An investment industry regulator has ordered Wells Fargo to pay $3.4 million to brokerage customers who lost money buying complicated securities that even Wells Fargo brokers didn't fully understand.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or Finra, said Monday that some Wells Fargo representatives mistakenly thought a kind of complex ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- The Missouri Eastern District appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $72 million jury verdict for a woman who claimed her longtime use of baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to ovarian cancer that killed her.
The ruling could kill three other recent St. Louis jury verdicts of more than $200 million combined ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Roy Price has resigned as the head of Amazon Studios after an allegation that he sexually harassed a television producer working on one his shows.
An Amazon Studios representative confirmed that Price resigned from the company on Tuesday. Price was placed on unpaid leave Thursday following accusations made by Isa Hackett, an ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump plans to choose his nominee to chair the Federal Reserve before he leaves Nov. 3 for an 11-day trip to Asia and Hawaii, a person familiar with the process said.
Trump is working with a shortlist of five names to lead the central bank: former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh, Stanford University economist John Taylor...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- UnitedHealth Group shares jumped 5.6 percent in trading Tuesday after the company's earnings increased 26 percent for the third quarter, beating analyst estimates and prompting a boost to full-year financial guidance.
The quarterly results were the first reported under new CEO David Wichmann, who took over the top job in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- After seven consecutive days of talks fraught with emotion, officials representing the U.S., Canada and Mexico were at seeming loggerheads over several American proposals that observers fear could derail the negotiations and ultimately cause an unraveling of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
President Donald ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Microsoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world.
The company on Tuesday started rolling out its latest bundle of updates to the Windows 10 operating system with features clustered around a bet that people will use their PCs to experience 3-D virtual worlds.
Dubbed the Fall ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission lacks authority to revoke broadcast licenses in retaliation for news reporting, its chairman said Tuesday in his first public remarks on the topic since President Donald Trump threatened the licenses of news networks six days ago.
"I believe in the First Amendment," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said ...Read more
Errabundis [Kindle Edition]Carol Budinger
This epic fantasy of love and transformation tells of The Lorilex, poised to destroy the world. But in the far off, dusty caravan town of Errabundis a powerful force for good is cloaked within an ordinary life. A life that must be awoken to itself if the world is to ...
Q: My company is in the middle of discussions with an important client, and I have been given authority to negotiate on behalf of my firm. The problem is, the client is not accepting my authority and keeps going to my boss, and she doesn't always stop him. How do I rein him in?
--Troy, 32, account management and sales executive
A: You have to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Tom Tait, the Republican mayor of Anaheim, Calif., isn't happy about his party's tax-overhaul efforts in Washington because the plan would eliminate a deduction for state and local taxes that helps many of his city's residents.
In Anaheim's 92806 ZIP Code, for example, the loss of the deduction would lead a family of four with ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The deadly wildfires that roared through Sonoma and Napa counties last week, destroying thousands of homes, might also scorch the Bay Area's already brutal housing market for months or years to come, experts warned Friday.
An estimated 2,800 homes have been destroyed in the wind-whipped infernos in Santa Rosa alone, and a ...Read more
NEW YORK -- An ambitious plan by Jared Kushner's family to recast its indebted Fifth Avenue office building as a luxury architectural trophy is collapsing, setting off a chain of events that may imperil the Kushners' ownership of a property central to their real estate empire.
Their partner, Vornado Realty Trust, is telling brokers to plan for ...Read more
LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Netflix sees its subscribers as hungry, and they're still eating up what the internet video-streaming kingpin is serving up.
On Monday, Netflix said "strong appetite" for its original content continued to drive the company's results during the third quarter of the year, which included Netflix adding 5.3 million new ...Read more
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. -- Mario Maldonado didn't wear a mask. The 22-year-old field laborer thought it would slow him down. Besides, he doesn't like to cover his face when he tends to the vineyards on most nights.
But this Napa Valley harvest was different than most. A muddied pinkish glow emanated from the horizon. A haze hovered in the air and ...Read more
The Weinstein Co., beset by sexual harassment and assault allegations against ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, announced Monday that it is in negotiations to sell part or all of itself to Colony Capital.
The company -- known for producing films such as "Silver Linings Playbook," "Django Unchained" and "The Iron Lady," as well as the reality ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Firing hundreds of workers all at once is rare, at least in the auto industry. But Tesla Inc. does things differently.
Word leaked out Friday that the electric car, battery and solar roof company had bulk-fired several hundred employees.
The Mercury News, which broke that story, said Tesla made clear that workers were ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Nordstrom family members have suspended their effort to put together a buyout offer for the Seattle-based retailer, citing "the difficulty of obtaining debt financing in the current retail environment prior to the conclusion of the approaching holiday season."
Led by Bruce Nordstrom, the group disclosed in June its plan to take the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Beam Suntory's Cruzan Rum distillery in St. Croix is back in operation after being battered by Hurricane Maria, according to a Beam Suntory news release Monday.
The distillery was shut down for about three weeks while the company made repairs after the hurricane, a process that required airlifting in 35 workers "with necessary ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- It's been a great season for horror, with Blumhouse's "Happy Death Day" becoming the latest such film to top the domestic box office in its opening weekend.
The $5 million movie, a bloody riff on the classic "Groundhog Day" concept, brought in an estimated $26.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from ...Read more
OTTAWA, Ontario –– U.S. NAFTA negotiators are proposing to essentially do away with the independent tribunals that oversee the trading and investment relationship, either by eliminating them or substantially scaling back their roles, people familiar with negotiations said.
The U.S. has proposed changes for two types of independent dispute ...Read more
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