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The Girls Came Back---at a Price

Fri, 2017-12-22 19:41
May 6, 2017
Categories: Business

Stores Fight for Last-Minute Sales

Fri, 2017-12-22 19:41
Stores Fight for Last-Minute Sales

In the home stretch of what is expected to be a strong holiday shopping season, retailers are competing fiercely on logistics: More e-commerce sites are offering fast or same-day shipping options as late as Christmas Eve, while traditional stores are pushing in-store pickup of web orders and same-day delivery.

Stores Fight for Last-Minute Sales

In the home stretch of what is expected to be a strong holiday shopping season, retailers are competing fiercely on logistics: More e-commerce sites are offering fast or same-day shipping options as late as Christmas Eve, while traditional stores are pushing in-store pickup of web orders and same-day delivery.

Categories: Business

Saudis Demand $6 Billion To Release Prince

Fri, 2017-12-22 19:41
Saudi authorities are seeking at least $6 billion from Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal to free him from detention, people familiar with the matter said, potentially putting the global business empire of one of the world’s richest men at risk.
Categories: Business

Trump, GOP Reset After Tensions

Fri, 2017-12-22 19:40
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress, who opened their first year in full control of Washington on rocky terms, are closing it with a flush of late legislative achievements: a sweeping tax overhaul, a long-sought repeal of a pillar of the Affordable Care Act and a surprise deal to open up Arctic drilling—all signed into law on Friday.
Categories: Business

HQ Trivia App Puts On-Demand Generation on a Strict Schedule

Thu, 2017-12-21 19:47
HQ Trivia App Puts On-Demand Generation on a Strict Schedule

When Ben Goldthwaite isn’t in class, the 16-year-old sophomore usually bounces between YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, Netflix and other on-demand distractions. A new pastime, though, has him on a schedule.

HQ Trivia App Puts On-Demand Generation on a Strict Schedule

When Ben Goldthwaite isn’t in class, the 16-year-old sophomore usually bounces between YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, Netflix and other on-demand distractions. A new pastime, though, has him on a schedule.

Categories: Business

Baseball Executive Ousted After Alleged Misconduct

Thu, 2017-12-21 19:47
Baseball Executive Ousted After Alleged Misconduct

Major League Baseball forced out the architect of its multibillion-dollar digital-media business last month, after years of troubling workplace behavior that former baseball executives were said to be made aware of at least a decade ago.

Baseball Executive Ousted After Alleged Misconduct

Major League Baseball forced out the architect of its multibillion-dollar digital-media business last month, after years of troubling workplace behavior that former baseball executives were said to be made aware of at least a decade ago.

Categories: Business

Congress Avoids Shutdown

Thu, 2017-12-21 19:47
Congress Avoids Shutdown

WASHINGTON—Congress passed a stopgap spending bill that keeps the government funded through mid-January, avoiding a looming shutdown but punting thorny policy debates into next year.

Congress Avoids Shutdown

WASHINGTON—Congress passed a stopgap spending bill that keeps the government funded through mid-January, avoiding a looming shutdown but punting thorny policy debates into next year.

Categories: Business

Stock Gifts Are Made With Great Timing

Thu, 2017-12-21 19:46
Stock Gifts Are Made With Great Timing

When Michael Milken donated $27 million of stock to charity in September 2013, the former junk-bond financier’s timing scarcely could have been better, for tax purposes.

Stock Gifts Are Made With Great Timing

When Michael Milken donated $27 million of stock to charity in September 2013, the former junk-bond financier’s timing scarcely could have been better, for tax purposes.

Categories: Business

Boeing Is In Talks To Buy Embraer

Thu, 2017-12-21 19:46
Boeing Is In Talks To Buy Embraer

Boeing Co. is in takeover talks with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA, a move to fortify the U.S. aerospace giant against recent efforts by its greatest rival to move into the market for smaller passenger jets.

Boeing Is In Talks To Buy Embraer

Boeing Co. is in takeover talks with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA, a move to fortify the U.S. aerospace giant against recent efforts by its greatest rival to move into the market for smaller passenger jets.

Categories: Business

Venezuela's Brutal Crackdown

Wed, 2017-12-20 19:58
Venezuela’s Brutal Crackdown

BARLOVENTO, Venezuela—The young men had already been tortured at an army base when soldiers piled them into two jeeps and transported them to a wooded area just outside the Venezuelan capital.

Venezuela’s Brutal Crackdown

BARLOVENTO, Venezuela—The young men had already been tortured at an army base when soldiers piled them into two jeeps and transported them to a wooded area just outside the Venezuelan capital.

Categories: Business

Lost a Pet? First, Write An Obit

Wed, 2017-12-20 19:58
Lost a Pet? First, Write An Obit

Mikee, a monkey still in his teens, died unexpectedly of heart problems this fall in St. Paul, Minn.

Lost a Pet? First, Write An Obit

Mikee, a monkey still in his teens, died unexpectedly of heart problems this fall in St. Paul, Minn.

Categories: Business

A blunt warning over a game of golf helped shape a strategy that mobilized GOP on taxes

Wed, 2017-12-20 19:58
A blunt warning over a game of golf helped shape a strategy that mobilized GOP on taxes

Over rounds of golf at President Donald Trump’s club in northern Virginia in October, Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a warning: If the tax plan fails, the Republicans are “dead” as a party.

A blunt warning over a game of golf helped shape a strategy that mobilized GOP on taxes

Over rounds of golf at President Donald Trump’s club in northern Virginia in October, Sen. Lindsey Graham offered a warning: If the tax plan fails, the Republicans are “dead” as a party.

Categories: Business

Saudis Go Shopping In U.S. Shale Patch

Wed, 2017-12-20 19:58
Saudis Go Shopping In U.S. Shale Patch

Saudi Arabia is hunting for an energy deal in American shale country, as economic upheaval pushes it to seek its first international oil-and-gas production investments.

Saudis Go Shopping In U.S. Shale Patch

Saudi Arabia is hunting for an energy deal in American shale country, as economic upheaval pushes it to seek its first international oil-and-gas production investments.

Categories: Business

Tax Vote Seals Victory for Trump

Wed, 2017-12-20 19:58
Tax Vote Seals Victory for Trump

WASHINGTON—Congress gave final approval Wednesday to a $1.5 trillion tax cut, delivering a major victory for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders after nearly a year in political control of the capital.

Tax Vote Seals Victory for Trump

WASHINGTON—Congress gave final approval Wednesday to a $1.5 trillion tax cut, delivering a major victory for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders after nearly a year in political control of the capital.

Categories: Business

Two Brothers, Tied to the Land, Face Wrath of America's Farm Bust

Tue, 2017-12-19 14:44
Ron McMartin owned McM Inc., an agricultural colossus, and wanted nothing but to be a farming magnate. His brother, Larry, worked on the farm, and was happier in the fields. Then the market turned.
Categories: Business

This One Weird Tax Trick Could Raise GDP, Shrink the Trade Deficit

Tue, 2017-12-19 14:43
The tax bill expected to pass Congress could accomplish President Trump’s goal of reducing the U.S. trade deficit, not by increasing productivity or changing other countries’ trade practices, but by curbing the incentive for multinational companies to shift profits abroad.
Categories: Business

What's News: Business & Finance

Tue, 2017-12-19 01:04
What’s News: Business & Finance

ESPN’s president quit, citing substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty for the sports TV network and majority-owner Disney.

What’s News: Business & Finance

ESPN’s president quit, citing substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty for the sports TV network and majority-owner Disney.

Categories: Business

What's News: World-Wide

Tue, 2017-12-19 01:04
What’s News: World-Wide

The tax bill expected to pass Congress this week could shrink the U.S. trade deficit by curbing the incentive for multinationals to shift profits abroad. Middle-class households would get $61 billion in tax cuts in 2019 under the Republican tax plan.

What’s News: World-Wide

The tax bill expected to pass Congress this week could shrink the U.S. trade deficit by curbing the incentive for multinationals to shift profits abroad. Middle-class households would get $61 billion in tax cuts in 2019 under the Republican tax plan.

Categories: Business

Amtrak Train Derails on New Line

Tue, 2017-12-19 01:04
Amtrak Train Derails on New Line

SEATTLE—A half-hour behind schedule Monday morning on its inaugural ride along a new route, an Amtrak train carrying 77 passengers derailed on a tight curve south of Seattle, sending train cars into the woods and onto a highway below, killing three people and injuring dozens.

Amtrak Train Derails on New Line

SEATTLE—A half-hour behind schedule Monday morning on its inaugural ride along a new route, an Amtrak train carrying 77 passengers derailed on a tight curve south of Seattle, sending train cars into the woods and onto a highway below, killing three people and injuring dozens.

Categories: Business

ESPN President Resigns At Critical Time for Disney

Tue, 2017-12-19 01:02
ESPN President Resigns At Critical Time for Disney

ESPN on Monday announced the surprise resignation of network President John Skipper over substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty at a critical moment for the sports TV juggernaut and its majority-owner, Walt Disney Co.

ESPN President Resigns At Critical Time for Disney

ESPN on Monday announced the surprise resignation of network President John Skipper over substance-abuse issues, creating uncertainty at a critical moment for the sports TV juggernaut and its majority-owner, Walt Disney Co.

Categories: Business

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