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Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

Published Apr. 19 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities,...

Stocks end modestly higher as earnings come in; oil surges

Published Apr. 19 2018

US stocks finished broadly higher Wednesday, giving the S&P 500 its third gain in as many days.Energy companies rose more...

IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Published Apr. 18 2018

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline...

IMF: A major trade rift could imperil solid global economy

Published Apr. 18 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that rising trade tensions between the United States and China risk...

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training

Published Apr. 18 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men...

Dick's destroying the guns it pulled from its shelves

Published Apr. 18 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods is destroying all the guns and accessories that it stopped selling earlier this year...

Tech, health care stocks are big gainers as US indexes rally

Published Apr. 17 2018

Investors shrugged off geopolitical jitters Monday, sending U.S. stocks broadly higher and extending the market's gains from last week.

Starbucks to train workers on 'unconscious bias,' CEO says

Published Apr. 17 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias," CEO Kevin Johnson said Monday, as...

Procrastinators rejoice: There's still time to file taxes

Published Apr. 16 2018

If you woke up in a panic realizing today is April 15, relax. You've got until Tuesday to file and...

Clicking 'checkout' could cost more after Supreme Court case

Published Apr. 16 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $0.Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click...

Teachers working second jobs: 'I just have to do it'

Published Apr. 16 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of American school teachers work second jobs to boost their income.

Driverless cars give hope to blind — are automakers onboard?

Published Apr. 15 2018

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car...

Banks and technology stocks fall; oil rises to 3-year high

Published Apr. 12 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies including banks and technology and health care firms fell Wednesday after U.

US consumer prices rise at faster 2.4 pct. from year earlier

Published Apr. 12 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 2.4 percent in March from a year earlier, the fastest annual pace in...

Zuckerberg testimony reveals lawmaker confusion on Facebook

Published Apr. 12 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media is "inevitable" and disclosed his own...

Stock indexes rally as China's president eases trade fears

Published Apr. 11 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks jumped Tuesday after Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing would reduce tariffs on imported cars...

Volkswagen says it's looking at changing CEO in reshuffle

Published Apr. 11 2018

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Tuesday it was considering replacing CEO Matthias Mueller as part of a management shake-up,...

Zuckerberg discloses Facebook working with Russia probe

Published Apr. 11 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed Tuesday his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the...

Stocks rise, but biggest gains fade as market stays volatile

Published Apr. 10 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished a bit higher Monday as investors let go of some of their...

Court: Women can't be paid less than men based on past wages

Published Apr. 10 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relying on a woman's previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities...

Zuckerberg prepares another apology — this time to Congress

Published Apr. 10 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already apologized to users for not doing enough to protect their privacy.

Amid trade fight, Trump says China will do the 'right thing'

Published Apr. 9 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid global fears of an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China, President Donald Trump suggested...

Columbia bank holds 'adulting' classes for millennials

Published Apr. 8 2018

COLUMBIA (AP) — A Columbia bank is hosting a series of "adulting" classes for millennials to learn the ins and...