Icahn directors to take place of 3 on Caesars' board

  • Mar 01, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars will replace three members to its board with directors chosen by billionaire Carl Icahn, who is seeking fundamental changes at the casino and resort.Icahn recently revealed a 10 percent stake and last week the Las Vegas company acknowledged it had been in talks with the activist inves

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US consumer prices flat in January

  • Feb 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — Consumer prices were unchanged in January, as lower gasoline prices offset the rising costs of housing, clothing and medical care. The Labor Department said the consumer price index rose only 1.6 percent last month from a year earlier. That matched the slowest pace of annual inflation since June

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Grab a soda and go: Convenience stores get more convenient

  • Feb 08, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in sto

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US stock indexes drop as economic, earnings worries rise

  • Feb 07, 2019

U.S. stock indexes sank in early afternoon trading Thursday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 300 points. The sell-off followed a slide in European markets as pessimism built about the strength of the global economy and upcoming earnings reports. Traders sought safety in U.S. governmen

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Video game companies lead modest slide in US stocks

  • Feb 06, 2019

A mixed bag of corporate earnings nudged U.S. stocks slightly lower Wednesday, snapping the market’s five-day winning streak. Communications sector stocks, led by steep declines in video game

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A hill of beans: Soybeans upstage trade talks

  • Feb 05, 2019

WASHINGTON — Soybeans account for less than 1 percent of all the goods and services the United States sells the rest of the world. But somehow the humble legumes are upstaging weightier, thornier issues as the Trump administration tackles trade disputes with China, the European Union and other trading partne

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Luxury retailers, technology companies push stocks higher

  • Feb 05, 2019

NEW YORK  — Stocks rose in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday following strong earnings reports from a range of U.S. companies, led by luxury retailers and technology companies. Ralph Lauren and Estee Lauder surged after reporting earnings that came in well ahead of what analysts were expecting. Apple and

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Buying a home by age 35 is worth it now - and later

  • Feb 02, 2019

Nicole Christianson, a 26-year-old sales rep, was tired of writing big checks for tiny apartments. And she wanted to do more with her cash than stash it in a savings account. One night, she and her husband Thure, 28, took a look at their newly combined finances and uncovered a pleasant surprise: Together, th

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Saudi prince’s anti-corruption sweep ends with $106B netted

  • Feb 01, 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented anti-corruption sweep that saw top princes, businessmen, military officers and officials detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel has concluded after netting the government around $106.6 billion, the Royal Court said Wednesday. The Royal Court said the work of an

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