Business

Business U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual U.S. airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual
As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.
Business Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35 billion deal
Aetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
Business Let's make a deal: Mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy Let's make a deal: Mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy
Companies around the world announced mergers and acquisitions worth $2.3 trillion, according to figures from data provider Dealogic, the second-best half-year total on record and the highest amount since 2007, when $2.6 trillion of deals were announced.
Business U.S. unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat U.S. unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat
U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.
Business Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems Whole Foods apologizes for pricing problems
Whole Foods Market is apologizing to its shoppers for incorrect pricing, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats.
Business U.S. factory orders fell 1 percent in May U.S. factory orders fell 1 percent in May
Orders to U.S. factories fell in May by the largest amount in three months, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped for a second month.
Business U.S. construction spending rises 0.8 percent in May U.S. construction spending rises 0.8 percent in May
U.S. construction spending posted a solid gain in May, pushing total activity to the highest point since the fall of 2008, with the strength led by a big jump in non-residential projects.
Business Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman
Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.
Business Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June Consumer confidence index climbs to 101.4 in June
Consumer confidence showed a solid gain in June following a modest increase in May, supporting the view that strong job gains are giving a boost to the overall economy.
Business Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage Boosting overtime: Obama calls for broader coverage
They're called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
Business Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone Greeks hit by closed banks, warnings from eurozone
Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives.
Business Disney merges consumer product, interactive divisions Disney merges consumer product, interactive divisions
Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and the upcoming line of wearable toys called Playmation.
Business Kohl's, California prosecutors reach nearly $1M settlement Kohl's, California prosecutors reach nearly $1M settlement
Kohl's has reached a nearly $1 million settlement with prosecutors in four California counties who alleged some of the company's department stores charged customers more than the price advertised on shelves and signs.