| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Retailers had a shaky September, as lukewarm back-to-school shopping and a plunge in car purchases caused sales to slide from August, according to the government.
Retail sales last month amounted to $425.9 billion, down 0.1% from August, the U.S. Census...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Twitter prepares for a hotly anticipated initial public offering, its co-founder Jack Dorsey already is about to debut a second act.
His start-up Square, one of the fastest-growing young companies by revenue and one of...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s leading pork producer, is being sold to Shuanghui International Holdings, owner of China’s largest meat processing business, for $7.1 billion.
Smithfield shareholders, who along with antitrust regulators...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
NEW YORK — A federal judge will soon decide how much Bank of America should pay for some of Countrywide Financial Corp.'s sins in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Federal prosecutors want BofA to pay $864 million after the bank's stinging...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
CBS Corp. has named Lawrence P. Tu as its general counsel, tapping the veteran corporate attorney to succeed the retiring Louis Briskman.
Tu, who served as the top lawyer for rival NBC a decade ago, will start in January and will oversee all legal...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Moody's Investor Services on Friday said it cut the credit ratings for four big U.S. banks because of reduced chances the government would bail them out in a future crisis.
The ratings for bank holding company debt of JP Morgan Chase & Co....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:40 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Chicago computer hacker tied to the group known as Anonymous was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for cyber attacks on various government agencies and businesses, including a global intelligence company.
| Nov 17, 2013
The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The Oracle of Omaha said Wednesday he'd be willing to invest in Detroit if he found a suitable company.
Warren Buffett was on hand at a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. event to announce a program that will provide up to $15 million in loans to small business...