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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 01:08 PM EDT

Target's First-Quarter Profits Jump Nearly 8 Percent

Target's First-Quarter Profits Jump Nearly 8 Percent

Target's first-quarter profit rose almost 8 percent as attempts to turn its business around appear to be gaining some traction. Sales at established stores fell for the fourth consecutive quarter, but the...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 09:12 AM EDT

Dubai Firm Wants to Haul 'Up for Grabs' Icebergs to Gulf

Dubai Firm Wants to Haul 'Up for Grabs' Icebergs to Gulf

A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles. Where many see the crumbling polar ice caps as a distressing sign of global warming, the...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 03:02 PM EDT

Outage Jolts Starbucks Customers at Some Stores

Outage Jolts Starbucks Customers at Some Stores

Customers at some Starbucks shops hit a snag Tuesday while trying to fill up their coffee cups, CNBC reported. Registers were knocked offline by a technology update that was being installed overnight, the...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:57 AM EDT

How to Stay Safe If an Active Shooter Comes to Your Job

How to Stay Safe If an Active Shooter Comes to Your Job

Active shooter scenarios are unpredictable but now more and more businesses want to be prepared. One security consulting firm said inquiries about what to do have surged after recent workplace tragedies in...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 09:32 AM EDT

Ford Plans to Slash Global Workforce by 10 Percent: Report

Ford Plans to Slash Global Workforce by 10 Percent: Report

The Wall Street Journal reports that Ford Motor Co. is planning substantial job cuts in order to boost profits and raise its stock price. The newspaper says the cuts would target salaried employees and would...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 06:30 PM EDT

Half-Billion Windows 10 Devices, But PC Slump Stunts Growth

Half-Billion Windows 10 Devices, But PC Slump Stunts Growth

Microsoft's latest version of Windows is faring better than its maligned predecessor, but the software's growth is still stunted by a shift away from personal computers. Windows 10 is now running on a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 05:38 PM EDT

Whole Foods Shakes Up Board as Key Sales Figure Falls Again

Whole Foods Shakes Up Board as Key Sales Figure Falls Again

Whole Food Markets on Wednesday announced a shakeup of its board and named a new CFO as it works to turn around its struggling business, which has seen seven straight quarters of same-store sales decline. Keith...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 02:48 PM EDT

Federal Government Records $182.4 Billion Budget Surplus

Federal Government Records $182.4 Billion Budget Surplus

The federal government ran the second highest monthly surplus on record this April as tax revenues were pushed higher by a change in the deadline for corporate tax payments. In its monthly budget report, the...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 05:41 PM EDT

Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company

Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company

Snap, parent company of social media site Snapchat, reported quarterly financial results for the first time on Wednesday, posting revenue that missed estimates and slower-than-expected user growth. Shares...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 09:02 AM EDT

Amazon Fires Back at Wal-Mart, Lowers Free Shipping Minimum

Amazon Fires Back at Wal-Mart, Lowers Free Shipping Minimum

Amazon has lowered its free shipping threshold from $35 to $25, undercutting Wal-Mart by $10 and escalating a battle between the the e-commerce giant and the largest big-box retailer, CNBC reported. Earlier...

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