer tires and dreams of muscle car glory, Ford and Michelin provide cause for hope: The fastest ever Mustang GT is coming for 2018, thanks to a quick-shifting new transmission and sticky performance tires.
The 2018 Mustang GT will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, the kind ...Read more
Five earnings seasons ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission told publicly traded companies how they should be explaining their financial results so investors can better understand them. With hundreds of companies releasing their quarterly results in the weeks ahead, the SEC has sent a reminder.
In the world of corporate accounting, this ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Microsoft is making a move into Green Bay Packers country, expanding its efforts to bring digital connectivity and tech training to small cities and rural areas across the country.
The company announced a partnership with the NFL team Thursday to launch a technology initiative in the Packer's hometown of Green Bay, Wis.
NEW YORK -- As Target Corp. continues to be a big believer in stores, the Minneapolis-based retailer said it would remodel hundreds more stores than previously announced.
Executives told investors earlier this year that by 2019 the retailer would remodel about 600 stores, or one-third of its store base.
CEO Brian Cornell told reporters on ...Read more
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“The author’s capable plotting and writing make up for much of the confusion, though the realization that the book is fictional might still bring surprise.
Regardless, the novel is an important account of one family’s story. While the events my not all be true in fact, they ...
DETROIT -- When it comes to reliability, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have improved their performance ratings among drivers while General Motors has slipped. Still, GM's Buick is the only U.S. brand to make Consumer Reports' latest top 10 list of most reliable brands. The new Chevrolet Bolt electric car was GM's most reliable model, scoring "above ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump met at the White House on Thursday with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as he neared a decision on who will lead the central bank after her first four-year term ends in February.
Yellen, 71, a Democrat nominated to the job by former President Barack Obama, is one of five candidates and was the last to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The fiery editorials of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn will be beamed into seven in 10 American living rooms if the company is allowed to complete a merger that would transform it into a nationwide conservative TV juggernaut.
But Sinclair's proposed $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media Co. ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Just a day after Leandre Garner took out insurance for his 2007 Chrysler 300, he filed a claim, saying the car had been damaged in a parking lot and needed more than $4,000 in repairs. But insurance investigators figured out that his car already was damaged, and in 2013 authorities charged the Tacoma, Wash-area man with filing a ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- In the topsy-turvy world of tech, an investor can fund a company one minute and sue it the next. It can also turn around and fund a competitor, which is what Google's parent company did when it announced Thursday that its growth equity fund led a $1-billion investment in Lyft, four years after its venture capital arm invested in...Read more
SEATTLE -- In the six weeks since Amazon said it was seeking a site for a second headquarters, cities have preened. They've sent delegations to Seattle, bragged about their university engineering programs and tried to ship cactuses to Jeff Bezos.
Thursday evening, the curtain will close on the first act of Amazon's civic beauty pageant.
There are nearly 30 million people with diabetes in the United States. About 90,000 of them were just thrown a curve ball.
Johnson & Johnson announced that it's closing its Animas subsidiary and getting out of the insulin-pump business, leaving the field primarily to a single large competitor, Medtronic, which will control roughly 85 percent of...Read more
Q: I live in a 55-plus condominium community and many residents, myself included, feel that the board is doing a terrible job at maintaining our community, despite the high dues that we pay. We have spoken out at board meetings, but it seems our concerns are ignored. Can we withhold our dues, or perhaps pay them into an escrow account, to let ...Read more
In this age of information, where it's easy to find facts and statistics about nearly anything, Temple University graduate Ofo Ezeugwu found a gap: Renters struggle to find information about landlords and their properties.
"We are constantly looking for affirmation through information," Ezeugwu said. "On Amazon, you read reviews before you make...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said that failure to pass the Republican tax overhaul would trigger a "significant" drop in the stock market, which has rallied to record highs in recent months.
His warning, which some market analysts disputed, came as a new poll showed 52 percent of Americans oppose the tax plan, which is ...Read more
Three former Tesla Inc. contract workers faced racial harassment and discrimination while working at the electric carmaker's Fremont, Calif., factory, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
Plaintiffs Demetric Di-az, his father, Owen Diaz, and Lamar Patterson alleged that they were the targets of "racially motivated abuse, including the ...Read more
DETROIT -- Ford is recalling 1.3 million F-150 and Super Duty trucks because of an issue that could allow a door to open while driving in certain conditions.
The recall will allow for the installation of a water shield to side door latches in 2015-2017 F-150s and 2017 Super Duty trucks.
"In affected vehicles, a frozen door latch or a bent or ...Read more
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