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FILE- In this May 9, 2017, file photo, a UPS employee loads packages onto a truck at a company facility in New York. The job market is the tightest it has been in nearly five decades and online shopping is still growing at a double-digit rate. Businesses now need more workers at a time when fewer are available. UPS plans to hold nearly 170 job fairs around the country on a single day, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Retailers in Midst of ‘Real Battle’ for Seasonal Workers in Tight Job Economy

Across the country, America’s retailers and shipping companies are looking happily forward to a robust holiday shopping season. There’s just one concern: Who will...

Sears Stock Drops Amid Reports of Bankruptcy Preparations

Sears' stock lost nearly a third of its value in morning trading Wednesday after a report said that the beleaguered retailer had hired advisers...

Royal Caribbean to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean is throwing itself a blow-out anniversary party, and you're all invited. The Miami-based cruise giant has revealed plans for a "50 Years Bold...

The Rise and Fall of Pilot Flying J’s Former President Mark Hazelwood and His...

He slipped between skins and lived two lives in one – the big-hearted businessman and the corporate con artist, the self-made man who talked...

Dollar Tree and Its Customers Feel Effects of the US-China Trade War

Few stores, and shoppers, are as affected by the Trump administration’s escalating trade fight with China as Dollar Tree and its massive base of...
FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, a job applicant looks at job listings for the Riverside Hotel at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September 2018 the lowest level since December 1969 — signaling how the longest streak of hiring on record has put millions of Americans back to work. Employers added just 134,000 jobs last month, the fewest in a year, the Labor Department said Friday, Oct. 5. But that figure was likely depressed by the impact of Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

With Jobless Rate Falling, Businesses May Find it More Difficult to Secure Skilled Workers

Are America’s employers at risk of running out of skilled people to hire? The U.S. economy has become a seemingly perpetual job-generating machine, having steadily...

Tech Stocks Take a Fall as Market Momentum Stalls

Technology stocks took another leg down Friday, dragging the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite to its worst week since early spring. Investors sold many of the year’s...

Experian Credit Freeze Flaw May Have Revealed PINs to Fraudsters

It’s Experian’s turn to be in the hot seat. The credit bureau’s process to retrieve a PIN that safeguards a frozen Experian credit report had...
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) walks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Some Banks Are Donating Millions to Democrats in Effort to Rebuild Bipartisan Support

Banks are going to bat for Democrats in the U.S. November midterm congressional elections as part of an ambitious strategy to rebuild the bipartisan...

Whole Foods Store Gets Restraining Order Against Vegan Protestors

For a full week, a big black banner was posted from a sidewalk in Berkeley, California. “OCCUPY WHOLE FOODS”, it declared in large, white block...

Mattress Firm Files for Bankruptcy

Online reviews have replaced going to a store to lie down on a mattress. That's why Mattress Firm, America's largest bed store, has filed...

See the List of Mattress Firm Stores Closing After Bankruptcy Filing

Mattress Firm plans to close up to 700 stores as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including more than 200 within days. The nation's largest mattress...

The 20 Best-Selling Products Ever Featured on ‘Shark Tank’

The Tank is turning 10. “Shark Tank,” ABC’s durable reality series that invites budding entrepreneurs to pitch products to investor “sharks,” celebrates its 10th season...

LaCroix Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Including Cockroach Insecticide in Sparkling Water

A lawsuit filed against LaCroix's parent company alleges the sparkling water advertised as "all natural" includes an ingredient used in cockroach insecticide as well as...

Mattress Firm Files Bankruptcy, Will Close Up to 700 Stores

Mattress Firm, which has been grappling with declining sales following an overexpansion and a scandal at its parent company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday. The...

Jeff Bezos Ends Bill Gates’ 24-year Reign Atop the Forbes 400 List

What just happened? Bill Gates had an impressive run atop the Forbes 400 list but has relinquished his spot to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos....

Toys R Us Cancels Bankruptcy, Announces Intent to Revive Chain

Toys R Us will live to see another day, as its controlling lenders choose to pull out of the bankruptcy auction. The Wall Street Journal reports that...
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders and President Trump Praise Amazon for Setting Minimum Wage at $15/Hour

Mark your calendars. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, the Trump White House and Sen. Bernie Sanders found the rare thing they could agree on. And...
FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Amazon Sets Minimum Wage for All U.S. Workers at $15 an Hour

Amazon, the business that upended the retailing industry and transformed the way we shop for just about everything, is jumping out ahead of the...

Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler Leaves Company

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is leaving the automaker, parent company Volkswagen said Tuesday, more than three months after he was arrested as part...