MINNEAPOLIS -- The U.S. Justice Department has accused Minnesota-based KleinBank of "redlining," the practice of unlawfully structuring its mortgage lending business to avoid serving minority neighborhoods around the Twin Cities.
In a federal lawsuit filed late Friday, lawyers from the department's civil rights division said Chaska-based ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- In what's shaping up to be a highly competitive holiday weekend at the box office, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment's "Hidden Figures" has the No. 1 spot, just three days in. If it holds, it will be the reigning film for the second week in a row.
The film, based on a true story about black women at NASA who were ...Read more
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 satellites was launched into orbit Saturday morning and landed its first-stage booster on a drone ship in its first launch since a September explosion.
The first-stage booster landed on a floating platform called "Just Read the Instructions" in the Pacific Ocean about 8 minutes after liftoff.
Analysts had ...Read more
It's going to be hard to turn on the TV, drive past a tax preparation storefront or walk into a Wal-Mart early into this tax season and not be deluged with pitches for fast-cash, refund-related loans at zero percent.
H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and others are fighting for market share and trying to lock in customers who might otherwise turn to an...Read more
A baby is a bundle of joy, but get ready if you are starting a family: Raising that little person also will cost you a bundle.
If you have a baby, expect to spend $233,610 over the next 18 years as you pay for everything from diapers to the extra room in your house or apartment, according to a report released this month by the U.S. Department ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Boeing has won a new order for 100 737 MAX 8 planes from Indian airline SpiceJet, the companies announced Friday in New Delhi.
A statement said the order was "booked at the end of 2016," so presumably it was included in Boeing's count of 534 MAX sales for last year.
The order, with a list price of $11 billion, is worth an estimated ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on Friday said there is "palpable" optimism at the Charlotte-based company ahead of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
"The optimism for positive change here at Bank of America and among our customers is palpable," Moynihan told analysts during a conference call to ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson emerged from a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump Friday pledging to bring down the cost of the F-35 Lightning II and pledging to hire more than 1,800 additional workers at the Fort Worth plant.
Trump has been in a dogfight with Lockheed Martin over the F-35 program, questioning ...Read more
If You Leave this Farm: The Dream Is DestroyedAmanda Farmer
A Memoir about courage, hope, and resilience. The story powerfully shows the internal struggle and conflict between personal desires, the crushing weight of constant submission to a father's misguided use of God-given authority, and the need to be accepted by one's ...
DETROIT -- Takata agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and pay a total of $1 billion in criminal penalties stemming from the company's fraudulent conduct in relation to sales of defective airbag inflators, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
In addition, a federal grand jury indicted three former Takata employees Friday on charges of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Wells Fargo & Co. on Friday reported a 6 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit in the wake of a scandal over its employees creating as many as 2 million accounts without customer authorization.
Earnings at the San Francisco-based bank, the nation's third-largest, came in below analysts' estimates as Wells Fargo continued to deal ...Read more
One focus of the planned repeal of Obamacare is maintaining coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Republican lawmakers say the current law's safeguards won't change, but they have yet to explain how they'll accomplish this without also keeping the mandate that everyone buy insurance.
What isn't being discussed -- although it should ...Read more
Once Donald Trump takes the oath of office, he'll ride to the White House in a new custom-built Cadillac limousine known as The Beast.
Built on a General Motors truck chassis and heavily armored, its specifications and construction have been managed by a small government group that has run the program for years. Aside from styling, the ...Read more
For decades, American investors have been encouraged to think long-term. Focus on the next several years, not solely this quarter. Embrace patience while concentrating on high-quality companies with solid management. Diversify and match your financial goals with your risk appetite.
Those principles will be tested under President Donald Trump. ...Read more
A Massachusetts judge has ordered Exxon Mobil to submit 40 years of documents regarding the company's studies of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change.
Superior Court Judge Heidi E. Brieger said state law supports arguments by Massachusetts' attorney general that the government agency has the authority to pursue questions about whether ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- A major NASA safety advisory group urged the agency to scrutinize SpaceX's rocket fueling process ahead of future launches of astronauts to the International Space Station.
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel brought up concerns about the space company's unconventional fueling operations in its 2016 annual report, released ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Honest Co., the consumer products company co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, is recalling organic baby powder sold in the U.S. because it may cause skin or eye infections.
The startup, based outside Los Angeles, said that a regular test of the powder found possible contamination of microorganisms that can cause infections. The ...Read more
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines reported a nearly $4.4 billion profit for 2016, down slightly from the $4.5 billion in net income it had in 2015 as the carrier faces pressures from higher fuel costs and pay increases to pilots and other employees.
While the airline's costs have been rising, particularly with a new pilot labor contract with immediate...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump met Thursday with the chief executive of AT&T Inc. amid the president-elect's outspoken opposition to the telecom giant's proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc. and a flare-up in his long-running battle with the media company's CNN outlet.
Randall Stephenson met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York, ...Read more
SEATTLE -- Amazon.com said it plans to add 100,000 full-time U.S. employees over the next 18 months, a move that comes amid pressure on the private sector by the incoming Trump administration to create jobs.
Seattle-based Amazon said Thursday that by 2018 it plans to have more than 280,000 full-time U.S. employees, versus 180,000 at the end of ...Read more
MUMBAI, India -- No diplomat wants his or her country to be stepped on. India's foreign minister took that sentiment to another level.
Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Amazon's Canadian website after learning from a Twitter user that the online retailer was selling doormats in the design of the Indian flag.
In a series of tweets Wednesday night, ...Read more
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- Trump says he'll turn over company to sons but falls short of eliminating ethics issues
- Amazon plans to hire 100,000 employees over next 18 months
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