| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy.
Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Maybe it’s a backlash to booty shorts and over-sexed advertising. Or it’s resentment over the resistance to plus-size products. Possibly it’s due to the economy, which is still squeezing teens and their parents.
Whatever the reason,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Nordstrom is investing in more Oxford Circus style, adding store-within-a-store boutiques featuring Brit brands Topshop and Topman to more of its upscale department stores, including the location under construction at the Americana at Brand.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, reported that earnings tumbled in the second quarter as revenue dropped sharply in its broadcast division and advertising continued to decline at its newspapers.
The media giant reported net income of...
| Dec 25, 2013
Smack in the middle of the holiday rush, college applications are due — anxious weeks for high school seniors and their families. To heighten the anxiety, no month passes without a critic proclaiming that college is a pedantic waste of money,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — It's been a fantastic time for stocks, but it's been even better for shares of small companies like Zale Corp.
The small Texas company's shares rocketed more than 280% last year, propelled by investors who expect lovebirds to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
One of the hoariest misrepresentations in the anti-Social Security arsenal reappeared over the weekend, in the hands of Cato Institute tax analyst Daniel J. Mitchell. The claim is that Social Security hurts black workers.
Mitchell's piece was published...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Snack-food maker Diamond Foods Inc. agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations that the company cooked its books.
The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Thursday that Diamond boosted its earnings and stock price in 2010 and 2011 by...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:06 AM
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s profit slipped 7% in the fourth quarter as the bank's legal costs mounted and investment banking slumped.
The nation's largest bank said Tuesday it earned $5.3 billion, or $1.30 a share, down from $5.7 billion, or $1....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
NEW YORK — Massive legal payouts didn't just cost JPMorgan Chase & Co. billions last year. They also cost the Wall Street giant its title as America's most profitable bank.
After weathering a barrage of legal and regulatory assaults in 2013, the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
NEW YORK — Bank of America Corp.'s fourth-quarter profit surged as the financial giant continued to work through its hangover from the housing meltdown.
The Charlotte, N.C., bank Wednesday reported net income of $3.4 billion, or 29 cents a share,...