Category Archives: Business

More than half of US renters 40 and older, study says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The majority of U.S. renters are now 40 & older, a fundamental shift over the past decade that reflects the lasting damage of the housing crash &…

The Latest: None satisfied with Paris draft, none rejects it

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: 11:00 p.m. Just approximately all countries…

Gov: Puerto Rico default likely on upcoming bond payments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor said Wednesday that it’s probable the U.S. territory will be unable to make more upcoming debt payments because it has no…

Former U.S. official pleads guilty to ‘sextortion’ hacking scheme

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former U.S. official pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges he orchestrated an international cyber hacking operation to stalk hundreds of young women & threaten…

HSBC looks to global loan book to boost profits

By Carmel Crimmins & Dan Wilchins NEW YORK (Reuters) – HSBC is looking to boost investment banking profits by packaging more of its loans into bonds & selling them to…

No spoilers! New 'Star Wars' plot cloaked in unprecedented secrecy

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When actress Lupita Nyong'o showed up on the set of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," many of her co-stars did not know what…

EU lawmakers, countries agree on cybersecurity law: EU president Luxembourg source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU lawmakers & member states struck a deal on a new cybersecurity law on Monday that will for the first time force Internet firms such as Google…

Former Google life sciences unit renames itself Verily

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc's life sciences unit, which was previously a part of the tech company's Google X research & development unit, has picked Verily as…

Oil slide blackens energy stocks

Oil industry stocks tumbled Monday, dragging down British & US markets, as crude prices sank to their lowest close since February 2009 in the wake of last week’s OPEC decision….

GOP seeks curbs in Obama environmental agenda in budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are pressing for an end to the four-decade ban on exporting crude oil & further curbs on President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda as part of…