National Business News

  • Lenders start push for OK of merger

    One day after announcing a blockbuster $35.3 billion megamerger, the top executives for Capital One and Discover Financial Services started trying to sell thei…

  • IRS puts scrutiny on private jet usage

    WASHINGTON -- First, there were trackers on Taylor Swift and other celebrities' private jet usage. Now, there will be more scrutiny on executives' tax write-of…

  • Major indexes mostly up after sluggish trade day

    NEW YORK -- Stocks ended mostly higher on Wall Street Wednesday after a listless day of trading with big technology stocks again acting as a heavy weight on th…

  • Boeing’s 737 chief makes exit in shake-up

    SEATTLE -- Boeing said Wednesday that the head of its 737 program is leaving the company in an executive shake-up weeks after a door panel blew out on a flight…

  • Minutes show Fed uneasy, despite progress

    WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve officials acknowledged at their most recent meeting in January that there had been "significant progress" in reducing U.S. inflat…

  • U.S. casinos’ $66B year a record

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- America's commercial casinos won $66.5 billion from gamblers in 2023, the industry's best year ever, according to figures released by it…

  • Investor group seeks 9 of Macy’s 14 board seats

    Macy's Inc. said it received nine nominations to its board from Arkhouse Management Co., the activist investor leading an effort to acquire the department-stor…

  • UAW threatens to strike at Ford plant

    The United Auto Workers is threatening another strike this week at Ford Motor Co.'s largest and most profitable plant if local contract issues aren't resolved,…

  • Furniture from emptied offices gets second life

    As he walked around the sales floor, JP Liesenfeld pointed to a group of sleek, modern chairs with a butterflylike design: the Herman Miller Aerons.

  • Lab-made diamonds attract younger set

    PHILADELPHIA -- The muted sounds of hammering and sanding drift down to the first floor of Bario Neal, a jewelry store in Philadelphia, where rustic artwork th…

  • Solar glass facility planned in Georgia

    Plans for a new solar glass manufacturing facility in western Georgia are set to strengthen the state's growing stature as a hub for U.S. clean energy manufact…