President Donald Trump again attacked General Motors and its CEO, Mary Barra, over its plans to cut 14,000 jobs.
"I don't like what she did," Trump said during an interview with Fox's Harris Faulkner. "It was nasty. Ohio is going to replace those jobs in two minutes."
GM on Nov. 26 announced it was closing five factories, including Lordstown ...Read more
When Instacart began delivering Whole Foods Market groceries in 2014, it was the first national partner the startup had landed. Instacart founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta once described both companies as sharing "a common vision to create great grocery shopping experience."
That once-close partnership, however, will soon be ending.
Pushed to the ...Read more
Apple said Thursday that it plans to expand in San Diego, bringing 1,000 employees to the local workforce over the next three years.
The Cupertino iPhone maker, which is in a bitter legal fight with Qualcomm over patent fees, made the announcement as part of its unveiling of a new $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas.
Apple said it was ...Read more
China's decision to purchase 1.1 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans, announced Thursday by U.S. officials, had an instant impact in Minnesota, lifting bid prices at grain elevators and sending farmers and grain marketers to their calculators.
Shipping terminals in the Pacific Northwest started accepting soybeans for the first time in months. ...Read more
Despite closing dozens of stores and laying off 200 corporate employees as it tried to stave off a bankruptcy filing, Sears racked up nearly $1.9 billion in losses in the nine months ending Nov. 3.
That's more than triple the sum the Hoffman Estates-based department store chain reported in the same nine-month period in 2017, according to a ...Read more
Getting passengers onto a plane in the most efficient, and potentially most profitable, way possible is a favorite study topic for air carriers and academics.
Delta Air Lines is going to try something different: boarding based on what the passengers paid, whether in cash or loyalty points.
Under the system that starts Jan. 23, Delta will no ...Read more
A new plant in Gary, Ind., plans to turn hundreds of thousands of tons of trash into fuel, some of which could end up powering United Airlines' planes.
California-based Fulcrum BioEnergy on Thursday announced plans for the $600 million alternative fuel plant in Gary. Construction is not expected to start until 2020. But once operations begin, ...Read more
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A federal judge on Thursday brought the fourth hog farm nuisance trial to an abrupt halt by ruling that the plaintiffs presented insufficient evidence to impose punitive damages.
The end to the month-long trial came after jurors on Wednesday returned verdicts in favor of all eight plaintiffs, who live near a Sampson County hog ...Read more
To voice their frustration over proposed staffing changes, United Airlines flight attendants launched noisy protests Thursday at airports around the world, including Los Angeles International Airport.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 50,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines, organized the picketing campaign to protest the ...Read more
Tribune Publishing has terminated negotiations to sell the Chicago-based newspaper company to McClatchy, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday.
The decision, reached by the Tribune Publishing board Thursday, followed several months of negotiations with the California-based McClatchy Co. The source said potential antitrust issues in ...Read more
BEIJING -- A second Canadian man has been detained by Chinese officials, raising the stakes in a growing international dispute over a Chinese high-tech executive who was arrested in Canada and held for extradition to the United States.
Michael Spavor was taken into custody Monday after being questioned in the country's northeast, near the ...Read more
Five men accused of operating an international movie piracy ring were indicted Wednesday on federal charges after authorities say they hacked into Hollywood film company computer systems to steal unreleased movies and TV shows such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Walking Dead."
Federal prosecutors say the group would alter the properties of ...Read more
Allstate has paid out more than $1.2 billion to victims of two devastating wildfires in California.
The Northbrook-based insurer on Wednesday announced estimated November losses of $685 million before taxes, including an estimated $670 million related to the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fires near Los Angeles. That's despite...Read more
Scientists have been using tracking devices on large animals for decades to monitor the health of a herd, or study an animal's range and habits.
Now, a group of University of Washington researchers has figured out how to put a tiny tracking sensor on a bumblebee.
The sensor, or "backpack," weighs as much as seven grains of dry rice, and can be...Read more
SEATTLE -- On Sunday afternoon, a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Dallas made a hairpin turn over eastern Idaho and headed back for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The reason, the captain told passengers: Someone forgot to unload a human heart.
Dr. Andrew Gottschalk recalled that his fellow passengers went through a series of ...Read more
MOJAVE, Calif. -- Virgin Galactic reached suborbital space for the first time in a test flight Thursday, bringing Richard Branson's company closer to flying its customers beyond Earth's atmosphere.
Thursday was the fourth time VSS Unity fired up its rocket motor and flew on its own power after being released from the belly of a larger, twin-...Read more
Q: I inherited two lots in Florida from my mother who recently died. Her estate was probated in South Carolina, and she left everything to me. The Florida tax bills still show the property is in her estate. How do I transfer the lots to my name? -- Barbara
A: To answer your question I need to review the concept of jurisdiction. A court's ...Read more
Amazon continues its experiments with new physical retail formats and technologies, this time with a shrunken version of its no-checkout convenience stores.
The company on Wednesday opened a 450-square-foot Amazon Go store -- about a quarter the size of existing Go stores -- on the sixth floor of the Macy's department-store building in downtown...Read more
Soybeans have been harvested across the Midwest, but tens of millions of bushels are sitting in bins on farms and at grain elevators.
Unwilling to sell at current prices and hopeful that progress on trade talks with China will be a boost to the market, farmers have decided to hold on to their crop as long as they can.
"A lot of soybeans are ...Read more
The Los Angeles Times' former publisher and editor, Davan Maharaj, reportedly received a $2.5-million settlement following his exit from Tribune Publishing Co. after revealing to a mediator he had recorded anti-Semitic comments allegedly made by the company's largest shareholder, Michael Ferro.
The payout, which was unusually large for a ...Read more
- Random man elects himself tax collector in Pennsylvania town, chaos ensues
- Ex-LA Times publisher reportedly got $2.5 million after secretly recording his ex-boss Michael Ferro
- U.S. House passes $867 billion farm bill, which President Donald Trump is expected to sign
- Jury rules in favor of NC neighbors in hog-waste trial
- United Airlines flight attendants launch protest over downsizing of international crews
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