McDonald’s Workers Arrested While Protesting Near Company’s Headquarters

More than 100 McDonald’s employees and some labor and clergy members were arrested after protesting for increased wages near the fast-food chain’s headquarters in Oak...

Target Profits Fall Drastically as Christmas Data Breach Takes Toll

Target is reporting a 16 percent drop in first-quarter earnings as a massive customer data breach and troubled expansion plans in Canada continue to...

U.S. Companies Brace for Retaliation After U.S. Sues China Over Cyber Spying

U.S. technology companies will likely bear the brunt of soured ties between Beijing and Washington over internet security, after the U.S. Department of Justice...

AT&T Will Buy DirecTV

AT&T is on track to announce its acquisition of the satellite company DirecTV this Sunday, before markets open Monday and sooner than many observers...

Walmart Is Suing Visa Over Credit Card Swipe Fees

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is suing Visa Inc. over fees that it charges the world's largest retailer when customers use a credit or debit card. Wal-Mart...

eBay Launches Version of Website for Latin America

EBay is rolling out websites tailored for shoppers in Latin American countries, seeking to accelerate sales at its online marketplace in the fast-growing region. The...

J.C. Penney’s First-Quarter Results Show Unexpected Progress

J.C. Penney’s first-quarter results were better than expected as lost customers start finding their way back. The Plano-based department store’s 6.2 percent sales increase, a...

Wal-Mart Blames Bad Weather as Profit Falls 5%

Wal-Mart Stores, the nation's largest retailer, said Thursday its first quarter profit fell 5% from a year ago as bad winter weather hampered stores...

Sears May Sell Its Canadian Operations

Sears is considering selling its Canadian operations. Its stock rose 5 percent in Wednesday premarket trading. The retailer, which runs its namesake stores and Kmart locations,...

S&P 500 Passes 1900 for First Time in History

Stock investors have 1,900 more reasons to cheer, as the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index climbed above the 1900 level for the...

AT&T Reportedly in Talks to Buy DirecTV

AT&T is in talks to buy DirecTV for at least $50 billion, and the two sides are actively working toward an announcement, according to...

National Small Business Week: The Week’s Top Smallbiz Stories

A review of the biggest small business and startup stories from the past week, with a special focus on Washington. A toast to small businesses: It’s...

Sheryl Sandberg Pledges Half Of $1 Billion Fortune To Charity

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and her husband, Dave Goldberg, have pledged at least half of their $1 billion fortune to charity. The Giving...

Fed Official says U.S. Economic Growth May Not be On Steady Path for Months...

The United States economy will probably start picking up in the second quarter towards an annual rate of about 3 per cent, but it...

Office Depot Sees Boost in Shares After Annoucing Plans to Shut Down 400 U.S....

Office Depot Inc (ODP.N) said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States over two years as it looks to consolidate...

Cisco to Invest $150 Million in ‘Early Stage’ Companies

Cisco Investments, the corporate venture capital arm of Cisco, today announced it is allocating an additional $150 million over the next two to three...

Study says that Businesses in the U.S. are Collapsing Faster Than They’re Being Created

The American economy is less entrepreneurial now than at any point in the last three decades. That's the conclusion of a new study out from...

Chinese E-commerce Giant Alibaba Files for IPO in U.S.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Tuesday filed its much-anticipated plans to sell shares in what could be one of the biggest initial public offerings ever. Alibaba...

Disney Sees Huge Jump in Shares Thanks to Hit Movie “Frozen”

Media company Walt Disney Co on Tuesday reported higher profit that beat Wall Street expectations for the quarter that ended in March, boosted by...

Target CEO, Gregg Steinhafel, Resigns as Company Struggles to Recover from Data Breach

Gregg Steinhafel, the chairman and chief executive of Target, resigned on Monday, the latest in a series of moves made by the company as...