Business

US Latinas need twice the time to match white male’s income

Nov 20, 2019

Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the United States are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver near record highs

Nov 18, 2019

Stocks wavered around their recent record high levels on Wall Street as traders waited for new clues about where trade talks between the U.S. and China were headed. The S&P 500 is coming off six straight weeks of gains.

Ex-insurance exec gets 6 months in college admissions scam

Nov 13, 2019

A former California insurance executive has been sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits

Markets Right Now: Stocks manage meager gains on Wall Street

Nov 12, 2019

Stocks are closing with tiny gains on Wall Street, eking out another record high close for the Nasdaq. Health care and materials companies rose the most on Tuesday, but the gains were checked by losses in real estate, energy and other sectors.

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet

Nov 11, 2019

SpaceX has launched 60 mini satellites, the second batch of an orbiting network aimed at providing global internet coverage

HP says it has received a 'proposal' from Xerox

Nov 6, 2019

Computer and printer maker HP says it has received a "proposal" from copier maker Xerox and has had conversations "from time to time" with Xerox about a potential business combination

Group says political misinformation on the rise on Facebook

Nov 6, 2019

An advocacy group tracking misinformation says it has found an increase in fake political news shared on Facebook ahead of the 2020 presidential elections

Teachers strike shuts down thousands of Dutch schools

Nov 6, 2019

A daylong strike by Dutch teachers has shut down thousands of schools across the country, the latest mass protest in what is becoming an autumn of discontent in the Netherlands

Deadspin supervisor leaving, too, after staff quits

Nov 5, 2019

One of the executives who prompted the staff revolt at the sports web site Deadspin says that he's quitting, a few days after his entire staff left

Wisconsin Senate to vote on firing agriculture secretary

Nov 5, 2019

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Senate is scheduled to vote on whether to fire the state agriculture secretary appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers