MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy Co. shares jumped 19 percent, the biggest-one day gain in at least a decade, Tuesday morning after the company reported better-than-expected results in the May-to-July period.
The company's net profit rose 21 percent and its sales showed modest growth where it had expected none. Sales of TVs, appliances, computing, and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- McDonald's is recalling 29 million fitness wristbands distributed in Happy Meals after dozens of children reportedly developed skin irritations.
The fast-food giant, headquartered in suburban Chicago, stopped including the "Step-iT" activity wristbands in meals last week after receiving "limited reports" of skin irritations ...Read more
Cable news host Andrea Tantaros has filed a lawsuit against Fox News, its ousted leader Roger Ailes and its top executives, claiming she was removed from her on-air role in retaliation for making a sexual harassment complaint.
Tantaros, a former co-host of the Fox News daytime program "Outnumbered," has been off the air since April 25. The ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- For over a year, Donald Trump has had a message for voters whose livelihood depends on the aircraft industry, specifically aviation giant Boeing -- elect me, or your jobs are moving to China.
Aircraft industry analysts say that claim is unfounded -- "side-splittingly hilarious," in the words of Richard Aboulafia, vice president of...Read more
"How do I find a career counselor?"
It's a common question. And, as usual, there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer.
That's partly because the question often comes from parents or grandparents concerned about a younger family member. So to get that out of the way quickly: You don't find one. Your adult child or grandchild does. You can merely ...Read more
I saw some clouds the other day.
That's not inherently exciting, I know, but stick with me.
It was a weekend evening and I was grilling on the back porch with the grill lid down and my mind, as usual, was racing.
Life is hectic. I'm sure you can relate.
I'm busy with my kids, with errands and bills and projects and household chores. And I'm ...Read more
Q: I was laid off recently after about 15 years in my job. I liked my old career, but am taking advantage of this opportunity to start my own business. What should I consider to increase my chances of success?
--Robbi, 48, new entrepreneur
A: That's a lot of change to go through, so make sure you're giving yourself chances to process ...Read more
Q: I don't know how to tell an employee that she won't be receiving an expected promotion. "Greta" will willingly take on any task but pays no attention to details. We've had many discussions about the errors she makes, yet her work still hasn't improved.
Greta worked here before, and she had the same problem then. I only hired her back because...Read more
Nothing More, Nothing Less [Kindle Edition]Ashley Dukart
When Brandon finds that his mother committed suicide, he blames himself for her decision. His guilt drives his young life into a downward spiral of drugs, drug-dealing, and violent repercussions when his “business partners” don’t get what they want. Haunted by the...
LOS ANGELES -- Sumner Redstone's granddaughter Keryn Redstone did not participate in Viacom's boardroom settlement, and would like an opportunity to weigh in, according to court papers filed Monday morning.
Late last week, Viacom's board approved an agreement with National Amusements Inc., the investment firm that holds Sumner Redstone's and ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant has been no stranger to China, where he spends big to sponsor youth sports and education programs.
His well-documented efforts led an investor in a Chinese online education startup to reach out to him earlier this year. Two months ago, the basketball legend crossed the Pacific to meet with the company, Vipkid, which ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Three months after a plan to merge with rival Staples failed, Office Depot announced Monday that CEO Roland Smith will retire.
Smith, 61, will leave as CEO -- but stay on as chairman -- when a new top executive is named, expected by the first quarter of 2017, the company said.
The announcement follows the retirement of...Read more
CHICAGO -- Kanye West has a complicated relationship with McDonald's french fries.
As part of last week's release of Frank Ocean's new album "Blond" and visual album "Endless," West penned a poem titled "McDonald's Man" for the accompanying "Boys Don't Cry" magazine. The zines were only available at four pop-up shops, one each in the Chicago ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.
A year's worth of the drug, Xtandi, sells for about $129,000, and the medicine has generated about $2.2 billion in net sales worldwide over the last ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The big-budget reimagining of "Ben-Hur" crashed and burned at the box office, weighing in as one of the biggest flops of the summer during a weekend in which holdovers "Suicide Squad" and "Sausage Party" maintained their top spots.
The third version of Lew Wallace's 19th century novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," from ...Read more
SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico––Enrique Zarate, 19, had spent just a year in college when he landed an apprenticeship at a new BMW facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. If he performs well, in a year he'll win a well-paid position, with benefits, working with robots at the company's newest plant.
Within a decade or so, most of the BMW 3 series cars...Read more
There's no magic formula for becoming the next Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos. But there are some wealth-building secrets that millionaires and billionaires used to help them get where they are. Here are six things to keep in mind when building your wealth:
Warren Buffett, the 85-year-old CEO of Berkshire Hathaway ...Read more
When you're traveling, you're thinking about seeing the sights and having fun. However, if you let your guard down while on vacation, you can put your money at risk.
"Thieves are always on the lookout for unsuspecting tourists, awaiting the opportunity to steal wallets and other personal items such as smartphones and electronic devices," said ...Read more
Space junk is getting worse. Could the answer be smart plastic wrap?
That concept, being investigated by Aerospace Corp. of El Segundo, Calif., involves blasting thousands of tiny, flat spacecraft into orbit. There they would find and hug the bits and pieces of failed satellites and rockets, dragging them into the atmosphere to burn up.
There ...Read more
College students and parents are being warned about a bogus "federal student tax" that scammers want paid off on iTunes cards or other prepaid cards.
We warned consumers about this scam earlier this summer. But the Internal Revenue Service said last week that the agency impersonators are back and calling students as they head back to school.
Many Americans are disheartened by recent events and trends. Issues like terrorism, mass murders, global warming, police-citizen violence and death, drug addiction, infectious diseases, economic and social inequality -- and more –– are generating a tremendous sense of hopelessness.
In addition, the strident partisanship and dysfunction of ...Read more
- Kanye West pens poem about McDonald's, has intense fry-related feelings
- Kobe Bryant, business partner lift veil on investment strategy
- Office Depot CEO to retire
- Sumner Redstone saga continues as granddaughter challenges Viacom settlement
- Your Office Coach: Don't promise promotions to unproven employees