| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush.
The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again.
Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s.
"You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:18 PM
The average monthly bill for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers receiving both electric and gas services would jump by about $4 under a settlement the utility reached this month with state regulatory staff and other stakeholders.
| Oct 26, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., long in the business of selling discount goods to low-income customers, is offering a new service — checking accounts targeted at those who don't use traditional bank accounts.
The service, called GoBank, is being rolled out...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to improve opportunities for its employees so that in the future there will no longer be a few thousand workers on its payroll making minimum wage, the chief executive of the world's top retailer said on Wednesday.
The act of...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 9:17 PM
At 135 years and counting, the oil company now known as Chevron Corp. is one of California's oldest survival stories.
Chevron traces its history to 1879 when Pacific Coast Oil Co. was founded. It was bought, in 1900, by the vast industrial empire of the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The line is getting even more blurry between online retailing and physical shopping: Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant that has put fear in the hearts of brick-and-mortar retailers, appears to be going old-school this holiday season and reportedly...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When investors think of "growth" stocks, some classic American names usually come to mind: Coca-Cola Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., McDonald's Corp., Procter & Gamble Co.
But many of those classics have taken a back seat in the bull market's advance over...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Department store giant Macy's Inc. is bulking up its holiday ranks with 86,000 temporary positions, the latest retailer to boost seasonal hiring in preparation for the upcoming shopping season.
The Cincinnati-based company said it was hiring about 3,000...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting healthcare benefits for roughly 30,000 part-time employees, citing rising costs.
Wal-Mart said Tuesday that it will end coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week. The decision affects 2% of...