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Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:37 AM EDT

Texas Is CNBC's Top State for Business in America This Year

Texas Is CNBC's Top State for Business in America This Year

Riding the rising tide of energy prices — and the job growth that goes with it — Texas lands the top spot in CNBC's 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:23 PM EDT

1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under Way

1st Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Link Claim Under Way

Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury on Monday to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. Dewayne Johnson's...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:53 PM EDT

Uber to Add Scooter Rentals as It Invests in Startup Lime

Uber to Add Scooter Rentals as It Invests in Startup Lime

Ride-hailing company Uber said Monday that it is investing in Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California. "Our investment and partnership in Lime is another step towards our vision of becoming a one-stop...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 04:52 PM EDT

Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks, Citing Ocean Threat, Is Ditching Plastic Straws

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and...

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 09:34 AM EDT

US Added 213K Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Up to 4 Pct.

US Added 213K Jobs in June; Unemployment Rate Up to 4 Pct.

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. At the same time, the unemployment rate rose...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:41 PM EDT

Unsealed Lawsuit: Opioid-Maker Placed Profits Over People

Unsealed Lawsuit: Opioid-Maker Placed Profits Over People

A newly unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee's attorney general says the maker of the world's top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:14 AM EDT

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rates Fall to 4.52 Percent

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rates Fall to 4.52 Percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, offering a slight degree of relief to would-be homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 10:30 PM EDT

Cheesecake Factory Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination in Calif.

Cheesecake Factory Sued for Alleged Racial Discrimination in Calif.

Three black women are suing the Cheesecake Factory, alleging they were discriminated against during a 2017 visit to the Redondo Beach restaurant by a male white server who used the term "you people" and by a...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 07:30 AM EDT

What's New for Amazon's Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods

What's New for Amazon's Prime Day? Deals at Whole Foods

Amazon's Prime Day deals are coming to the aisles of Whole Foods as the online retailer seeks to lure more people to its Prime membership after a recent price hike. This year's sales event, which starts July...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 02:31 AM EDT

Paint Colors Can Affect Home Resale Value: Report

Paint Colors Can Affect Home Resale Value: Report

The real estate website Zillow recently released a report showing how different paint colors can impact a home's resale value, "Today" reported. The company looked at more than 135,000 sold homes around the...

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