Quantcast

Business

Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

National Edition

Are trigger warnings a symbol of our growing sensitivity, or a sign of our incremental acceptance of censorship? Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

Renovation Solutions: Top remodeling projects that impact appraisals

Very few projects instantly recoup their initial cost. Here are a few of the projects real estate professionals, architects and appraisers see impacting home prices when considering the return on... Read more »

4 hours ago

0 comments

Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

National Edition

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. But a good location means higher housing costs. Read more »

5 hours ago

0 comments

US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April

U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years. Read more »

15 hours ago

1 comment

How much the minimum wage was really worth in 2014

National Edition

A chart recently repromoted by the Pew Research Center gives some economic context to Los Angels' decision to raise their minimum wage. Read more »

yesterday

1 comment

Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

National Edition

Some argue that the 40-hour workweek too often leads to overworked employees, which in turn is bad for productivity. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

US home sales slide in April amid listing shortage

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in April due to relatively few listings and rising prices, a trend that could weigh on the recovering housing market. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Applications for US jobless aid up, but from very low level

More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Read more »

yesterday

0 comments

Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

Four of the world's biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors... Read more »

May 20, 2015

6 comments

Groups chase air pollution to keep businesses, people on Wasatch Front

Utah can boast of low unemployment, a thriving economy and scenic outdoors, but air pollution — both real and reputation — can scare away people who want to move here or drive residents... Read more »

May 20, 2015

1 comment

US stocks are little changed ahead of Fed report

US stocks are little changed in early morning trading Wednesday as investors weigh several earnings reports and await the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policymaking meeting. Read more »

May 20, 2015

0 comments

Wal-Mart announces expansion of veteran hiring

Nate Waits wakes up before 3 a.m. four days a week to get to his job at a Bentonville distribution center for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where the former Marine is among more than 92,000 veterans the... Read more »

May 20, 2015

1 comment

Loans, taxes, regulations on small business election agenda

There are no "one size fits all" issues for small business in the 2016 presidential campaign. While candidates try to appeal to all small businesses, many owners want very specific things. Read more »

May 20, 2015

1 comment

Target profit rises as product revamps start to pay off

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. Read more »

May 20, 2015

0 comments

Smith's hopes to pass savings from solar panels onto customers

The Smith's Distribution Center in Layton revealed its 4,066 solar panel roof Tuesday. Read more »

May 19, 2015

7 comments

Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

PayPal facing $25 million sanction for illegal credit sign-ups

Federal regulators are proposing that PayPal Inc. pay $25 million to resolve allegations that it illegally signed up customers for its online credit product, used misleading advertising and... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

Not Your Ma's Bell: AT&T evolves beyond phones

The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones is looking for new ways to reach out and touch someone. Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine

There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine's economy. The extent of the damage caused by the conflict in the country's east was highlighted in a report showing the economy had shrunk by almost a fifth... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

Britain posts first fall in consumer prices since 1960

Britain saw consumer prices fall in April for the first time since 1960, official figures showed Tuesday, but few economists think the annual drop will be anything but short-lived. Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

Wal-Mart profit falls on currency shifts, pay raises

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported sluggish sales and a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit as worker pay raises, spending on e-commerce and currency fluctuations put pressure on the bottom line at... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

US home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

U.S. homebuilders ramped up construction in April to the fastest pace in nearly seven-and-a-half years, providing newfound momentum for an economy that has struggled in recent months. Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

For Americans, there are cheaper vacations in Europe and lower-priced imports. A Chinese factory is selling fewer goods in Europe. A U.S. toymaker's exports are being squeezed. A German winery says... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

Q&A: Deezer CEO sees 'big' upside for music streaming

Hans-Holger Albrecht entered a crowded music-streaming market when he became CEO of Paris-based Deezer in February. A month after taking the helm, Jay Z relaunched Tidal in the U.S. and a month... Read more »

May 19, 2015

0 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives